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ARE YOU INTERESTED IN FARMING

POST 37/12 : FARM FOREMAN REF NO: 3/2/1/2023/650
Directorate: Inspection Services
SALARY : R202 233 per annum (Level 05)
CENTRE : North West (Buffelspoort)


REQUIREMENTS : Applicants must be in possession of a Grade 12 Certificate. Minimum of 1-
year relevant experience required. A valid driver’s licence (Code B). Job
related knowledge: Knowledge of applicable farming methods. Job related
skills: Supervisory skills. Communication skills (verbal and written). Computer
skills. Basic financial management skills. Management skills. Knowledge of
project planning. Willingness to work extended hours.

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DUTIES : Oversee the execution of routine activities in respect of crop production which
would inter alia include the following: Irrigation of crops. Soil cultivation and
preparation e.g. cleaning, ploughing, etc. Apply chemical crop protection e.g.
operate a knapsack. Reaping, grading, weighing, packing and storage of farm
produce. Daily tending of crops / orchards / vineyards e.g. pruning, weeding
etc. Oversee the execution of routine activities in respect of livestock which
would inter alia include the following: Care for sick livestock. Dipping,


vaccination and dosing. Assist with calving, lambing, hatching etc. Count
livestock. Shepherding, moving, weighing of livestock. Slaughtering and
culling. Weighing, milling, mixing of feeds. Stacking and storing of fodder and
feeds. Feeding, milking, and cleaning of water troughs for livestock. Oversee
the execution of general routine activities which would inter alia include the
following: Cleaning of facilities. Disposal of farm waste material. Provide water
supply for livestock and farm buildings. Care for equipment e.g. cleaning,


oiling, sharpening etc. Fire fighting and prevention. Opening of springs,
troughs and unblocking of drains. Loading / off loading. Oversee the execution
of general routine activities in respect of infrastructure which would include
inter alia the following: Maintain and build roads, fences, pipelines, canals,
dams, drinking troughs, animal housing, building etc. Maintain windmills and


water supply system. Perform all administrative and related functions which
would include inter alia the following: Reports on activities as required. Secure
storage of farm assets. Give inputs for operational planning. Supervise
personnel. Assist at farmers days and comply with the Public Service
prescripts and departmental policies.


ENQUIRIES : Mr T. Pongolo Tel No: (021) 809 1640
APPLICATIONS : Applications can be submitted by post to: Private Bag X833, Pretoria, 0001 or
hand delivered during office hours to: 600 Lilian Ngoyi Street (formerly known
as Van der Walt Street), Berea Park, Pretoria, 0002 or to Agriculture Place, 20
Steve Biko (formerly Beatrix) Street, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0083.
NOTE : African, Indian and White Males and African Females and Persons with
disabilities are encouraged to apply.

CLOSING DATE : 27 October 2023 at 16:00
NOTE : The application must include only a completed and signed new Z83 Form,
obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the Department of Public
Service and Administration (DPSA) website link:
https://www.dpsa.gov.za/newsroom/psvc/ and a detailed Curriculum Vitae.


Certified copies of Identity Document, Grade 12 Certificate and the 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 the South African Qualifications Authority (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).
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. 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 readvertise the post at any time in the future.


ERRATUM: The position of Chief Environmental Specialist with Ref No:
3/2/1/2023/618 for the Directorate: Disaster Technical Tools and Systems:
Limpopo (Polokwane) that was advertised in Public Service Vacancy Circular
34 dated 22 September 2023 has reference. The positions of Chief
Environmental Specialist with Ref No: 3/2/1/2023/618 has been withdrawn.
The Department apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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