ANIMAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN Job at Provincial Government of Gauteng – in Johannesburg, Gauteng

Job Description

Reference Number : refs/008556


Number of Posts : 1

Package : R316 791.00 PER ANNUM (Plus Benefits)

Enquiries : Mr. Nkosikhona Masangane: Tel No: (011) 240-3094

Requirements :
Matric/ Grade 12 plus an appropriate three year National Diploma (NQF level 6) or Bachelor of Science Degree (NQF Level 7) in Animal Health or relevant qualification as recognized by SAQA. 2 – 3 years’ experience within the livestock industry or state veterinary services. Must have a valid registration certificate with the South African Veterinary Council (SAVC). Must be in possession of a valid code B driver’s license. COMPETENCIES: Computer literacy. Good communication skills (both verbal and written), interpersonal skills, excellent planning and organising, report writing, critical problem solving, creativity and project management skills and good management of people. A team orientation and networking abilities. Knowledge and understanding of related animal health and food safety legislation and regulations. Understanding of principles of farm biosecurity, farm compartmentalization and the South African pig and poultry farming systems. Knowledge of animal disease outbreak control and surveillance.

Duties :
To routinely inspect ZA compartmentalized pig and poultry farms within the province and adhering to strict farm biosecurity protocols which will require to shower-in and change into protective clothing provided by the facility. To maintain the biosecurity inspection records in accordance with the requirements of the quality management system as per ISO 17020:2012. To maintain the movement permit system for all compartmentalized pig farms, exercise veterinary control and inspections with respect to landfills and galley waste sites. To occasionally assist with transfer of technical and practical good agricultural practices knowledge to emerging pig and poultry farmers and those targeted for commercialization as well as any other technical livestock production and health functions which will be required from time to time. Contribute to the success of Gauteng Veterinary Services by working across chief-directorate boundaries to strengthen team effectiveness. To demonstrate the highest ethical standards at all times.

Notes :
To apply for the above position, please apply online at http://professionaljobcentre.gpg.gov.za/ or Hand Deliver at Ground floor, Main entrance 56 Eloff Street, Umnotho House Johannesburg. Applications must be submitted on a new Z83 form, obtainable from any Public Service Department or from the website which must be completed in full. Candidates must attach their recently updated CV as well as certified copies of all qualification/s and RSA ID document (no copies of certified copies are allowed; certification of documents should not be older than six months old). Failure to submit all the requested documents will result in the application not being considered. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. NB: For assistance with online applications, visit the following centres: 78 Fox Street, Marshalltown or Maponya Mall. It is the Department’s intention to promote representivity (Race, Gender and Disability) in the Public Service through the filling of this post. It is the Department’s intention to promote equity through the filling of all numeric targets as contained in the Employment Equity Plan. To facilitate this process successfully, an indication of Race, Gender and Disability status is required. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). The Department reserves the right not to appoint. Disabled people are encouraged to apply. If you do not receive any response from us within 3 months, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

Employer : Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Location : JOHANNESBURG/ PRETORIA (but working through-out the Province)

Closing Date : 23-04-2021

Criteria Questions

Do you have 2 – 3 years’ relevant experience within the livestock industry or state veterinary services?

Are you registered with South African Veterinary Council?

Do you have a valid driver’s license?

Do you have Grade 12 plus a National Diploma/ BSc Degree in Animal Health or relevant qualification?

Please Notes :
Due to the large number of applications we envisage receiving, applications will not be acknowledged. If you do not receive any response within 3 months, please accept that your application was not successful.

About Company

Company: Provincial Government of Gauteng –

Company Location:  Johannesburg, Gauteng

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