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STATE VETERINARIAN REF NO: 3/2/1/2022/450 (X2 POSTS) Directorate: Veterinary Public Health Full-time Job

3 weeks ago   Public Service   Pretoria   12 views Reference: 24
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Gauteng (Pretoria)


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 the usage and monitoring of veterinary medicinal product, chemicals and other relevant regulated substances used in animals and food of animal origin. Experience in monitoring abattoirs, processing plants and / or cold stores registered under the Meat Safety Act. Job related knowledge: Practical working knowledge and experience in application of Meat Safety Act, 2000 (Act No 40 of 2000). Applications of the Animal Diseases Act, 1984 (Act No 35 of 1984). Knowledge and practical experience of import and export facilitations. Knowledge of relevant Codex, The World Organization for Animal Health (formerly the Office International des Epizooties (OIE), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and other international standards and guidelines related to food of animal origin. Knowledge of principles of chemical residues monitoring. Job related skills: Analytical and research skills. Ability to communicate clearly (both verbally and written). Administration and organization skills. Ability to function efficiently under various types of pressure with professionalism and integrity. Complex problem-solving skills. Ability to think logically and adapt to changes. Ability to maintain good interpersonal relationships and work in a team. Extended working hours and traveling.


Develop, implement or monitor policies, standards, guidelines and programmes for safe production of meat and other animal products. Develop and formulate policies, norms, standards and legislation for the production of animals and animal products. Implement and enforce the relevant Acts and accompanying regulations. Audit the implementation of applicable legislation and standards. Monitor the implementation of the Meat Safety Act at abattoirs, cutting and processing plants, hides and skins and sterilization plants. Execute law enforcement in accordance with the Act. Draft and implement national microbiological monitoring and control policies. Draft and implement national parasitology monitoring and control policies. Develop and coordinate awareness programmes related to relevant policies and standards. Contribute to an efficient and comprehensive risk analysis service in relation to the local production of meat and other animal products for human and animal consumption. Identify and investigate risk factors that pose a threat to the health of humans or animals in South Africa in relation to local production of meat and animal products. Identify possible measures to mitigate identified risk factors. Develop and facilitate specific surveillance programmes and contingency plans. Assist with conduction certain relevant line function risk assessments relating to animals and animal products. Facilitation of imports and exports of animals and animal products. Manage and coordinate the importation of animals and animal products according to the provisions of the Meat Safety Act and related legislations. Draft, evaluate and complete import and export questionnaires. Auditing and registration of veterinary approved import / export facilities. Processing of queries and appeals from stakeholders. Coordinate the National Food Safety Programmes (National Residues Monitoring and Control Programmes, National Microbiological Monitoring Programmes, National Parasitology Monitoring Programme). Draft and implement programmes for all commodities of interest. Conduct risk analysis on substances and compounds of interest. Collation and analysis of results based on risk analysis conducted. Manage the transportation, reception, sorting and storage of all samples. Ensure that establishments that take part in the programmes have a sufficient supply 9 of sampling equipments and packaging materials. Analysis and responding to reports. Coordinate of the One Health portfolio. Draft policies related to one health. Draft necessary policies on combatting of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). Draft and implement antimicrobial usage and antimicrobial resistance surveillance plans for animals and animal products. Draft and implement awareness plans for one health, AMR and judicious use of antimicrobials. Participate in activities related to one health and AMR, both internally and externally. Conduct risk analysis in relation to the production of meat and other animal products for human and animal consumption. Identify and investigate risk factors that pose a threat to the health of human and / or animals in South Africa in relation to production of meat and animal products. Identify all possible means to mitigate identified risk factors. Develop and facilitate specific surveillance programmes and contingency plans. Assist with conduction of certain relevant line function risk assessments relating to animals and animal products. Draft, evaluate and submit import and export facilitation questionnaires. Perform administrative and related functions. Provide inputs on Operational Plans of the Veterinary unit. Comply with the Public Service prescripts. Comply with financial management prescripts. Contribute to the maintenance of relevant databases. Compile and submit reports as required. Supervise and manage performance of relevant staff i.e. para-veterinary and administration.


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.

Company Description
CLOSING DATE : 05 August 2022 at 16:00
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.