ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: REVITALISATION OF IRRIGATION SCHEMES
R477 090 per annum (Level 10)
REF NO: 3/2/1/2022/268
Mr J Potgieter Tel No: (012) 846 8579
Where to submit application
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.
Directorate: Water Use and Irrigation Development Coloured, Indian and White males and African, Coloured and Indian females and Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NOTE: DALRRD requests applicants to apply by submitting applications on the most recent Z83 form obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the DPSA web site link: https://www.dpsa.gov.za/newsroom/psvc/ and a comprehensive CV (with detailed previous experience). Failure to do so will result in your application being disqualify. Only shortlisted candidates will be required to submit certified copies of qualifications and other related documents on or before the day of the interview following communication from Human Resources. 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. 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, 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 is 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. 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.
REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be in possession of a Grade 12 Certificate and National Diploma / Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture. 3 years relevant technical experience. Supervisory experience. Job related knowledge: National Water Act (Act 36 of 1998), Conservation of Agricultural Resources Act (Act No.43 of 1983), National Water Resources Strategy (first edition, September 2004), Understanding of relevant legislation guiding the work of the Sub-Directorate, Integrated soil and water infrastructure management, Irrigation systems planning, design and management Drainage systems planning and design, Crop water requirements, Computer skills (Microsoft Office / Software used for irrigation design, South African Procedure for Estimating Irrigation Water requirements (SAPWAT) etc.). Job related skills: Chairing and facilitation skills, Communication (presentation and writing) skills, Planning and organising skills, Research and analytical skills, Good interpersonal relations skills, Problem solving skills, People management and leadership skills, Project management skills, Computer literacy and Report writing. Willing to work extended hours and travel. DUTIES: Develop guidelines, norms and standards for the revitalization of irrigation schemes. Review and update guidelines, norms and standards for the revitalization of irrigation schemes as required. Collect inputs and comments from stakeholders. Integrate inputs and comments in the guidelines, norms and standards for the revitalization of irrigation schemes. Promote and support initiatives aimed at improved revitalisation schemes. Review business plans for revitalisation of irrigation schemes. Provide input on the business plans. Summarize business plans for allocation of funds to irrigation related projects. Monitor the implementation of revitalization of irrigation schemes and compile quarterly progress reports. Stakeholder engagement. Participate in Provincial Technical Steering Committee meetings. Participate in the Climate Change Adaptation for Water meetings. Attend to request from stakeholders. Attend and participate constructively in sub-directorate and Directorate meetings as required. Management of Technicians within the sub-directorate (Supervise staff). Manage work of staff within the division. Schedule and allocate work to subordinates. Manage subordinates leave and attendance registers. Consolidate monthly reports