Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development
SURVEY TECHNICIAN (GRADE A – C) REF NO: 3/2/1/2022/657
Directorate: Cadastral Information, Maintenance and Supply Services
SALARY : R316 536 – R480 678 per annum, (The salary will be determined in accordance with the OSD)
CENTRE : Eastern Cape (East London)
REQUIREMENTS : Applicants must be in possession of a Grade 12 Certificate and a National Diploma in Survey or Cartography (NQF Level 6). Compulsory registration with South African Geomatics Council as a Survey Technician / Surveyor. Minimum of 3 years’ post qualification technical (Survey) experience. Job related knowledge: Programme and Project Management, Survey design and analysis knowledge, research and development, computer-aided survey applications, knowledge of legal compliance, technical report writing and creating high performance culture. Job related skills: Decision making skills, Team leadership skills, Analytical skills, Creativity skills, Self-management, Financial management skills, Customer focus and responsiveness, Communication skills, Computer literacy, planning and organising skills, Conflict management skills, Problem solving and analysis skills, People management skills, Innovation skills and Communication skills (written and verbal). A valid driver’s licence.
DUTIES : Provide technical survey services and support. Provide technical services in terms of examination, maintenance, archiving and information supply of survey documents and submit for evaluation / approval by the relevant authority. Perform surveys and survey computations. Promote safety in line with statutory and regulatory requirements. Evaluate plans, existing technical manuals, standard drawings and procedures to incorporate new technology. Provide Geographic Information System (GIS), mapping and information supply services. Perform administrative and related functions. Provide inputs into the budgeting process and compile and submit reports as required. Provide and consolidate inputs to the technical survey operational plan. Develop, implement and maintain database. Supervise and control Candidate Survey Technician / Officers and related personnel and assets. Conduct research and development. Render continuous professional development to keep up with new technologies and procedures. Research / literature studies on technical survey technology or new survey techniques to improve expertise. Liaise with relevant bodies / councils on survey-related matters.
ENQUIRIES : Ms NO Ngcaba Tel No: (043) 783 1400
APPLICATIONS : Applications can be submitted by post to: Private Bag X 9086, East London, 5201 or hand delivered during office hours to: 1A Waverley Office Park, 31 – 33 Phillip Frame Road, Chiselhurst, East London 5206.
NOTE : African, Coloured, Indian, White Males and Coloured 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.