Applicants must be in possession of a Grade 12 Certificate and a Bachelor of Veterinary Science Degree (BVSc / BVMCh). Registration with the South African Veterinary Council as a Veterinarian. At least 2 year of experience, 1 of which must be as a State Veterinarian (including compulsory community service where applicable). Experience in primary animal health care, veterinary regulatory control or animal welfare. Job related knowledge: Sound application, experience and knowledge of veterinary services legislation especially the Veterinary and Para-veterinary Professions Act, 1982 (Act No 19 of 1982) as amended, the Animal Identification Act, 2002 (Act No 6 of 2002), the Animal Protection Act, 1962 (Act No 71oof 1962) as amended and the Performing Animals Protection Act, 1935 (Act No 24 of 1935) as amended. Knowledge and understanding of the Animal Diseases Act, 1984 (Act No 35 of 1984) and the Meat Safety Act, 2000 (Act No 40 of 2000). Job related skills: Auditing and problem-solving skills. Analytical skills, report writing and planning skills, communication and administrative skills and interpersonal skills.
Development and implementation of legislation and related matters. Development and review policies, standards and guidelines. Monitor / audit the application of the relevant risk management systems. Monitor / audit the application of the legislation, policies, guidelines, norms and standards. Coordinate the implementation of the Animal Identification and Traceability Systems in accordance with the relevant legislation and standards. Implementation of relevant national veterinary services mandates at regional level. Coordination and implementation of Compulsory Community Service (CCS) and Primary Animal Health Care (PAHC) programmes. Implement administrative matters related to CCS and PAHC programmes. Develop and implement management systems for CCS and PAHC. Conduct regular audits on the performance of CCS and PAHC to ensure compliance with the management systems and applicable policies. Procurement of items and materials for CCS and PAHC. Audit and register compulsory community service facilities. Register mentors for the performance of the compulsory community service. Coordinate and consolidate regional CCS reports. Coordinate and consolidate regional animal health reports and deliverables. Coordinate and consolidate regional veterinary public health reports and deliverables. Coordination and implementation of the animal welfare legislation. Develop policies and standards for animal welfare. Implement the operational framework for animal welfare. Monitor the implementation of animal welfare legislation across the country. Attend to legal matters pertaining to the Department with respect to animal welfare legislation. Coordination of animal identification and traceability programme. Develop and implement policies related to animal identification and traceability. Coordinate the marking of animals in the country. Manage the animal identification and traceability database. Implement remedial actions as and where necessary. To establish and manage the delivery of an extension service related to Primary Animal Health Care (PAHC), Animal Welfare and Animal Identification and Traceability to stakeholders and communities. Develop training and awareness material related to areas managed. Implement campaign on matters of PAHC, Animal 8 Welfare and Animal Identification and Traceability to the communities and farmers. Liaise and provide technical input and / or training to regulatory and non-regulatory stakeholders (e.g. South African Police Services, Provincial Departments of Agriculture, etc.).
Dr MSM Molefe Tel No: (012) 319 7688
Applications can be submitted by post to: Private Bag X833, Pretoria, 0001 or hand delivered 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.
African, Coloured, Indian and White Males and African Females and Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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 disqualify. 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. 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. Dueto 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.