• Full Time
  • Pretoria, Gauteng, Cnr. Steve Biko and Soutpansberg Road, 0084 View on Map
  • @Environment, Forestry and Fisheries posted 2 weeks ago
  • Posted : Oct 11, 2021 -Accepting applications
  • Salary: R376,596.00 - R376,596.00 / Annual
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Job Detail

  • Offered Salary R376 596 per annum (Total package of R 532 814 per annum/ condition apply)
  • Qualifications Diploma
  • Industry Environment
  • Reference REF NO: FOM19/2021
  • Centre Limpopo (Voorspoed Plantation)
  • Enquiries
    Mr Nelson Nemukula, Tel No: 015 519 3325 / 067 419 4952
  • 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 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: 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 or equivalent qualification coupled with 3-5 years’ related experience in commercial forestry. Knowledge and understanding of the National Forest Act 1998 (Act 84 of 1998), the National Veld and Forest Act, 1998 (Act 101 of 1998). Understanding of policy and legislation framework, sectorial legislation framework of forestry and labour in South Africa. Best Management Practices for Forestry. Environmental Management Systems. Knowledge of different departments levels of government. Knowledge of operations management. Knowledge of reporting systems and processes as well as performance management systems. Programme and project management Good presentation skills, excellent verbal and written communication, analytical and problem solving skills. Good interpersonal relations and ability to negotiate in difficult situations. Computer skills in MS Office Software, a valid driver’s license must be willing to travel. DUTIES : The incumbent will be responsible for the management of commercial forestry activities in an estate, implement short and long term plans for the management of estates and forest resources. Monitor and evaluate the compliance and services rendered by the service providers. Develop and manage the implementation of annual plan of operations (APO’s), business plans and fire protection plans. Review annual operational plans and ensure the implementation thereof. Management 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 NVFA. Ensure the protection of the Estate for economic and conservation purposes. Ensure the adherence of norms, standards and operational practices and procedures. Ensure the implementation of Principles Criteria Indicators and Standards for sustainable Forestry Management. Manage environmental protection activities, and manage stream flow reduction activities under water act. Liaise with stakeholders, coordinate awareness campaigns and provide technical advice to. Staff management, mentoring and coaching, and training and development.

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