Department of Agriculture is recruiting Cadastral Officer [x3 posts]

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The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development is hiring and invites applications for the vacancy: CADASTRAL OFFICER (X3 POSTS).

  • Closing date: 26 May 2023 at 16:00
  • Salary: R241 485 per annum (Level 06)

Directorate: Cadastral Information, Maintenance and Supply Services
Re-advertisement, applicants who applied previously are encouraged to reapply.

CENTRE: Eastern Cape (East London)

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be in possession of a Grade 12 Certificate and a National Certificate in Geomatics or Survey Officer Certificate. Completion of the training prescribed in order to fulfil the required qualification.

Job related knowledge: Computer literacy, Understanding of Spatial Data and knowledge of the functions of Surveyor General Offices.

Job related skills: Interpersonal relations skills, Communication skills (verbal and written), Organising skills and Computer software skills

DUTIES: Capture, maintain and update alpha numeric data of all cadastral documents. Capture alpha and numeric information from newly submitted cadastral documents and undertake mathematical consistency checks and data verification for proposed new land parcels.

Update cadastral survey databases through the addition or amendment of every approved document to maintain an electronic alpha-numeric repository. Capture and verify historical cadastral documents.

Maintenance of cadastral documents in accordance with legislated processes. Perform withdrawal or cancelation of cadastral documents. Deduct, cancel and endorse cadastral documents with registered land parcels, leases or servitudes.

Amend approved and registered cadastral documents. Insert all newly approved cadastral documents into the archive. Extract and issue out cadastral records. Refile returned cadastral records. Repair and keep cadastral records in good usable condition.

Conduct technical examination of cadastral documents. Check designations of newly submitted lodgements. Update the noting sheets through the addition of every approved cadastral land parcel.

Perform technical examination of diagrams and general plans. Perform technical examination of survey records. Perform technical examination of sectional title plans. Supply cadastral information to internal and external clients.

Issue survey data to Land Surveyors when required. Disseminate cadastral information to the public as required, in hard copy or digital formats. Supply aerial photographs, rectified imagery and maps from National Geospatial information (NGI) according to signed service level agreements.

Capture, maintain and update spatial data. Capture newly submitted documents to determine if there are any spatial overlaps prior approval. Add all newly created land parcels to the spatial datasets.

Add data, update and maintain an accurate dataset of cadastral spatial information, including the
addition and updating of historical data. Scan all cadastral documents on approval, amendment, endorsement or withdrawal.

Scan newly approved cadastral documents. Rescan all updated cadastral documents. Link the deposited scanned images to the alpha-numeric data.

ENQUIRIES: Ms NO Ngcaba Tel No: (043) 783 1400

APPLICATIONS: Applications can be forwarded by post to Private Bag X 9086, East London, 5201 or hand delivered during office hours to: 1A Waverley Office Park, 31 – 33 Phillip Frame Road, Chiselhurst, East London 5206.

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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