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Employment Opportunity : Agricultural Development Officer

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York Timbers
POSITION  Agricultural Development Officer 
SITE:  Sabie

CLOSING DATE:  31 July 2017

York Timbers promotes the principles of employment equity.

The successful candidate will report to the GM: Forestry and be responsible for providing technical advice and support on the implementation of sustainable forestry/agricultural development initiatives and activities


  • Identification and establishment of farms
  • Development and technical advice to ensure the sustainable management of areas
  • Focus on the establishment to ensure optimal stocking of compartments
  • Management of contractors to ensure quality and value for money of operations
  • Scheduling of activities, planning and prioritizing of work
  • Management and control of company assets
  • Safety, Health and Environment compliance
  • Ensure compliance with FSC standards and requirements
  • Fire management and risk reduction using the Fire Risk Management system


  • Grade 12
  • Relevant qualification on plant production or forestry will be an advantage
  • Driver's License

Work Experience:
  • Highly experienced in the field of agriculture or forestry (including sitrus/macadamia/pine estate management)

  • Honest, reliable and energetic individual
  • Innovative and adaptable
  • Good Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to function in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Able to function independently and be accountable
  • Ability to plan, lead, organise and control subordinates/contractors
  • Might be required to reside on the plantation and will be required to perform fire standby duties

If you meet the minimum requirements and are interested in applying for this vacancy, please forward your CV to:

Recruiting HR Officer Name  Anina Coetzee
E-mail recruitment@york.co.za
Telephone No. 013 764 9200
Fax No. 013 764 1027

Please mark your application clearly as Agricultural Development Officer

Should you not hear from us within 14 days of the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.
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