Agricultural Food and Quarantine Technician x 4 Vacancies

Posted on :

7 Jul, 2015

Category :

Airport Jobs in South Africa, Vacancies South Africa

Directorate: Inspection Services
SALARY : R183 438 per annum
CENTRE : 2xO.R. Tambo International Airport, 1x Cape Town International Airport and 1x
King Shaka International Airport

REQUIREMENTS : Applicants must be in possession of a National Diploma or a B degree in Animal
Health with Animal Diseases as a major subject (you are required to furnish a
credit certificate and/or statement of results). A dog training or dog handling
certificate. Knowledge of canine motivation, dog psychology, behaviour patterns,
olfactory perceptions and abilities. 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 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. The
ability to interpret regulatory information and standard operating procedures.
Good communication and analytical skills and the ability to work under pressure.
Computer literacy in MS Office software. Must also be prepared to travel and
work away from home/office on short notice, and work shifts at the ports as well
as irregular hours. A valid driver’s licence and the ability to drive.

DUTIES : The incumbents will be responsible to handle detector dogs for the examination of
passenger, baggage, cargo and international mail for regulated articles (in
compliance with, inter alia, the various relevant international guidelines and
obligations). Interview passengers, inspect suspect/suspicious baggage, cargo
trucks, buses and other vehicles and take appropriate risk management actions
for non-compliant regulated products. Work with other governmental departments
that are also responsible for international travellers. Assist Agricultural Food and
Quarantine Technicians at secondary inspections when not conducting dog
handling duties. Maintain and assist other dog handlers with canine health,
wellbeing and training. Perform demonstrations or public relations activities when
requested. Supervise dog handler assistant(s). Represent the Department on
forums and at meetings.
ENQUIRIES : Mr L. Mochena, tel. (011) 390-7501

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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