Environmental Officer Specialised Production

PROVINCIAL ADMINISTRATION: LIMPOPO DEPARTMENT
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, ENVIRONMENT AND TOURISM
REF NO: C7/19/11
Directorate: Environmental Compliance and Enforcement
SALARY : R402 045 R557 856 per annum (OSD)
CENTRE : Mopani District: Klaserie Service Centre
CLOSING DATE : 11 October 2019

REQUIREMENTS :
A NQF 6 qualification in Nature Conservation/Natural Science/Environmental Scienin biodiversity, stock theft investigation or related fields.
Valid firearm competency.
Core And Process Competencies: Knowledge of environmental wildlife facility inspection/auditing, monitoring procedures and methodologies.
A good knowledge and exposure to the Criminal Procedures Act and good understanding of environmental legislation and knowledge of government standard administrative procedures and policies will be essential Skills required: Good communication skills (written and verbal).
Project management.
Conflict management.
Ability to write a communicative report.
Ability to interpret and apply environmental legislations.
Good interpersonal relations.
Good organization and planning management.
Completion of the Environmental Management Inspectors (EMI) course and detective experience will be an added advantage.

DUTIES :
Administer compliance monitoring in accordance with the Record of Decision (ROD), Environmental Management Plan (EMP) and permit applications.
Undertake compliance enforcement operations (biodiversity conservation matters outside protected areas).
Coordinate and participated in compliance promotion/awareness.
Perform and manage administrative and related functions.
Develop and implement procedural systems, manuals and inspection guidelines to carry out pro-active and reactive inspections.
To record and respond to public complaints of non-compliance with Provincial and National Environmental legislations.
Plan and conduct environmental compliance inspections in response to public complaints of non-compliance to legislation.
Report on the environmental compliance status on all ad-hoc inspections and make recommendations for compliance orders and investigation or prosecute criminal offences in respect of environmental legislations.
Provide support to national and local government compliance inspection structures with a view to ensure governeffective compliance inspections with all wildlife protection legislation, regulations, authorizations and applied enforcement instruments including notices, court orders, directives, interdicts, etc.
Investigate and open cases and case dockets relating to any environmental crime negatively impacting Biodiversity in Limpopo Province Participate and co-ordinate counter poaching operations.

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