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Manager: Regional Centres For Ambient Air Quality Monitoring

The South African Weather Service (SAWS)
GautengSouth Africa
16 days0 Applicants
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  • ensure that all operations are conducted safely and that persons undertaking the work do so according to SAWS policies and procedures.
  • conduct themselves professionally at all times.
  • stay abreast/at forefront of trends in the ambient air quality monitoring and laboratory quality management. be innovative and solution orientated. ensure a high level of customer service and satisfaction.

Key Performance Areas:

  • Strategic, Business Management and Organisational Support.
  • Full life cycle management of ambient air quality and related monitoring infrastructure.
  • Laboratory Quality Management – Quality System Development, Implementation,
  • Maintenance, Support, Participation in Quality Management System Auditing and Continuous System Improvement
  • Financial and Logistics Management.
  • Human Resources Management.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Four (4) Year Degree in Air Quality Management or Atmospheric Sciences OR an equivalent or higher qualification in Environmental Sciences, Chemistry, Physics or Engineering.
  • Minimum of 4 years scientific experience in environmental data collection/management/reporting, research and environmental information dissemination.
  • Good knowledge of information systems used in air quality data management and laboratory quality management.
  • Expert knowledge of laboratory quality systems.
  • Knowledge of air quality and other related environmental legislation.
  • Good/expert knowledge of air quality and meteorological monitoring.
  • Expert knowledge and demonstrable experience in full life cycle management of environmental monitoring infrastructure.
  • Knowledge and experience in good corporate governance practices.
  • Ability to work independently and without direct supervision delivering commercia land/or public good services by inter alia coordinating/conducting instrument testing, proficiency testing, inter-lab comparisons, instrument repair, network maintenance, data management and reporting.
  • Ability to work under pressure and within time constraints.
  • Ability and willingness to work over-time (weekends included) as and when needed.
  • Ability to travel long distance and sleep-over away from home as per maintenance schedules when required.
  • Ability to manage a diverse team with varying skill levels.
  • Demonstrable project management skills and experience.
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SAWS is an agency of the Department of Environmental Affairs and is governed by a board. SAWS is the authority for weather and climate forecasting in South Africa.

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