CHIEF ASSISTANT TECHNICAL OFFICER (SCIENTIFIC SUPPORT) REF NO: 170524/17

Branch: Provincial Operations: Eastern Cape
Dir: Water Resources Support
SALARY : R308 154 per annum (Level 07)
CENTRE : East London
REQUIREMENTS : A Senior / Grade 12 certificate with Mathematics / Mathematics Literacy. Six
(6) to (10) ten years’ experience in surface or groundwater technical
environment in collecting and processing of water related data. Computer
Literacy. The disclosure of a valid unexpired Driver’s License. Knowledge of
data administration. Knowledge of hydrological or geo-hydrological processes
and systems. Knowledge in handling laboratory and monitoring equipment.
High level knowledge in surface and groundwater data processing. Knowledge
of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS). Good communication skills both
(verbal and written). Good interpersonal relations. Good organizing skills.
Technical report writing skills. Understanding of relevant software systems.
DUTIES : Process, supply and disseminate water data to system. Ensure that data and
field forms for surface and groundwater are received, registered, and
processed within set time frames. Edit and process water related data. Ensure
that processed data is archived according to departmental standards. Evaluate
and quality assure the water data on relevant databases. Process and
disseminate surface water data to stakeholders. Quality control of hydrological
time series data. Ensure that processed data is archived according to
departmental standards and is available on the national archive. Ensure that
the quality auditing processes are adequate. Adapt the quality auditing
processes where necessary. Water related data audited and relevant data
owners are informed of findings. Maintain improved data on relevant
databases. Verify the data extracted from relevant systems. Present the
findings to the custodian of the data if corrections are needed or apply the
necessary corrections before data dissemination. Ensure that correct data is
extracted before it is disseminated. Data disseminated to all (internal and
external) stakeholders. Check monthly Returns from ATO’s and archive.
Monitor real time system operation. Compile and distribute Realtime site
updates report. Ensure that Realtime sites issues are addressed. Identify and
updates maintenance of surface water gauging sites on Hydstra. Assist with
performance of surveys, calibration & Stream flow gauging activities. Ensure
that the data is electronically uploaded upon the successful application of
quality auditing processes. Support technicians and Scientist in the execution
of their tasks including quality control. Scan inspection reports and file them
under Hydstra or K/drive and file cabinets. Provide technical support with
regards to the requested technical activities. Ensure that recommendations
from field visits are reported to supervisor. Convert binary (raw logger) data to
text data in preparation for import to relevant systems Water related data /
information maintained. Provide on-job training in the field of expertise. Provide
inputs for the training materials in data processing. Data collectors assisted
and guided in their data collections processes. Provide monthly feedback on
the training interventions and its successes of failures. Attend planned
meetings and others as per invitation and availability. Provide inputs to the
Monthly reports and any other report/s requested. Prepare submissions,
leaves, claims, travel plan and sign register.
ENQUIRIES : Mrs. V. Puye-Ndzamela Tel No: (048) 801 1303
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APPLICATIONS : Eastern Cape (East London): Please forward your application quoting the
relevant reference number to the Department of Water and Sanitation, Private
bag X7485, King Williams Town, 5600 or hand deliver at the 2 Hargreaves
Avenue, Old SABC Building, King William’s Town, 5600.
FOR ATTENTION : Mr MK Noah Tel No: (043) 604 5323

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