Forester Positions At Department Of Forestry

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19 May, 2016

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REF NO: 112/2016
Directorate: Woodlands and Indigenous Forest Management
SALARY : R262 272 per annum (all-inclusive package)
CENTRE : Gomo Forest Estate

REQUIREMENTS : A National Diploma in Forestry, Conservation or Environmental Science. A valid driver’s licence. Computer literacy. Knowledge of the National Forest Act, National Veld and Forest Fires Act and other relevant environmental legislation and policies. Relevant experience in conservation/environmental/forest ecology field. Asset management skills.
DUTIES : Implement sustainable forest management in the Forest Estate subject to the following key performance areas: Implement the infrastructure management plan. Ensure maintenance and upgrades of roads, pathways and hiking trails. Manage construction of boundary fences, maintain and repair damaged fences. Control and manage soil erosion. Rehabilitate degraded areas. Manage tourism facilities within the FMU. Implement biodiversity monitoring and management practices identified in the management plan. Collect data for decision making. Maintain ecological processes, systems and biodiversity. Monitor threatened and endangered species. Monitor significant sights and maintain site register. Ensure the water provision to the FMU. Ensure the provision of environmental education at the FMU to promote environmental awareness. Research the subject for presentations. Conduct presentations to visitors. Provide technical advice to local communities and stakeholders. Perform office administrative and related functions. Compile and submit monthly and quarterly progress and technical reports. Contribute in the compilation of Estate reports. Supervise FMU staff. Assist staff with the development of workplans. Provide input to the operational plan for the Estate.

ENQUIRIES : Mr W. Kedama, tel. (043) 604-5570/5400

APPLICATIONS : [email protected] or fax: 086 762 2910

REF NO: 152/2016
Directorate: Forestry Management (Other Regions)
SALARY : R262 272 per annum
CENTRE : Bloemfontein

REQUIREMENTS : A National Diploma in Forestry. Relevant experience at supervisory level. Good knowledge and understanding of policy and legislation framework, sectoral legislation and the regulatory framework of forestry and labour in South Africa, and best management practices for forestry and environmental management systems. Good communication skills (verbal and written). Report-writing, interpersonal and presentation skills. Computer literacy (MS Office software). A valid driver’s licence. 6 DUTIES : Promote socio-economic development in the forestry sector. Implement forestry enterprise development, greening and livelihood initiatives. Ensure that the Integrated Development Plans (IDPs) include development objectives. Ensure forestry enterprise development initiatives are promoted. Facilitate and support the development of new afforestation. Liaise with stakeholders. Provide technical advice to stakeholders. Conduct awareness campaign and workshops. Facilitate and support the development of new afforestation. Supervise staff.

ENQUIRIES : Mr S. Ngxoweni , tel. (051) 400-3505

APPLICATIONS : [email protected] or fax: 086 762 2966

REF NO: 155/2016
Directorate: Forestry Management Limpopo/Mpumalanga
SALARY : R262 272 per annum
CENTRE : Welgevonden Plantation (Arcornhoek)

REQUIREMENTS : A National Diploma or degree in Forestry coupled with relevant experience in Forestry Management at supervisory level. Knowledge of policy and legislation framework, sectorial legislation and the regulatory framework of forestry and labour in South Africa. Knowledge of best management practices for Forestry and Environmental Management Systems. Organising and planning skills. The ability to prioritise work, monitor processes, make decisions and solve workers’ problems. Good communication skills (verbal and written) and the ability to communicate well with other people at different levels. Good interpersonal relations. Computer literacy in MS Office software. Telephone etiquette. Presentation and negotiation skills. Knowledge of documenting/recording information. A valid driver’s licence.
DUTIES : Oversee and render commercial activities in the plantations and implement operational plans for the plantation. Quality assure the work rendered by service providers. Assist in updating annual plans of operations. Prepare for planting and other sivicultural (planting, weeding and harvesting, etc) operations as well as routine management of the plantation. Ensure protection of plantation from fires, livestock and pests. Assist with the implementation, enforcement and promotion of the National Forest Act, 1998 (Act 84 of 1998) (NFA) and National Veld Forest Fire Act, 1998 (Act 101 of 1998) (NVFFA). Provide technical advice to stakeholders. Provide awareness campaigns (Fire, Participatory Forest Management). Implement standards and operational practices. Manage stream flow reduction activities under the Water Act. Plan and implement pest/disease control initiatives. Develop rehabilitation plans for degraded sites. Ensure maintenance of conservation zones. Plan and supervise removal of alien species. Mentor, coach and develop staff. Compile job descriptions, work plans and assessment reports for subordinates. Administer revenue collection services.

ENQUIRIES : Mr N. Nemukula, tel. (015) 519-3325

APPLICATIONS : [email protected] or fax: 086 762 2951

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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