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CENTRE: OR Tambo International Airport

REQUIREMENTS: Degree/ National Diploma in Environmental Management/Science, Natural Science, Animal Health or equivalent qualification. 2-3 years’ experience in a related field. Knowledge of the application of the relevant national and international prescripts relating to the management of invasive alien species such as the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act (NEMBA) and its associated Regulations, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the World Trade Organization Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary. Measures (WTO-SPS Agreement), the International Plant. Protection Convention (IPPC) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). Working Knowledge of alien and invasive species management as well as the inspection procedure. Good understanding of biodiversity conservation, ecological interactions at population, community and ecosystem level especially related to Alien Invasive Species. Good communication, interpersonal and administrative skills. Competency in the use of a computer and MS Office software. Good written and verbal communication skills and ability to work independently as well as in a team. Willingness to work long hours. In possession of a valid driver’s license and willingness to travel and work irregular hours.

DUTIES: Conduct inspections at international passengers’ terminals, cargo and mail centre and keep records thereof. Handle complaints, queries and enquiries from customers/stakeholders, Compile records of intercepted specimens. Complete the EMI pocketbook to ensure an effective chain of custody process in cases that require enforcement action. Conduct awareness sessions in line with the biosecurity advocacy plan and ensure the inspection reports are submitted for necessary enforcement interventions.

ENQUIRIES: Ms K Wanjau Tel No: (012) 399 9571

APPLICATIONS: Applications for 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 hand-delivered to: Environment House, Erf 1563 Arcadia Extension 6, Cnr Soutpansberg and Steve Biko Road, Arcadia, Pretoria. For positions based in Cape Town, Bloemfontein, North West, applications must be forwarded to: Private Bag X4390, Cape Town, 8000 or hand-deliver to 14 Loop Street, Cape Town.

CLOSING DATE: 15 February 2021

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. Applications may be forwarded for the Director-General, Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Private Bag X447, Pretoria, 0001 or hand-delivered to: Environment House, Erf 1563 Arcadia Extension 6, Cnr Soutpansberg and Steve Biko Road, Arcadia, Pretoria or alternatively Private Bag X4390, Cape Town 8000 Or hand-deliver to:14The 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; Creditworthiness; Previous employment (reference checks); social media 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 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. th

Loop Street, Cape Town, marked for the attention: Human Resources Management.

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