Control Assistant Technical Officer (data Management Hydrometry)

DEPARTMENT OF WATER AND SANITATION
REF NO: 200919/04
Branch: Operational Integration Gauteng CD: Provincial Operations Re-advertisement and applicants who have previously applied are encouraged to re-apply
SALARY : R316 791 per annum (Level 08)
CENTRE : Boskop Dam Hydrometry Office
CLOSING DATE : 20 September 2019

REQUIREMENTS :
A National Senior Certificate (Grade 12) with Mathematics / Mathematic Literacy.
Ten (10) years related experience in the field of hydrological data processing and management using KistersHydstra software.
A thorough knowledge of and experience in hydrological processing, editing, auditing (quality control) and archiving is compulsory.
Knowledge of and experience in the processing of water level recorder charts, flow meters, electronic logger data, evaporation data, dam returns, borehole data and dam spillway control gates are compulsory.
Use of the Hydstra software to extract data management and statistical reports is required.
Knowledge of the MS Office package, with experience in Word, Outlook, Power Point and Excel (which may be assessed if need be).
Use of the Osiris operational management software will be an added advantage.
Willingness to travel and a valid code B (8) drivers license is required, as well as the attendance of in-house training, 43 meetings and workshops at various locations countrywide.
Good written and verbal communication skills are required.
A high level of reliability, good interpersonal relationships and sound organizing skills are expected of the occupant of the post.

DUTIES :
The successful candidate will be responsible for the management of the Data Management section.
The officer will be responsible for the supervision and management of all personnel in the section and attending to their training needs, human resources requirements and performance management.
The overall responsibility for the coordination and management of the capturing, processing, editing, evaluation and archiving of all collected surface and groundwater data in the Gauteng Hydrometry area of responsibility according to the required standard.
Ensure that quality control is done on all processed data.
Responsible for ensuring the proper registration and transfer of all collected water quality grab samples to Resource Quality Information Services.
Liaison with technical officers to solve problems to ensure the quality of data collected.
Compilation of monthly and quarterly management reports for performance reporting.
Liaison with Head Office Hydstra Support to resolve system issues and maintain required process requirements.
Supply reliable data and information to all internal and external clients and stakeholders immediately when requests are received.
Supply the Directorate Surface and Groundwater Information at Head Office with all information or reports as requested.

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