Senior Forester x 2 Positions

Posted on :

26 Aug, 2015

Category :

Government Jobs in South Africa

Directorate: Forestry Management (Eastern Cape)
SALARY : R243 747 per annum
CENTRE : Matiwane and Kei areas

REQUIREMENTS : A National Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in Forestry plus relevant work
experience in the Forestry environment at supervisory level. Knowledge of the
policy and legislative framework, sectoral legislation and the regulatory framework
of Forestry and Labour in South Africa. Knowledge of best management practices
for forestry and environmental management systems. Computer literacy in MS
Office software and knowledge of documenting/recording information.

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 sivi-cultural (planting, weeding, harvesting, etc) operations as well as
routine management of the plantation. Render forestry protection activities,
ensuring 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 the National Veld and Forest Fire Act, 1998 (Act 101 of
1998) (NVFFA). Implement plans to prevent and combat veld and forest fires.
Maintain State resources (e.g fences). Implement standards and operational
practices. Liaise with stakeholders, and provide technical advice to stakeholders.
Attend to enquiries. Provide awareness campaigns (Fire, Participatory Forest
Management). Render environmental protection activities, manage stream flow
reduction activities under the Water Act and 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.
Provide staff management, including mentoring and coaching, and development
of staff. Compile job descriptions, work plans and assessment reports for
subordinates. Administer revenue collection services.
ENQUIRIES : Mr C. Gcilitshana, tel. (043) 604-5442

APPLICATIONS : [email protected] or fax: 086 762 3008

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