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REF NO: OM/53/2023


APPLICATIONS : May be forwarded to the Director-General, Department of Forestry, Fisheries and
the Environment, Private Bag X447, Pretoria, 0001 or hand-delivered to:
Environment House, Erf 1563 Arcadia Extension 6, Cnr Soutpansberg and Steve
Biko Road, Arcadia, Pretoria.

FOR ATTENTION : Human Resources Management

CLOSING DATE : 02 October 2023

NOTE : Application must be submitted on a New signed Z83 form obtainable from any
Public Service Department accompanied by a recent detailed Curriculum Vitae
only, to be considered. Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit certified
copies of qualifications, Senior Certificate, identity document and driver’s license
on or before the day of the interview. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have
foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority
(SAQA). The National Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment is an
equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Preference may be given to
appointable applicants from the underrepresented designated groups in terms of
the Department’s equity plan. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Correspondence will be limited to successful candidates only. 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. Short-listed candidates will be expected to avail
themselves at the Department’s convenience. Entry level requirements for SMS
posts: In terms of the Directive on Compulsory Capacity Development, Mandatory
Training Days & Minimum Entry Requirements for SMS that was introduced on 1
April 2015, a requirement for all applicants for SMS posts from 1 April 2020 is a
successful completion of the Senior Management Pre-Entry Programme as
endorsed by the National School of Government (NSG) submitted prior to
appointment. The course is available at the NSG under the name Certificate for
entry into SMS and the full details can be obtained by following the below link:
Furthermore, 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. The person appointed to this position will be subjected to a security
clearance, the signing of performance agreement and employment contract. The
Department reserves the right not to make an appointment. If you have not been
contacted within three 3 months after the closing date of the advertisement, please
accept that your application was unsuccessful.

SALARY : R359 517 per annum

CENTRE : Mafikeng

REQUIREMENTS : National Diploma (NQF6) or Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry or equivalent
qualification within related field with 2-3 years’ experience in forestry development
or forestry extension. Knowledge and understanding of the National Forest Act
1998 (Act 84 of 1998), the National Veld and Forest Fire Act, 1996 (Act 101 of
1996), PFMA and other related environmental legislation. Good presentation skills,
excellent verbal and written communication, analytical and problem-solving skills,
programme and project management, good interpersonal relations, and negotiation
skills. Computer skills in MS Office Software, a valid driver’s license and must be
willing to travel.

DUTIES : The incumbent will be responsible for implementing and providing technical advice
and support in terms of greening programs or initiatives for institutional
development. Conduct awareness campaigns on importance greening, forest
enterprise development and non-timber forest products through the implementation
of special events and programmes such as Arbor Month, Arbor City Awards and
Edu Plant initiatives. Implement greening projects through EPWP. Promote
partnership between government, Non-Government Organisations (NGO’s) and
private individuals and communities to ensure long term commitment to land
forestry programmes and incorporation of forestry programmes in IDP’s and
DDM’s. Render and facilitate support on the implementation of livelihood
development programs or projects such as mushroom, bee keeping, and medicinal
gardens etc. Render support on the implementation and establishment of forestry
enterprise development initiatives, livelihoods of the people and new afforestation.
Assist the communities with regard to the licensing of legal entities. Ensure forestry
resources and services are effective, well managed and coordinated and aligned
with the Strategic / Annual Business Planning processes and Forestry policies.
Provide general administration support services.

ENQUIRIES : Ms N Gobodwana Tel No: (053) 927 0843



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