ANIMAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN (X8 POSTS)

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES
APPLICATIONS : Please forward your application, quoting the relevant reference number, to the
Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Private Bag X250, Pretoria, 0001 or
hand deliver at Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Office, (please place
in the box marked for applications). Reception, Agriculture Place, 20 Steve Biko Street
(Formerly Beatrix Street), Arcadia, Pretoria
CLOSING DATE : 12 October 2018
FOR ATTENTION : Mr D Moyane Tel No: (012) 319 7812
NOTE : It is the Department’s intention to promote equity through the filling of posts, according
to set Employment Equity targets. To facilitate this process successfully, an indication
of race, gender and disability status is required. Applications must be submitted on a
Z83 Form, obtainable from any Public Service department or on the Internet at
http://www.daff.co.za/doaDev/doc/Z83.pdf which must be signed and dated (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), including the details of at least two contactable referees (should be people
who recently worked with the applicant). Non-RSA Citizens/Permanent Resident Permit
Holders must attach a copy of their Permanent Residence Permits to their 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 3 months of the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that
your application was unsuccessful. Suitable candidates will be subjected to personnel
suitability checks (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 12 months. The Department reserves the right not
to make appointment(s) to the advertised post(s). No faxed, emailed and late
applications will be considered. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

OTHER POSTS: RESEARCH ASSISTANT

POST 39/01 : ANIMAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN REF NO: 2/2018 (X8 POSTS)
Directorate: Inspection Services
SALARY : R299 709 per annum
CENTRE : Durban (X6 Posts)
Port Elizabeth (X2 Posts)
REQUIREMENTS : Applicants must be in possession of a National Diploma in Animal Health plus relevant experience. Registration with the South African Veterinary Council. Knowledge of
PFMA, Animal Diseases Act 1984 (Act 35 of 1984), the Meat Safety Act, 2000 (Act 40
of 2000) and various relevant international guidelines and obligations. Must have indepth
knowledge of legislation/acts, regulations, policies and import or export
requirement of animals and animal products. Capable and willing conduct inspections,
inter alia in rail trucks, on trucks, in ships, in containers and cold storages. Good
communication skills. Planning, organising, problem-solving, interpersonal relations,
analytical and listening skills. Computer literacy in MS Office software. Valid driver’s
licence and the ability to drive.
DUTIES : The incumbent will be responsible to render a support services to the State Veterinarian
with regards to animal disease control, animal product inspections, sample collection
and law enforcement. Provide extension services to clients. Provide animal quarantine
services. Perform administrative and related functions.
ENQUIRIES : Dr. M.E. Machedi Tel No: (012) 309-8703
NOTE : In terms of the departmental employment equity targets, priority will be given to African
males and females and Coloured, Indian and White females and people living with
disabilities.

 

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