Department Of Agriculture: Entry Level Auxiliary Service Officer

Company : Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development
Location: Roodeplaat, Gauteng, South Africa
Closing date: 27 March 2023

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Department Of Agriculture: Entry Level Auxiliary Service Officer


The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development invites unemployed youth to apply for the following Government entry level Jobs / positions.


Job level: Grade 12 / Junior / Entry level SA Government Jobs

Salary: R181 599 per annum

Reference No: 3/2/1/2023/206



  • Plant seed and seedling for evaluation of new plant varieties in terms of the Plant Breeders’ Rights Act and the Plant Improvement Act.
  • Plant seed / seedlings / plants in seeding trays / plant bags / pots in the greenhouse / field.
  • Group seedling trays according to randomisation.
  • Spray insecticide / fungicide in the greenhouse.
  • Apply fertilisers in the field.
  • Plant seeds in identified row in the field.
  • Re-insert plant markers in the trial field.
  • Label plant markers for trade and post control, seedling trays / field trials.
  • Provide administrative and technical support services for Distinct, Uniformity and Stability (DUS) the evaluations.
  • Monitor and provide report of trials.
  • Count numbers of plants per row in trials.
  • Take measurements of plant / plant parts on selected varieties.
  • Record measurements in the relevant International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) datasheet.
  • Maintaining the filing system. Mark labels / packages, harvest and thrash selected material.
  • Operate irrigation system.
  • Process seed of standard varieties.
  • Retrieve seed of identified varieties from cold store.



  • Applicants must be in a possession of a Grade 12 Certificate.
  • No experience required.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Basic writing and numerical skills.
  • Basic knowledge of plant morphology.
  • Basic farming and cultivation practices.
  • Reliability,
  • Planning and execution and Self-discipline.
  • Required to work under harsh environment conditions

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Date listed: 2023-03-16 17:12:57 | Closing date: 2023-03-27 | INTERN | Location : Roodeplaat South Africa