MARINE RESEARCH ASSISTANT (X2 POSTS)

POST 14/63 : MARINE RESEARCH ASSISTANT REF NO: OC12/2023 (X2 POSTS)

SALARY : R269 214 per annum

CENTRE : Cape Town

REQUIREMENTS : National Diploma in Marine Science or relevant comparable qualification. 1-2 years’
experience required in relevant filed. The candidate must have the following skills:
A valid code 08/EB driver’s license. Research, sound organising and planning
skills. Good communication skills. Computer literacy. Leadership. Basic Analytical
skills. Honesty. Ability to work long hours voluntarily. Ability to work individually and
in team Good interpersonal relations skills. Laboratory management
experience/knowledge. Experience with traditional and/or innovative biological
sampling gear and technologies, including analysis of biological samples such as
Plankton. Sound knowledge/experience of automated image analysis of plankton
and plastics. Willingness and ability to go on extended field trips, including shipbased surveys; the successful candidate must pass a medical examination for
seafarers (Section 101 of the SAMSA Act 57 of 1951). Understanding of practical
application; design; maintenance and/or calibration of marine monitoring
equipment/systems. Ability to independently initiate, plan and participate in field
work. Successful candidate must be within the basic parameters to satisfy seagoing & physical and Safety at Sea Training.

DUTIES : The candidate will be responsible to perform under supervision technical scientific
functions and tasks that require basic interpretation in the presence of an
established framework. Preparation for and participation in research activities. Data
collection through field surveys. Operation of scientific equipment.
Research/literature studies on scientific equipment to improve expertise. Operation
of scientific equipment. Sample analysis. Safe laboratory practices.
Research/literature studies on scientific equipment to improve expertise. Operation
of scientific equipment. Sample analysis Plastics Flow-Cam analysis. Accurate raw
data capturing and interpretation. Participate in data processing and validate into
databases. Dissemination of data on request in summarized form. Sample
analysis. Continuous professional development to keep up with new technologies
and procedures. Attend mandatory prescribed courses Self-learning on the job
training. Train on CPR functions/ sample analysis

ENQUIRIES : Mr. M Worship Tel No: 082 309 7546 / Mr. J Khanyile Tel No: 083 433 7652

APPLICATIONS : May be forwarded to the Director-General, Department of Forestry, Fisheries and
the Environment, May be forwarded to the Director-General, Department of
Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment: Private Bag X4390, Cape Town, 8000 or
hand-deliver to 14 Loop Street Cape Town

FOR ATTENTION : Human Resource Management

NOTE : Applications 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. 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 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. Shortlisted 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 and Minimum Entry
Requirements for SMS that was introduced on 1 April 2015, a pre-entry certificate
obtained from National School of Government (NSG) is required for all SMS
applicants. The course is available through the NSG under the name “Certificate
for entry into SMS” (full details are available at: https://www.thensg.gov.za/trainingcourse/sms-pre-entry-programme/) .Shortlisted candidates must provide proof of
successful completion of the course. 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 a performance
agreement and an 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 : 09 May 2023

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