Scientific Technician (Production Level) Vacancy At The Department of Agriculture in Western Cape Government
Closing Date 2023/01/30
Reference Number WCG221130-5
Tracking Number AGR 66/2022
Job Title Scientific Technician (Production Level): Breeding/Reproduction/Animal Housing and Welfare, Ref No. AGR 66/2022
Salary level OSD
Enquiries Dr A Scholtz at (021) 808 5231
Job Type Permanent
Location – Country South Africa
Location – Province Western Cape
Location – Town / City Stellenbosch Municipal area
The Department of Agriculture, Western Cape Government has an employment opportunity for a competent and suitably qualified individual to promote the production of affordable, nutritious, safe and accessible food, fibre and agricultural products, through the execution of relevant research and technology development to alleviate poverty and hunger by caring for sheep flocks. This post is based in Stellenbosch.
An appropriate 3 year National Diploma in Animal Science or equivalent qualification; Compulsory registration with SACNASP (South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions) as a Certificated Natural Scientist in the appropriate field of practice; 3 years post qualification small stock research experience; A valid (Code EB or higher) driving licence.
Key Performance Areas
Assist in the implementation of methodologies, policies, systems and procedures; Perform technical scientific functions and tasks that require interpretation in the presence of an established framework; Provide technical support and advice; Develop working relations with client base; Assist in development of databases, data management and subsequent analysis; Accurate raw data capturing and interpretation; Research and development; Continuous professional development to keep up with new technologies and procedures; Participate in the prescribed mentoring programme; Assist with administrative and related functions.
Knowledge of the following:
- Programme and project management;
- Scientific methodologies;
- Research and development;
- Computer aided scientific applications;
- Legal compliance;
- Financial management;
- Proven computer literacy;
- Planning and organising skills;
- Problem solving and analysis;
- Written and verbal communication skills.
- Grade A: R 326 031 – R 347 925 per annum;
- Grade B: R 369 279 – R 398 082 per annum;
- Grade C: R 420 318 – R 495 099 per annum (as per OSD prescripts)
Note on remuneration: Cost-to-employer (CTE) remuneration packages for certain occupation-specific dispensations (OSD) are inclusive of all costs related to service benefits or obligations including basic salary, 13th cheque, medical assistance, housing assistance, pension-fund contributions, etc. Where remuneration is not indicated as CTE, employees’ service benefits or obligations are funded or co-funded in terms of the applicable prescripts or collective agreements.
Note: Only applications submitted online at: www.westerncape.gov.za/jobs or https://westerncapegov.erecruit.co. will be accepted.
Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit copies of their documentation for verification purposes. These candidates will be required to attend interviews on a date and time as determined by the department. The selection process will be guided by the EE targets of the employing department.
Kindly note that technical support is only available from Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 16.00. Should you experience any difficulties with your online application you may contact the helpline at 0861 370 214. Please ensure that you submit your application before the closing date as no late applications will be considered.