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Scientist (Production Level)

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Scientist (Production Level)

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Scientist (Production Level) - Moreersburg Full job description Closing Date 2024/05/27   Reference Number WCG240416-9   Tracking Number AGR 20/2024   Job Title Scientist (Production Level): Cropping Systems, Ref No. AGR 20/2024   Department Agriculture   Salary level OSD   Enquiries Ms A Swanepoel at (021) 808 5320   Job Type Permanent   Location - Country South Africa   Location - Province Western Cape   Location - Town / City Langgewens Research Farm, Moorreesburg   Job Purpose The Department of Agriculture, Western Cape Government has a opportunity for a suitably qualified and competent individual to undertake advanced research for the development of new and adaption of existing technology in the field cropping systems, aimed at improving farming efficiency and to transfer technology to the entire agricultural sector.   Minimum Requirements An appropriate Science degree BSc (Hons) or equivalent with Agronomy as a major subject; Compulsory registration with SACNASP as a Professional Natural Scientist in the appropriate field of practice; A minimum of 3 years post-qualification natural scientific experience in Agronomy; A valid code B driving licence.   Recommendation MSc Agric degree in Agronomy; Experience in crops and cropping systems in the Western Cape (small grain production systems, including cover crops); Experience in livestock management; Research connections with academic institutes involved in agronomy research, are recommended.   Key Performance Areas Participate with problem identification, problem definition and the prioritization of research needs in in the field of agronomy and cropping systems in accordance with the departmental strategic plan to ensure that relevant and applicable research is conducted; Conduct scientifically accountable, innovative and advanced research trials (on-site) to ensure that cutting edge research is conducted and an information source is available for sustainable agricultural practices; Conduct statistical analysis, interpret results, formulate conclusions and present research findings to all relevant stakeholders and beneficiaries; Perform all administrative and related functions; Keep up to date with applicable prescripts, policies, procedures, technologies and new developments to be able to render an efficient and effective Research service.   Competencies Working knowledge of the following: Small stock management and grazing management; Conservation agricultural and regenerative agricultural systems; Implements/machinery used in the small grain systems; Agronomy; Management in multidisciplinary cropping systems of the Western Cape and the management of component trials in cropping systems for optimal production and sustainability; Planning skills that involves managing a complex multidisciplinary systems trial within, as well as the large data sets involved; A proven record of participation in the scientific process, as indicated by contributions at local and overseas scientific conferences, study tours, peer reviewed papers published in scientific journals and accredited conference proceedings, and papers in the popular press in this research area; Skills in the follwing: Communication skills at production and scientific level: Research connections with academic institutes involved in cropping systems and agronomy are recommended; Contact with industry and producers is important; Computer literacy in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).   Remuneration Grade A: R 721 476 - Grade C: R1 084 368 (OSD as prescribed) Note on remuneration: Cost-to-employer (CTE) remuneration packages for certain occupation-specific dispensations (OSD) are inclusive of all costs related to service benefits or obligations including basic salary, medical assistance, housing assistance, pension-fund contributions, etc. Where remuneration is not indicated as CTE, employees' service benefits or obligations are funded or co-funded in terms of the applicable prescripts or collective agreements.       Notes Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit documentation for verification purposes and criminal record vetting. These candidates will be required to attend interviews on a date and time determined by the department and may also be required to undergo competency assessments/proficiency tests. The selection process will be guided by the EE targets of the employing department. By applying for this position, you are consenting to the Western Cape Government contacting your previous employers/managers for an employment reference. Reference checks will include enquiries relating to your disciplinary records and reasons for leaving. Should you experience difficulties with your online application, technical support is available from Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 16.00. Contact the helpline at 086 137 0214. For all other queries relating to the position, kindly contact the enquiries person as indicated in the advert. Please ensure that you submit your application before the closing date as no late applications will be considered.      

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Job reference:
Scientist (Production Level)
Hours:
Monday - Friday
Location:
Western Cape, South Africa
Working term:
Permanent
Salary:
Negotiable
Application deadline:
23/05/2024
 

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Working Hours: Monday - Friday
Job Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Salary: Negotiable

Scientist (Production Level) - Elsenberg, WC Full job description Closing Date 2024/06/17 Reference Number WCG240507-1 Tracking Number AGR 23/2024   Job Title Scientist ...
Working Hours: Monday - Friday
Job Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Salary: Negotiable

Scientist (Production Level) - Moreersburg Full job description Closing Date 2024/05/27   Reference Number WCG240416-9   Tracking Number AGR 20/2024   Job Title ...
Working Hours: Monday - Friday
Job Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Salary: Negotiable

Scientist (Production Level) - Moorreesburg Full job description Closing Date 2024/05/27 Reference Number WCG240416-9 Tracking Number AGR 20/2024 Job Title Scientist (Produc...
Working Hours: Monday - Friday
Job Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Salary: Negotiable

Scientist (Production Level) - Mareersburg, WC Full job description Closing Date 2024/05/27 Reference Number WCG240416-9 Tracking Number AGR 20/2024 Job Title Scientist (Pro...

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