SCIENTIST PRODUCTION GRADE A – C

SCIENTIST PRODUCTION GRADE A – C

Branch: Water Resource Management
Directorate: Water Information Integration
SALARY : R687 879 – R1 035 084 per annum, (OSD), (all-inclusive package, the offer
will be based on proven years of experience)
CENTRE : Pretoria Head Office
REQUIREMENTS : Science degree (BSc) (Hon) in Hydrology or relevant qualification.
Compulsory registration with the South African Council of Natural Scientific
Professions (SACNASP) as a professional Natural Scientist. Three (3) years
post-qualification natural-scientific experience. The disclosure of a valid
unexpired driver’s license. Experience in hydrological and water quality
modelling tools. Experience in conducting water quality and water quantity
studies. Experience in water resources data collection and analysis.
Knowledge of geographical information systems (GIS). The ability to apply
scientific principles to integrate and interpret water quality and quantity data to
draw scientifically sound conclusions based on fundamental data. Good
technical report writing skills, including good verbal and written communication
of scientific information. Knowledge of the National Water Act, related
legislation, and strategies.
DUTIES : Conduct integrated water resource studies (quality, quantity, and ecological)
focusing on the impact of land use and water use activities on water resources
(surface and groundwater). Analysis of water resources data. Developing or

configuring and setting up hydrological and water quality models. Coordinate
and analyse information and compile the national state of water report.
Compile monthly state of water bulletins. Liaise with water sector
stakeholders, including other Government departments and the public, on
water issues through workshops and other facilitation techniques.
ENQUIRIES : Mr A Sambo Tel No: (012) 336 8403
APPLICATIONS : Pretoria (Head Office): Please forward your application quoting the relevant
reference number to The Department of Water and Sanitation, Private Bag
X350, Pretoria, 0001 or hand deliver to Delta Continental Building, Corner of
Visagie and Bosman Street, Pretoria, 0001.
FOR ATTENTION : Planning, Recruitment and Selection Unit

DEPARTMENT OF WATER AND SANITATION
CLOSING DATE : 24 November 2023
NOTE : Interested applicants must submit their applications for employment to the
address specified on each post. Applications must be submitted using the
newly implemented Z83 form obtainable on the Department of Water and
Sanitations website, under career opportunities or the DPSA website, under
vacancies in the Public Service (point 4) and should be accompanied by a
comprehensive CV (with full particulars of the applicants’ training,
qualifications, competencies, knowledge, and experience). All required
information on the Z83 application form must be provided. Other related
documentation such as copies of qualifications, identity document, driver’s
license etc need not to accompany the application when applying for a post as
such documentation must only be produced by shortlisted candidates during
the interview date in line with DPSA circular 19 of 2022. With reference to
applicants bearing professional or occupational registration, fields provided in
Part B of the Z83 must be completed as these fields are regarded as
compulsory and such details must also be included in the applicants CV. For
posts requiring a driver’s license, annotate such details on CV. Failure to
complete or disclose all required information will automatically disqualify the
applicant. No late, applications will be accepted. A SAQA evaluation certificate
must accompany foreign qualification/s (only when shortlisted). Applications
that do not comply with the above-mentioned requirements will not be
considered. Candidates will be required to complete a financial disclosure form
and undergo a security clearance. Foreigners or dual citizenship holders must
provide a police clearance certificate from country of origin (only when
shortlisted). The Department of Water Sanitation is an equal opportunity
employer. In the filling of vacant posts, the objectives of section 195 (1) (i) of
the Constitution of South Africa, 1996 (Act No: 108 of 1996) the Employment
Equity imperatives as defined by the Employment Equity Act, 1998 (Act No:
55 of 1998) and relevant Human Resources policies of the Department will be
taken into consideration. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed
candidates only. If you do not hear from us within three (3) months of this
advertisement, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.
Faxed or emailed applications will not be considered. The department
reserves the right not to fill these positions. Women and persons with
disabilities are encouraged to apply and preference will be given to the EE
Targets.

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