Environmental Officer Grade A-c

DEPARTMENT OF WATER AND SANITATION
REF NO: 290917/08
Directorate: Eastern Operations
SALARY : R240 015 – R420 690 per annum
CENTRE : Midmar Dam, Howick
CLOSING DATE : 29 September 2017

REQUIREMENTS :
National Diploma in Natural Sciences or Environmental Management qualification.
written and verbal communication skills.
Computer literacy preferably in MS Excel, MS Word and MS PowerPoint.
Good leadership qualities.
Knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
Willing to travel extensively and work extended hours when required.
Analytical and able to work independently and compile technical reports.
Basic knowledge of dam safety monitoring and surveillance, current standards and practices of hydraulics structure, hydrology, hydraulics, geology, foundations and building materials as well as computer applications.
Basic electronics and instrumentation.
Knowledge of construction techniques as well as environmental and legal aspects.
and the ability to work independently.
Sound knowledge in relation to Human Resource management and departmental administration, procurement policies and procedures.
Previous work on Stakeholder Engagement especially with Traditional Authorities will be an added advantage.

DUTIES :
The incumbents of the posts will be responsible for the Development of Resource Management Plans (RMPs) for prioritized dams within Eastern Operations: NWRI.
Development of Business Plans for completed RMPs.
Assisting with the 85 Provision of comments on the Production and Renewal of Lease Agreements and caretaker agreements.
Provision of comments on the Production and Compliance of Servitude Agreements.
Provision of comments on the Production and Compliance of Caretaker Agreements.
Monitoring of Activities (agricultural, recreational or otherwise) at dams.
Provide support with issues related to integrated environmental aspects (water quality, pollution, alien invasive species).

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