GISC TECHNICIAN PRODUCTION GRADE A-C (OSD)

Environment, Forestry and Fisheries
  • Post Date: Mar 7, 2022
  • Apply Before : Mar 22, 2022
  • Salary: $316,536.00 - $316,536.00 / Annual
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Job Details

  • Offered Salary R316 536 per annum
  • Qualifications Diploma
  • Industry Environment
  • Reference REF NO: FOM13/2021
  • Centre Pretoria
  • Enquiries
    Mr AR Madula Tel No: (012) 309 5709
  • Where to submit application
    The Director: Human Resources Management, Private Bag X4390, Cape Town, 8000
  • Notes
    NOTE : Application must be submitted on a New signed Z83 form obtainable from any Public Service Department and must be completed in full, also accompanied by copies of all relevant qualifications (Matric Certificate must also be attached), ID document, a valid Driver’s License (attached documentation need not be certified, certification will be requested when required) together with the recent Curriculum Vitae in order 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 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/training-course/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. ERRATUM: Kindly take note of the following changes on the post of Control Biodiversity Officer Grade A: Protected Areas Legislation and Management Effectiveness: with Ref No: BC01/2022 that was advertised on PSVC no 07 dated 25 February 2022 with a closing date of 14 March 2022. The qualification requirements for the post are an appropriate 4-year Bachelor’s Degree (NQF 8) in Natural Sciences/ Environmental Sciences or an equivalent qualification within the related field. The closing date for the post has been extended to 28 March 2022.

Job Description

REQUIREMENTS : Applicants must be in possession National Diploma (NQF Level 6) in GISc / Cartography or relevant qualification with 3-year post qualification technical GISc experience in natural forest resource management planning and implementation. Compulsory registration with South African Geomatics Council (SAGC) as a GISc Technician. Knowledge of Geo-Database design and analysis. Knowledge of research and development. Legal and operational compliance. Programme and project management. Advance Computer skills, Planning, Organising and Execution, teamwork, Problem Solving Analysis and Decision Making, Customer Service, Communication and Interpersonal Relations, Language Proficiency. A valid driver’s license. DUTIES : Develop and maintain geospatial data / metadata for all forestry resources. Update and maintain the forestry Geo-database. Ensure that accurate data is backed-up in forestry database for the forestry regions throughout the country. Source spatial information from various data custodians. Capture and clean spatial data from various formats and sources. Perform data manipulation according to application requirements. Apply coordinate systems and projections. Develop and implement relational / object orientated databases. Produce customised maps to meet client’s needs. Advice on GISc equipment(s), software, data and products. Undertake spatial analysis with regards to GISc projects. Provide geographical support to internal and external stakeholders. Keep up with developments in the geo-spatial industry. Participate in relevant GISc forums. Ensure accurate data to GIS server is available. Develop maps for management of fire protection and afforestation. Ensure that maps are printed and available electronically. Maintain GISc tools. Train End-users on basic GISc Skills. Compile content for web publishing. Updating of GISc software and renewal of licenses. Documentation of GISc processes. Provide training and support to the GISc interns. Ensure the verification of State Land Register and State Forest Land and boundaries. Identify outstanding forest names for substation offices and Beacons. Coordinate the establishment of FMU boundaries for Forest patches. Mentor candidate technicians to ensure competent knowledge base. Produce maps from the compared forestry data with the latest land cover. Conduct field visits to validate the google earth polygons. Document organisational GISc challenges. Organise workshops for user requirements analysis. Identify gap analysis on available spatial information in the organisation. Document software capabilities and identify the required functionalities. Customise the GISc software to suit the organisational needs

Environment, Forestry and Fisheries
  • Pretoria, Gauteng, Cnr. Steve Biko and Soutpansberg Road, 0084 View on Map
  • Apply Before : Mar 22, 2022
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