Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development
SENIOR AGRICULTURAL REGISTRATION OFFICER REF NO: 3/2/1/2022/659
Directorate: Agriculture Inputs Control
This is a re-advertisement, applicants who applied previously are encouraged to re-apply.
SALARY : R321 543 per annum (Level 08)
CENTRE : Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS : Applicants must be in possession of a Grade 12 Certificate and National Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Public Management / Administration or Office Administration / Business Administration / Business Management. Minimum of 2 years relevant experience in administration in the Regulatory Environment. Job related knowledge: Knowledge of Fertilizer, Farm Feeds, Agriculture Remedies and Stock Remedies Act no 36 of 1947 together with Sterilizing Plants and Pest Control Operations regulations and standard operating procedures, Public Service Regulations, Procurement procedures, Public Finance Management Act (PFMA), Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) Human Resource Policies and prescript. Job related skills: Supervisory skills, Planning, organising and execution skills, Good interpersonal skill, Problem solving skills, Computer literacy, Report writing skills, Ability to communicate with people at different levels, Customer service skills, Telephone etiquette, Motivation skills, Innovative thinking and Communication skills (verbal and written). A valid driver’s licence. Willingness to work extended hours and overtime may be requested.
DUTIES : Coordinate the Registration of Agricultural inputs in line with the relevant Legislation. Manage the registration of agricultural remedies applications in terms of the Fertilizer, Farm Feeds, Agricultural Remedies and Stock Remedies Act (Act No: 36 of 1947). Respond to routine enquiries with both the internal and external stakeholders. Develop and ensure maintenance of information databases and records management system. Verify the correctness of the registration documents issued to stakeholders. Compile correspondence to clients and internal and external stakeholders in relation to the registration applications. Compile statistical information / reports relating to the registration applications. Liaise with the Agricultural Management Advisors or Registrar for the processing of the registration applications. Represent the unit at the stakeholder liaison meetings. Oversee and provide general financial administrative support for Registration and Agricultural Inputs. Facilitate payment to service providers for services rendered. Ensure that the prescribed registration application fees are paid as per the regulations. Locate and verify the payment of application received. Verify and reconcile the revenue collected through ledger notices. Provide support in the review of tariffs for services offered by the Directorate. Facilitate the refunding of overpayments and recovery of short payments from applicants. Assist auditors with audit process in the Directorate by making information available when needed. Process minor agricultural inputs registration applications. Receive and verify documentation for minor applications (e.g. renewal of products, product name change and product ownership change). Ensure that the correct prescribed tariffs are paid. Approve minor applications and issue certificate accordingly. Staff supervision. Allocate and ensure quality of work. Ensure capacity and development of staff. Ensure proper utilization of equipment and resources. Assess staff performance in accordance with the prescribed prescripts. Apply corrective measures in accordance with the prescribed prescripts.
ENQUIRIES : Mr D Motloi Tel No: (012) 319 6889
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 : Indian 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.