Department of Environmental Affairs: Deputy Director: Health and safety

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6 Dec, 2013

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Deputy Director: Health and safety


A recognized degree or national diploma in Occupational Health &
Safety/Environmental/Risk/Quality or equivalent relevant qualification
Extensive relevant experiences in environment, safety and health management.
Proven experience and knowledge in either of ISO14001/ ISO9001 / ISO31000
Experience in environment, safety and health management policy development and
Knowledge and experience in implementation of OHSA Act. and other relevant
Proven strategic management and leadership skills
Good communication skills (both verbal and report writing) with experience in
stakeholder engagement
Experience in programme and project management
Experience in financial management and related legislation within the public sector.


Develop, implement, monitor and review environmental safety and health strategies,
policies and procedures, risk assessments and safe working practices.
Provide accurate and clear interpretation of Health & Safety legislation and codes of
Identify potential environmental, health and safety emergencies and specify the
applicable response actions in accordance with the relevant standard operation
procedure to minimise the impact on the environment and human health and safety.
Develop systems to ensure all employees comply with all relevant legal safety
Identify safety training needs, organise and co-ordinate safety training courses and
prepare training material where appropriate.
Evaluate incident forms, surveys, audits to establish root causes, formulate a plan of
action to correct non-compliant behaviour or conditions.
Liaise with Islands and Antarctic base station to ensure their compliance with safety
regulations and adherence to safety standards, including basic safety induction
Monitors health, safety and environment performance across all parts of Chief
Directorate and as a whole, to understand and manage emerging health, safety and
environment system performance issues.
Liaises regularly with peers to ensure that they have the support they need or them
to meet their health, safety and environment accountabilities.
Ensure effective communication and build relationships with key stakeholders.
Manage financial resources and ensure availability of adequate and skilled human
capital for the directorate.


Procedures and information to apply

  • All applications must be submitted on a Z83 [PDF] form accompanied by certified copies of qualifications, identity document (ID) as well as a comprehensive curriculum vitae (CV) in order to be considered.
  • Applications available at the:
    • Pretoria centre should be forwarded to the Director-General, Department of Environmental Affairs, Private Bag X447, Pretoria 0001, or hand-delivered to: 315 Pretorius Street, cnr Pretorius and Lilian Ngoyi Streets (previously known as Van der Walt Street), Fedsure Forum Building, 1st Floor, Room 106, Information Centre, North Tower.
    • Cape Town centre should be forwaded to the Director-General, Department of Environmental Affairs, Private Bag X4390 Cape Town 8000, or hand-delivered to 14 Loop Street, Cape Town 8000
  • Consideration will be given to applicants who meet the minimum requirements of advertised posts.
  • Please note that it is the responsibility of applicants to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).
  • If you have not been contacted within three months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.
  • The department reserves the right not to make an appointment.
  • People with disabilities are encouraged to apply
  • The short-listed candidates will be subject to screening and security vetting to determine the suitability of a person for employment.
  • Senior Management candidates to be subjected to competency assessment, signing of an employment contract and performance agreement.

Salary: R 495 603 per annum (all inclusive remuneration package) Centre: Cape Town
Enquiries: Mr N Devanunthan, tel: 021 405 9482
Attention: Human Resources Management
Closing date 13 December 2013


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