Forestry Fisheries and the Environment Circular 31 of 2021



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

and the Environment, The Director: Human Resources Management, Private Bag X4390, Cape Town, 8000 or hand-deliver to 14 Loop Street, Cape Town.

CLOSING DATE                     : 20 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. 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.




POST 31/30                            :            DEPUTY    DIRECTOR:    WOODLANDS     AND   INDIGENOUS     FOREST MANAGEMENT REF NO: FOM11/2021

Re-advert candidates who previously applied for the post may re-apply.


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

NOTE                                       :            NB: The post was previously advertised with Ref No: FOM04/2021

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