Agricultural Food and Quarantine Technician x 16 Positions

Posted on :

7 Jul, 2015

Category :

Technician Jobs in South Africa

NO: 43/2015
Directorate: Inspection Services
SALARY : R183 438 per annum

CENTRE : 3x Vioolsdrift, 1x Skilpadshek, 1x Nakop, 1x Oshoek, 2x Lebombo, 1x Port
Elizabeth, 4x Cape Town and 3x ORTIA

REQUIREMENTS : Applicants must be in possession of a National Diploma or B degree in
Agriculture and/or Animal Health with at least one of the following subjects as a
major: Horticulture, Botany, Plant Protection, (Plant Pathology or Entomology)
and/or Animal Diseases/Animal Production (you are required to furnish a credit
certificate and/or statement of results). Experience in and knowledge of the
Agricultural Pest Act, 1983 (Act 36 of 1983), the Animal Diseases Act, 1984 (Act
35 of 1984), the Meat Safety Act, 2000 (Act 40 of 2000), the Plant Improvement
Act, 1976 (Act 53 of 1976), the Liquor Products Act, 1989 (Act 60 of 1989), the
Genetically Modified Organisms Act, 1997 (Act 15 of 1997), the Agricultural
Product Standards Act, 1990 (Act 119 of 1990), the Fertilizers, Farm Feeds,
Agricultural Remedies and Stock Remedies Act, 1947 (Act 36 of 1947) and
various relevant international guidelines and obligations. Good communication
skills with special emphasis on conflict management. Basic computer literacy in
MS Office software. Must be capable and willing to conduct inspections, inter alia,
on trucks, in containers, etc. Must also be prepared to travel and work away from
home/office on short notice, work overtime during the week and on weekends and
work irregular hours (shifts). Must have a valid driver’s licence and the ability to drive.

DUTIES : The incumbents will be responsible to conduct inspections, sampling and other
necessary functions, including punitive measures and administration to exercise
import and export control over agricultural products regulated by the various
relevant international guidelines and obligations. Train and liaise with Customs
and Excise, Home Affairs, SAPS, Importers/Exporters and their agents, etc. For
this post special emphasis is placed on import and export control and the
detection of unauthorised regulated goods imported by passengers and cargo. In
addition to inspections, the incumbents will also be responsible for detecting
unauthorised regulated goods by means of X-ray machines and safekeeping of
detector dogs, where applicable.
ENQUIRIES : Ms L.R. Moodley/Mr N.B. Luvhimbi/Mr L. Mochena/Mr B. Mgcoyi, tel. (012) 309-
8736/8737 or (011) 390-7501/(021) 934-3147.

APPLICATIONS : Applications must be submitted electronically to Human Communications via email:
[email protected] or via fax: 086 609 2116 or online at: Human Communication has been retained to handle all
responses. Please forward your application, quoting the relevant reference
number, to PO Box 1305, Rivonia, 2128 or hand deliver at 3 Autumn Street,
Rivonia, or you can apply online at Applications can also
be submitted electronically to Human Communications via e-mail:
[email protected] or via fax: 086 609 2116 or hand delivered at any one of
the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries regional offices as indicated
below (please place in the blue box marked for applications). Enquiries: Chipo,
tel. (011) 257 8012.
Gauteng: Reception, Agriculture Place, 20 Steve Biko Street (formerly Beatrix Street),
Arcadia, Pretoria
KwaZulu-Natal: Reception (5th Floor), Old Mutual Building, 185 Langalibalele Street,
Limpopo: Reception (Ground Floor), Magistrates Building, 103 cnr Landdros and Munnik
Streets, Makhado
Mpumalanga: Reception (2nd Floor), Permanent Building, 27 Brown Street, Nelspruit
Eastern Cape: Reception (Ground Floor), Old SABC Building, 2 Hargreaves Avenue, King
William’s Town Reception (2nd Floor), PRD Building, Sutherland Street, Mthatha
Western Cape: Reception (Ground Floor), Foretrust Building, 3 Martin Hammerschlag Way,
Foreshore, Cape Town Reception (Support Building), Quarantine Station, Polkadraai Road,
CLOSING DATE : 17 July 2015
NOTE : Applications must be submitted on a Z83 Form, obtainable from any Public
Service department or on the internet at http://www. which must be signed (an unsigned Z83
form will disqualify an application) and should be accompanied by a recently
updated, comprehensive CV as well as copies of all qualification(s) (Matric
certificate must also be attached) and ID document and driver’s licence (where
applicable). Non-RSA Citizens/Permanent Resident Permit Holders must attach a
copy of his/her Permanent Residence Permit to his/her application. Should you
be in possession of a foreign qualification, it must be accompanied by an
evaluation certificate from the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).
Failure to submit all the requested documents will result in the application not
being considered. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only.
If you have not been contacted within three (3) months of the closing date of this
advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Suitable
candidates will be subjected to a personnel suitability check (criminal record
check, citizenship verification, financial/asset record check, qualification/study
verification and previous employment verification). Successful candidates will also
be subjected to security clearance processes. Where applicable, candidates will
be subjected to a skills/knowledge test. Successful candidates will be appointed
on a probation period of twelve (12) months. The Department reserves the right
not to make appointment(s) to the advertised post(s). Applications submitted via
e-mail, fax or online must include the post title and reference number in the
subject line and a scanned, signed Z83 form (a Z83 form without a physical
signature will disqualify an application) together with all relevant documents as
indicated above. Persons with disability are encouraged to apply.

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