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1 Oct 2021

Full-Time Assistant Environmental Officer by Department of Environmental Affairs

Department of Environmental Affairs – Posted by South Africa

Job Description

APPLICATION: Must be submitted on a Z83 form with a copy of a comprehensive CV, certified copies of qualifications, and ID document in order to be considered, and forwarded for the Director-General, Department of Environmental AffairsPrivate Bag X4390, Cape Town, 8000 or hand-deliver to 14 Loop Street, Cape Town. 

The National Department of Environmental Affairs is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). Correspondence will be limited to successful candidates only.

If you have not been contacted within three to 3 months after the closing date of the advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. The Department reserves the right not to make an appointment.


SALARY: R 173 703 per annum (plus 37% lieu in benefits) CENTRE: MARION ISLAND

REQUIREMENTS: An appropriate Diploma in Environmental Conservation or Natural Sciences or equivalent relevant qualification. Experience in fieldwork. Knowledge and understanding of environmental legislation and experience in invasion ecology will serve as an added advantage.

The incumbent has to timeously report to the team Environmental Conservation Officer (ECO) and should be able to work under extreme pressure with minimal supervision. The successful candidate must be computer literate, have good verbal and written communication skills, and have the ability to work in a team.

DUTIES: Provide the annual team ECO with support in implementing the provisions of the Prince Edward Island Management Plan (PEIMP) and associated legislation. Assist the team ECO in Implementing the Alien Species Eradication Plan and in monitoring compliance to Environmental Authorisations/Records of Decision issued under the EIA Regulations for activities at the Prince Edward Islands (PEIs). Assist in the development of environmental Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

NOTE: The incumbent will execute duties at a Sub/Antarctic Base and adhere to the health, safety and environmental requirements. The successful applicant will spend a full year (April 2022 to May 2023) at Marion Island. There is no option to return to South Africa before May 2023.  

The ability to work and live with small groups of people is thus essential. Although the base is well-equipped with e-mail, fax, and satellite telephone facilities, the applicant has to be self-sufficient and self-motivated. The location may affect both the physical and mental well-being of the incumbent, their family, and their close relationships. Candidates must be physically fit, mentally strong, and prepared for physically challenging and satisfying work.

In addition, the successful candidates may often be called upon to work long hours in extreme conditions on duties unrelated to their function. Short-listed candidates will be subjected to screening and security vetting to determine their suitability for employment. Appointment to these positions is subject to a rigorous medical examination as well as psychometric assessment, which will be arranged for at no cost to the applicants.

ENQUIRIES: Mr C Roman – Tel: 021 405 9420 / Ms C Phamoli – Tel: 021 405 9423

How to Apply

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Job Categories: Environmental. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Environmental Jobs. Salaries: Less than 20,000.

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