Department of Environmental Affairs Vacancies for July 2013 as a Integrated Environmental Authorisations
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS
The Department of Environmental Affairs is registered with the Department of Labour as a designated Employer and the filling of the following posts will be in line with the Employment Equity Act (including people with disabilities)
NOTE : Applications must be submitted on a Z83 form obtainable from any Public Service Department with a copy of a comprehensive CV, certified copies of qualifications and ID document in order to be considered, It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). Correspondence will be limited to successful candidates only. If you have not been contacted within three 3 months after the closing date of the advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Short-listed candidates will be subjected to screening and security vetting to determine their suitability for employment, including but not limited to: Criminal records; Citizenship; Credit worthiness; Previous employment (reference checks); and Qualification verification. The persons appointed to these positions will be subjected to a security clearance. SMS candidates will be subjected to a competency assessment test and will be required to sign a performance agreement and an employment contract (once appointed). The department reserves the right not to make an appointment.
POST 28/12 : CONTROL ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICER: INTEGRATED ENVIRONMENTAL AUTHORISATIONS REF NO: AP49/2013
SALARY : Appropriate salary will be determined according to the regulatory framework (based on OSD)
CENTRE : Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS : An appropriate three-year Bachelor’s degree in the environmental management/ sciences or social sciences field or relevant equivalent qualification, A postgraduate qualification, attendance of environmental management or EIA courses, and GIS skills will serve as an added advantage. Extensive EIA experience and currently involved in the EIA sector. A minimum of three years’
experience in a management position in the EIA field. Working experience in the administration and review of EIA’s and the dynamics of EIA administration systems Thorough knowledge of and experience in the National Environmental Management Act, as amended, in particular S24, Thorough knowledge and experience of GN Regulation 543, 544, 545, 546 and 547 and its proposed amendment. Thorough knowledge of integrated environmental management and its application. Knowledge of sustainable development ideals and objectives. Advanced computer literacy skills and relevant experience. Project management skills. Report writing skills. Good communication skills (written, oral and graphic). Good organising, planning and reporting skills. Problem solver and strategic thinker. Ability to work individually and in a team. Ability to work under pressure without supervision and multi-task. Willingness to travel extensively. A valid driver’s licence.
DUTIES : Administer the environmental authorisation system in terms of NEMA, related to all national developments. Review EIA reports and recommendations made by Case Officers. Establish and or maintain relationships with key stakeholders (via monthly or regular meetings or forums). Manage, respond and/or delegate queries to from National Stakeholders. Manage, guide and advise Control Environmental Officers and Case officers. Facilitate and coordinate Preapplication Consultation with National Stakeholders. Administer and review all National Applications. Implement and promote integrated environmental decision-making. Develop, implement, maintain and promote the development of decision support processes Implementation of and adherence to approved Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) (related to NEMA, NEMWA, GNR.385, R.386 & R.387 and GN R.543, R.544, R.545 & R.546). Review and/or provide technical input to Appeals Response Reports. Support Regulatory Services with compliance monitoring and enforcement. Participate in environmental monitoring committees (EMC) or environmental liaison committees (ELC)/Authority Committees (AC) for EIA authorisations issued. Implement DEA and Public Entity EIA forums. Provide technical input into CD: IEA correspondence. Ensure the planning and implementation of all developments take environmental considerations into account. Represent the Department on relevant committees, forums, etc. Mentoring, managing and supervising environmental officers. Respond on Appeals, Ministerial and Parliamentary Questions.
ENQUIRIES : Ms M Solomons, tel. (012) 395 1852
APPLICATIONS : The Director-General, Department of Environmental Affairs, Private Bag X447,Pretoria, 0001 or hand-delivered to: 315 Pretorius Street, Cnr Pretorius and Lilian Ngoyi Street (former Van Der Walt Street), Fedsure Forum Building, 1stFloor Room 106, Information Centre, North Tower.
CLOSING DATE : 22 July 2013
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