SENIOR FORESTRY DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

  • Full Time
  • Pretoria, Gauteng, Cnr. Steve Biko and Soutpansberg Road, 0084 View on Map
  • @Environment, Forestry and Fisheries posted 1 week ago
  • Posted : Oct 11, 2021 -Accepting applications
  • Salary: R316,791.00 - R460,251.00 / Annual
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Job Detail

  • Offered Salary R316 791 per annum (Total package of R460 251 per annum/ condition apply)
  • Qualifications Diploma
  • Industry Environment
  • Reference Ref No: FOM21/2021
  • Centre Limpopo (Polokwane)
  • Enquiries
    Mr Steven Matsea, Tel No: 015287 9965/6
  • 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: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 1-2 years’ related 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 Act, 1998 (Act 101 of 1998), 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 license and must be willing to travel. DUTIES : The incumbent will be responsible for the implementation and providing technical advice and support in terms of greening programs or initiatives for the institutional development. Conduct awareness campaigns on the importance of greening, forest enterprise development and non-timber forest product 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 Organisation (NGO’s) and private individual 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 mushroom, bee keeping and medicinal gardens etc. Render support on the implementation and establishment of the forestry enterprise development initiatives, livelihoods of the people and 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 process and the Forestry Policies. Provide general administration support services.

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