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Animal Health Assistant (X20 Posts)

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Salary: R171,573 per annum (Level 04)

Centres and Ref Numbers:

  • Mopani District: Ref No: LDARD 73/08/2023 (X4 Posts)
  • Vhembe District: Ref No: LDARD 74/08/2023 (X4 Posts)
  • Sekhukhune District: Ref No: LDARD 75/08/2023 (X4 Posts)
  • Capricorn District: Ref No: LDARD 76/08/2023 (X4 Posts)
  • Waterberg District East: Ref No: LDARD 77/08/2023 (X1 Post)
  • Waterberg North: Ref No: LDARD 78/08/2023 (X1 Post)
  • Waterberg South Central: Ref No: LDARD 79/08/2023 (X1 Post)
  • Waterberg West: Ref No: LDARD 80/08/2023 (X1 Post)

Animal Health Assistant Requirements:

  • Grade 12 or equivalent qualification
  • Valid driver’s license (except for people with disabilities)
  • Communication skills
  • Ability to mix dip solutions, clean and re-assemble syringes, handle veterinary tools and equipment
  • Experience in handling cattle, small stock, and poultry
  • Reading and writing abilities
  • Interpersonal, communication, evaluation, persuasion, time management, conflict management skills

Animal Health Assistant Duties:

  • Implement disease control measures
  • Enhance animal health through biosecurity, vaccination, disease surveillance, and animal treatment
  • Collect, examine, and dispatch samples of animal diseases
  • Provide extension services on animal health to animal owners

Enquiries:

  • Mopani District: Ms. Malatji MA, Chaka NS, and Hlungwani G Tel No: (015) 812 3210 / 18
  • Vhembe District: Ms. Rathogwa M Tel No: (015) 963 2005 or Ms. Mashau VR Tel No: (015) 963 2007
  • Sekhukhune District: Ms. Laka MA Tel No: (015) 632 7000 or Ms. Mphahlele RS Tel No: (015) 632 7000
  • Capricorn District: Ms. Sebatjane LD Tel No: (015) 632 8609 or Ms. Moeti M Tel No: (015) 632 8619
  • Waterberg District: Mr. Matjiu SK Tel No: (014) 717 4949 or Ms. Kekana Tel No: (014) 717 2523

Make a positive impact on animal welfare, disease control, and community support. Apply now and contribute to better animal health in South Africa!

Job Application Details for Various Districts

Application Submission:
Applicants must include the relevant reference number on their application and send it to the following addresses based on the district:

  • Head Office; Tompi Seleka and Madzivhandila College of Agriculture:
    The Head of Department, Limpopo Agriculture and Rural Development,
    Private Bag X9487, Polokwane 0700 or hand-delivered to: Office 48, Temo Towers Floor 2, 67/69 Biccard Street, Polokwane, 0699.
  • Mara and Towoomba Research Centre:
    The Head of Department, Limpopo Agriculture and Rural Development,
    Private Bag X9487, Polokwane 0700 or hand-delivered to: Office 48, Temo Towers Floor 2, 67/69 Biccard Street, Polokwane, 0699.
  • Mopani District:
    The Director: Mopani District Limpopo Agriculture and Rural Development,
    Private Bag X577, Giyani, 0826 or hand-delivered to: Old Parliamentary Building, Giyani 0826.
  • Waterberg District:
    The Director Waterberg District Limpopo Agriculture and Rural Development,
    Private Bag X1048, Modimolle, 0510 or hand-delivered to: NTK Building, Modimolle 0510.
  • Capricorn District:
    The Director: Capricorn District, Limpopo Agriculture and Rural Development,
    Private Bag X28, Chuenespoort, 0745 or hand-delivered to: Block 28 Next to Traffic Government offices.
  • Sekhukhune District:
    The Director: Sekhukhune District, Limpopo Agriculture and Rural Development,
    Private Bag X01, Chuenespoort, 0745 hand-delivered to: Block 27 Next to Traffic Government offices.
  • Vhembe District:
    The Director: Vhembe District, Limpopo Agriculture and Rural Development,
    Private Bag X2247, Sibasa, 0970 or Hand in at Makwarela Government offices.

Closing Date: 01 September 2023 at 16H00.

Important Notes:

  • Applications must be submitted on the prescribed 2021 Z83 form obtainable from Government Departments or downloaded from www.gov.za
  • Utilize the most recent Z83 application form issued by the Minister for Public Service and Administration.
  • Ensure complete and accurate completion of the form; follow guidelines for various sections.
  • Shortlisted candidates submit additional documents for verification.
  • Separate applications required for multiple positions.
  • Limited correspondence; no response in 90 days means unsuccessful.
  • Applicants can request reasons for adverse administrative actions within 90 days.
  • Consent to personnel suitability checks.
  • Foreign qualifications require SAQA accreditation.
  • Successful candidates sign performance agreement and disclose financial interests.
  • SMS candidates undergo technical exercise and competency assessment.
  • SMS pre-entry certificate required for appointment at SMS level.
  • Department reserves right not to appoint.
  • Employment Equity Plan informs employment decision.
  • Austerity measures: No related costs covered for interview candidates.

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