Vacancy: Librarian



It is the Department’s intention to promote equity through the filling of posts, according to set Employment Equity targets. To facilitate this process successfully, an indication of race, gender and disability status is required.

APPLICATIONS : Human Communications has been retained to handle all responses. Please forward your application, quoting the relevant reference number, to PO Box 1305, Rivonia 2128 or hand deliver at 3 Autumn Street, Rivonia, or you can apply online at Applications can also be submitted electronically to Human Communications via the e-mail or fax number indicated at each post or hand delivered at any one of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Offices as indicated below (please place in the blue box marked for applications). Enquiries: Naomi Nortje tel. (011) 257-8012

Gauteng: Reception, Agriculture Place, 20 Steve Biko Street (formerly Beatrix Street), Arcadia, Pretoria

KwaZulu-Natal: Reception (5th Floor), Old Mutual Building, 185 Langalibalele Street, Pietermaritzburg

Limpopo: Reception (Ground Floor), Magistrates Building, 103 cnr Landdros and Munnik Streets, Makhado

Mpumalanga: Reception (Ground Floor), Permanent Building, 27 Brown Street, Nelspruit

Eastern Cape: King William’s Town: Reception (Ground Floor), Old SABC Building, 2 Hargreaves Avenue

Mthatha: Reception (3rd Floor), PRD Building, Sutherland Street

Western Cape: Cape Town: Reception (Ground Floor), Foretrust Building, 3 Martin Hammerschlag Way, Foreshore

Stellenbosch: Reception (Support Building), Quarantine Station, Polkadraai Road

CLOSING DATE : 26 May 2017


: Applications must be submitted on a Z83 Form, obtainable from any Public Service department or on the Internet at which must be signed and dated (an unsigned Z83 form will disqualify an application) and should be accompanied by a recently updated, comprehensive CV as well as copies of all qualification(s) (Matric Certificate must also be attached) and ID document and driver’s licence (where applicable), including the details of at least two contactable referees (should be people who recently worked with the applicant). Non-RSA Citizens/Permanent Resident Permit Holders must attach a copy of their Permanent Residence Permits to their application. Should you be in possession of a foreign qualification, it must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Failure to submit all the requested documents will result in the application not being considered. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within three (3) months of the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Suitable candidates will be subjected to personnel suitability checks (criminal record check, citizenship verification, financial/asset record check, qualification/study verification and previous employment verification). Successful candidates will also be subjected to security clearance processes. Where applicable, candidates will be subjected to a skills/knowledge test. Successful candidates will be appointed on a probation period of twelve (12) months. The Department reserves the right not to make appointment(s) to the advertised post(s). Applications submitted via e-mail, fax or online, must be legible and must include the post title and reference number in the subject line and a scanned, signed and dated Z83 form (a Z83 form without a physical signature and date will disqualify an application) together with all relevant documents as indicated above. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Kindly take note that it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that applications submitted via fax or email includes all required information attached in one email or fax and that the documents are legible and in an accessible format. Queries in this regards can be directed to (011) 257 8012 before the closing date at 17h00. The Department and Human Communications will not be held liable for any ineligible and/or inaccessible documents received. NB: All short-listed candidates 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.

POST 19/20 : LIBRARIAN REF NO: 112/2017

Directorate: Grootfontein Agricultural Development Institute

SALARY : R226 611 per annum

CENTRE : Middelburg Eastern Cape

REQUIREMENTS : Applicants must be in possession of a Bachelor’s degree or National Diploma with Information studies/Sciences/Management, Library Services or Archives as major subjects (you are required to furnish a credit statement and/or statement of results). Experience related to an information management or systems operation environment. Computer literate, with a competency indicator for Microsoft Office.

DUTIES : The incumbent will be responsible to provide effective library services and support to users and library clients. Orientate students, new officials and farmers in the use of the Library. Advise and orientate students on the writing of tutorials. Orientate and assist staff and students on the procedures for material and books on a loan basis. Assist and unlock Dewy classification, CAB and modern catalogue practices. Update the LIPWIN system and contemporary software. Order new material through approved systems and processes. Manage the research library. Develop, update and market material sites and books to students, staff and library clients. Develop, implement and maintain sound record systems to manage library information. Liaise and link with other libraries and library services. Compile budget and manage cash flow in line with standard internal financial practices. Monthly reporting on circulation, budget, challenges and interventions to improve services. Perform functions associated with information management and library services.

ENQUIRIES : Mr A. Elie, Tel no: (049) 802 6633

APPICATIONS : or fax: 086 762 2985

NOTE : In terms of the departmental employment equity target, priority will be given to African Males and People with disabilities. Short-listed candidates will be subjected to a skills/knowledge test.