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Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
PRETORIA
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CHIEF STATE VETERINARIAN- EPIDEMIOLOGY
Directorate Directorate: Epidemiology, Laboratory, Biosecurity, Quality Management and Veterinary Law Enforcement
Package R 733 257.00 Per Annum (All-inclusive Salary Package which can be structured according to an individual needs)
Requirements
Grade 12 plus a Degree in BVSc or BVMCh (NQF level 7) as recognized by SAQA. 3 - 5 years’ working experience within the Animal Health (Regulatory Disease Control/ Primary Animal Health/ Veterinary Public Health or Veterinary Epidemiology) At least 3 years State Veterinary Services at a Supervisory level. Must have a current registration as a Veterinarian with the South African Veterinary Council. A valid Code EB driver’s licence. A veterinary Epidemiology or veterinary public health post graduate degree will be an added advantage. COMPETENCIES:The understanding of the application of epidemiology principles in disease investigations, prevention and control, quality management, Customer and other Batho Pele principles used in the public service. To demonstrate knowledge of the imperatives of One Health approach as well as experience on the management of zoonotic diseases. Knowledge of the South African disease control legislation and relevant regulations and policies. Knowledge of information (database) and records management as well as Occupational Health, Risk and Safety Management. Scientific research, presentation and report writing skills. Ability to lead and be lead cooperatively in pursuit of team deliverables. Communication skills, both written and verbal. Proficiency in the use of computers, Microsoft Office packages.
 
Duties
Assist with the management of the sub- program Epidemiology as a State Veterinarian. Knowledge of Veterinary Epidemiology and animal health risk assessment. Provision of veterinary epidemiology services to Gauteng veterinary services. This will include disease surveillance, coordination within GDARD as well as with other Provinces and National government; disease outbreak preparedness and contingency planning and emergency disease control; disease risk analysis and mitigation; providing a Geographic Information System for management decisions and disease notification; oversight and reporting on the livestock census and more. A good working knowledge of GIS related data-base, risk analysis and social network analysis. To work as part of the Gauteng One Health team on all matters related to veterinary public health. Public participation methods and must have both team orientation and networking skills to be able to interact with colleagues, other stakeholders of government, the private livestock sector as well as the farming community and community leaders. Contribute to the improvement of customer service including resolution of customer complaints. Ensure conceptualisation, planning, scheduling and evaluation of activities and projects. Support the annual and term planning process (strategy, business planning budgeting and monitoring). Contribute to the continuous improvement of the services of Gauteng Veterinary Service in particular, State Veterinary Service and livestock farmer development in general.
   
Notes
To apply for the above position, please apply online at http://professionaljobcentre.gpg.gov.za/ or Hand Deliver: Main entrance, Ground floor 56 Eloff Street, Umnotho House and Candidates must attach their recently updated CV as well as certified copies of all qualification/s and ID document (no copies of certified copies allowed, certification should not be more than six months old). Failure to submit all the requested documents will result in the application not being considered. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates NB: For assistance with online applications visit the following centres: 78 Fox Street, Marshalltown or Maponya Mall. It is our intention to promote representivity (race, gender and disability) in the Public Service through the filling of this post. It is the Department intention to promote equity through the filling of all numeric targets as contained in the Employment Equity Plan. To facilitate this process successfully, an indication of race, gender and disability status is required. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). The Department reserves the right not to appoint. Disabled people are encouraged to apply. If you do not receive any response from us within 3 months, please accept your application was unsuccessful.
Enquiries Mr. Rassy Rasemetse: Tel: 011 240-3083
Number of Posts 1
Closing Date 2019/07/19
Criteria Questions
Do you have a BVSc/ BVMCH degree?
Do you have 3-5 years relevant experience?
Do you have computer skills (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Access and MS Outlook?
Do you have a valid code EB driver’s licence?
Are you registered with the SAVC as a veterinarian?
                         
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the large number of applications we envisage receiving, applications will not be acknowledged, If you do not receive any response within 3 months, please accept that your application was not successful.