Geotechnical Spatial and Information Specialist (Grade 12) in the Department of Geography at Rhodes University

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Position type:

Full time

27 Sep 2022

Full details:

Reference number: RHO-RU000612


Recognising that diversity is important in achieving excellence, Rhodes University strongly encourages South African members of underrepresented designated groups as well as persons with disabilities to apply. Spouses and partners of existing staff members are also encouraged to apply.

A science degree in one of Geography, Geographic Information Systems, Geomatics, Computer Science, Information Systems, or equivalent (NQF level 7 - 3 years of study) PLUS approximately three years' relevant experience where such experience includes:

  • Use of GIS and Remote Sensing Software (e.g. ArcGIS, QGIS, Agisoft). Candidates without GIS and Remote Sensing Software experience may be considered, provided that they are willing to complete the GOG302 course and specific ESRI online courses.
  • Providing software support. Experience in diagnosing hardware problems would be an advantage.
  • Previous hardware and networking experience would be an advantage.
  • Experience in working with SA typographical maps would be a distinct advantage.
  • At least six (6) months' previous supervision experience and/or be in possession of an RU Supervision certificate
  • Previous administrative experience and an understanding of financial concepts.

For additional information on the requirements on the different levels, please refer to the Academic Role Profiles.

Please note that this appointment will be made in line with the requirements of the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998, as amended and the University’s recruitment and selection policies and equity strategies. The initial focus will be on equity candidates.

In terms of Immigration Legislation (Act No. 13 of 2002 & Regulations) as amended, international staff members (non-SA citizens) have to comply with the provisions of the Act. This therefore means that the period of employment to non-SA citizens will be guided by the validity period of the work permit.  In line with legislation governing employment of foreign nationals, employment contracts will be offered on the basis that a development plan would be implemented for the transfer of skills to a South African resident. The onus is on candidates to ensure that they are in possession of a valid work permit before the commencement of employment at the University, failing which the employment with Rhodes University will be terminated.

Application process:
The following documents are required:

  • An application form;
  • A comprehensive CV and relevant qualifications, including academic transcripts;
  • A substantial motivation which tells us your interest in the post and suitability in light of the requirements.

It is essential that prospective candidates read the academic role profile, further particulars relating to this post and ensure that all relevant documentation is submitted.

If you have any questions or experiencing challenges on the system, please contact Melisa Titus on 046 603 7724 or submit your application to jobs- yellow

Failure to submit such documentation will result in an application not being considered. Please examine the following documents:

The selection process that will be followed for this post including the process of short-listing, the interview etc, is contained in the document above. The Full Minimum Requirements against which candidates are to be measured are outlined in the requirements document.

Shortlisted candidates will be informed of the interview date.

Total Annual Cost to Company:      R511,323.00
Total Annual Basic Salary:                R379,906.00

All applications will be treated in strict confidence. This post is advertised as permanent post, but the University may opt to appoint on a fixed-term contract of not less than three-years. The University reserves the right not to proceed with the filling of the post. An application in itself does not entitle the applicant to an interview.  Please apply online by accessing the Rhodes University Website.

Candidates should note that Rhodes University has introduced a Covid-19 vaccine mandate and that staff members are required to conform to the University's conditions in this regard.

Closing Date: 04 October.
If you are not contacted within 30 days from the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. show more...

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