CONTROL ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICER GRADE A: INTEGRATED ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT CAPACITY AND SUPPORT REF NO: RCMS10/2021
SALARY: R495 219 per annum (OSD)
REQUIREMENTS: An appropriate four (4) year degree in environmental or natural science or an equivalent relevant qualification coupled with at least 6 years post qualification experience. Working knowledge of, and experience with, the National Environmental Management Act (Act 107 of 1998) (NEMA), as amended, and thorough knowledge of the NEMA Section 24H Registration Authority Regulations. Knowledge and associated experience pertaining to GN No. R324, R325, R326, R327 and its amendments. Knowledge and interest in the drafting of Regulations, presentations and capacity building, facilitation and support. Advanced computer literacy skills will serve as an advantage. Good communication skills (written, oral and presentation). Good organising, planning and reporting skills. A problem solver and strategic thinker with the ability to work individually and in a team. Ability to work under pressure without direct supervision, where required and to be able to multi-task. Applicants must be willing to travel when required and must have a valid code B/EB driver’s licence (Light motor vehicle).
DUTIES: Assist in the drafting of Regulations pertaining to the professional registration of Environmental Assessment Practitioners in the Country; Assist with matters pertaining to the appointment of an Environmental Assessment Practitioner Registration Authority by the Minister in terms of S24H of the NEMA and associated activities affecting all competent authorities in the country, as well as the broader environmental sector; Facilitate and support the drafting of legislation pertaining to S24H of the NEMA; Support and facilitate the professional registration of environmental officials across the country; Support and facilitate the registration of non-government environmental professionals across the country; Assist with consultation with various authorities and stakeholder groupings as required; Provide an oversight role of the Environmental Assessment Practitioner Registration Authority appointed by the Minister.
ENQUIRIES: Ms S Hlela Tel No: (012) 399 9322
APPLICATIONS: 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 or alternatively Private Bag X4390, Cape Town 8000 Or hand-deliver to:14th Loop Street, Cape Town (for posts based in Cape Town), marked for the attention: Human Resources Management
FOR ATTENTION: Human Resource Management
CLOSING DATE: 24 May 2021
NOTE: Application must be submitted on a signed New Z83 form obtainable from any Public Service Department and must be completed in full accompanied by certified copies of qualifications (Matric Certificate must also be attached) ID document, a valid Driver’s License (all attached documentation must not be older than 6 months) together with the recent Curriculum Vitae in order to be considered. Applications may be forwarded for the Director-General, Department of Forestry and 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 or alternatively Private Bag X4390, Cape Town 8000 Or hand-deliver to:14th Loop Street, Cape Town (for posts based in Cape Town), marked for the attention: Human Resources Management. 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. 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. 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; Creditworthiness; previous employment (reference checks); social media 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 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:https://www.thensg.gov.za/training-course/sms-pre-entryprogramme/. 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 a performance agreement, and an 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.