Department Of Forestry: Estate Manager

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19 May, 2016

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Directorate: Woodlands & Indigenous Forest Management
SALARY : R311 784 per annum (all-inclusive package)
CENTRE : Isidenge Forest Estate
REQUIREMENTS : A Bachelor’s degree in Forest or Nature Conservation or Natural Resource Management with relevant experience in conservation planning, forest biodiversity management, ecological forest monitoring and scientific forest research. Relevant experience in a management position. Experience in forest resources management including scientific services and interpretation of legislation. Knowledge of all relevant acts such as NFA, NEMA, NEMBA, Protected Areas Act, PFMA, PSA, Treasury Regulations. Knowledge of the forest and environmental management sector.
DUTIES : Provide leadership and direction with regard to sustainable management of the indigenous forest in the District and sustainable management of the Forest Estate, subject to the following key performance areas: Develop scientific forest management guidelines, norms, best practice and assistance to the regions and key stakeholders. Develop minimum criteria, indicators, and standards for sustainable management of indigenous forests. Guide, inform and support monitoring and assessment of the performance of the regions against criteria, indicators and standards. Provide inputs into the development of national and regional strategies and programmes for sustainable management of woodlands and indigenous forests. Participate in and submit technical inputs to national legislation/policies. Disseminate technical and policy changes to relevant stakeholders (internal and external). Monitor the implementation of policies, strategies and programmes. Interpret/advise stakeholders (internal and external) on policies, protocol, regulations and guidelines. Conduct conservation planning and ensure compliance with national biodiversity management frameworks. Conduct ecological forest monitoring. Monitor and support the implementation of capacity building and environmental empowerment strategies in the regions. Perform and manage administrative and related functions for the Sub-directorate. ENQUIRIES : Mr W. Kedama, tel. (043) 604-5570/5400 APPLICATIONS : [email protected] or fax: 086 762 2863 POST 19/03 :


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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