Chief Marine Conservation Inspector

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19 May, 2016

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REF NO: 187/2016
Directorate: Monitoring & Surveillance
SALARY : R262 272 per annum
CENTRE : East London and Port Elizabeth
REQUIREMENTS : A National Diploma or Bachelor’s degree plus experience in Law Enforcement. Extensive experience in investigations. Knowledge of the Marine Living Resources Act, 18 of 1998 or Criminal Procedure Act 51/1977. A valid Code 08 (EB) driver’s licence. Exposure to supervision. Sound personal, communication (verbal, written and report-writing) and conflict resolution skills. Good planning and organisational skills. Computer literacy in MS Office software. Experience in receiving, dealing with and investigating public complaints. Candidates must be willing to work shifts, weekends, overtime, and work at sea and travel when required.
DUTIES : Manage and participate in Special Operations/investigations to prevent the illegal harvest and trade of marine products and to safeguard endangered species. Plan and manage special operations/investigations for extended periods of time. Manage and plan sea, coastal, aerial and land patrols to prevent illegal harvesting of marine resources. Manage the implementation and enforcement of the Marine Living Resources Act, Regulations and other relevant legislation. Manage and institute criminal proceedings against offenders including issuing of written notices to appear in court, and give evidence. React on the information/complaints received. Manage, supervise and conduct inspections/investigations in the fishing industries, restaurants, fish shops, etc. Initiate, supervise, conduct, assist with an investigations/special operations relating to the Marine Living Resources Act, 18/1998. Complete documents pertaining to criminal cases (such as dockets, 7 charge sheets, evidence collection and handling evidence). Liaise with relevant role-players, the public in general and the fishing industry. Work in high risk areas at times, and in harsh environmental conditions. Monitor the landing of commercial, recreational fish and fishing vessels. Travel to the other centre when required and frequently work outside normal office hours. Represent the Department at border posts control, customs and other stakeholders meetings. Give feedback via written reports and evaluate personnel, operations and investigations. Keep and maintain all official records.

ENQUIRIES : Mr .T. Maratsane tel. (021) 402-3508

APPLICATIONS : [email protected] or fax: 086 762 2863

NOTE : Applicants are requested to specify the preference of their station by quoting the correct centre. Failure to do so will result in applications not being considered.

APPLICATIONS : Human Communications has been retained to handle all responses. Please forward your application, quoting the relevant reference number, to PO Box 1305, Rivonia 2128 or hand deliver at Suite 203, SOHO on Strand, 128 Strand Street, Cape Town or 3 Autumn Street, Rivonia, or you can apply online at Applications can also be submitted electronically to Human Communications via the e-mail or fax number indicated at each post or hand delivered at any one of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries offices as indicated below (please place in the blue box marked for applications). ENQUIRIES: Naomi Nortje tel. (011) 257-8012 Gauteng: Reception, Agriculture Place, 20 Steve Biko Street (formerly Beatrix Street), Arcadia, Pretoria KwaZulu-Natal: Reception (5th Floor), Old Mutual Building, 185 Langalibalele Street, Pietermaritzburg Limpopo: Reception (Ground Floor), Magistrates Building, 103 cnr Landdros and Munnik Streets, Makhado Mpumalanga: Reception (Ground Floor), Permanent Building, 27 Brown Street, Nelspruit Eastern Cape: King William’s Town: Reception (Ground Floor), Old SABC Building, 2 Hargreaves Avenue Mthatha: Reception (3rd Floor), PRD Building, Sutherland Street Western Cape: Cape Town: Reception (Ground Floor), Foretrust Building, 3 Martin Hammerschlag Way, Foreshore Stellenbosch: Reception (Support Building), Quarantine Station, Polkadraai Road

CLOSING DATE : 27 May 2016

NOTE : Applications must be submitted on a Z83 Form, obtainable from any Public Service department or on the Internet at pdf which must be signed and dated (an unsigned Z83 form will disqualify an application) and should be accompanied by a recently updated, comprehensive CV as well as copies of all qualification(s) (Matric Certificate must also be attached) and ID document and driver’s licence (where applicable). Non-RSA Citizens/Permanent Resident Permit Holders must attach a copy of their Permanent Residence Permits to their application. Should you be in possession of a foreign qualification, it must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Failure to submit all the requested documents will result in the application not being considered. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within three (3) months of the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.
Suitable candidates will be subjected to personnel suitability checks (criminal record check, citizenship verification, financial/asset record check, qualification/study verification and previous employment verification).
Successful candidates will also be subjected to security clearance processes. Where applicable, candidates will be subjected to a skills/knowledge test.
Successful candidates will be appointed on a probation period of twelve (12) months. The Department reserves the right not to make appointment(s) to the advertised post(s).
Applications submitted via e-mail, fax or online must include the post title and reference number in the subject line and a scanned, signed and dated Z83 form (a Z83 form without a physical signature and date will disqualify an application) together with all relevant documents as indicated above. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply

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