Environmental Officer wanted immediately: APPLY NOW
The Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Western Cape Government has an exciting employment opportunity for a dynamic individual to support the Director: Development Facilitation in contributing to ensuring sustainable development through the provision of development facilitation services. This post is stationed in Cape Town.
An appropriate Honours Degree in Environmental or related fields; A valid Code B driving licence.
Relevant experience in the undertaking or review of EIA applications and environmental awareness raising or advising; Registered with EAPASA as a Candidate Environmental Assessment Practitioner (EAP) or as an Environmental Assessment Practitioner (EAP).
Key Performance Areas:
Review of environmental impact assessment applications and related documentation in terms of the relevant environmental legislation; Provide advice, support and comments regarding environmental impact assessment and related regulatory and substantive requirements, including to Municipalities, other organs of state and members of the public in terms of integrated environmental management; To support the Director to develop and maintain environmental impact assessment and related policies, guidelines, norms and standards; To support the Director to development and/or implement projects related to integrated environmental management; Promote and maintain intergovernmental relations and cooperative governance efforts and initiatives, including representing the Directorate, Chief Directorate, Department or Province on various Intergovernmental Relations (IGR) forums; Working and providing a service to the public and maintain good relationships with the public and other external stakeholders, including representing the Directorate, Chief Directorate, Department or Province on various forums.
Knowledge in the following: An in-depth knowledge of environmental management systems; Integrated Environmental Management, including applicable legislation and policies; Methodologies and techniques for evaluation of environmental impact assessments, environmental management plans, as well as environmental monitoring and auditing; Balanced environmental knowledge including biophysical knowledge of the functioning of ecosystems, interactions and other environmental aspects; Development and practical implementation of environmental policies, guidelines, norms and standards; General Project Management skills and knowledge; Sound interpersonal skills; Undertaking/review of environmental impact assessment applications and related integrated environmental management instruments, including relevant legislation; Development and practical implementation of environmental policies, guidelines, norms and standards; Good communication (written and verbal) skills.
R 402 045 per annum (OSD as prescribed) Note on remuneration: Cost-to-employer (CTE) remuneration packages for certain occupation-specific dispensations (OSD), the middle-management service (MMS) and contract positions are inclusive of all costs related to service benefits or obligations including basic salary, 13th cheque, medical assistance, housing assistance, pension-fund contributions, etc. MMS remuneration packages are flexible and may be individually structured as prescribed. Where remuneration is not indicated as CTE, employees’ service benefits or obligations are funded or co-funded in terms of the applicable prescripts or collective agreements.
Note: Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit copies of their documentation for verification purposes. These candidates will be required to attend interviews on a date and time as determined by the department. The selection process will be guided by the EE targets of the employing department.
Kindly note that technical support is only available from Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 16.00. Should you experience any difficulties with your online application you may contact the helpline at 0861 370 202. Please ensure that you submit your application before the closing date as no late applications will be considered.
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