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Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
Johannesburg
REFS/004227
PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST- EPWP
Directorate Directorate: Environmental Empowerment Services
Package R376 596.00 Per Annum (Plus Benefits)
Requirements
Matric/ Grade 12 and a National Diploma (NQF level 6)/ Bachelor’s degree (NQF level 7) in Agricultural Sciences /Environmental Sciences/Natural Sciences. 2 – 3 years’ experience in Natural Resource Management and the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) • At least 1 year or above Supervisory knowledge and experience. A valid driver’s licence. COMPETENCIES:Excellent writing, communication, negotiation, conflict management and supervisory skills. Computer literacy (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint). Strong knowledge of Environmental Policies and Legislation such as NEMBA, CARA, NEMWA, Public Finance Management Act and DORA.
 
Duties
To develop specialised areas of expertise, to be able to provide advanced technical and practical information, advice and training (formal and informal) to landowners/users, field staff and participants of the working for wetland, working for water, working on fire and working on waste projects, in order to maximise their ability to do best practice natural resource management in line with job creation and public employment programmes. To develop project interventions for protection or rehabilitation of natural water resources. To form partnerships with relevant stakeholders for Wetlands rehabilitation and river clean-ups for protection of ecological infrastructure, integrity and wild life. Ensure productivity through conservation measures and the removal of solid waste form natural water resources. To conduct monthly site inspections for all projects. Manage natural resources projects in accordance with EPWP principles, and such projects include but not limited to the burning of firebreaks, alien plant removal and an exit strategy on EPWP projects • Monitor and evaluate NRM projects. Supervise service providers and implementing agents,contracts, contract workers and field staff • Facilitate training and development of project participants. Knowledge of contracts management, tender processes and managing external projects.
   
Notes
To apply for the above position, please apply online at http://professionaljobcentre.gpg.gov.za/ or Hand Deliver: Main entrance, Ground floor 56 Eloff Street, Umnotho House and Candidates must attach their recently updated CV as well as certified copies of all qualification/s and ID document (no copies of certified copies allowed, certification should not be more than six months old). Failure to submit all the requested documents will result in the application not being considered. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates. NB: For assistance with online applications visit the following centres: 78 Fox Street, Marshalltown or Maponya Mall. It is our intention to promote representivity (race, gender and disability) in the Public Service through the filling of this post. It is the Department intention to promote equity through the filling of all numeric targets as contained in the Employment Equity Plan. To facilitate this process successfully, an indication of race, gender and disability status is required. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). The Department reserves the right not to appoint. Disabled people are encouraged to apply. If you do not receive any response from us within 3 months, please accept your application was unsuccessful.
Enquiries Mr. Rassy Rasemetse: Tel: 011 240-3083
Number of Posts 1
Closing Date 2019/07/19
Criteria Questions
Do you have a National Diploma/Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Sciences /Environmental Sciences/Natural Sciences or relevant qualification?
Do you have 2 - 3 years relevant experience?Agricultural Sciences /Environmental Sciences/Natural Sciences or relevant qualification?
Do you have computer skills (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and MS Outlook?
Do you have Strong knowledge of Environmental Policies and Legislation?
                         
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the large number of applications we envisage receiving, applications will not be acknowledged, If you do not receive any response within 3 months, please accept that your application was not successful.