DEFF: Groundsman, Admin Officers, Regulation officers, Estate Manager, Foresters (Nationwide)

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES

APPLICATIONS :

Pretoria must be submitted to the Director-General, Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, For Attention: The Director: Human Resources Management, Private Bag X447, Pretoria, 0001 or handdelivered to: Environment House, Erf 1563 Arcadia Extension 6, Cnr Soutpansberg and Steve Biko Road, Arcadia, Pretoria.

Cape Town, Bloemfontein, North West, applications must be forwarded to: Private Bag X4390, Cape Town, 8000 or hand-deliver to 63 Strand Street, Cape Town.

Eastern Cape (Bhisho Building) must be submitted to the DirectorGeneral, Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, For Attention: The Director: Integrated Human Resources Management, Private Bag X7410, King Williams Town, 5605 or hand deliver at to Corner Independence and Circular Drive, Bhisho Building, 3rd Floor

KwaZulu-Natal must be submitted to the Director-General, Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, For Attention: The Director: Integrated Human Resources Management, Private Bag x 9029, Pietermaritzburg 3201 or hand deliver at to 185 Langalibalele Street, Old Mutual Building ,Pietermaritzburg 3201


CLOSING DATE : 07 December 2020


NOTE : Application must be submitted on a signed 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. The National Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries 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. 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. 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 a 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 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 26/26 : ESTATE MANAGER (X5 POSTS)

SALARY : R376 596 per annum (Total salary package of R532 814 per annum/conditions apply)

CENTRE : Kei Area Ref No: FOM14/2020 (X2 Posts)

East Griqualand Ref No: FOM15/2020 (X1 Post)

Matiwane Ref No: FOM16/2020 (X1 Post)

Mpumalanga Ref No: FOM17/2020 (X1 Post)

REQUIREMENTS : Applicants must be in possession of a National Diploma or Bachelor Degree in Forestry or equivalent qualification within related field with 3-5 years’ experience in commercial forestry. Knowledge and understanding of policy management and regulatory processes, legal interpretation in terms of both National Forest Act (Act No. 84 of 1998) and National Veld and Forest Fire Act (Act No.101 of 1998. Understanding of policy and legislation framework, sectorial legislator framework of forestry and labour in South Africa. Best Management Practices for Forestry. Environmental Management Systems. Good presentation skills, excellent verbal and written communication, analytical and problem solving skills, programme and project management, good interpersonal relations, negotiation skills. Computer skills in MS Office Software, a valid driver’s licence and must be willing to travel.

DUTIES : The incumbent will be responsible for the management of commercial activities in an estate, implement short and long term plans for

management of estates and forest resources, monitor and evaluate the compliance and services rendered by service providers, develop and manage the implementation of annual plan of operations (APOs), business plans and fire protection plans, review annual operational plans and ensure the implementation thereof. Manage forest protection activities, develop forest fire suppression strategies and fire management

plans to prevent and combat veld and forest fires, ensure the implementation, enforcement and promotion of the National Forest Act

(NFA) and National Veld Forest Fire Act (NVFFA). Liaison with stakeholders, provide technical advice to stakeholders. Manage environmental protection activities, manage stream flow reduction activities under water act, Staff Management, mentoring and coaching, training and development of staff.

ENQUIRIES : Mr T.N Ngamile Tel No: (040) 940 4707 cell no: 082 802 6574 (EasternCape) Mr Tshivhase Tel No: 70761185270 (Mpumalanga)

NOTE : Interested candidates are requested to submit separate applications for each advert indicating the correct Reference number


POST 26/27 : TRAINING ADVISOR INTEGRATED HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT REF NO: FIM14/2020

SALARY : R316 791 per annum (Total package of R460 251 per annum/ conditions apply)

CENTRE : Cape Town

REQUIREMENTS : Applicants must be in possession of a National Diploma Diploma in Human Resources Management or Human Resources Development or equivalent qualification within related field plus minimum of 2 years’ experience in the skills development environment and facilitation of the Compulsory Induction Programme (CIP) (proof must be attached). Knowledge of relevant legislation and prescripts. An understanding of the Public Service Regulations. Computer literacy in MS Office software. Good presentation and interpersonal skills. The ability to work independently and under pressure. Good communication skills (verbal and written). Good planning and organising skills. A valid driver’s licence (minimum Code 08) and willingness to travel.

DUTIES : The incumbent will be responsible for implementing Assist in development, implementation and administration of the Workplace Skills Plan. Conduct training needs analysis. Assist in coordination and administration of in-house training courses, seminars, workshops and conferences, Internships, Bursaries and internal mentorship programmes. Provide advice based on all training legislation and DEFF training policies. Assist with the creation and maintenance of the training database. Collect all course assignments or portfolios. Liaise with service providers and training beneficiaries regarding training logistics or other matters. Liaise with the relevant Sector Education and Training Authority (SETAs). Assist in day-to-day monitoring of courses or programmes. Draft the quarterly and annual training reports. Take minutes at the meeting held with stakeholders. Assist in establishing and monitoring AET programmes. Coordinate Leadership Programmes. Coordinate Management Development Programmes. Facilitate Induction and Orientation Programme. Evaluate the impact of training conducted. Coordinate and facilitate CIP. Assess CIP and POEs.

ENQUIRIES : Mr M. Beta Tel No: (021) 402-3368



POST 26/28 : SENIOR FORESTRY DEVELOPMENT OFFICER (X6 POSTS)

SALARY : R316 791 per annum. (Total package of R460 251 per annum/ conditions apply)

CENTRE : Mthatha Ref No: FOM10/2020 (X1 Post)

Bhisho Ref No: FOM11/2020 (X1 Post)

Pietermaritzburg Ref No: FOM12/2020 (X1 Post)

North West Ref no: FOM13/2020 (X1 Post)

REQUIREMENTS : Applicants must be in possession of a National Diploma or Bachelor’s

Degree in Forestry or equivalent qualification within related field with 1-2 years’ experience in forestry development or forestry extension. Knowledge and understanding of the National Forest Act 1998 (Act 84 of 1998), the National Veld and Forest Fire Act, 1996 (Act 101 of 1996), PFMA and other related environmental legislation. Good presentation skills, excellent verbal and written communication, analytical and problem solving skills, programme and project management, good interpersonal relations, negotiation skills. Computer skills in MS Office Software, a valid driver’s licence and must be willing to travel.

DUTIES : The incumbent will be responsible for implementing and providing technical advice and support in terms of greening programs or initiatives for institutional development. Conduct awareness campaigns on importance greening, forest enterprise development and non-timber forest products through the implementation of special events and programmes such as Arbor Month, Arbor City Awards and Edu Plant initiatives. Promote partnership between government, Non-Government Organisations (NGO’s) and private individuals and communities to ensure long term commitment to land forestry programmes and incorporation of forestry programmes in IDP’s. Render and facilitate support on the implementation of livelihood development programs or projects such as mushroom, bee keeping, and medicinal gardens etc. Render support on the implementation and establishment of forestry enterprise development initiatives, livelihoods of the people and new afforestation. Assist the communities with regard to the licensing of legal entities. Ensure forestry resources and services are effective, well managed and coordinated and aligned with the Strategic/Annual Business Planning processes and Forestry Policies. Provide general administration support services.

ENQUIRIES : Mr D Mtati Tel No: (040) 940 4704 Cell No: 060 973 8114 (Eastern Cape)

Mr. S. Masuku Tel No: (033) (KZN)

Mr C Ndou Tel No: (012)309 5708/7/0760191221

NOTE : Interested candidates are requested to submit separate applications for each advert indicating the correct Reference number


POST 26/29 : SENIOR FORESTER (X4 POSTS)

SALARY : R316 791 per annum (Total salary package of R460 251 per annum/conditions apply)

CENTRE : Katberg Plantation Eastern Cape Ref No: FOM18/2020 (X2 Posts)

KZN (Qhudeni Plantation) Ref No: FOM19/2020 (X1 Post)

Limpopo (Voorspoed) Ref No: FOM20/2020 (X1 Post)

Free State Ref No: FOM21/2020 (X1 Post)

REQUIREMENTS : Applicants must be in possession of a National Diploma or Bachelor Degree in Forestry or equivalent qualification within related field with 2 or 3 years’ experience in forestry environment, institution building and other related interests. Experience in the management of commercial forestry plantation. Knowledge and understanding of policy management and regulatory processes, legal interpretation in terms of both National Forest Act (Act No. 84 of 1998) and National Veld and Forest Fire Act (Act No.101 of 1998. Good communication, negotiation and team building leadership skills. Ability to use own initiative. Understanding of Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries’ Policies. Understanding of Sustainable Forest Management and Management Practices for plantations. Must be computer literate and have valid driver’s license be willing to travel.

DUTIES : The incumbent will be responsible for overseeing and rendering commercial activities in the plantations, implement operational plans for the plantations, Quality assure the work rendered by the service providers. Render forestry protection activities. Ensure protection of plantations from fires, livestock and pests. Assist with the implementation, enforcement and promotion of the National Act (NFA) and National Veld Forest Fire Act (NVFFA). Liaison with the stakeholders, provide technical advice to stakeholders, Render environmental protection activities. Manage stream flow reduction activities under water act, Plan and implement pest/disease control initiatives. Provide administration support services.

ENQUIRIES : Mr T.N Ngamile Tel No: (040) 940 4707 Cell No: 082 802 6574 (Eastern Cape)

Ms Diphare Tel No: (033) 3927700 (KZN)

Mr K.N Nemukula Tel No: (015) 519 3310 Cell No: 079-569-3315 (Limpopo)

Mr C Ndou Tel No: (012)309 5708/7/0760191221 (Free State)

NOTE : Interested candidates are requested to submit separate applications for each advert indicating the correct Reference number


POST 26/30 : SENIOR FORESTRY REGULATIONS OFFICER (X3 POSTS)

SALARY : R316 791 per annum (Total salary package of R460 251 perannum/conditions apply)

CENTRE : Mthatha Ref No: FOM22/2020 (X1 Post)

Pietermaritzburg Ref No: FOM23/2020 (X1 Post)

Limpopo (Polokwane) REF NO: FOM24/2020 (X1 Post)

REQUIREMENTS : Applicants must be in possession of a National Diploma or Bachelor Degree in Forestry or relevant equivalent qualification within related field, with 1-2 years relevant experience in forestry. Knowledge of the National Forest Act 1998 (Act 84 of 1998), the National Veld and Forest Fire Act, 1996 (Act 101 of 1996), PFMA and other related environmental legislation. Good presentation, excellent verbal and written communication, analytical and problem solving, programme and project management, good interpersonal relations, and negotiation skills. Computer skills in MS Office Software, a valid driver’s license and must willing to travel.

DUTIES : The incumbent will be responsible for the implementation of the National Forest Act (NFA), by administration of licenses for all forms of forest resources and protected trees. Monitor compliance and ensure enforcements of Acts. Implement activities to ensure concurrence management. Evaluation of Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA). The incumbent will also be responsible for implementing the National Veld and Forest Fires Act (NVFFA). This will be done by establishing the Fire Protection Association (FPA’s), promotion of the wellbeing of the FPA’s, implementation of intergraded veld fire management plan, implementation of NVFIS. The incumbent will also render administration support services such as organising and co-ordinating stakeholder participation as well as rendering general administration.

ENQUIRIES : Ms N Mbananga Tel No: 040 940 4706 Cell no: 066 375 0106 (Eastern Cape)

Mr WM Rozani Tel No: (033) 3927700 (KZN)

Ms. NA Mudau Tel No: (015) 287 9964 Cell no, 066 566 0640 (Polokwane)

NOTE : Interested candidates are requested to submit separate applications for each advert indicating the correct Reference number








POST 26/31 ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER REF NO: FOM26/2020

SALARY : R257 508 per annum

CENTRE : Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS : Applicants must be in possession of a Grade 12 (Matric) Certificate or a tertiary qualification. Experience in an administration environment. Knowledge of meeting procedures, minutes taking and telephone etiquette. Good communication (written and verbal) skills as well as good interpersonal relations. Computer skills (MS Office software).

DUTIES : The incumbents will be responsible to provide management and support services to the directorate. Administering the directorate’s budget. Assist with the compilation of the budget, Monitor and control the budget. Consolidate all the expenditure, compile expenditure reports, Administer S&T claims and other related expenditure. Coordinate, oversee and or administer human resources administration and development support services. Ensure that all HR matters are attended to e.g. leave register, advertising of posts, performance management, etc. Coordinate training and development including bursaries, assist with personnel administration, procurement of goods and service and asset management, order supplies (goods and services). Manage the stock register for the office. Liaise with different suppliers for obtaining quotations. Manage asset register and inventory. Oversee and or provide general office support services. Provide a secretarial service, arrange meetings, venues, accommodation and travel arrangements. Draft submission and memorandums. Coordinate and follow up reports. Record keeping and documents management.

ENQUIRIES : Mr AR Madula Tel No (012) 309 5709


POST 26/32 : GROUNDSMAN II

SALARY : R102 534 per annum

CENTRE : Northern Cape

REQUIREMENTS : Applicants must be in possession of an ABET qualification, no experience required. Knowledge of operating elementary machines and equipment. Sound organising and planning skills, good communications skills, writing skills and computer skills. Good interpersonal relations. Ability to work long hours voluntary. The incumbent must have interest in plants and gardening.

DUTIES : The incumbents will be responsible with reparations of plant production seeds. Seeds collection. Cleaning of seeds. Seed pre-sowing treatment. Preparation of seedling trays. Sowing of seed. Preparation and sowing of cuttings. Ensure planting and transplanting of seedlings and trees. Filling of planting bags with soil. Prepare space in beds for transplanting. Transplanting of seedling from trays to bags. Transplanting of trees from small to bigger bags. Packing of transplanted trees. Provide general labour in the nursery. Mixing of sand and compost. Manual and chemical weed control. Irrigation of seedlings and trees. Assist with stocktaking. Tagging of plants correctly. Check seedlings and plants for pests and diseases. Assist the customers coming to buy trees. Responsible for the tools allocated. Report any damage in the nursery to the Foreman. Ensure the use, cleaning and basic maintenance of tractor and dumper. Move sand and compost to the tables or beds. Move seedlings, crates and tree. Keep equipment and machinery clean after use.

ENQUIRIES : Mr C Ndou Tel No: (012) 309 5708 Cell: 066 019 1221


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