GISC TECHNICIAN CONTROL GRADE A REF NO: FOM25/2020

SALARY : R446 202 per annum (Total salary package of R617 270 per annum) CENTRE : Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS : Applicants must be in possession of a Bachelors degree/National Diploma in Geography/Environmental Sciences / Cartography / GISc with GIS or Information Management as a major subject (you are required to furnish a credit certificate and/or statement of results). Compulsory registration with the South African Geomatics Council as a GIS Technician (proof must be submitted) and advanced computer literacy, including knowledge of different GIS software applications. 6 years post qualification GISc technician experience or data management and natural forest resource management planning and implementation. Innovative, problem-solving and analysis, interpersonal and conflict management skills. Must have a valid driver’s license and must be willing to travel.

DUTIES : Manage the GIS section of the Directorate: Forestry Regulation and Oversight. Provide geographical support service for data collection and map production for forest resources. Manage, maintain and monitor the spatial and non-spatial database for forestry. Manage forestry information including the design and development of geo-database for forestry inventories and forest monitoring system. Provide data collection standards and procedure for veld and forest fire risk mapping.

Manage forest land use and forest land cover mapping using latest classification system. Prepare specification for acquisition of spatial data. Research and advise on new spatial technologies to improve forest mapping. Provide digital data and mapping and customise to meet clients’ needs accordingly. Provide administrative and management support to GIS staff. Consult with clients/data custodians inside and outside of the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries.

Manage the operations of GIS equipment, software and Information Technology support. Render general administration. ENQUIRIES : Mr AR Madula Tel No: (012) 309 5709 Mr JB Bester Tel No: (012) 309 5767

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