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Farm Aid x2, Gen Worker x9, Cleaner x4, Handyman x2, Clerks x4 posts @ Limpopo DARD


PROVINCIAL ADMINISTRATION: LIMPOPO Limpopo Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer with clear employment equity targets. Applications are hereby invited for the filling of the vacant posts, which exist in the Limpopo Department of Agriculture and Rural Development as outlined on the attached “Annexure A”. Women and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


POST 32/275 : FARM AID (X2 POSTS)

SALARY : R125 373 per annum (Level 02)

CENTRE : Tompi Seleka College of Agriculture Ref No: LDARD 25/09/2023 (X1 Post)

Madzivhandila Seleka College of Agriculture Ref No: LDARD 26/09/2023 (X1 Post)

REQUIREMENTS : Grade 10 or equivalent qualification. Ability to read and write. Knowledge,

Competencies and Skills: Communication skills. Good interpersonal relation and

knowledge of Batho Pele Principles. Farm work experience and knowledge of

various types of farm activities will be an added advantage.

DUTIES : Apply chemical crop protection. Soil cultivation and preparation. Irrigation of crops.

Care for sick livestock. Dipping, vaccination and dosing. Count livestock daily.

Tending of crops/orchards/vineyards. Cleaning of facilities and disposal of farm

waste materials. Firefighting and prevention. Maintain windmills and water supply

system.

ENQUIRIES : Mr. Mabula NJ (015) 294 3582, Ms. Mtswene PV Tel No: (015) 294 3395, Ms.

Mothapo RL Tel No: (015) 294 3235 or Ms. Kgobe MA Tel No: (015) 294 3587




POST 32/276 : GENERAL WORKER (X2 POSTS)

SALARY : R125 373 per annum (Level 02)

CENTRE : Sekhukhune District: Ref No: LDARD 27/09/2023 (X1 Post).

Vhembe District: Vhembe Far North Ref No: LDARD 28/09/2023 (X1 Post).

REQUIREMENTS : ABET Level 4/ Grade 9. Basic numeracy. Knowledge, Competencies and Skills:

Knowledge of cleaning procedures and gardening principles. Ability to operate

basic garden equipment and machinery. Knowledge of maintenance of relevant

equipment. Good interpersonal relations.

DUTIES : Maintenance of grounds and gardens. Maintenance and safekeeping of gardening

equipment. Cleaning and maintenance of laboratory equipment and stores.

Removing garbage and empty boxes. Moving equipment and furniture as required.

Cleaning of laboratory service vehicles. Assist in receiving stock and goods.

Reporting of losses/damages to equipment.

ENQUIRIES : Sekhukhune District: Ms. Laka MA Tel No: (015) 632 7000 or Ms. Mphahlele

RS Tel No: (015) 632 7000.

Vhembe District: Ms. Rathogwa M Tel No: (015) 963 2005 or Ms. Mashau VR Tel

No: (015) 963 2007



POST 32/277 : CLEANER (X4 POSTS)

SALARY : R125 373 per annum (Level 02)

CENTRE : Vhembe District: Vhembe Central Ref No: LDARD 29/09/2023 (X1 Post); Vhembe

West Ref No: LDARD 30/09/2023 (X1 Post)

Capricorn District: Capricorn South Ref No: LDARD 31/09/2023 (X1 Post)

Mopani District: Mopani North Ref No: LDARD 32/09/2023 (X1 Post)

REQUIREMENTS : Grade 10 or equivalent qualification. Ability to read and write. Knowledge,

Competencies and Skills: Communication skills. Good interpersonal relations and

knowledge of Batho Pele Principles. Knowledge of cleaning products/materials and

equipments. Knowledge of operating cleaning equipment. Good interpersonal

skills. Ability to work under pressure. Teamwork. Client focus and responsiveness.

Be able to perform manual work. Show commitment and loyalty. Must be punctual,

productive and show good behaviour towards customers. Knowledge of Batho Pele

Principle. Health and safety measures. Working procedures in respect of working

environment.

DUTIES : Cleaning of offices, storerooms, corridors, elevators, and boardrooms. Dust and

take out waste and providing water during meetings. Refill aqua cooler/s. Washing

walls and windows. Cleaning equipment and machinery. Cleaning windows and all

general kitchen utensils. Scrubbing toilets and polishing office floors. Vacuum

cleaning using vacuum machine. Provide toilet paper in the toilets. Keep and

maintain cleaning materials and equipments.

ENQUIRIES : Waterberg District: Ms. Malatjie MA Tel No: (015) 812 3210 or Ms. Nkuna NS Tel

No: (015) 812 2275.

Vhembe District: Ms. Rathogwa M Tel No: (015) 963 2005 or Ms. Mashau VR Tel

No: (015) 963 2007

Mopani District: Ms. Malatjie MA Tel No: (015) 812 3210 or Ms. Nkuna NS Tel No:

(015) 812 2275

Capricorn District: Ms. Sebatjane LD Tel No: (015) 632 8609, Ms. Moeti M Tel

No: (015) 632 8619



POST 32/278 : GENERAL WORKER (REDLINE GATE/GUARD/FENCE PATROLLER (X7 POSTS)

SALARY : R125 373 per annum (Level 02)

CENTRE : Vhembe District (X4 Posts):

Vhembe Far North Ref No: LDARD 33/07/2023 (X2 Posts); Vhembe West: Ref No: LDARD 34/07/2023 (X2 Posts).

Mopani District: Mopani North Ref No: LDARD 35/06/2022 (X3 Posts)

REQUIREMENTS : Grade 8 / ABET level 2 or equivalent qualification. Knowledge, Competencies and

Skills: Basic literacy and numeracy. Able to read and write. Knowledge of security

services. Communication skills. Good interpersonal relations. Report writing.

DUTIES : To perform routine manual farming activities. Control over movement of cloven

hooved animals. Stop, register and search vehicles from the redline area. Check

meat, dairy products, dung, grass, hides, skins, etc. Confiscate all products listed

in (ii) above. Open and close the gate. Report confiscated products to the

supervisor for further attention. Conduct fence patrol. Routine check of the redline

fence. Repairs of fence breakage. Trace animal tracks along the redline fence.

Clear bushes along the redline fence. Control over quarantined animals. Check

permits for animals to be quarantined. Liaise with the Animal Health Technician for

inspections. Keep records. Keep permit register. Keep register for quarantined

animals. Keep register for vehicle movement.

ENQUIRIES : Vhembe District: Ms. Rathogwa M Tel No: (015) 963 2005 or Ms. Mashau VR Tel

No: (015) 963 2007

Mopani District: Ms. Malatjie MA Tel No: (015) 812 3210 or Ms. Nkuna NS Tel No:

(015) 812 2275



POST 32/270 : ANIMAL HEALTH ASSISTANT REF NO: LDARD 20/09/2023 (X1 POST)

SALARY : R171 573 per annum (Level 04)

CENTRE : Capricorn District: Capricorn South

REQUIREMENTS : Grade 12. 02 years’ experience in the Animal Health field. A valid driver’s license (with exception of people with disabilities). Knowledge, Competencies and skills: Good communication skills. Ability of mixing dip stuff, cleaning and re-assemble syringes, handling of veterinary tools and equipment. Experience in handling of cattle, small stock and poultry. Ability to read and write. Interpersonal, communication, evaluation persuasion, time management, conflict management.

DUTIES : Assist to implement disease control measures. Assist to improve animal health through biosecurity, vaccination and surveillance for disease and treatment of animals. Assist in collecting specimen, examination and dispatch samples of animal diseases. Assist in the provision of extension services on animal health to animal owners.

ENQUIRIES : Ms. Sebatjane LD Tel No: (015) 632 8609, Ms. Moeti M Tel No: (015) 632 8619



POST 32/271 : DRIVER/MESSENGER SUPPLY CHAIN & ASSET MANAGEMENT REF NO: LDARD 21/09/2023 (X1 POST)

SALARY : R171 573 per annum (Level 04)

CENTRE : Capricorn District

REQUIREMENTS : Grade 12 / Equivalent Qualification. A minimum of 2 years’ experience as a Messenger/Driver. A valid driver’s license (with exception of people with disabilities). Knowledge, Competencies and skills: Good communication skills. Ability to read and write. Interpersonal skills, communication skills, Writing skills, time management, conflict management.

DUTIES : Mail distribution. Collect mail and documents from and to the department. Collect and deliver correspondence / parcels for the district at various collection and distribution points. Provide a transport service for the District Office. Maintenance of the vehicle.

ENQUIRIES : Ms. Sebatjane LD Tel No: (015) 632 8609, Ms. Moeti M Tel No: (015) 632 8619



POST 32/272 : SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR REF NO: LDARD 22/09/2023 (X1 POST)

SALARY : R171 537 per annum (Level 04)

CENTRE : Mopani District

REQUIREMENTS : Grade 12 certificate or equivalent qualification. Knowledge, Competencies and skills: Able to operate switchboard machines. Able to handle confidential information. Able to read and write. Good communication and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of Batho Pele Principle.

DUTIES : Attend to incoming and outgoing telephone calls. Transfer calls to relevant extensions. Provide clients with relevant information. Take messages and convey to relevant staff. Keep record of all outgoing calls. Print and issue telephone accounts. Maintain telephone database. Allocate pin codes when authorised. Identify and report telephone faults to the supervisor.

ENQUIRIES : Mopani District: Ms. Malatji MA, Chaka NS and Hlungwani G Tel No: (015) 812 3210 / 18



POST 32/273 : HANDYMAN: ENGINEERING & INFRASTRUCTURE REF NO: LDARD 23/09/2023 (X1 POST)

SALARY : R147 036 per annum (Level 03)

CENTRE : Capricorn District

REQUIREMENTS : Matric certificate, N3 certificate or equivalent in either Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical, Masonry. Driver’s license will be an added advantage. Minimum 3 years’ experience in Construction and Maintenance of buildings and related infrastructure. Knowledge, Competencies and Skills: Knowledge of maintenance tools and equipment. Safety regulations. Communication skills. Good interpersonal relation and knowledge of Batho Pele Principles. Buildings and related farm infrastructure maintenance experience and knowledge of various types of farm infrastructure and maintenance tools will be an added advantage. Driver’s license will be an added advantage.

DUTIES : Maintenance of buildings, fittings and furniture. Conduct regular building inspections. Attend to minor electrical, plumbing, building and carpentry problems. Maintenance of office equipment, Repair broken furniture and equipment. Safekeeping of maintenance tools and supplies. Report defects.

ENQUIRIES : Capricorn District: Ms. Sebatjane LD Tel No: (015) 632 8609, Ms. Moeti M Tel No: (015) 632 8619



POST 32/274 : HANDYMAN REF NO: LDARD 24/09/2023 (X1 POST)

SALARY : R147 036 per annum (Level 03)

CENTRE : Tompi Seleka College of Agriculture

REQUIREMENTS : Matric certificate, N3 certificate or equivalent in either Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical, Masonry. Driver’s license will be an added advantage. Minimum 3 years’ experience in Construction and Maintenance of buildings and related infrastructure. Knowledge, Competencies and Skills: Knowledge of maintenance tools and equipment. Safety regulations. Communication skills. Good interpersonal relation and knowledge of Batho Pele Principles. Buildings and related farm infrastructure maintenance experience and knowledge of various types of farm infrastructure and maintenance tools will be an added advantage. Driver’s license will be an added advantage.

DUTIES : Maintenance of buildings, fittings and furniture. Conduct regular building inspections. Attend to minor electrical, plumbing, building and carpentry problems. Maintenance of office equipment, Repair broken furniture and equipment. Safekeeping of maintenance tools and supplies. Report defects.

ENQUIRIES : Mr. Mabula NJ (015) 294 3582, Ms. Mtswene PV Tel No: (015)294 3395, Ms. Mothapo RL Tel No: (015) 294 3235 or Ms. Kgobe MA Tel No: (015) 294 3587



POST 32/267 : HUMAN RESOURCE CLERK (X2 POSTS)

SALARY : R202 233 per annum (Level 05)

CENTRE : Capricorn District: Ref No: LDARD 15/09/2023 (X1 Post)

Waterberg District: Ref No: LDARD 16/09/2023 (X1 Post)

REQUIREMENTS : Grade 12 plus NQF level 6 Qualifications in Human Resource Management / Public

Management/Administration or equivalent appropriate tertiary qualification as

recognised by SAQA. Appropriate/relevant administrative experience. Knowledge

of PERSAL System. Knowledge, Competencies and Skills: Knowledge of Human

Resource policies and legislation. Report writing. Good communication skills

(verbal and written). Computer literacy (MS Office). Good organizing skills.

Accuracy and attention to details.

DUTIES : Compiling and updating of employee’s statistics on a monthly basis. Receiving and

scheduling of applications for employment. Writing memorandum for approval

(shortlisting and interviews) in terms of the departmental delegations. Performing

secretarial functions during shortlisting and interviews. Verifying appointment

credentials (Personnel Suitability Checks) of the shortlisted candidates. Compiling/

writing appointment memorandum (Temporary & Permanent) for approval of the

District Director. Implementing all transactions on the PERSAL System relating to

appointments of permanent and contract employees, etc.. Facilitate transfer and

translation of employees. Facilitate probations. Administer all Service Benefits

functions. Capture/amend applications for leave on PERSAL System. Audit Leave

Files and compile monthly statistics. Implement Conditions of Services (Leave,

Housing, Medical, Injury on Duty, Long Service Recognition and PILIR.

ENQUIRIES : Capricorn District: Ms. Sebatjane LD Tel No: (015) 632 8609 or Ms. Moeti M Tel

No: (015) 632 8619

Waterberg District: Mr. Matjiu SK Tel No: (014) 717 4949 or Ms. Kekana MR Tel

No: (014) 717 2523.



POST 32/268 : ADMINISTRATIVE CLERK (X2 POSTS)

SALARY : R202 233 per annum (Level 05)

CENTRE : Mokopane: Laboratory Services Ref No: LDARD 17/09/2023 (X1 Post)

Madzivhandila College of Agriculture Ref No: LDARD 18/09/2023 (X1 Post)

REQUIREMENTS : A grade 12 certificate or equivalent. NQF level 6 Qualification in Management

Assistant and Public Management will be an added advantage. Basic knowledge

of Clerical administrative work. Knowledge, Competencies and Skills: Knowledge

of clerical duties, practices as well as the ability to capture data, operate computer

and collecting statistics. Knowledge and understanding of the legislative framework

governing the Public Service. Knowledge of working procedures in terms of the

working environment. Job Knowledge Good verbal and written communication

skills. Interpersonal relations. Flexibility. Teamwork. Computer literacy. Planning

and organisation.

DUTIES : Render general clerical support services. Provide supply chain clerical support

services within the component. Provide personnel administration clerical support

services within the component. Provide financial administration support services in

the component.

ENQUIRIES : Capricorn District: Ms. Sebatjane LD Tel No: (015) 632 8609, Ms. Moeti M Tel

No: (015) 632 8619.

Mara Research Centre: Mr. Mabula NJ (015) 294 3582, Ms. Mtswene PV Tel No:

(015)294 3395, Ms. Mothapo RL Tel No: (015) 294 3235 or Ms. Kgobe MA Tel No:

(015) 294 3587

Madzivhandila College of Agriculture: Mr. Mabula NJ (015) 294 3582, Ms.

Mtswene PV Tel No: (015)294 3395, Ms. Mothapo RL Tel No: (015) 294 3235 or

Ms. Kgobe MA Tel No: (015) 294 3587



POST 32/269 : SECRETARY: DIRECTOR’S OFFICE REF NO: LDARD 19/09/2023 (X1 POST)

SALARY : R202 233 per annum (Level 05)

CENTRE : Capricorn District

REQUIREMENTS : A grade 12 certificate or equivalent. NQF level 6 Qualification in Management

Assistant and Public Management will be an added advantage. Basic knowledge

of Clerical administrative work. Knowledge, Competencies and Skills: Knowledge

of clerical duties, practices as well as the ability to capture data, operate computer

and collecting statistics. Knowledge and understanding of the legislative framework

governing the Public Service. Knowledge of working procedures in terms of the

working environment. Job Knowledge Good verbal and written communication

skills. Interpersonal relations. Flexibility. Teamwork. Computer literacy. Planning

and organization.

DUTIES : The purpose of the role is to render a secretarial support service to the Director.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following functions and include,

but not limited to: Providing a clerical support service to the Director: Liaise with

travel agencies to make travel arrangements. Check the arrangements when

relevant documents are received; Arrange meetings and events for the Director.

Identifies venue, invites role players, organises refreshments and sets up

schedules for meetings and events; Process the travel and subsistence claims for

the unit; Process all invoices that emanate from activities of the work of the Director;

Record basic minutes for the meetings of the Director where required; Draft routine

correspondence and reports; Do filing of the documents for the Director and the

unit where required; Administer matters like leave forms, leave registers and

telephone accounts; Handle the procurement of standard items like stationery and

refreshments; Collect all relevant documents to enable the Director to prepare for

meetings; Provide a secretarial/receptionist support service to the Director:

Receive telephone calls and refers the calls to the correct role players if not meant

for the Director; Record appointments and events in the diary for the Director; Type

documents for Director; Operate office equipment like fax machines and

photocopiers; Remain up to date with regards to prescripts/policies and procedures

applicable to his/her work terrain: Study the relevant Public Service and

departmental prescripts/policies and other documents to ensure that application

thereof is understood properly; Remain abreast with the procedures and processes

that apply in the office of the Director.

ENQUIRIES : Ms. Sebatjane LD Tel No: (015) 632 8609 or Ms. Moeti M Tel No: (015) 632 8619



APPLICATIONS : Applicants must quote the relevant reference number on the application and forward to the below addresses:


Head office: Polokwane; Tompi Seleka College of Agriculture, Madzivhandila College of Agriculture; Mara Research Station; Mokopane Laboratory Services: The Head of Department, Limpopo Agriculture and Rural Development, Private Bag X9487, Polokwane, 0700 or hand delivered to: Office 48, Temo Towers Floor 2, 67/69 Biccard Street, Polokwane, 0699.


Mopani District: The Director Mopani District Limpopo Agriculture and Rural Development, Private Bag X577, Giyani 0826 or hand delivered to: Old Parliamentary Building, Giyani 0826.


Waterberg District: The Director Waterberg District Limpopo Agriculture and Rural Development, Private Bag X1048, Modimolle 0510 or hand delivered to: NTK Building, Modimolle 0510.


Capricorn District: The Director: Capricorn District, Limpopo Agriculture and Rural Development, Private Bag X28, Chuenespoort, 0745 or hand delivered to: Block 28 Next to Traffic Government offices.


Sekhukhune District: The Director: Sekhukhune District, Limpopo Agriculture and Rural Development, Private Bag X01, Chuenespoort, 0745 or hand delivered to: Block 27 Next to Traffic Government offices.


Vhembe District: The Director: Vhembe District, Limpopo Agriculture and Rural Development, Private Bag X2247, Sibasa, 0970 or Physical address: Handed in at Makwarela Government offices.


CLOSING DATE : 29 September 2023 at 16H00


NOTE : Applications should be submitted on the prescribed 2021 Z83 form obtainable from all Government Departments or can be downloaded from www.gov.za. Applicants must utilize the most recent Z83 application for employment form as issued by the Minister for the Public Service and Administration in line with Regulation 10 of the Public Service Regulation, 2016, as amended, failure to do so will results in disqualification. The z83 form must be fully completed, duly signed, dated and initialed by the applicant. The following must be considered in relation to completion of the new z83 form by the applicants: All the fields in Part A, Part C and Part D should be completed. In Part B, all fields must be completed in full except the following; South African applicants need not provide passport numbers, If an applicant responds “no” to the question “ Are you conducting business with the State or are you a Director of a Public or Private Company conducting business with the State?” then the answer to the next question “In the event that you are employed in the Public Service, will you immediately relinquish such business interests?” can be left blank or indicated as not applicable. A “not applicable” or blank response will be allowed on the question “if your profession or occupation requires official registration, provide date and particulars of registration”, if you are not in possession of such registration. Noting there is limited space provided for Part E, F & G, applicants often indicate “refer to Curriculum Vitae (CV) or see attached”, this is acceptable as long as the CV has been attached and provides the required information. If the information required is not provided in the CV, the applicant may be disqualified. It must be noted that a CV is an extension of the application of employment Z83, and applicants are accountable for the information that is provided therein. The question related to conditions that prevent reappointment under Part F must be answered. The declaration should be completed and signed. The application must include only completed and signed Z83 form and A recently updated comprehensive CV (with detailed previous experience). Certified copies of Identity Document, Senior Certificate and the highest required qualification as well as a driver’s license where necessary, will only be submitted by shortlisted candidates to HR on or before the date of the interview date. The 219 applicant may submit additional information separately where the space provided on z83 form is not sufficient. Applicants who apply for more than one position are requested to submit separate applications for each position they wish to apply for. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only due to the large number of applications we envisage to receive and if you have not heard from us within 90 days of the closing date, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful. However, should there be any dissatisfaction, applicants are hereby advised to, within 90 days, request reasons from the Department for any administrative action which has adversely affected them in terms of section 5(1)(2) of the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act 3 of 2000. By virtue of applying, you are consenting that the department should subject you to personnel suitability checks e.g. the verification of educational qualifications, previous experience, citizenship, reference checks, financial check and security vetting. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have all foreign qualifications evaluated by SAQA and to provide proof of such evaluation report (only when shortlisted). Successful incumbents will be expected to sign a performance agreement within three months of the assumption of duty and be required to disclose their financial interest in accordance with the prescribed regulations. Note: Shortlisted candidates for Senior Management Services (SMS) will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job, the logistics of which will be communicated by the Department. Following the interview and 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 competency assessment will be testing generic managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS competency Assessment tool. In order to ensure that potential SMS members have a background on processes and procedures linked to the SMS, Failure to comply with above requirements will results in the disqualification of the application. The Department reserves the right not to make any appointment to the advertised posts. The employment decision shall be informed by the Employment Equity Plan of the Department. Note: Due to austerity measure, the department will not carry any related costs (transport, accommodation, and meals) for candidates attending interviews.


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