Farm Aid job vacancy at Department of Agriculture | NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

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The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development is hiring and invites applications for the vacant post of FARM AID REF NO: 3/2/1/2023/309.

  • Closing date: 09 May 2023 at 16:00
  • Salary: R107 196 per annum (Level 02)

CENTRE: North West (Buffelspoort)

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be in possession of NQF Level 1 or 2 (Adult Basic Education and Training Level 2 / 3 Certificate).

No experience required. Basic numeracy skills. Basic literacy skills. Willingness to work extended hours.

DUTIES:  Perform general activities in respect of crop production through Inter alia the following: Irrigation of crops.

Soil cultivation and preparation e.g. cleaning, hoeing, etc. Apply chemical crop protection e.g. operate a knapsack.

Reaping, grading, weighing, packing and storage of farm produce. Tending of crops / orchards / vineyards e.g. pruning, weeding etc.

Perform general activities in respect of livestock through Inter alia the following: Care of sick livestock. Dipping, vaccination and dosing. Assist with calving, lambing, hatching etc.

Count livestock. Shepherding, moving, weighing of livestock. Slaughtering and culling. Weighing, milling, mixing of feeds. Stacking and storing of fodder and feeds.

Feeding, milking and cleaning of water troughs for livestock. Perform general activities which would include inter alia the following:

Cleaning of facilities. Disposal of farm waste material. Provide water supply for livestock and farm buildings.

Maintain equipment e.g. cleaning, oiling, sharpening etc. Fire fighting and prevention. Opening of springs, troughs and unblocking of drains. Loading / off loading.

Perform general activities in respect of infrastructure which would include inter alia the following:

Maintain and build roads, fences, pipelines, canals, dams, drinking troughs, animal housing, building etc. Maintain windmills and water supply system.

ENQUIRIES: Mr T Pongolo Tel No: (021) 809 1640

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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