STATE VETERINARIAN REF NO: 3/2/1/2022/008 (X2 POSTS) Directorate: Inspection Services SALARY : R744 255 per annum (Level 11), (all-inclusive package to be structured in accordance with the rules for Middle Management Services) CENTRE : (Cape Town) REQUIREMENTS : Successful completion of Pre-entry Certificate for SMS as endorsed by the BVSc Degree or relevant qualification recognised by the South African Qualification Authority and the South African Veterinary Council. Registration with the South African Veterinary Council. A valid driver’s license. 2 years appropriate experience (post qualification experience). Job related knowledge: Public Service Regulations. International agreements, conventions and bilateral agreements relating to phytosanitary, sanitary and food quality matters. Relevant animal health legislation and regulations, norms and standards. Export and import programmes and their requirements. Planning and organising. Job related skills: Ability to communicate well and interact with people at different levels. Planning. Management and Organising. Creativity. Interpersonal skills. Problem solving. Interpretation skills.
Analytical skills. Listening skills. Computer literacy. Report writing. The ability to drive. Extended working hours. Travelling. DUTIES : Develop, analyse and audit policies, norms, standards and legislation for Veterinary Services, which would, inter alia, entail the following: Scan local and international environment to inform policy needs, updates and impact. Collection of data and stakeholder consultation. Compile and provide inputs for policy development, norms and standards. Dissemination, implementation and auditing of policies, norms and standard. Render Veterinary Services through the implementation of the relevant legislation, which would, inter alia, entail the following: Plan, implement, maintain and coordinate disease surveillance measures (e.g. Early warning systems), identify controlled and non -controlled diseases and take appropriate corrective actions. Management of animal’s identification and traceability. Issuing of permits and health certificates for the movement of animals across borders / diseases free and infected zones. Identification of prevalent animal diseases, development and implementation of appropriate intervention strategies (e.g. Primary Health Care). Design and implementation of herd health programmes to promote productivity of livestock. Implement disease surveillance and other epidemiologic studies. Facilitate the development of a practical early warning system for all relevant diseases including disease modelling, simulation and scenario mappings. Contribute to the development of emergency diseases control preparedness systems. Liaising with the public, animal owners, organised agriculture and international organisations on the prevention and treatment of diseases. Manage and control the importation and exportation of animals and animal products. Implementation and management of the prescribed official veterinary management systems including the implementation of the National Monitoring Residue Program. Conduct veterinary risk assessments. Ensure that slaughter and other import / export facilities comply with the registration requirements of the relevant authorities. Performance of abattoir ante and post – mortem inspections are required. Audit the hygiene management systems at the import / export establishment (e.g. implementation of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) and Hygiene Assessment System (HAS)). Certification of products in accordance with international norms and standards. Management of meat inspection and disposal of condemned material in accordance with the relevant legislation. Identify illegal slaughter practices and take corrective action with assistance when necessary. Undertake post -mortem, farm disease outbreak investigations and other examinations to identify causes of morbidity and mortality. Implement new procedures, techniques and / or equipment to ensure that an efficient and effective Veterinary Diagnostic and Research Service is rendered. Ensure animal owners and para veterinary staff follow the correct procedures and methods to collect and dispatch samples. Inspect slaughter and sterilisation facilities to ensure the maintenance of essential national hygiene standards. Evaluate safety, efficacy and quality of stock remedies registration dossier applications, imports permits, labels, advertisements and make recommendations. Provision of training, development and awareness programs (extension and outreach services) to communities with regards to Veterinary Services, which would include, inter alia, the following: Determine needs of communities through liaison with community leaders and other stakeholders. Determine interventions required to address the needs. Plan, implement and coordinate the appropriate interventions. Render veterinary advice to stock farmers and animal owners with regard to prevention of animal diseases and promotion of animal health care. Provide support to other line functionaries, i.e. extension, engineering with regard to veterinary related issues. Perform administrative and related functions which would include, inter alia, the following: Provide inputs for the Operational Plan of the veterinary unit. Comply with the Public Service prescripts. Comply with Financial Management prescripts. Contribute to the maintenance of databases. Compile and submit reports as required. Oversee and supervise the relevant staff i.e. para -veterinary and administrations. Keep abreast of National and International trends with regard to the applicable prescripts, policies, procedures, technologies and new developments to be able to render an efficient and effective veterinary service, through: Studying the veterinary legal and policy frameworks continuously to enable optimum performance of the veterinary functions according to the required standards: Studying professional journals, publications and attend 6 relevant continuous professional development interventions to ensure that cognisance is taken of new developments and technologies. ENQUIRIES : Dr ME Machedi Tel No: (012) 309 8703 APPLICATIONS : Applications can be submitted by post Private Bag X833, Pretoria, 0001 or hand it delivered to: 184 Jeff Masemola Street (formerly known as Jacob Mare), corner of Jeff Masemola and Paul Kruger Streets, Pretoria. NOTE : African, Coloured, Indian and White males and females are encouraged to apply.