x3 Senior Forest Scientist Positions at the Department of Forestry, Fisheries, and Environment

x3 Senior Forest Scientist Positions at the Department of Forestry, Fisheries, and Environment

DEADLINE: 08 September 2023

x3 Senior Forest Scientist Positions at the Department of Forestry, Fisheries, and Environment

  • REF NO: FOM 45/2023
  • SALARY: R359 517 per annum, (Total package of R529 878 per annum/conditions apply)
  • CENTRE: Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS: National Diploma / Bachelor of Science. (NQFL6) in Forestry or Natural Science. 2-3 years experience in Forestry or related field Understanding of forest science theory and application, understanding of the forestry legislation and regulatory framework, project management. An Honest, reliable, Accuracy and precision, Initiative, creativity, problem solver, Ability to work long hours voluntarily, physical fortitude and ability to conduct physical fieldwork work, ability to gather and analyse information, ability to develop and apply technical procedures/policies, ability to work individually and in team, good interpersonal relations skills, ability to work under extreme pressure, Character beyond reproach, Articulate, sense of responsibility and loyalty. A valid driver’s license and must be willing to travel. Skills: Computer software, Research, Analytical, Organising, Planning, Presentation, Forest mensuration + GIS, Good communication skills (verbal and written) Good interpersonal. General science foundation.

DUTIESMonitor natural forest resources for Sustainable Forest Management. Maintain existing forest monitoring systems for all types of forests (Natural Forests. Woodlands, plantations, and other cultivated forest trees) Conduct Forest surveys and inventories. Produce original data through field recording as per forest monitoring programs and projects. Conduct preliminary data integrity evaluations. Apply appropriate data archiving protocols to ensure data preservation and accessibility. Process data gathered and interpret information during forest monitoring, including through use of applicable software and modelling approaches. Conduct Forest Surveys and inventories. Provide Scientific and Technical Support for Protection of Trees and Forests. Provide data in relation to threatened forest ecosystems and other vegetation types. Provide scientific and technical support towards planning for protection of forests and woodlands. Conduct field assessments and site inspections to generate updated site-specific information. Provide technical support and scientific content in the development of forest conservation / management plans. Provide Technical Support for Regulation of Forests. Provision of advice on matters regarding to development affecting forests. Assist internal clients with provision and site visit in relation to EIA and provide mitigation measures for implementation (Environmental Impact Assessment). Provide Scientific information and technical advice in support of policy development and implementation; including domestic and international policy processes such as relating to climate change, biodiversity, desertification and international trade in forest produce and wildlife.

ENQUIRIES: Mr JJ Bester Tel No: (012) 309 5767

NOTE:  All shortlisted candidates will be subjected to skills/knowledge test as part of the selection process

APPLICATIONS: Must be submitted to the Director-General, Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Private Bag X447, Pretoria, 0001 or hand-delivered to: Environment House, Erf 1563 Arcadia Extension 6, Cnr Soutpansberg and Steve Biko Road, Arcadia, Pretoria.

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Directions to candidates

  • Applications on form Z83 with full particulars of the applicants’ training, qualifications, competencies, knowledge and experience (on a separate sheet if necessary or a CV) must be forwarded to the department in which the vacancy/vacancies exist(s). NB: PROSPECTIVE APPLICANTS MUST PLEASE USE THE NEW Z83 WHICH IS EFFECTIVE AS AT 01 JANUARY 2021.
  • Applicants must indicate the reference number of the vacancy in their applications.
  • Applicants requiring additional information regarding an advertised post must direct their enquiries to the department where the vacancy exists. The Department of Public Service and Administration must not be approached for such information.
  • It must be ensured that applications reach the relevant advertising departments on or before the applicable closing dates.



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