FORESTRY SERVICE AID (X4 POSTS)

POST 14/65 : FORESTRY SERVICE AID REF NO: FOM22/2023 (X4 POSTS)

SALARY : R107 196 per annum, (Total salary package of R 223 729 per annum/conditions
apply)

CENTRE : Kwazulu-Natal (Ulundi and Nyangweni Nursery)

REQUIREMENTS : ABET or relevant qualification. No experience required. Knowledge of Planting and
propagation. Communication skills, Planning, Interpersonal skills and Listening
skills. Planning and execution, acceptance of responsibility and teamwork.
Reliability, self-discipline, and positive attitude.

DUTIES : Render functions within nursery. Seeds collection Cleaning of seeds. Seed presowing treatment. Preparation of seedling trays Sowing of seed. Preparation and
sowing of cuttings. Filling of planting bags with soil. Prepare space in beds for
transplanting. Transplanting of seedling from trays to bags. Transplanting of trees
from small to bigger bags. Packing of transplanted trees. Mixing of sand and
compost. Manual and chemical weed control. Irrigation of seedlings and trees.
Assist with stocktaking. Tagging of plants correctly. Check seedlings and plants for
pests and diseases. Assist the customers coming to buy trees. Responsible for the
tools allocated. Report any damage in the nursery to the Foreman. Move sand and
compost to the tables or beds. Move seedlings, crates, and trees. Keep equipment
clean after use. Participate in the sale of seedlings.

ENQUIRIES : Ms. W Kutshwa Tel No: 033 392 7707

APPLICATIONS : Must be submitted to the Director-General, Department of Forestry, Fisheries andthe Environment, Private Bag X447, Pretoria, 0001 or hand-delivered to:
Environment House, Erf 1563 Arcadia Extension 6, Cnr Soutpansberg and Steve
Biko Road, Arcadia, Pretoria.
Application for KZN must be forwarded to the Director-General, Department of
Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment: Private Bag X9029, Pietermaritzburg,
3200 or hand-deliver to 185 Langalibalele Street, Old Mutual building,
Pietermaritzburg ,3200

FOR ATTENTION : Human Resource Management

NOTE : Application must be submitted on a New signed Z83 form obtainable from any
Public Service Department accompanied by a recent detailed Curriculum Vitae
only, to be considered. Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit certified
copies of qualifications, Senior Certificate, identity document and driver’s license
on or before the day of the interview. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have
foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority
(SAQA). The National Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment is an
equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Preference may be given to
appointable applicants from the underrepresented designated groups in terms of the Department’s equity plan. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Correspondence will be limited to successful candidates only. Short-listed
candidates will be subjected to screening and security vetting to determine their
suitability for employment, including but not limited to: Criminal records; Citizenship
status; Credit worthiness; Previous employment (reference checks); and
Qualification verification. Short-listed candidates will be expected to avail
themselves at the Department’s convenience. Entry level requirements for SMS
posts: In terms of the Directive on Compulsory Capacity Development, Mandatory
Training Days & Minimum Entry Requirements for SMS that was introduced on 1
April 2015, a requirement for all applicants for SMS posts from 1 April 2020 is a
successful completion of the Senior Management Pre-Entry Programme as
endorsed by the National School of Government (NSG). The course is available at
the NSG under the name Certificate for entry into SMS and the full details can be
obtained by following the below link: https://www.thensg.gov.za/trainingcourse/sms-pre-entryprogramme/.The successful candidate will be required to
provide proof of completion of the NSG Public Service Senior Management
Leadership Programme Certificate for entry into the SMS. Furthermore, candidates
shortlisted for the SMS post will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to
test relevant technical elements of the job. Following the interview and the technical
exercise, the Selection Panel will recommend candidates to attend a generic
managerial competency assessment in compliance with the DPSA Directive on the
implementation of competency-based assessments. The person appointed to this
position will be subjected to a security clearance, the signing of performance
agreement and employment contract. The Department reserves the right not to
make an appointment. If you have not been contacted within three 3 months after
the closing date of the advertisement, please accept that your application was
unsuccessful.

CLOSING DATE : 22 May 2023

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