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environment.gov.za Control Biodiversity Officer Grade A : Department of Environmental Affairs

Company Name : Department of Environmental Affairs
Job Title : Control Biodiversity Officer Grade A
Department : Biodiversity Planning
Salary : R439 917 per annum
Closing Date : 15 May 2017
Ref.No: BC02/2017
Centre: Pretoria

Website : https://www.environment.gov.za/careers/vacancies
Notification : https://www.southafricain.com/uploads/7633-biodiversity2017.pdf

Control Biodiversity Officer Grade A :

Requirements :
** An appropriate 3 year Bachelor’s Degree/National Diploma in Natural/Environmental Sciences or equivalent qualification in the related field;

Related : Control Environmental Officer Grade A : www.southafricain.com/1380.html

** An understanding of biodiversity management as it relates specifically to biodiversity planning, including policies, strategies, programmes and the national legislative framework relevant to biodiversity management and planning;

** Knowledge of Finance, Planning and Project management;
** Good Communication Skills (verbal and written);
** Organising and planning, leadership, and coordination skills.

Duties :
** Coordinate and facilitate the implementation of the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act (NEMBA); with specific reference to the planning provisions of the Act; assist with development of legislation/strategies/tools relating to biodiversity planning; provide sound specialist advice to line function staff and stakeholders on relevant policies, legislation, strategies, programmes, and norms and standards relating to biodiversity planning matters;

** Liaise with relevant stakeholders on all biodiversity planning matters with specific reference to ecosystem conservation and management;
** Promote mainstreaming of biodiversity tools, processes and programmes into sector role players; and contribute inputs to Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) when required;
** Provide scientific and technical support in coordinating the implementation of biodiversity stewardship for formal conservation outside of state-owned protected areas;

** Provide scientific and technical support in development, implementation and mainstreaming of legislation and policies that contribute to the conservation and management of ecosystems, including threatening processes for ecosystems; biodiversity offsets;

** Mining and Biodiversity Guidelines, Minimum Requirements for biodiversity in EIAs, and the establishment of National Botanical Gardens.

Apply Procedure :
** All applications must be submitted on a Z83 application form (click bold underlined text to download PDF form) accompanied by certified copies of qualifications, identity document (ID) as well as a comprehensive curriculum vitae (CV) and Driver’s License in order to be considered.

** The National Department of Environmental Affairs is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

** It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA).
** Correspondence will be limited to successful candidates only.
** People with Disabilities are encouraged to apply

** Short-listed candidates will be subjected to screening and security vetting to determine their suitability for employment, including but not limited to: Criminal records; Citizenship status; Credit-worthiness; Previous employment (reference checks); and Qualification verification. Candidates shortlisted for the SMS post will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job.

** Following the interview and the technical exercise, the Selection Panel will recommend candidates to attend a generic managerial competency assessment in compliance with the DPSA Directive on the implementation of competency based assessments.
** Furthermore, the person appointed to this position will be subject to a security clearance, the signing of a performance agreement and an employment contract.

** If you have not been contacted within three 3 months after the closing date of the advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.
** The department reserves the right not to make an appointment.
** Relaxation of qualification requirements may be considered for non-OSD posts

Applications must be forwarded to :
Applications must be submitted to the Director-General :
Department of Environmental Affairs,
Private Bag X447, Pretoria, 0001
or
Hand-delivered to :
Environment House,
Erf 1563 Arcadia
Extension 6,
Cnr Soutpansberg and Steve Biko Road,
Arcadia, Pretoria

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