Dec 04, 2018

Scientist Manager

  • Department of Water and Sanitation
  • Eastern Cape
Full time Management

Job Description

SALARY : R 854 154 per annum (All inclusive OSD salary related package)
CENTRE : East London
REQUIREMENTS : An MSc degree or relevant qualification in the fields of Geohydrology,
Hydrology, Geology or earth Sciences. Six (6) years post qualification natural
(Scientific) experience. Compulsory registration with SACNASP as a
professional Natural Scientist. (Proof of registration must be attached). A valid
driver’s license (please attach certified copy). Willingness to work afterhours.
Appropriate experience in groundwater exploration, assessment and
groundwater monitoring network development, data assessment, updating
Hydstra and production of ground water reports. Appropriate experience in all
aspects of geohydrology, geophysics and acquisition as well as the
provision of groundwater information. Applied knowledge of GIS in
groundwater assessment and monitoring. Ability to supervise and manage
subordinates. Experience in managing the budget. Knowledge of Financial and
Human Resources Legislation. Interpersonal skills and leadership ability. Good
communication skills both written and verbal and presentation skills.
Knowledge of Water legislation. Excellent computer skills.
DUTIES : Ensure the development and implementation of Policies, systems and
procedures. Review and recommend/ approve scientific projects. Facilitate
the setting of scientific standards, specifications and service levels according
to organisational objectives to ensure optimum operational availability.
Monitor scientific efficiencies according to ensure validity and adherence to
organizational principles. Provide strategic leadership and direction. Align
project to organizational strategies. Provide support and advice to the
industry and stakeholders. Develop and maintain relationships/ collaborations
and review scientific documents. Lead, coordinate, and develop scientific
models and regulatory frameworks. Design scientific methodology for the
analysis of scientific data. Ratify the evaluation, monitoring and dissemination
of data. Design and develop appropriate scientific models to generate
information and knowledge. Formulate and evaluate proposals and compile
reports and develop and customize scientific models. Research and
development. Manage scientific research to improve expertise. Publish and
present research findings (results). Lead co ordinate and conduct basic and
applied research or knowledge application. Financial Management. Allocate,
monitor, control expenditure according to budget to ensure efficient cash flow
management. Manage the commercial value add of the discipline – related
programmes and projects and Asset management. People management.
Manage the development, motivation and utilization of human resources for
the discipline to ensure competent knowledge base for the continued success
of scientific services according to organisational needs and requirements and
manage staff key performance areas by setting and monitoring performance
standards and taking actions to correct deviations to achieve departmental
objectives. Governance, allocate, control, monitor and report on all resources.
Compile risk logs and manages significant risk according to sound risk
management practice and organizational requirements. Manage and
implement knowledge sharing initiatives e.g. short-term assignments and
secondments within and across operations, in support of individual
development plans, operational requirements and return on investment.
Continuously monitor the exchange and protection of information between
operations and individuals to ensure effective knowledge management
according to departmental objectives. Facilitate and liaise with
structures/stakeholders on scientific matters.


APPLICATIONS : Eastern Cape (East London): Please forward your applications quoting the
relevant reference number to Private bag X 7485, King Williams Town, 5600
or hand deliver at the 2 Hargreaves Avenue, King William’s Town 5600. For
attention: Ms T Solwandle 043 604 5476


R 854 154 per annum

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