DEPUTY DIRECTOR: FORESTRY DEVELOPMENT

  • Full Time
  • Pretoria, Gauteng, Cnr. Steve Biko and Soutpansberg Road, 0084 View on Map
  • @Environment, Forestry and Fisheries posted 7 days ago
  • Posted : Oct 11, 2021 -Accepting applications
  • Salary: R869,007.00 - R869,007.00 / Annual
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Job Detail

  • Offered Salary R869 007 per annum (all-inclusive remuneration package)
  • Qualifications Diploma
  • Industry Development
  • Reference REF NO: FOM18/2021
  • Centre Nelspruit
  • Enquiries
    Mr MA Tshivhase, Tel No: 072 209 4946 / 076 118 5270
  • 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.
  • 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. 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 25 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 : Applicants must be in possession of a National Diploma (NQF 6) or Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry/Development Studies or equivalent qualification coupled with 3-5 years’ experience. Knowledge and understanding of the National Forest Act 1998 (Act 84 of 1998), the National Veld and Forest Act, 1998 (Act 101 of 1998), and other related environmental legislation. Knowledge and understanding of Public Finance Management Act (PFMA). Knowledge of the function of different departments and levels of government as well as housing management. Knowledge of Operations Management, Reporting systems and processes. Project Management and strategic planning. Relationship Management, Stakeholder engagement. Leadership skills, People Management and Empowerment. Willingness to learn new skills. Ability to negotiate in difficult situations. Ability to work under pressure and handle criticism. Ability to gather and analyse information. Ability to work under pressure and long hours. Willingness to travel. DUTIES : The incumbent will be responsible to manage the socio-economic development of the Forestry Sector. Manage the identification, facilitation and implementation of the integrated Forestry Development interventions with other stakeholders. Participate in other stakeholder initiatives related to community development with regard to Forestry Development. Implement National Forestry Development Awareness Campaigns. Identify programmes that will assist in creating economic development opportunities in the communities through needs assessments. Management and implement Forestry Development Programmes and Projects. Ensure sustainable management of the state nurseries. Implement greening initiatives (2 million trees) programmes. Ensure the promotion of partnerships between Government, Non-Government Organisation (NGO’s), private individuals and communities to ensure long term commitment to land under Forestry Programmes. Ensure the integration of Forestry Development into Local, Provincial and National Government Development spheres. Manage the resource of the sub-directorate (Physical, Human and Financial).

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