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Control Scientific Technician, Grade A

Western Cape Government

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Control Scientific Technician Grade A: Farm Services (Tygerhoek)
Department Agriculture
Salary level OSD


Mr J Jordaan at (021) 808 5172
Job Type Permanent

Job Purpose:

The Department of Agriculture, Western Cape Government seeks to employ a competent individual to render technical strategic leadership and perform technical activities that result in knowledge accumulation and progress in technology and scientific applications. This post is stationed at  Tygerhoek Research Farm, Riviersonderend.

Minimum Requirements:

An appropriate tertiary qualification (National Diploma/B-Degree) in Science or relevant qualification; Registration with SACNASP as a Certificated Natural Scientist; A minimum of 6 years’ post qualification technical (scientific) experience; A valid (code B) driving licence.


Experience in coordination and conduct of basic and applied research. Key Performance Areas Oversee, develop and implement methodologies, policies, systems and procedures; Provide strategic leadership on technical scientific matters; Lead the coordination and development of databases, procedures and regulatory frameworks; Conduct research and development; Management of personnel; Take on the responsibility as a Centre Coordinator for the entire research farm; Manage technical facilities, sustainable resource management and planning; Manage, monitor and safeguard data and dissemination of data to clients; Manage technical support for scientific research; Perform administrative functions.


Knowledge of the following: Small grain, livestock, pasture production; Plant and animal research; Project Management; Financial Management: Good communication (verbal and written) in at least two of the official languages of the Western Cape Province; Proven computer literacy (MS Office); Ability to work well within a team; Good organising and coordination skills.


Grade A: R 422,139 per annum (as per OSD prescripts)

Note on remuneration:

Cost-to-employer (CTE) remuneration packages for certain occupation-specific dispensations (OSD), the middle-management service (MMS) and contract positions are inclusive of all costs related to service benefits or obligations including basic salary, 13th cheque, medical assistance, housing assistance, pension-fund contributions, etc. MMS remuneration packages are flexible and may be individually structured as prescribed. Where remuneration is not indicated as CTE, employees’ service benefits or obligations are funded or co-funded in terms of the applicable prescripts or collective agreements.

Notes Note:

Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit copies of their documentation for verification purposes. These candidates will be required to attend interviews on a date and time as determined by the department and may also be required to undergo competency assessments/proficiency test. The selection process will be guided by the EE targets of the employing department.

Kindly note that technical support is only available from Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 16.00. Should you experience any difficulties with your online application you may contact the helpline at 0861 370 202. Please ensure that you submit your application before the closing date as no late applications will be considered.
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CLOSING DATE: 2019/03/25