Control Environmental Officer: Grade A

DEPARTMENT OF WATER AND SANITATION
REF NO: 040518/14
Branch: Operational Integration: Western Cape
SALARY : R439 917 per annum (OSD)
CENTRE : Bellville
CLOSING DATE : 04 May 2018

REQUIREMENTS :
A Four (4) year degree or equivalent qualification in natural or environmental sciences.
Six (6) years post qualification experience.
Experience in Research and development.
Knowledge and experience in Project and Programme Management.
Understanding of Social and Economic development issues.
Experience in technical report writing and Professional judgment.
Data analysis.
Knowledge of Policy development and analysis.
Presentation skills, Mentoring, Decision making, Team leadership and financial management.
Problem solving and analytical skills.
Computer literacy.
People management, conflict 39 management, planning and organizing skills.
A valid License (attach certified copy).

DUTIES :
Manage Water Quality Data and Information (WMS) in the Region.
Liaison and contract management with the Laboratories services ease of relationship building, especially for those sections that need to get data samples analysed urgently for prosecution etc.
Analysis of collected and historic data: instead of merely being loaded onto the system, there is active checking, quality control, and bringing intensive focus if a problem seems to show up.
Audit and quality check of information provided by WSA, by water users, and ensuring the honesty, reliability and integrity of information on the system.
Point of contact for background information on status of river quality vs evidence gathered at times of sewage spills pollution incidents: able to flag up issues as they occur on WMS.
Systematic and regular management of the health and quality of the water quality monitoring and data entry team provide vision, leadership and heart for the water quality function.
Point of contact for information, able to draw relevant reports and make reports required by decision makers.
Ensures the department is able to deliver on its core function of sustainable and healthy aquatic ecosystem.
Technical Report writing including and not limited to the spatial representation of data (ArcGIS).
Management of Staff and Human Resource Management in the Sub-Directorate.
Financial Management including expenditure reporting, budgeting as well as cash flow projections.
Co-ordinate the development of local policies.
Lead local consultative processes in terms of data management on Water Management System (WMS).
Interpret and advise management and stakeholders on water quality data and information and maintain the integrity of the WMS data basis in the Western Cape.
Lead the development and implementation of catchment integrated water quality management monitoring programmes.
Monitor implementation of water quality management monitoring programmes for municipalities and industries.
Update sub catchment information system (WMS).
Capacity building of staff and stakeholders on the use of WMS data.
Guide research and formulate strategies and guidelines for cleaner production technologies.
Provide inputs into regional cleaner production strategies.
Disseminate data and information on a quarterly basis as and when requested.
Representing the Region on various Forums (Internal and External) might require travelling.