• Full Time
  • Elsenburg
  • Salary: R102 534 per annum (Salary level 2)

Department of Agriculture

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

FARM AID

NUTRITION AND PRODUCT QUALITY (ELSENBURG)

Salary: R102 534 per annum (Salary level 2)

Enquiries: Mr MN Mnisi at 021 808 5404

Reference number: AGR 12/2021

Job purpose: The Department of Agriculture has an employment opportunity for a Farm Aid at the Elsenburg dairy where research is conducted using 100 to 120 cows in milk managed on a combined total mixed ration/pasture-based system aimed at improving farming efficiency. This post is based in Elsenburg.

Requirements: Basic literacy and numeracy (ABET level 2/Grade 5).

Recommendation: Senior Certificate (Grade 12) • Relevant working experience • A valid code B driving license • Proven working knowledge of working with farm animals (poultry, pigs, small stock, and large stock) • Availability to work during weekends and public holidays.

Key performance areas: Herd care • Mixing of animal feed • Milking duties • Research support • General farm work • Infrastructure maintenance • Weekend/Holiday duties.

Competencies: Knowledge and understanding of the following: Dairy animals and milking skills • Writing and communication skills.

NB: Applicants from relevant local communities will receive preference. The selection process will be guided by the EE targets of the employing department. The applicant will have to complete a practical session to ensure the applicant is comfortable in working with dairy cows.

To apply, please complete an application form (Z83) and current CV (5 pages maximum) together with copies of ID, academic qualifications and proof of other requirements as indicated in the advertisement. The post being applied for and the reference number must be clearly indicated on the Z83 application form.

To submit your application, there are 3 methods in which you can apply, please only use 1 of the following: (1) Hand deliver your application for attention: Western Cape Government Jobs, 44 Gannet Street Pelican Heights, Cape Town (From Monday to Friday between 07:00 to 17:00) • Or (2) Post your application for attention: Western Cape Government Jobs, PO Box 113 Muizenberg 7950 • Or (3) Email your application to, westerncape@respond.co.za Clearly indicate the post reference number in the email subject line and ensure attachments are in the appropriate format (MS Word or PDF).

Applications not submitted on or before the closing date as well as faxed copies will not be considered. If you did not receive any correspondence within 3 months of closing date, consider your application as unsuccessful.

Closing date: 19 April 2021

The WCG is guided by the principles of Employment Equity. Disabled candidates are encouraged to apply and an indication in this regard would be appreciated.