POST : ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICER (SPECIALISED PRODUCTION) REF NO: 141218/12 BRANCH : CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICE, SD: WATER INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SALARY : (OSD) CENTRE : East London
REQUIREMENTS : A relevant Honours degree in Natural or Earth Sciences, Environmental Management or a related field. 4 years experience in the field or water quality management and integrated water resource management will serve as an advantage. Sound knowledge of the National Water Act (Act 36 of 1998) and related policies, strategies and guidelines is required as well as knowledge of other relevant legislation. Knowledge of industrial, agricultural and mining processes as well as waste water treatment processes. Computer literacy. A valid Code EB driver license. Proven management and negotiation skills. Good communication (Verbal and Written) skills. Good writing skills. A willingness to travel extensively and work irregular hours. DUTIES : Process water use authorization applications in the Water Management Area 7. Provide comments on Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs), Environmental Management Programme reports (EMPr), Mine closure reports and other related technical reports. Support catchment Management Forums. Liaise with stakeholders in the water sector and other government departments. Conduct regular compliance monitoring and inspections at industries, mines, sewage treatment works, dairies, abattoirs etc. Prepare reports. Conduct resource water quality monitoring for status reporting. Ensure water quality data management. Undertake routine and special investigation. Attend to emergency incidents (e.g. spillages or fish kills) as well as remediation of contaminated land. Assist with the supervision of staff. Implement the principles of Integrated Water Resources Management to water quality management and the integrated sustainable management of the water quality of the water resources in the Water Management Area.
Eastern Cape (East London): Please forward your applications quoting the relevant reference number to Private bag X 7485, King Williams Town, 5600 or hand deliver at the 2 Hargreaves Avenue, King William’s Town 5600.