November 8, 2022

BIODIVERSITY OFFICER PRODUCTION GRADE A: PROTECTED AREASPLANNING

CENTRE : Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS : A National Diploma (NQF6) in Nature Conservation/ Environmental Science or
equivalent qualification within the related field plus 1 – 2 years’ experience
required in Protected Areas Management and Conservation Management.
Knowledge of environmental legislations, policies, regulations, and
international instruments. Understanding of both National and Provincial
Protected Areas Expansion Strategies. Knowledge of the Environmental
Impacts Assessment process. Understanding of Other Effective Area based
Conservation Measures (OECM) initiative in South Africa. Computer literacy
including GIS software i.e ArcView 10 will add more advantage. The following
skills (Analytical, Writing, Research, Communication, Interpersonal etc) are
critical for the position. Ability to gather and analyse information. Ability to work
under extreme pressure. Sound organisation and planning qualities. Ability to
interpret information and write site visit reports. Must be in possession of
driver’s license and willing to drive and travel for a longer period.

DUTIES : To render support to the development and review of national strategies in line
with national and international obligations. Review environmental
authorisations affecting national protected areas. (National Parks, World
Heritage Sites and Marine Protected Areas). Facilitate the identification of new
or expansion of protected areas in the biodiversity hotspots or in line with the
identified priority areas of both national and provincial plans. Assist in the
development of the plans to promote connectivity of ecosystems and
establishment of ecological corridors including other effective area-based
conservation measures. Evaluation of the South African National Parks land
Acquisition Plan and facilitation of the transfer payments.

APPLICATIONS : Pretoria: 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, marked for the
attention: Human Resources Management.
Cape Town: May be forwarded to the Director-General, Department of
Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment: Private Bag X4390, Cape Town,
8000 or hand-deliver to 14 Loop Street, Cape Town, marked for the attention:
Human Resources Management

ENQUIRIES : Mr T Nethononda Tel No: (012) 399 9553

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