Jun 27, 2018
POST 25/49 : Scientist Manager REF NO: 060718/05 Branch Operational Integration Limpopo SALARY : R805 806 per annum (all inclusive package) (OSD)
REQUIREMENTS : MSc Degree or relevant qualification in Natural Sciences. Six (6) years postqualification Natural Scientific experience. Compulsory registration with the SACNASP as a Professional Natural Scientist (proof of registration must be attached). Programme and project management. Scientific methodologies and models. Research and development. Computer-aided scientific applications. Knowledge of legal compliance. Technical report writing. Creating high performance culture. Professional judgement. Data analysis. Policy development and analysis. Scientific presentation. Mentoring. Strategic capability and leadership. Decision making. Creativity. Financial management. Customer focus and responsiveness. Good communication skills .Computer literacy. Good networking, planning, organising and execution. Conflict management. People management. Change management. Problem solving and analysis.
DUTIES : Manage the Sub Directorate Water Resource Information Management comprising a groundwater assessment & information dissemination unit, groundwater management & monitoring unit, a hydrological &hygrometry unit, a core drilling unit, a percussion drilling unit, a mechanical maintenance unit, and an administrative support unit. Manage and co-ordinate the assessment of existing and new groundwater resources in terms of their occurrence, quality and exploitation potential. Manage the appropriate development of groundwater resources. Manage the execution of geophysical surveys, borehole census, both core- and percussion drilling programmes, pump testing programmes, and water quality sampling programmes. Interpret and evaluate geophysical, geohydrological, hydro-chemical, and hydrological field data. Compile technical reports for planning, assessment and development purposes. Manage the implementation, operation and maintenance of both groundwater, surface water monitoring networks and river flow gauging structures including betterment works. Manage groundwater and surface water data collection, data processing, data archiving (Hysteria), and reporting. Manage and evaluate hydro geological, hydrological data and report on the status of Limpopo water resources. Manage and report on water resource status (groundwater levels, dam levels and river floe) during disaster events such as drought and flooding. Represent the department at Provincial Disaster Committees and Joint Operations Committees. Manage and maintain an early warning real time flood warning system and confirm and report on flood events. Manage and maintain the regional GRIP project and related groundwater database both regional and national. Manage and maintain the continuous updating of borehole data in the region by means of borehole census and maintain the issuing of unique borehole numbers. Manage and maintain the mechanical workshop responsible for the servicing, repairing and maintenance of all the sub-directorate’s heavy duty construction and drilling vehicles and equipment. Manage the long term Phakisa vehicle fleet as well as the drilling and construction vehicle and equipment fleet. Manage and maintain the Supply Chain, Human Resource, and Finance components of the sub-directorate. Advise water users and managers on groundwater development, management and protection. Educate and inform communities/public/school children of the basics and management of groundwater and surface water. Disseminate groundwater and surface water information to local authorities and individuals. Provide a professional service to the directorate Planning and Information and the Department as a whole. Provide geohydrological, hydrological training and development opportunities to both scientific and engineering technicians and interns. Manage the budget and the performance of the Sub Directorate against the operation plan targets.
DEPARTMENT OF WATER AND SANITATION
Head Office (Pretoria): Please forward your applications quoting the relevant reference number to the Department of Water and Sanitation, Private Bag X350, Pretoria, 0001 or hand deliver to Continental Building, Corner of Visagie and Bosman Street, Pretoria. For attention: Ms LI Mabole
Central Operations (Pretoria): Please forward your applications quoting the relevant reference number to the Department of Water and Sanitation, NWRI Central Operations, Private Bag X273, Pretoria, 000, or hand deliver to 1st Floor, Praetor Forum Building, 267 Van Der Walt Street, Pretoria. For attention: Mr KL Manganyi
Potchefstroom/Moorivier /schoonsspruit: Please forward your application quoting the Reference number to the Department of Water and Sanitation, The Acting Area Manager, Po Box 2442, Potchefstroom, 2520. For attention: Ms M Mokgosi
Standerton: Please forward your application quoting the reference number to the Department of Water and Sanitation, Private Bag X2021, 2430. For Attention: Ms PN Myeni
Tugela Vaal: Please forward your application quoting the reference number to The Area Manager The department of Water and Sanitation Private Bag X 1652 Bergville 3350 Or hand delivery to 01 kiepersol Avenue, Jagersrust 3354 the address For Attention Motsepe.
Central Operations Bloemfontein / Gariep Dam: Please forward your application Quoting the Reference number to The Department of Water and Sanitation Private Bag 528 Bloemfontein 9300 Mr Steve For Attention Van der Westhuizen
Usutu River: Please forward your applications, quoting the reference number to The Department of Water and Sanitation, Private Bag X1004, Amsterdam, 2375. For Attention Ms KE Thomo.
Gauteng Regional Office (Pretoria): Please forward your application, quoting the post reference number, to The Department of Water and Sanitation, Private Bag X995, Pretoria, 0001 or Hand delivered at 285 Francis Baard Street, Bothongo Plaza East Building, 15th Floor, Pretoria. For Attention: Mr PS Nevhorwa
Uitkeer: Please forward your application, quoting the post reference number, to the Department of Water and Sanitation, P.O. Box 5501, Walmer, Port Elizabeth, 6065 or Hand deliver at 50 Heugh Road, Lion Roars Office Park c/o 3rd Avenue and Heugh Road, Walmer. For Attention: Mr S Madyungu
Durban: Please forward your applications, quoting the reference number to The, Department of Water and Sanitation. P.O. Box 1018, Durban, 4000 or hand-deliver to 88 Joe Slovo Street (previously Field Street), Southern Life Building, 9th Floor, Durban For Attention: The Manager (Human Resources)
Lydenburg/Mpumalanga,/ Bronkhorstspruit/ Groblersdal: Please forward your applications quoting the relevant reference number to: The Department of Water and Sanitation, Private Bag X 11259, Mbombela 1200, or hand deliver to the Department of Water and Sanitation at the reception ground floor, Prorom building, Corner Brown & Paul Kruger Street, Mbombela. For Attention: Mr MJ Nzima
Limpopo: Please forward your applications, quoting the reference number to The Department of Water and Sanitation. Private Bag X9506, Polokwane, 0700 or hand-deliver to 49 Joubert Street, AZMO Place building, Polokwane, 0699. For Attention: Mr MP Makgakga.
North West: Please forward your applications, quoting the reference number to The Department of Water and Sanitation, Private Bag X5 Mmabatho 2735 or hand deliver at Mega City Shopping Centre, Cnr. Dr. James Moroka Drive and Sekame Road, Unit99 Ground Floor. For Attention: Mr. MJ Ntwe.
NOTE : Applications must be submitted on a signed and dated Z83 form, obtainable from any Public Service Department, and should be accompanied by a comprehensive CV as well as certified copies of qualifications and Identity document.
No late, faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted. Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only.
If you have not heard from us within two (2) months of the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.
Preference will be given to previously disadvantage groups. Successful applicants will be required to undergo standard Government security clearance procedures including verification of qualifications.
Should you be in a possession of a foreign qualification(s), it must be accompanied by an evaluation from South African Qualification Authority (SAQA).
“All SMS shortlisted candidates will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job, the logistics of which will be communicated by the department.
Following the interview and 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 competency assessment will be testing generic managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS competency assessment tools” People with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the posts.
People who are not employed by the Public Service Departments are welcomed to apply for posts.
The department reserves the right not to make an appointment.
Department of Water and Sanitation
Limpopo, South Africa