Geotechnical Systems Specialist in the Department of Geology

South Africa
Aug 07, 2019
Aug 19, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Geotechnical Systems Specialist in the Department of Geology

Information Technology, Eastern Cape Grahamstown

R 444203 Annually

Geotechnical Systems Specialist in the Department of Geography

Recognising that diversity is important in achieving excellence, Rhodes University especially encourages South African members of underrepresented designated groups to apply. Spouses and Partners of existing staff members are also encouraged to apply.

Please note that this appointment will be made in line with the requirements of the Employment Equity Act of RSA 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), 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.


A general sciences degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Geography, Geographic Information Systems, Geomatics, or equivalent (3 years of study) PLUS approximately 3 years' relevant experience where such experience includes:
  • Previous experience in providing software support and diagnosing hardware problems;
  • Proven ability and/or experience developing, writing mid-level programs as well as modifying computer programs;
  • Proven ability to initiate, design/develop, program and maintain databases and database software, and browser-based user interfacing (PHP in particular);
  • Previous hardware and networking experience;
  • Experience working with maps will be an advantage;
  • At least 6 months' previous supervision experience and/or be in possession of an RU Supervision Certificate;
  • Previous administrative experience and the ability to reconcile accounts will be an advantage; and
  • Experience using GIS and Remote Sensing Software ( e.g. ArcGIS, QGIS, Agisoft) will be an advantage.

VERY IMPORTANT: The system DOES NOT allow for multiple attachments and please ensure that your attachments do not exceed a size limit of 2MB. This means that candidates should submit all the documentation (CV, Letter of Motivation, Application Form, Qualifications) as one pdf document.

If you have any questions or experience challenges with the system, please contact Ms Mericha Maccario on 046 603 8001 or Ms Akhona Maqungo on 046 603 8117.

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

The Full Minimum Requirements against which candidates are to be measured are outlined in the requirements document. An employment check will be conducted on successful candidates.

Selection Process (provisional dates, subject to change):

Short-listing Date: 26th August 2019

Interview Date: 2nd - 3rd September 2019


Cost to company approximately: R 444,203.00

Basic salary Pension/Provident fund: R 333,901.00

All applications will be treated in strict confidence. This position is advertised as a 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.

Closing Date: 19 August 2019 @12h00

If you are not contacted within 30 days from the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful

Other Benefits: Medical Aid, Funeral Benefit, Retirement Fund, Group Life, Housing Allowance,13th Cheque

Ref: RU000293/MM

Vacancy Type: Permanent