Posted on :
25 Sep, 2014
25 Sep, 2014
Limpopo Department of Agriculture
AGRICULTURAL ADVISOR 19 POSTS
SALARY : R 227 802 per annum (Salary level 08)
Waterberg District (4): Modimolle: Mabetlane Service Centre-Crop Production (2posts) Ref: LDA 22/14; Belabela: Rust de Winter Service Centre-Crop Production (2posts) Ref: LDA 23/14.
Mopani District (3):Greater Tzaneen: Berlin Service Centre-Crop Production (1post) Ref: LDA 24/14, Letaba: Mokwakwaila Service Centre-Crop Production (1post) Ref: LDA 25/14, Ba-Phalaborwa: Gravelotte Service Centre-Crop Production (1post) Ref: LDA 26/14.
Sekhukhune District (4): Fetakgomo: BB Kloof Service Centre-Animal & Crop Production (2posts) Ref: LDA 27/14, Makhuduthamaga Schoonoord Service Centre-Crop Production (1post) Ref: LDA 28/14, Ephraim Mogale: Mogalatsane Service Centre-Animal Production (1post) Ref: LDA 22/14.
Capricorn District (4):Blouberg :Eldorado Service Centre (1post) Ref: LDA 29/14, Bochum Service Centre (1post) Ref: LDA 30/14, Molemole: Ramokgopa Service Centre (1post) Ref: LDA 31/14, Machaka Service Centre (1post) Ref: LDA 32/14.
Vhembe District (4): Makhado: Dzanani Service Centre -Crop Production (1post) Ref: LDA 33/14,Tshitale Service Centre-Crop Production (1post) LDA 34/14, Thulamela: Matangari Service Centre-Crop Production (1post) Ref: LDA 35/14,Thohoyandou Service Centre-Crop Production (1post) Ref: LDA 36/14
REQUIREMENTS : Matric certificate and a relevant NQF Level 7 in Agriculture while a higher relevant qualification will be an added advantage. A valid driver’s license (please attach a copy). Knowledge of Extension services and methodology. Communication skills. Computer proficiency will be tested.
DUTIES : To promote sustainable development in the agricultural sector through the application of the appropriate extension principles and methods. To render scientific and technical advice to internal and external clients under mentorship to ensure sustainable development. Provide technical support in terms of planning, advice and after care for organised agriculture and other agricultural stakeholders. Provide technical support on funded projects (such as CASP, LRDA etc.). Promote sustainable production of Agricultural products. Involvement in research activities under guidance of seniors. Perform administrative and related functions. 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 services.
ENQUIRIES : Waterberg District: Mr. Jones D.B & Ms. Malatjie M.E 014 717 1064
Mopani District: Mr. Hobyani YD & Mr. Zitha SS 015 812 3210
Sekhukhune District: Ms. Mphahlele R.S & Mr. Matsetela S 015 632 7000
Capricorn District: Mr. Gololo P.L & Ms. Sebatjane L.D 015 632 8600
Vhembe District: Ms. Rathogwa M & Mr. Netshiombo DG 015 963 2005/6/7
APPLICATIONS : Applications are hereby invited for the filling of the vacant posts, which exist in the Department. Applications for posts that fall under Head Office, Tompi Seleka & Madzivhandila Agricultural Colleges must be directed quoting the relevant reference number to: The Head of Department, Department of Agriculture, Private Bag X9487 Polokwane, 0700 or hand delivered at 69/67 Biccard Street; Temo Towers; Polokwane.
Applications for posts at district offices should be forwarded/ submitted to the relevant district at 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 Building
SEKHUKHUNE DISTRICT: Private Bag x01, Chuenespoort, 0745 or hand delivered at Lebowakgomo Government offices next to Traffic Station, Block 27
VHEMBE DISTRICT: Private Bag x2247, Sibasa, 0970 or hand delivered at Makwarela Government Offices
MOPANI DISTRICT: Private Bag X577, GIYANI, 0826 or hand delivered at Old Parliamentary Building.
CLOSING DATE : 03 October 2014 @16h30.
NOTE : Applications should be submitted on the prescribed Form Z83 (Obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the Internet at www.gov.za), which must be completed in full, originally signed and dated by the applicant. Any 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.
Separate applications must be made for each center and quoting the relevant reference number. The Department / employer reserves the right not to fill / make appointments to the advertised posts. Failure to submit the requested documents will result in your application not being considered. NB: YOU ARE KINDLY REQUESTED TO COMPLETE PART A, B AND C OF THE Z83 IN FULL. Applications received after the closing date and faxed or e-mailed applications will not be considered. 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 the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act 3 of 2000.
Certified copies of certified copies will be disqualified. All shortlisted candidates will be subjected to security clearance. The successful candidate must be willing to sign an oath of secrecy with the Department. The appointment will be subjected to the verification of educational qualifications, previous experience, citizenship, reference checks and security vetting. Candidates with foreign qualifications are advised to attach SAQA accreditation of their qualifications. SMS candidates will be subjected to a competency assessment test and will be required to sign a performance agreement and an employment contract once appointed.