SCIENTIFIC TECHNICIAN

SCIENTIFIC TECHNICIAN (GRADE: A – C)
REF NO: 3/2/1/2022/253
Directorate: Grootfontein Agricultural Development Institute
SALARY : R316 536 – R480 678 per annum, (Salary will be in accordance with the OSD
requirements)
CENTRE : Eastern Cape (Middelburg)
REQUIREMENTS : Applicants must be in possession of a Grade 12 Certificate and a National
Diploma in Science or relevant qualification. Compulsory registration with the
South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNASP) as a
Certified Natural Scientist. 3 years post qualification technical (scientific)
experience. Job related knowledge: Knowledge in livestock production
practices, research techniques, data recording and capturing. Legal
compliance knowledge. Job related skills: Programme and project
management skills, Scientific methodologies skills, Communication skills,
Research and development skills, Computer-aided skills, Scientific
applications skills. Legal compliance skills, Technical report writing skills,
Creating high performance culture, Professional judgment, Data analysis skills
and Mentoring skills. A valid driver’s licence. Willingness to travel and / or work
irregular hours. Ability to work under pressure.
DUTIES : Develop and implement methodologies, policies, systems and procedures.
Perform technical scientific functions and tasks that require interpretation in the
presence of an established framework. Apply operational standards and
consolidate methodologies, policies, systems and procedures. Identify gaps
and develop appropriate interventions. Preparation for and participation in
research activities. Data collection through field surveys. Provide
administrative support services. Maintenance, calibration and operation of
scientific equipment. Provide technical support and advice. Develop working
relations with client base. Promote public awareness of scientific activities.
Provide technical / scientific data, information and advice. Ensure compliance
with internal and external financial and supply chain policies. Perform technical
scientific analysis and regulatory functions. Preparation of data and routine
interpretation. Database and data management. Analysis of technical scientific
data. Dissemination of information. Apply the appropriate scientific and
technical procedures / skills to generate information and knowledge. Formulate
proposals and compile reports. Develop and customise operational
procedures. Research and development. Continuous professional
development to keep up with new technologies and procedures. Conceptualise
and develop scientific equipment. Equipment review. Research / literature
studies to improve expertise. Publish and present technical reports and
research findings. Liaise with relevant bodies / councils on technology-related
matters. Human capital development. Mentor, train and develop candidate
research technicians and others to promote skills / knowledge transfer and
adherence to sound scientific principles and code of practice. Supervise
technical support and processes. Manage the performance management and
development of staff.
ENQUIRIES : Dr W Olivier Tel No: (049) 802 6620
APPLICATIONS : 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.
NOTE : African, Coloured and Indian males and African, Coloured and Indian females
and Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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