Agricultural Advisor – Extension Services X 13 Positions

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31 Aug, 2015

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Extension Services
SALARY : R 243 747 per annum (Salary level: 08)
CENTRE : Capricorn District: Blouberg (1 Eldorado, 2 Bochum) Ref No: LDA 09/15
Sekhukhune District: Tubatse (2 Phiring, 1 Ngwabe, 1 Moroke) (Ref No: LDA
10/15), Makhudutamaga (1 schonoord, 1 Nebo, 1 Magalies) (Ref No: LDA11/15);
Elias Motswaledi (1 Motetema) (Ref No: LDA 12/15); Fetakgomo (1 Stydskral, 1
Mohlaletsi) (Ref No: LDA 13/15)

REQUIREMENTS : Matric certificate plus a relevant NQF level 7/four year’s qualification in
Agriculture. Extensive knowledge in Agricultural Advisory. Valid driver’s license
(attach copy). KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Knowledge of
project planning and management. Knowledge of Public Service Legislations,
IDPS, PGDS and CAPS. Report writing skills, computer skills, problem solving
skills, analytical skills and ability to communicate with stakeholders at all levels.

DUTIES : To promote sustainable development in the agricultural sector through the
application of the appropriate extension principles and methods. Provide technical
support for organized agriculture and other agricultural stakeholders and also
assist with planning, advice and after care. Promote sustainable production of
Agricultural products. Determine the research needs of the area. Establish and
enhance the relationship with clients and (internal and external) stakeholders.
Provide continuous support to ensure sustained production and improvement.
Implement support programmes such as CASP, Letsema, land care etc. Keep up
to date with regard to the applicable prescripts, policies, procedures, technologies
and new developments to be able to render an efficient and effective extension

ENQUIRIES : Capricorn District: Mr. Gololo P.L & Ms. Sebatjane L.D  015 632 8600

Sekhukhune District: Ms. Mphahlele R.S & Ms. Laka A  015 632 7000

APPLICATIONS : Applications are hereby invited for the filling of the vacant posts, which exist in the
Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. Applications for Head Office,
Towoomba and Mara Research Stations must be directed quoting the relevant
reference number to: The Head of Department, Department of Agriculture and
Rural Development, Private Bag X9487 Polokwane, 0700 or hand delivered at
office 48, floor 2 at 67/69 Biccard Street; Temo Towers; Polokwane. Applications
for posts at districts should be forwarded/ submitted to the addresses below:
Capricorn District: Private Bag x28, Chuenespoort, 0745 or hand delivered at
Lebowakgomo Government offices next to Traffic Station, Block 28
Waterberg District: Private Bag x1048, Modimolle, 0510 or hand delivered at NTK
Sekhukhune DISTRICT: Private Bag x01, Chuenespoort, 0745 or hand delivered
at Lebowakgomo Government offices next to Traffic Station, Block 27
CLOSING DATE : 04 September 2015 @16h30
NOTE : Applications should be submitted on the prescribed Form Z83 (Obtainable from
any Public Service Department or on the Internet at, which must be
completed in full, originally signed and dated by the applicant. Application should
be accompanied by a recent updated comprehensive CV (previous experience
must be comprehensively detailed, i.e. positions held and dates) as well as
certified copies of all qualifications, endorsed academic record/transcript, ID
document and where it is a requirement, a certified copy of the driver’s license
must be attached. Certified copies of certified copies will be disqualified. The
employer reserves the right not to fill the post. Failure to submit the requested
documents will result in your application not being considered. NB: You are kindly
requested to complete A, B and C of the z83 application form in full. Applications
received after the closing date, faxed or e-mailed will not be considered. Please
clearly indicate the reference number of the position you apply for in your
application and if you apply for more than one position, submit separate
applications. All shortlisted candidates will be subjected to security clearance. All
appointments are subject to the verification of educational qualifications, previous
experience, citizenship, reference checks and security vetting. The successful
candidates must be willing to sign an oath of secrecy with the Department.
Foreign nationals are requested to attach SAQA accreditation of their
qualifications. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only, due
to the large number of applications we envisage to receive and if you have not
heard from us within 90 days of the closing date, please accept that your
application has been unsuccessful. However, should there be any dissatisfaction,
applicants are hereby advised to, within 90 days, seek reasons for the above
administrative action in terms of section 5, sub – section 1 and 2 of Promotion of
Administrative Justice Act 3 of 2000. Applications which are forwarded /
submitted to the wrong address will not be considered.

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