CONTROL ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICER GRADE A: CHEMICALS AND WASTE REGULATION AND POLICY REF NO: CWM06/2021
SALARY: R495 219 per annum (OSD)
REQUIREMENTS: An appropriate four (4) year degree in environmental or natural science or law or an equivalent relevant qualification coupled with at least six (6) years post qualification experience. Experience in the implementation of environmental law will be an added advantage. Three (3) years of working experience in the field of pollution, chemicals, and waste management. Understanding of the policy and legislative framework governing environmental management in general and pollution and waste management and legislative processes. Proven experience in policy development and legislative drafting. Proven experience in coordinating public participation and engagement with multiple stakeholders. Experience in project management. Skills required: Negotiation skills, good interpersonal relations, well-developed communication skills, and excellent project management skills, conflict management. The incumbent must have the ability to work independently and efficiently under pressure. The incumbent must have a valid code B driver’s license änd a willingness to travel extensively.
DUTIES: Manage the development of national policies and strategies on chemicals, pollution, and waste management. Support the development of national legislation and regulations on pollution and waste management. Support the development of appropriate norms and standards for all aspects of chemicals, pollution, and waste management. Support provincial environmental departments when drafting legislation and regulations that are aligned to national policy. Support municipalities to draft by-laws that are aligned to national policy. Assess that domestic legislation supports ratified Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs). Liaise with line functions in the development of national policies, strategies, and legislation on pollution and waste management. Promote public participation in processes for the development of national policies, strategies, and legislation on pollution and waste management. Participate in departmental and government forums on law reform and legislative processes. Coordinate multi-stakeholder forums for pollution and waste management. Represent the department in inter- Departmental forums and industry forums on law reform relating to chemicals, pollution, and waste management. Coordinate the implementation of the NEMWA and its subordinate legislation. Manage projects in the sub directorate. Facilitate the implementation of the Social Economic Impact Assessment System of government in relation to the NEMWA.
ENQUIRIES: Mr A Pillay, Tel No: (012) 399 9827
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.