Environmental Officer (specialised Production): Criminal Investigations

PROVINCIAL ADMINISTRATION: WESTERN CAPE DEPARTMENT
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
REF NO: EADP 2019-50
SALARY : R402 045 per annum (OSD as prescribed)
CENTRE : Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Western Cape Government
CLOSING DATE : 21 October 2019

REQUIREMENTS :
An Honours (or higher qualification) in: Environmental Management/Natural Sciences/Policing/Law or related qualifications.
A valid (Code B) driving licence Recommendation: Working knowledge of environmental law enforcement.
Experience in forensic investigation, administrative and/or criminal investigations.
Completed Environmental Management Inspector training course Competencies: Knowledge in the following: Policies and procedures of the directorate/department.
Environmental legislation, Constitutional law, administrative law, criminal law, EMI (Environmental Management Inspectorate) Operating Manual.
Correct interpretation and application of legislation.
Principles of environmental management.
Policies and procedures of the Directorate/Department.
EMI and Public Service Code of Conduct.
Communication (written and verbal) skills in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape.
Client orientation and customer focus.

DUTIES :
Conduct criminal investigations into complaints of non-compliance with environmental legislation in conjunction with SAPS, NPA and other organs of state.
Compile and maintain comprehensive case dockets with legally admissible evidence, including affidavits, specialist reports and any other documents with evidential value as well as recording all progress in the investigation diary.
Draft accurate and legally sound charge sheets, plea and sentence agreements, summons and subpoenas.
Assist and partake in joint compliance and enforcement operations with external law agencies and other organs of state.
Providing accurate and sound legal support regarding administrative and criminal environmental law enforcement issues.
Conduct legally sound research into issues of compliance and enforcement.
Partake in environmental awareness raising exercises pertaining to environmental law enforcement.

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