ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: VELT FIRES

  • Full Time
  • Pretoria, Gauteng, Cnr. Steve Biko and Soutpansberg Road, 0084 View on Map
  • @Environment, Forestry and Fisheries posted 1 month ago
  • Posted : Sep 16, 2021 -Accepting applications
  • Salary: R470,040.00 - R470,040.00 / Annual
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Job Detail

  • Offered Salary R470 040 per annum
  • Qualifications Diploma
  • Industry Environment
  • Reference REF NO: FOM13/2021
  • Centre Pretoria
  • Enquiries
    Mr Avhashoni Renny Madula Tel No: 012 309 5709
  • Where to submit application
    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. Attention: Human Resource Management.
  • Notes
    Application must be submitted on a New signed Z83 form obtainable from any Public Service Department and must be completed in full, also accompanied by copies of all relevant qualifications (Matric Certificate must also be attached), ID document, a valid Driver’s License (attached documentation need not be certified, certification will be requested when required) together with the recent Curriculum Vitae in order to be considered. Please note that should you not use the newly amended Z83 and completed, initialled and signed in full, the department reserves the rights to disqualify your application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). 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. 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.

Job Description

REQUIREMENTS : A Degree/ National Diploma in Forestry or Social Sciences or Natural Resources Management, Environmental Sciences and Disaster Management or equivalent qualification. A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in the related field. Knowledge National Forests Act, 1998; National Veld and Fire Act, 1998; Disaster Management Act, 2002 and Fire Brigade Service Act, 1987. Ability to Facilitate and organise. Knowledge of Public Service Act, Public Service Regulation and Public Finance Management Act. Skills required: Communication, Technical writing and Computer literacy. Ability to work individually and in a team. DUTIES : Develop, implement, monitor and review veldfire policies and guidelines. Initiate and lead legislative process in the Forestry Regions through consultation with all veldfire stakeholders. Develop policies, strategies and guidelines regarding the management of veldfires (Capacity Building, Compliance and Enforcement, Fire Protection Associations (FPA) Financial Support, Fire Protection Association boundary policy). Coordinate and manage Veldfire Risk Assessments. Ensure Veldfire Risk Assessment and risk reduction planning. Analyse and evaluate veldfire risks. Monitor veldfire risk reduction measures. Implement, manage and monitor early warning systems and other related systems. Develop, manage and maintain the National Fire Danger Rating Systems (NFDRS). Manage and maintain the National Veldfire Information System (NVIS). Manage and maintain the FPA Regulatory Management System (FPARMS). Manage and Implement integrated veldfire management plans through FPAs. Develop policy, strategy and processes for FPA registration and administration. Draft annual report on the state and performance of FPAs.

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