Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development
SCIENTIST MANAGER (GRADE A – B) REF NO: 3/2/1/2022/647
Directorate: Plant Health
SALARY : R912 048 – R1 704 492 per annum, (Salary will be in accordance with the OSD requirements)
CENTRE : Gauteng (Pretoria)
REQUIREMENTS : Applicants must be in possession of a Grade 12 Certificate and a Master of Science (MSc) or relevant qualification in Plant Pathology, Nematology and Entomology. (NQF Level 9). A valid driver’s licence. Compulsory registration with the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNASP) as a Professional Natural Scientist (submit proof of registration of application for registration if shortlisted). Minimum of 6 post qualification natural scientific experience. Job related knowledge: International agreements, conventions and bilateral agreements. National and international trade. Relevant phytosanitary legislation and regulations. Related legislation (interpretation, drafting). Departmental and Directorate Organisational structure and functions. Insight of relevant technical field of application. Scientific methodology. Departmental initiatives. Export programs standards and requirements. Import requirements and programs. Work related policies and procedures. Financial legislation, policies, and procedures. Provisioning Administrative System, policies, and procedures. Personnel management. Disciplinary code. Personnel evaluation system. Problem solving techniques. Effective communication. Meeting procedures. Negotiating principles. Computer knowledge (use of software). Auditing procedures. Relevant industries structures. Job related skills: Ability to communicate well and interact with people at different levels. Planning skills, Management and organising skills, Creativity sills, Interpersonal skills, Problem solving skills, Interpretation skills, Analytical skills, listening skills, Computer literacy and report writing. The ability to drive. Willingness to travel and work irregular hours.
DUTIES : To manage the resources of the Division Plant Health Import / Export Protocols regarding personnel, finance and infrastructure. Human Resource Management. Financial Management. Line Function Management. Provision of and inventory management. To ensure an effective plant health system that supports agricultural marketing and trade in compliance with international plant health obligations and responsibilities. Managing and maintaining the Plant Health aspects of import and export work programmes and protocols for specific plants and plant commodities on request of and in consultation with relevant role players and stakeholders. Establishing, maintaining, and applying national phytosanitary standard operating procedures, in consultation with relevant role players and stakeholders; related to export regulatory service pertaining to plants, plant products and regulated articles in international trade, and import control of plants, plant products and regulated articles. Coordinate and participate in different bilateral and multilateral meetings. Management of information system in support of the relevant line functions. Establish and maintain effective communication channels regarding work programmes, protocols, import conditions, contact details and other relevant information. Establish and maintain communication with internal / external clients (producers and exporters), National / International organization and other industry. Provide Republic of South Africa National Plant Protection Organisation (NPPO) input regarding International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM) and phytosanitary standards. Provision of technical inputs or perform other functions that enhance the performance of the Directorate Plant Health.
ENQUIRIES : Mr Silimela Tel No: (012) 319 6241
APPLICATIONS : Applications can be submitted by post to: Private Bag X833, Pretoria, 0001 or hand delivered during office hours to: 184 Jeff Masemola Street (formerly known as Jacob Mare), corner of Jeff Masemola and Paul Kruger Streets, Pretoria or to Agriculture Place, 20 Steve Biko (formerly Beatrix) Street, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0001.
NOTE : Coloured, Indian, and White Males and Coloured, 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.