Officer At Department Of Water Resources

Posted on :

29 Jun, 2016

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Administrative Jobs in South Africa

REF NO: 030616/15 SALARY : R409 989- 996 525 per annum (all inclusive OSD salary package, offer based on proven years of experience)
CENTRE : Western Cape Regional Office: Bellville

REQUIREMENTS : A 4 year Degree or equivalent qualification in Natural or Environmental Sciences Six (6) years post-qualification experience. A valid driver’s license (certified copy must be attached). Knowledge of the National Water Act and all water-related and relevant Environmental Management legislation and policies. Sound knowledge of all aspects and processes related to Resource Directed Measures and Integrated Water Resource Management. Knowledge and experience on River 51 Health Monitoring and indices. Knowledge and understanding of the tools developed for Reserve determination. Proven ability and experience to write and interpret technical and scientific reports and documents and assist with the management of projects. Proven management and negotiation skills. Ability to work productively in an environment consisting of multi-disciplinary internal and external DWS staff and stakeholders. Computer literacy. Good written and verbal communication, presentation and report writing skills. Able to provide technical and scientific support to other DWS functions as well as the ability to capacitate and act as a mentor and supervisor to junior staff. Good interpersonal skills. Ability to interact with communities and stakeholder groups.

DUTIES : Implementation of the National Water Act 36 of 1998 with the focus on Resource Directed Measures (RDM). The implementation of the Reserve in the WMA. Implementation and co-ordination of the Adopt-a-River Initiative (ARI). River Health Monitoring in the Western Cape, Conduct low confidence reserves, including running hydrological and other relevant models where necessary. Organize field trips and assist with the preparation of the required supportive technical information as well as the writing of technical and other reports. Liaise with the National office on Adopt-a-River initiatives, reserve determination and implementation, River Health Programme and other programmes. Liaise with internal and external stakeholders regarding RDM initiatives, especially ARI. Integrate reserve determinations with other DWS functions within the Regional Office such as license applications and provide general technical and scientific support. Develop ToRs and manage PSPs. Participate in capacity building programmes and mentorship programmes for junior staff. Prepare monthly reports and quarterly reports. Manage and ensure effective financial planning for water resource management

ENQUIRIES : Ms D Hene Tel,(021) 941 6266

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