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The South African Weather Service (SAWS) is a Section 3(a) public entity under the Ministry of Water and Environmental Affairs and is governed by a Board of Directors. The company became a public entity on 15 July 2001 in terms of the South African Weather Service Act (No. 8 of 2001). It is an authoritative voice for weather and climate forecasting in South Africa and as a member of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) it complies with international meteorological standards.

As an Aviation Meteorological Authority, SAWS is designated by the state to provide weather services to the aviation industry, marine and a range of other identified clients and to fulfil a range of international obligations of the government. Applications for the listed positions must be submitted using the E1 Application Form (Also obtainable from the Weather Service offices), and should be accompanied by a Comprehensive CV, as well as certified copies of qualifications.

South African Weather Service Career and Bursary Brochure


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  Junior Software Developer WS04/082019 27 August 2019
  Office Administrator : Finance and Supply Chain Management WS03/082019 16 August 2019
  Talent and Organisational Development Practitioner WS02/082019 15 August 2019
  Marine Research Internship Research MAR-2019 26 July 2019
  GIS Internship GIS - 2019 26 July 2019
  Internship Application Form Form - 2019 26 July 2019
  Senior Meteorological Technician WS08/072018 26 July 2019
  Recruitment Officer x2 WS09/072019 26 July 2019
  Legal Internship Legal - 2019 19 July 2019
  Supply Chain Management Internship SCM - 2019 19 July 2019
  Communications, Marketing and Stakeholder Relations Internship CMS-2019 19 July 2019
  General Worker WS05/062019 5 July 2019
  Senior Technologist WS06/062019 5 July 2019
  Committee Coordinator WS07/062019 28 June 2019
  Chief Meteorological Technician x2 (Re-advertisement) WS05/062019 26 June 2019
  Practitioner: Asset, Disposal and Fleet Management WS02/062019 14 June 2019
  Practitioner: Demand Management WS01/062019 14 June 2019
  Technician: Air Quality Services WS05/052019 31 May 2019
  Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) WS08/042019 17 May 2019
  Executive Assistant: Weather and Climate Services (WCS) WS03/052019 17 May 2019
  Supervisor: Asset and Fleet Management WS01/052019 17 May 2019
  Supervisor: Acquisition and Compliance WS02/052019 17 May 2019
  Executive Assistant: Corporate and Regulatory Services (CRS) WS04/052019 17 May 2019
  Office Administrator: Finance and Supply Chain Management WS07/042019 26 April 2019
  Manager: Cost and Management WS03/032019 23 April 2019
  Manager: Legal WS02/042019 23 April 2019
  Senior Technologist WS06/042019 23 April 2019
  Specialist Surface Observations WS05/042019 23 April 2019
  Specialist Lightning Detection Network (LDN) WS04/042019 23 April 2019
  Risk Officer WS03/042019 23 April 2019
  Manager: Facilities WS01/042019 18 April 2019
  Meteorology or Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Internship Research-2019 13 April 2019
  Specialist Lightning Detection Network (LDN) WS01/032019 26 March 2019
  Specialist Surface Observations WS02/032019 26 March 2019
  Specialist: Database Development and Administration WS05/022019 15 March 2019
  Chief Meteorological Technician WS03/022019 13 March 2019
  Assistant Meteorological Technician: Gough Island OC05/2019 4 March 2019
  Senior Meteorological Technician: Gough Island OC06/2019 4 March 2019
  Client Liaison Officer WS02/022019 22 February 2019
  Chief Scientist-Climate Change and Variability (Re-advertisement) WS09/112018 22 February 2019
  Chief Meteorological Technician WS01/022019 15 February 2019
  Chief Technologist: Surface Observation WS05/012019 15 February 2019
  Chief Technologist: Maintenance WS06/012019 15 February 2019
  Marine Engineer WS07/012019 15 February 2019
  Specialist: Strategy, Planning and Reporting WS08/012019 8 February 2019
  Lead Scientist: Socio-Economic Applications Research WS04/012019 8 February 2019
  Lead Scientist: Long-range prediction WS03/012019 8 February 2019
  Technician (Bethlehem) WS03/012019 2 February 2019
  Senior Technologist WS02/012019 1 February 2019
  Office Administrator WS09/012019 31 January 2019
  Collection Administrator WS01/012019 25 January 2019
  Company Secretary WS01/122018 21 December 2018
  Company Secretary WS01/122018 21 December 2018
  Chief Scientist: Climate Change and Variability WS09/112018 14 December 2018
  Senior Manager: Marine Services WS10/072018 14 December 2018
  Senior Manager: Climate Service WS09/072018 14 December 2018
  Office Administrator WS07/112018 07 December 2018
  Administrator: Facilities WS06/112018 05 December 2018
  Executive: Weather and Climate Services WS01/112018 30 November 2018
  Specialist Surface Observations WS05/112018 30 November 2018
  Senior Meteorological Technician WS04/112018 23 November 2018
  General Worker WS03/112018 16 November 2018
  General Worker WS03/112018 16 November 2018
  Marine Engineer WS02/112018 16 November 2018
  Collection administrator (x3) WS14/102018 09 November 2018
  Meteorological Authority Inspector WS05/102018 02 November 2018
  Forecaster WS03/102018 26 October 2018
  Lead Scientist: Energy Research and Applications WS06/102018 31 October 2018
  Lead Scientist: Health Applications Research WS07/102018 31 October 2018
  Lead Scientist: Socio-Economic Applications Research WS08/102018 31 October 2018
  Lead Scientist: Data Assimilation WS09/102018 31 October 2018
  Lead Scientist: Long-range prediction WS10/102018 31 October 2018
  Lead Scientist: Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation WS11/102018 31 October 2018
  Lead Scientist: Remote Sensing Research WS12/102018 31 October 2018
  Manager: Research Projects and Strategic Partnerships WS13/102018 31 October 2018
  Office Administrator: Compliance WS03/102018 19 October 2018
  Office Administration: Meteorological Authority WS04/102018 25 October 2018
  Facilitator: SHEQ and Facilities WS02/102018 19 October 2018
  Office Administrator WS01/102018 17 October 2018
  Senior Meteorological Technician WS01/092018 28 September 2018
  Chief Meteorological Technician WS03/092018 28 September 2018
  Senior Forecaster WS02/092018 28 September 2018
  Assistant Meteorological Technician: Marion Island OC51/2018 25 September 2018
  Senior Meteorological Technician: Marion Island OC50/2018 25 September 2018
  Forecaster WS05/082018 14 September 2018
  Office Supervisor WS06/082018 14 September 2018
  Remote Sensing Specialist(Re-Advertisement) WS01/072018 07 September 2018
  Chief Meteorological Technician WS04/082018 03 September 2018
  Office Administrator WS03/082018 03 September 2018
  Senior Data Quality Controller WS02/082018 24 August 2018
  Talent Specialist WS01/062018 17 August 2018
  Senior Manager: Marine Services WS10/072018 17 August 2018
  Senior Manager: Climate Service WS09/072018 17 August 2018
  Senior Forecaster WS01/082018 10 August 2018
  Re-advertisement General Worker WS08/082018 03 August 2018
  Technician WS07/072018 03 August 2018
  Senior Technologist/Chief Technician X3 WS06/072018 03 August 2018
  Specialist Surface Observations WS05/072018 03 August 2018
  Senior Meteorological Technician WS04/072018 02 August 2018
  International Relations Officer WS03/072018 20 July 2018
  Talent Specialist WS01/062018 20 July 2018
  Officer: Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) WS02/072018 18 July 2018
  Remote Sensing Specialist WS01/072018 18 July 2018
  Committee Coordinator WS10/032018 13 July 2018
  Software Developer WS04/052018 06 July 2018
  Senior Meteorological Technician OC33/2018 20 June 2018
  Senior Scientist: Marine WS02/052018 29 May 2018
  Scientist: Marine X2 WS03/052018 29 May 2018
  Senior Scientist: Marine Coordinator (Re-advertised) WS01/052018 29 May 2018
  Chief Data Quality Controller WS09/042018 30 April 2018
  Senior Meteorological Technician WS07/042018 30 April 2018
  Office Administrator Business Development WS06/042018 20 April 2018
  Office Administrator Communications, Marketing and Stakeholder Relations WS01/042018 20 April 2018
  Office Administrator Finance and Supply Chain Management WS02/042018 20 April 2018
  Office Administrator Human Capital Management WS03/042018 20 April 2018
  Office Administrator Learning & Development and Regional Training Centre (RTC) WS04/042018 20 April 2018
  Office Administrator SHEQ WS05/042018 20 April 2018
  Para-Legal/Legal Administrator WS07/042018 20 April 2018
  Meteorology or atmospheric and oceanic sciences Internship Research-2018 13 April 2018
  Committee Coordinator WS10/032018 06 April 2018
  Chief Meteorological Technician WS09/032018 28 March 2018
  Treasury Bookkeeper WS08/032018 28 March 2018
  General Workers X 5 WS03/032018 20 March 2018
  Senior Technician: Air Quality Services WS02/032018 16 March 2018
  Scientist: Air Quality Information, Municipal Support WS01/032018 16 March 2018
  Senior Meteorological Technician: Gough Island OC28/2018 14 March 2018
  Assistant Meteorological Technician: Gough Island OC27/2018 14 March 2018
  Chief Meteorological Technician WS10/022018 07 March 2018
  Senior Meteorological Technician X4 WS21/022018 07 March 2018
  Client Liaison Officer WS17/022018 07 March 2018
  Senior Forecaster WS01/022018 02 March 2018
  Senior Technologist WS04/022018 02 March 2018
  Senior Scientist: Marine Coordinator WS05/022018 02 March 2018
  Tradesman Aid X4 WS03/022018 02 March 2018
  Client Liaison Officer WS15/012018 16 February 2018
  Executive: Weather and Climate Services WS01/012018 02 February 2018
  Standing Contracts for Meteorological Technicians at Remote Stations
  Executive Assistant: Chief Financial Officer WS14/012018 02 February 2018
  Information Security Analyst WS08/012018 02 February 2018
  Manager: ICT Projects WS06/012018 02 February 2018
  Manager: International Relations WS04/012018 02 February 2018
  Manager: Stakeholder Relations WS05/012017 02 February 2018
  Manager: Support and Planning WS07/012018 02 February 2018
  Senior Database Administrator WS09/012018 02 February 2018
  Senior Manager: Communications, Marketing and Stakeholder WS03/012018 02 February 2018
  Senior Manager: Compliance WS02/012018 02 February 2018
  Senior Technologist WS12/012018 02 February 2018
  Specialist: Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS) WS11/012018 02 February 2018
  Specialist: Radar WS10/012018 02 February 2018
  Technologist WS13/012018 02 February 2018