ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICER SPECIALISED PRODUCTION: NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS REF NO: RCSM09/2021
SALARY: R402 045 per annum. (OSD)
REQUIREMENTS: An appropriate Honours Degree in Environmental Management/ Science or Natural Sciences or related field. 2-3 years experience in processing applications for Environmental Authorisations. Thorough knowledge and experience of the National Environmental Management Act, as amended, the EIA Regulations and other relevant legislation. Thorough knowledge of S24 of NEMA, and integrated environmental management and its application. Knowledge of sustainable development ideas and objectives. Working experience in the administration and review of EIA’s and the dynamics of EIA administration systems. Advanced computer literacy skills will serve as an advantage. Attendance of environmental management or EIA courses, and GIS skills will serve as an added advantage. Good communication skills (written, oral and graphic). Good organising, planning, and reporting skills. Problem solver and strategic thinker. Ability to work individually and in a team. Ability to work under pressure without supervision and multi-task. Applicants must be willing to travel extensively. A valid code B/EB driver’s licence (Light motor vehicle) and the ability to undertake long journeys alone.
DUTIES: Review and evaluate EIA Applications, applications for Integrated Environmental Authorisations and S24G applications. Conduct site inspections and compile site visit reports. Provide professional advice in respect of EIA decision-making. Draft submissions and recommendations for EIA decisions. Assist in the development of relevant Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Implement approved systems, tools and SOPs related to environmental impact management. Internal and external liaison regarding applications for Environmental Authorisations (communication with stakeholders and clients). Provide a support function and technical inputs into appeals lodged with the Minister in terms of the NEMA and NEMA Regulations. Provide inputs into environmental related legislation and policies.
ENQUIRIES: Ms S Dlomo Tel No: (012) 399 9390
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.