May 25, 2018

Control Environmental Officer

  • Department of Water and Sanitation
  • Mbombela, South Africa
Full time Government

Job Description

Operational Integration Mpumalanga
SD: Resource Protection
SALARY : R439 917 per annum (OSD)

A four-year degree or equivalent qualification in Natural Science and/or Environmental Science. Six years post-qualification experience. Knowledge of the National Water Act, 1998 (Act 36 of 1998) and all water-related and relevant Environmental Management legislation and policies. Sound
knowledge of all aspects and processes related to Resource Directed Measures and Integrated Water Resource Management. Experience in River Health Monitoring and indices. Knowledge and understanding of the tools developed for Reserve determination. Proven ability and experience to write and interpret technical and scientific reports and documents. Management and negotiation skills. Ability to work productively in an environment consisting of multi-disciplinary internal and external Department of Water and Sanitation staff and stakeholders. Computer literacy A valid driver’s licence (certified copy must be attached). Good communication (verbal and written), presentation and Report writing skills. Able to provide technical and scientific support to other
DWS functions as well as the ability to capacitate and act as a mentor and supervisor to junior staff. Good interpersonal skills. Ability to interact with communities and stakeholder groups.

Implementation of the National Water Act, 1998 with focus on Resource Directed Measures (RDM). The implementation of the Reserve. Implementation and co-ordination of the Adopt-a-River Initiative (ARI) River Health Monitoring, conduct low confidence reserves, including running
hydrological and other relevant models where necessary. Organize field trips and assist with the preparation of the required supportive technical information as well as the writing of technical and other reports Liaise with the National office on ARI, reserve determination and implementation, River Health Programmes and other programmes Liaise with internal and external stakeholders regarding RDM initiatives, especially ARI Integrate reserve determinations with other DWS functions within the Regional Office such as licence applications and provide general technical and scientific support Develop ToRs and manage PSPs Participate in capacity building programmes
and mentorship programmes for junior staff Prepare monthly and quarterly reports. Manage and ensure effective financial planning for water resource management.


Pretoria Head Office: Please forward your applications quoting the relevant reference number to the Department of Water and Sanitation, Private Bag X350, Pretoria, 0001 or hand deliver to Continental Building, Corner of Visagie and Bosman Street, Pretoria. For attention: Ms L Van Wyk

Gauteng: Please forward your application, quoting the post reference number, to The Provincial Head, Department of Water and Sanitation, Private Bag X995, Pretoria, 0001 or Hand delivered at 285 Francis Baard Street, Bothongo Plaza East Building, 15th Floor. For attention: Mr PS Nevhorwa

Durban: Please forward your application quoting the reference number to The Provincial Head: KwaZulu-Natal, Department of Water and Sanitation. P.O. Box 1018, Durban, 4000 or hand-deliver to 88 Joe Slovo Street (previously Field Street), Southern Life Building, 9th Floor, Durban. For attention: The Manager (Human Resources)

Kimberly: Please forward your application, quoting the post reference Number, to: The Provincial Head: Northern Cape, Department of Water and Sanitation, Private Bag X6101, Kimberley, 8301 or hand-deliver to 28 Central Road, Beaconsfield, Kimberley, 8301. For attention: Ms C Du Plessis

Tugela Pump Station / Grootdraai Pump Station (Standerton): Please forward your application, quoting the post reference number to the Area Manager, Department of Water and Sanitation, Private Bag X 2021, Standerton, 2430. For attention: Ms PN Myeni

Usutu River (Heyshope Dam): Please forward your application quoting the reference number to: The Department of Water and Sanitation, Private Bag X 1004, Amsterdam 2375 or hand deliver to Jericho Dam, Admin Building, Amsterdam, Human Resource Office. For attention: Ms KE Thomo

Mbombela: Please forward all applications quoting the reference number to: The Department of Water and Sanitation, Private Bag X 11259 Mbombela, 1200 or hand deliver at Prorom Building, Corner of Brown and Paul Kruger Streets, Mbombela. For attention: Mr MJ Nzima

Mmabatho: Please forward your application quoting the reference number to The Acting Provincial Head: North West, Department of Water and Sanitation, Private Bagx5 Mmabatho 2735 or and deliver at Mega City Shopping Centre, Corner. Dr. James Moroka Drive and Sekame Road, Unit 99 Ground Floor. For Attention: Mr MJ Ntwe

NOTE : Applications must be submitted on a signed and dated Z83 form, obtainable from any Public Service Department, and should be accompanied by a comprehensive CV as well as certified copies of qualifications and Identity document.

No late, faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted.

Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only.

If you have not heard from us within three (3) months of the closing date, please accept that
your application was unsuccessful.

Preference will be given to previously disadvantage groups.

Successful applicants will be required to undergo standard Government security clearance procedures including verification of qualifications.

Should you be in a possession of a foreign qualification(s), it must be accompanied by an evaluation from South African Qualification Authority (SAQA).

“All SMS shortlisted candidates will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job, the logistics of which will be communicated by the department.

Following the interview and 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 competency assessment will be testing generic managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS competency assessment tools” People with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the posts.

People who are not employed by the Public Service Departments are welcomed to apply for posts.

The department reserves the right not to make an appointment.


R439 917 per annum

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