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Principal Geologist x1 – Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security, Department of Mines tenable at Gaborone.

VACANCY: PRINCIPAL GEOLOGIST I (1 Post)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates, (preferably citizens of the Republic of Botswana) for the above post at the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security, Department of Mines tenable at Gaborone.

 

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The Department of Mines exists to licence and monitor mining operations, ensure their compliance with the environment, health and safety standards and administer related Acts and Regulations.

Salary Scale: D2 (P248, 220 – P274, 056)

Leave: 30 working days per annum.

Benefits: 1. Optional contributory medical aid scheme (Government pays 50% and employee pays 50%)
2. Contributory pension scheme for permanent and pensionable appointments. (Government pays 15% and employee pays 5%)
3. Attraction and retention scarce skill allowance (30% of basic salary, subject to terms and conditions applicable to Government terms of employment)

 

Qualifications: Degree in geology

Experience: A minimum of eight (8) years’ experience in the minerals prospecting or related field.

Main Purpose of the job:

The primary purpose of this job is to coordinate the processing of applications for prospecting licenses and monitor operations of same to ensure compliance with mineral legislation, standards, and programme.

Core Areas of responsibilities:
• Oversees the processing of the applications for prospecting activities.
• Oversees inspections and audits of prospecting operations for adherence to legislation and procedures.
• Addresses complaints and queries from stake holders and customers
• Overseas production of reports, analyse findings and recommendations
• Oversees quarterly reports and analyses them and makes recommendations on prospecting programmes improvements.

 

• Oversees collection of rental fees.
• Monitors unspent prospecting expenditure commitments.
• Oversees the processing of applications for permission to export minerals samples from prospecting
• Prepares quarterly and annual reports on prospecting activities

Competencies

• Analytical Thinking and Strategic Planning
• Communicating Effectively
• Delivering Quality Service
• Team Work and Interpersonal Skills
• Planning and Execution
• Quality Decision Making
• Integrity and Trust

 

APPLICATIONS:

Interested candidates are required to quote the vacancy circular provided in their applications and provide the following;
a) Curriculum Vitae with brief summary of their careers and duties.
b) Certified copies of certificates, traceable references and national identity cards.
c) In case of serving Public Officers,
i) Date of first appointment.
ii) Present post and date of appointment thereto.

 

IMPORTANT:
Application from serving officers should be routed through their Heads of Department and Permanent Secretaries. Applications not so routed will be not considered.

NOTE: Only shortlisted candidates will be responded to.

Applications should be addressed to:

The Director
Department of Mines
Private Bag 0049
Gaborone

Or hand delivered to
Records Management Unit
Government Enclave, Block 6 Building
Floor Four (4)
Office 42

 

No later than the 23 February 2018

For more information contact the Department of Mines at 3657000/3657034/3657039/3657016.

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