Department of Agriculture is recruiting for Resource Conservation Inspector [x2 posts]

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The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development is hiring and invites applications for the vacant post of RESOURCE CONSERVATION INSPECTOR (X2 POSTS).

  • Closing date: 09 May 2023 at 16:00
  • Salary: R331 188 per annum (Level 08)


  • Northern Cape (Upington) – RESOURCE CONSERVATION INSPECTOR REF NO:3/2/1/2023/311
  • Northern Cape (De Aar) – RESOURCE CONSERVATION INSPECTOR REF NO: 3/2/1/2023/312

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be in possession of a Grade 12 Certificate and a National Diploma in Agriculture / Environmental Management.

Minimum of 2 years relevant experience. Job related knowledge: Agricultural Pest Act. National Environmental Management Act (NEMA), National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act (NEMBA), Protected Areas Act.

Knowledge of policy development. Public Service Act. Public Service Regulations. Public Finance Management Act (PFMA).

Labour Relations Act. Water Act and Geographic Information System (GIS). Knowledge of project planning and management.

Job related skills: GIS skills. Policy development and analysis skills. Monitoring and research skills. Leadership skills. Negotiation skills.

Communication skills (verbal and written). Presentation and report writing skills. Inspection and auditing knowledge skills. Problem solving and analysis skills.

Facilitation and coordination skills. Computer skills. Ability to act with tact and discretion. Willingness to work extended hours and travel extensively. A valid driver’s licence.

DUTIES:  Assess, activate and monitor locust outbreak (control). Response to locust outbreak reported to verify the outbreak. Conduct the ecological risk assessment of the area.

Organise and plan control. Inspection and monitor control units. Conduct post control evaluation (impact assessment). Identifying and make recommendation for research needs.

Manage the storage of chemicals in district locust area. Assess, execute and monitor blackfly outbreak. Monitor and evaluate blackfly larvae population.

Identify the position of the rapids (control site). Administer trails to determine the dosage rate for each rapid in preparation of the control operations.

Execute control operation. Conduct post control monitoring and evaluation to determine the impact of the control action.

Identifying and make recommendation for research needs / challenges and solution. Assess, execute and monitor quelea (bird) outbreak and armyworm.

Response to outbreak report for verification. Conduct the pre control inspection / evaluation to determine the extent of the outbreak. Conduct the ecological risk assessment of the area.

Plan, organise, co-ordinate and manage control operation. Conduct post control monitoring for remediation / sanitary and evaluation of the impact.

Identifying and make recommendations for research needs / challenges and solutions. Conduct training and awareness campaigns. Training of prospective migratory pest outbreak controllers. Conduct awareness campaign.

ENQUIRIES: Mr DJ Tladi Tel No: (012) 319 6717

APPLICATIONS: Applications can be submitted by post to: Private Bag X833, Pretoria, 0001 or hand delivered during office hours to: 184 Jeff Masemola Street (formerly known as Jacob Mare), corner of Jeff Masemola and Paul Kruger Streets, Pretoria or to Agriculture Place, 20 Steve Biko (formerly Beatrix) Street, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0001.

NOTE/ Instruction: Applications quoting the relevant reference number must be submitted on the new form Z83, obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the internet at

Received applications using the incorrect application for employment (old Z83) will not be considered. Each application for employment form must be fully completed, initialled and signed by the applicant (Part F must be answered and declaration must be completely signed).

Failure to fully complete, initial and sign this form may lead to disqualification of the application during the selection process.

Only shortlisted candidates will be required to submit certified copies of qualifications and other related documents on or before the day of the interview following the communication from Human Resources and such qualification(s) and other related document(s) will be in line with the requirements of the advert.

Applicants who do not comply with the above-mentioned instruction/ requirements, as well as applications received late will not be considered.

The Department does not accept applications via email or fax.


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