Forestry Fisheries and the Environment Circular 29 of 2021



APPLICATIONS                     : May be forwarded to the Director-General, Department of Forestry, Fisheries

and the Environment, Private Bag X447, Pretoria, 0001 or hand-delivered to: Environment House, Erf 1563 Arcadia Extension 6, Cnr Soutpansberg and Steve Biko Road, Arcadia, Pretoria, marked for the attention: Human Resources Management.

CLOSING DATE                    : 06 September 2021

NOTE                                       : Application must be submitted on a New signed Z83 form obtainable from any

Public Service Department and must be completed in full accompanied by copies of qualifications (Matric Certificate must also be attached), ID document, a valid Driver’s License (attached documentation need not be certified, certification will be requested when required) together with the recent Curriculum Vitae in order to be considered. Please note that should you not use the newly amended Z83 and completed, initialled and signed in full, the department reserves the rights to disqualify your application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). The National Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Preference may be given to appointable applicants from the underrepresented designated groups in terms of the Department’s equity plan. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Correspondence will be limited to successful candidates only. Short-listed candidates will be subjected to screening and security vetting to determine their suitability for employment, including but not limited to: Criminal records; Citizenship status; Credit worthiness; Previous employment (reference checks); and Qualification verification. Short-listed candidates will be expected to avail themselves at the Department’s convenience. Entry level requirements for SMS posts: In terms of the Directive on Compulsory Capacity Development, Mandatory Training Days & Minimum Entry Requirements for SMS that was introduced on 1 April 2015, a requirement for all applicants for SMS posts from 1 April 2020 is a successful completion of the Senior Management Pre-Entry Programme as endorsed by the National School of Government (NSG). The course is available at the NSG under the name Certificate for entry into SMS and the full details can be obtained by following the below link: The successful candidate will be required to provide proof of completion of the NSG Public Service Senior Management Leadership Programme Certificate for entry into the SMS. Furthermore, candidates shortlisted for the SMS post will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job. Following the interview and the technical exercise, the Selection Panel will recommend candidates to attend a generic managerial competency assessment in compliance with the DPSA Directive on the implementation of competency based assessments. The person appointed to this position will be subjected to a security clearance, the signing of performance agreement and employment contract. The department reserves the right not to make an appointment. If you have not been contacted within three 3 months after the closing date of the advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

ERRATUM: Kindly note that the advertised post of Environmental Officer Specialized with Ref No: RCSM09/2021(post 14/94) which was advertised in the Public Service Vacancy Circular 14 dated 23 April 2021 has been withdrawn.




POST 29/58                            :            DEPUTY    DIRECTOR:    WOODLANDS     AND   INDIGENOUS     FOREST MANAGEMENT REF NO: FOM04/2021


SALARY                                  : R869 007 per annum, (All-inclusive package)

CENTRE                                  : Eastern Cape

REQUIREMENTS                  :          Applicants must be in possession of a National Diploma or Bachelor Degree

Forestry / Environmental Science / Management or equivalent qualification within related field and 3-5 years relevant experience in related field. Extensive knowledge in Woodlands and Indigenous forest and Commercial forestry. The


ability to interpret and apply related legislation and policies, including National Forestry Act (NFA), National Veld and Forest Fire Act (NVFFA), NEMA, NEMBA, Public Service Act, PFMA, Labour Relations Act and other Environmental legislations. Knowledge of project management. Skills: Planning and Organising, Policy development and analysis, Leadership, Facilitation and Negotiation, excellent communication (verbal, presentation and report writing), and problem-solving skills. The incumbent must be able to work independently and efficiently under pressure. The candidate must have a valid driver’s license and willing to travel.

DUTIES                                    : The successful incumbent will manage and develop policies, norms, standards,

tools, and procedures for sustainable management of indigenous forests and woodlands. Manage conservation planning and compliance with national and international biodiversity Management frameworks. Identify priority forests for protection and rehabilitation. Determine relative conservation and socio- economic values of forest patches as well as threats. Ensure Ecological Forest monitoring. Conduct national Principle, Criteria, Indicators and Standards (PCI&S) audits. Ensure that site inspection is conducted. Ensure Integrated Environment plan for indigenous forest and resources of the Sub directorate (Physical, Human & Financial). Analyze the impact of the environmental assessments. Ensure compliance and monitoring of Environmental legislations especially NFA and NVFFA. Managing achievements of the Regional Annual Plan of Operation. Develop and provide forest management guidelines, norms, best practice to the WIFM regions (Eastern Cape).

ENQUIRIES                            : Dr.T Ramatshimbila Tel No: (012) 309 5716


POST 29/59                            :            CONTROL     ENVIRONMENTAL      OFFICER      CONTROL      GRADE     A:



SALARY                                  : R495 219 per annum, (all-inclusive remuneration package), (OSD)

CENTRE                                  : Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS                  : A 4-year Bachelor’s Degree in Natural / Environmental Science or equivalent

relevant qualification coupled with 6 years post qualification experience required. Broad understanding and knowledge of environment and development issues (globally, regionally, locally). Experience in international relations. Ability to manage and plan for activities, including international engagements. Ability to interpret and apply and implement policies, strategies and legislation. Knowledge in general government administrative procedures and processes (PSA & PSR). Experience and knowledge of policy development and implementation. Financial and Procurement administrative procedures (PFMA & Treasury Regulations). Skills: Planning skills; Good communication skills; Computer literacy; Creativity; Report writing skills and Organisational skills. Personal Attribute: Innovative and proactive. Ability to work long hours voluntarily. Ability to gather and analyse information. Proven leadership skills. Ability to develop and apply policies. Ability to work independently and in a team. Ability to lead multidisciplinary team. Good interpersonal relations skills. Ability to work under extreme pressure. Conflict management and resolution. Ability to organise and plan under pressure. Ability to collect and interpret information and reports. Interpersonal relations. Initiative. Responsibility and loyalty.

DUTIES                                    : Coordinate South-South (Asia, Middle East and South America) and BRICS

bi/pleurilateral stakeholder consultation meetings. Facilitate and coordinate the Department’s participation in South-South environmental cooperation, bi/tri/pleurilateral international engagements and hosting of foreign delegations. Maintain the Department’s international relations related to sustainable development and environment for South-South cooperation, BRICS and bilateral cooperation agreements and partnerships. Monitor, evaluate and report on implementation of the South-South environment bilateral relations, BRICS and bilateral agreements.

ENQUIRIES                            : Mr S Mangold Tel No: 012 399 9243


POST 29/60                            :            ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT AND MAINTENANCE

REF NO: (EP15/ 2021)


SALARY                                  :            R376 596 per annum

CENTRE                                  :            Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS                  :            An appropriate and recognized three years tertiary qualification in Information

Technology   or   related   field.   Experience   in   Microsoft   Dynamics   365.


Working knowledge of the following databases: SQL, Oracle. Appropriate experience which includes: Systems Development, maintenance and Support, User Support, Information Management and Project Management. Expert level of computer competency is essential. Proven track of Systems Development, customization, pre-rollout Testing and Report Development, understanding of Business process design and database administration will be an added advantage. Working knowledge of the following databases: SQL, Oracle. Knowledge in SDLC. Knowledge in Agile methodology. Knowledge in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) The successful candidate must have the following skills: analytical, conceptual, problem solving and communication. The Candidate must possess experience that is backed by sound numerical and analytical acumen; proven communication (written and verbal) skills, problem solving skills and service provider contract management. The applicant should also have the ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines and must possess a valid code B driver’s license as it will be required of him/her to travel.

DUTIES                                    : The successful candidate will perform the following tasks: Ensure optimum

performance and functionality of Programme Management Systems, provide technical system support, assist the Help Desk unit with system support and training. Recommend the development of new reports and system features for continuous system enhancements for the Chief Directorate; Manage system databases; Identify, Compile and Analyze proposed system improvements for clients. .Ensure the effectiveness of application administration changes in accordance with the business changes and ensure the implementation. Ensure availability of application in line with the Service level agreement. Ensure resolution of system problems and document resolution for future references. Create Ad-hoc report (SSRS, JIRA). Update user manuals once new changes have been implemented. Provide second level support to system users and system enhancements.

ENQUIRIES                            : Ms M Moselakgomo Tel No: 012 399 9253


POST 29/61                            :            BIODIVERSITY OFFICER PRODUCTION GRADE A: BIOSAFETY AND



SALARY                                  : R272 739 per annum, (all-inclusive remuneration package), (OSD)

CENTRE                                  : Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS                  : A 3-year Bachelor’s Degree / National Diploma in Biotechnology/Microbiology/

Entomology/ Botany/ Biological Sciences/ and Environmental Science. 1-2 years relevant experience. Experience in biosafety, research, management and policy development as they relate to Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and Alien Invasive Species (AIS) will be an added advantage. Knowledge of the National Environmental Management Biodiversity Act, 2004 (Act 10 of 2004) and the Genetically Modified Organisms Act, 1997 (Act 15 of 1997) and relevant Regulations; Knowledge and good understanding of the Genetically Modified Organisms, their uses, biosafety issues related to GMOs, environmental risk assessment and management of GMOs; Good understanding of biodiversity conservation, ecological interactions at population, community and ecosystem level especially related to Alien Invasive Species; Project Management; Sound organizing and planning skills; Good verbal and written communication skills, including giving presentations and writing technical reports; Good interpersonal skills; Good analytical skills; Ability to work independently and in a team; Computer literacy. A valid driver’s license will be an additional advantage.

DUTIES                                    : Provide technical support in the core business of the Sub-directorate: Biosafety

and Alien Invasive Species in terms of: Supporting the implementation of laws and regulations governing GMOs and AIS; Conducting environmental risk assessments on GMOs and evaluating GMO applications submitted in terms of the GMO Act for compliance with the relevant environmental legislation; Conducting environmental risk assessment on AIS and evaluating AIS applications; Providing technical support in the development and implementation of relevant tools and programmes related to GMOs and AIS; Providing technical support in the development and coordination of biosafety and AIS research projects; Providing technical support on the national implementation of international agreements i.e. Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and relevant programme of work on invasive alien species and other biosafety related topics under the Convention on Biological Diversity; assisting with the coordination of national stakeholder consultations.


ENQUIRIES                            :            Ms T Mogapi Tel No: 066 481 0034


POST 29/62                            :            BIODIVERSITY OFFICER PRODUCTION GRADE A: WORLD HERITAGE



SALARY                                  : R272 739 per annum, (all-inclusive remuneration package), (OSD)

CENTRE                                  : Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS                  : A 3-year Diploma/Degree in Nature Conservation/ Environmental Management

Heritage Studies/Natural and Cultural Resources Management. Administration procedures coupled with 1 – 2 years’ experience in related field. Skills: Sound organizing and planning skills. Good verbal and written communication skills. Good computer skills. Presentation skills. Reporting writing skills. Interpersonal Skills. Personal Attribute: Honesty; Ability to work under pressure; Ability to work long hours voluntarily; Ability to work with difficult persons and be civil; Ability to work individually and in team, and meet deadlines. Integrity; Tolerant; Sense of responsibility and loyalty; Ability to gather and analyze information; Creativity; Ability to work with difficult persons and to resolve conflict; Ability to engage with various stakeholders at different levels and Time Management.

DUTIES                                    : Analyse the draft nomination dossier and make comments. Facilitate the

incorporation of comments in preparations for presentation at the Cabinet Committee Clusters. Ensure that the nomination dossier incorporate all inputs received from Unesco and all the relevant stakeholders consulted. Review and provide comments on the final nomination dossier received. Facilitate the submission of the Nomination Dossier to Unesco World Heritage Centre. Facilitate the revision of the Tentative List. Facilitate the revision and gazetting of the Format and Procedure for nomination of World Heritage Sites in SA for implementation Facilitate coordination of the extra ordinary meeting in preparations for the World Heritage Committee meetings. Coordinate annual South African financial contribution to the World Heritage Fund. Coordinate the Implementation of the signed Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with AWHF. Coordinate and provide secretariat support to the South African World Heritage Convention Committee (SAWHCC) meetings. Research on recent trends and events and share with relevant stakeholders. Coordinate the commemoration of the African World Heritage Day. Facilitate the development and printing of awareness raising materials for World Heritage Sites.

ENQUIRIES                            : Ms G Mayile Tel No: 012 399 9610

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