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General Assistant Job Vacancies at University of the Western Cape in Bellville 2018

University of the Western Cape hiring for General Assistant placed in Bellville. This job vacancies is open from 21 Mei 2018 to the end of this month. Here is more information about the requirements, qualifications and job descriptions associated with General Assistant job opening 2017.

University of the Western Cape Recruitment 2017

General Assistant - Bellville

The University of the Western Cape (UWC) is the proud owner of the 34ha Cape Flats Nature Reserve which is also a Provincial Heritage Site. The Unit responsible for the reserve operates in three spheres of activities: Environmental Education, Indigenous Horticulture and Nature Conservation.

The position of General Assistant is available for the maintenance of the Cape Flats Nature Reserve. The applicant should be capable of interacting with the general public, students and visiting groups and ensure compliance with Environmental Laws and Occupational Health and Safety requirements.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following key areas:

  • Veld and faunal management in a nature reserve
  • Maintenance and construction of roads, fire breaks, infrastructure and fencing
  • Safe operation and maintenance of vehicles and machinery e.g. chainsaw, weed-eater/brush-cutter, power-tools etc.
  • Manage and maintenance of the store-rooms and equipment/tools
  • Assist in and around the nursery with maintenance, plant propagation, community programmes etc.
  • Eradication of alien plant and weeds through herbicide application and handling
  • Road and fence patrols
Minimum Requirements
  • Grade 10 with two years’ experience in nature reserve or parks operations
  • Experience in veld maintenance and species identification and handling (fauna and flora)
  • Experience in alien clearing and herbicide usage
  • Experience in operating power tools (chainsaw, brush-cutter etc.)
  • Good communications and interpersonal skills
  • Physically fit and energetic with a willingness to work irregular hours
  • Comfortable in nature and able to work on your own and as part of a team
  • Proficiency in isiXhosa would be an added advantage
  • A valid Code EB driver’s license
In your application, you are encouraged to highlight your strengths and also include anything else that you feel may be pertinent to the selection panel. Please attach your covering letter, a detailed curriculum vitae and highest qualification to your online profile. To be considered for this vacancy, you must click on the Apply for this Job link below or apply directly via UWC Careers at For any queries, please contact the Human Resources Department at +27 21 959 4063/9763/9708/3551/3756.

EQUITY DISCLAIMER: In line with the University's commitment to diversifying its workforce, preference will be given to suitably qualified applicants in line with Employment Targets of the University. The University reserves the right to not make an appointment, make an appointment at a different level, seek additional candidates and may conduct competency assessments.

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