DALRRD Vacancies 2022 — Chief Agricultural Legislative Inspector

Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

Directorate: Agricultural Inputs Control
Re-advertisement, applicants who applied previously are encouraged to apply.
SALARY : R321 543 per annum (Level 08)
CENTRE : Northern Cape (Upington)

REQUIREMENTS : Applicants must be in possession of a Grade 12 Certificate and a Bachelor of Science Degree in the field of Agriculture (Animal Health / Parasitology, Agronomy, Nutrition, Plant Pathology, Entomology, Weed Science). 2 years relevant experience in planning, controlling, organizing and leading enforcement and monitoring team activities. Job related knowledge: Public Finance Management Act. The Public Service Act. Document Tracking System. Relevant computer training. Relevant act and International Agreements. Regulation / Standards. Customer services. Financial management. Meeting procedures. Evaluation of Products. Computers: Networks. Supervision of personnel and related matters. Job related skills: Good interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate well with people at different levels. Planning and organizing skills. Ability to motivate people / subordinates. Good telephone etiquette. Ability to act with tact and discretion. Interpretation of relevant legislations. Identification of shortcomings in legislations. Training / guidance of personnel in the performance of their tasks. Communication skills (written and verbal). Negotiation / Influencing skills. Budgeting and application of funds. Public speaking skills. Problem solving skills. Conflict resolution and management skills. Information management skills. Identification and planning skills. Relevant computer software (Microsoft Office). Supervision of personnel and related matters. Chairing of meetings. Willingness to work extended hours. Willingness to Travel. A valid driver’s licence and ability to work under pressure.

DUTIES : Render inspection in accordance to relevant act and legislation. Conduct inspections at manufacturing facilities and retailers, Pest Control Operators, sterilizing plants and import sites. Issue non-compliance / compliance notice to clients. Conduct plant pre-inspections to facilitate registration. Provide advice and guidance to stakeholders, manufacturer, farmers, distributors, Pest Control Operators and consultants with regards to compliance to legislation, regulations and procedures. Provide technical reports to stakeholders and other strategic partners (inspection, compliance and non-compliance). Seize non-complying products / operations. Conducts sampling for monitoring purposes. Interact and collaborate with various stakeholders with regards to technical matters. Develop / compile progress reports on outstanding and finalize work. Initiate prosecution with non-compliance. Conduct audits. Assess compliance to all applicable regulatory standards through performance of quality audits. Assess quality assurance practices within the industry, Pest Control Operators, sterilizing plants and farmers including Quality System Requirements. Apply appropriate auditing methodologies (sampling techniques, following audits trails, investigations, reporting, etc). Issue non-compliance / enforcement notice to clients. Initiate the review and approval of audit responses and corrective action plans. Advise the industry on regulatory requirements including domestic and internal standards applicable to the company and consequences of non-conformance. Make recommendations, follow up and initiate prosecution for non-complying products / operation. Seize non-complying products / operations. Compile audit reports. Complaint management. Analyse, categorise and prioritise complaints according to the level of risk involved. Conduct inspections and investigations on the matter and report thereon. Initiate prosecution for non-compliance. Refer dockets to the relevant authorities South African Police Service (SAPS) / court-prosecutors for finalisation. Give guidance to the SAPS, Prosecutor, etc. with regards to handling matters related to Act 36 / 47 and which needs to be prosecuted to SAPS and Prosecutor. Prepare and provide advice for trial purposes. Testify in court where necessary. Present condemnation to be filed to State Attorneys and Legal counsel and appeal court cases. Seize non-complying products / operations. Provide reports accordingly. Conduct awareness campaign / capacity building. Develop presentations and awareness material. Conduct awareness campaigns for internal and external stakeholders (farmers’ days, agricultural shows, meetings, workshops, etc). Coordinate, liaise and lead in activities related to awareness with various stakeholders. Conduct raids at points of interest (railway stations, taxi ranks and other informal markets). Represents the Department at stakeholder meetings (industries, various Departments, Directorates, farmer’s organisations, etc).

ENQUIRIES : Mrs MJD Israel Tel No: (051) 409 2651
APPLICATIONS : Applications can be submitted by post to: Private Bag X5007, Kimberly, 8302 or hand delivered during office hours to: 6th floor, New public building, Knight and Stead Street, Kimberly, 8302.

NOTE : Coloured and Indian Males and African, Indian and White Females and Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

CLOSING DATE : 25 November 2022 at 16:00

NOTE : The application must include only completed and signed new Z83 Form, obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the DPSA web site link: https://www.dpsa.gov.za/newsroom/psvc/ and a detailed Curriculum Vitae. Certified copies of Identity Document, Grade 12 Certificate and the highest required qualifications as well as a driver’s licence where necessary, will only be submitted by shortlisted candidates to Human Resources on or before the day of the interview date. Failure to do so will result in your application being disqualified. Foreign qualifications must be accompanied by an evaluation report issued by SAQA. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have all foreign qualifications evaluated by SAQA and to provide proof of such evaluation report (only when shortlisted). The requirements for appointment at SMS level include the successful completion of the Senior Management Pre-entry Programme as endorsed by the NSG. Prior to appointment, a candidate would be required to complete the Nyukela Programme: Pre-entry Certificate to Senior Management Services as endorsed by DPSA which is an online course, endorsed by the National School of Government (NSG). The course is available at the NSG under the name Certificate for entry into the SMS and the full details can be sourced by the following link: https://www.thensg.gov.za/training-course/sms-pre-entry-programme/. No appointment will take place without the successful completion of the pre-entry certificate and submission of proof thereof. All shortlisted candidates will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job, the logistics of which will be communicated by the Department. Following the interview and technical exercise, the selection panel will recommend candidates to attend a generic managerial competency assessment in compliance with the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) Directive on the Implementation of Competency Based Assessments. The competency assessment will be testing generic managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS competency assessment tools. Applications: Please ensure that you submit your application before the closing date as no late applications will be considered. If you apply for more than 1 post, please submit separate applications for each post that you apply for. Due to the large number of applications we envisage to receive, applications will not be acknowledged. Should you not be contacted within 3 months of the closing date of the advertisement, please consider your application to be unsuccessful. Should, during any stage of the recruitment process, a moratorium be placed on the filling of posts or the Department is affected by any process such as, but not limited to, restructuring or reorganisation of posts, the Department reserves the right to cancel the recruitment process and re-advertise the post at any time in the future. Important: DALRRD is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. It is our intention to promote representivity in DALRRD through the filling of posts. The Department reserves the right not to fill a position. Shortlisted candidates will be required to be available for assessments and interviews at a date and time as determined by the Department. All shortlisted candidates will be subjected to personnel suitability checks. The successful candidate will be subjected to undergo security vetting. DALRRD will conduct reference checks which may include social media profiles of the shortlisted candidates. Applicants must declare any pending criminal, disciplinary or any other allegations or investigations against them. Should this be uncovered during / after the interview took place, the application will not be considered and in the unlikely event that the person has been appointed such appointment will be terminated. The successful candidate will be appointed subject to positive results of the security clearance process. The successful candidate will be required to enter into an employment contract and sign a performance agreement with the Department. All applicants are required to declare any conflict or perceived conflict of interest, to disclose memberships of Boards and directorships that they may be associated with.