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  • Quality control and quality assurance of air quality data;
  • Active involvement in the commissioning and installation of new technical applications and solutions;
  • Report on the availability and quality of data from the monitoring network; Interaction with technical staff in technical as well as scientific and ICT fields, with respect to operational and other associated assistance.
  • Strict adherence to national and internationally prescribed standards in respect of the air quality infrastructure maintenance and management of the derived data.
  • Keep abreast of the latest air quality monitoring systems and infrastructures and related developments, technologies and techniques;
  • Provision of near real-time, quality controlled and assured ambient air quality data and information gathered by ambient air quality monitoring stations reporting to the SAAQIS through the SAAQIS web site.
  • Publication of research, air quality newsletters, official publications, legislation, Gazettes and other documents related to air quality and air quality management in South Africa on the SAAQIS web site
  • Development and presentation of Air Quality Monitoring Reports
  • Delivery of commercial and/or public good services through various projects including client liaison, research, development, equipment installation, upgrading or maintenance of systems, etc.
  • Participation in programs, projects or activities related to commercial and/or public good services
  • Development of new products and establishment of new processes that will improve the service delivery to SAWS clients.
  • Conducting administrative functions related to the post.
  • Participation in Quality Management System Auditing and Continuous Improvement programmes and activities.
  • Conducting administrative functions related to the post.

Minimum Requirements:

  • A Masters degree in air quality sciences OR an equivalent or higher qualification in
  • Environmental Sciences, atmospheric Chemistry, Chemistry, Physics etc.
  • Minimum of 4 years scientific experience in data management, research and information management activities.
  • Good knowledge of database management systems.
  • Knowledge of air quality and other environmental legislation.
  • Code 8 driver’s license for a gear shift vehicle (manual).
  • Administrative and organizational skills for varied tasks;
  • Ability to work under pressure and within time constraints.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge and skills in formulating and writing of reports and scientific papers, with specific reference to air quality related topics;
  • Ability to read, analyse and interpret air quality data and information;
  • Skills and experience (at least 1 year) in project management. 
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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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