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Western Cape Provincial Government Jobs – Veterinary Public

Website Western Cape Government

Job Description:

The Department of Agriculture, Western Cape Government has an opportunity for a suitably qualified and competent individual to monitor and control abattoirs in the Western Cape Province to ensure compliance with the Meat Safety Act, (Act No. 40 of 2000). This post is stationed in Worcester.

Job Responsibilities:

Ensure meat hygiene and food safety by: Monitoring and inspecting export products/animals and accompanying documentation to ensure adherence to international standards; Execute law enforcement in accordance with Meat Safety act at abattoirs and sterilization plants. Ensure legislative compliance through awareness campaigns, extension practices and law enforcement; Advising public regarding informal slaughtering and exemptions; Determine slaughtering needs of communities and make recommendations; Ensure compliance with legislation, national and international export requirements by auditing of exports facilities for compliance; Monitoring of harvesting procedures; Collection of samples for surveillance of identified projects of disease in animal and animal products.

Job Requirements:

In depth knowledge of the following: Animal disease and their control; Epidemiological principles and methods; Farming practices in the Western Cape Province; Meat Safety Act, 200 (Act 40 of 200) and the regulations and policy pertaining to this act; Animal Health Act, 1984 (Act 35 of 1984); Auditing of food establishment; Pathology; Administrative procedures; Skills in the following: Proven Communication (written and verbal); Computer lieteracy in MS Office packages; Planning and organisation; Analytical; Interpersonal; Relating and networking; Complex writing and reporting; Analysing; applying expertise and technology; Learning and researching; Ability to work independently.

Qualification & Experience:

An appropriate 3 year tertiary qualification (National Diploma/B-Degree) in Environmental Health/Animal Health or Veterinary Public Health; A minimum of 1 year relevant experience; A valid code B (or higher) driving licence.

Job Details:

Company: Western Cape Government

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Worcester, Western Cape, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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