SENIOR FORESTER (X2 POSTS)
SALARY: R316 791 per annum, (Total salary package of R460 251 per annum/conditions
CENTRE: KZN Ref No: FOM09/2021
Eastern Cape (Matiwane) Ref No: FOM10/2021
REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be in possession of a National Diploma or Bachelor Degree in Forestry or equivalent qualification within the related field with 2 or 3 years experience in forestry environment, institution building and other related interests. Experience in the management of commercial forestry plantations. Knowledge and understanding of policy management and regulatory processes, legal interpretation in terms of both National Forest Act (Act No. 84 of 1998) and National Veld and Forest Fire Act (Act No.101 of 1998. Good communication, negotiation and team-building leadership skills. Ability to use own initiative. Understanding of Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries’ Policies. Understanding of Sustainable Forest Management and Management Practices for plantations. Must be computer literate and have a valid driver’s license be willing to travel.
DUTIES: The incumbent will be responsible for overseeing and rendering commercial activities in the plantations, implement operational plans for the plantations, Quality assure the work rendered by the service providers. Render forestry protection activities. Ensure protection of plantations from fires, livestock and pests. Assist with the implementation, enforcement and promotion of the National Act (NFA) and National Veld Forest Fire Act (NVFFA). Liaison with
the stakeholders, provide technical advice to stakeholders, Render environmental protection activities. Manage stream flow reduction activities underwater act, Plan and implement pest/disease control initiatives. Provide administration support services.
ENQUIRIES: Mr T.N Ngamile Tel No: (040) 940 4707 Cell no: 082 802 6574 (Eastern Cape)
Ms Diphare Tel No: (033) 3927700 (KZN)
APPLICATIONS : Pretoria: May be forwarded to the 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, marked for the attention: Human Resources Management. Eastern Cape, KZN, Northern Cape and Western Cape: must be submitted to the Director-General, Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, For Attention: Private Bag X4390, Cape Town, 8000 or hand-deliver to 14 Loop Street Cape Town
CLOSING DATE: 02 August 2021
NOTE: 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, initialed, and signed in full, the department reserves the right 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; Creditworthiness; 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 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 a performance agreement and an employment contract. The department reserves the right not to make an appointment. If you have not been contacted within three to 3 months after the closing date of the advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.