DEPUTY DIRECTOR-GENERAL – DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE – Pretoria

DEPUTY DIRECTOR-GENERAL: FORESTRY AND NATURAL RESOURCES
MANAGEMENT

REF NO: 8 /2018

SALARY : Remuneration package: R1 446 378 per annum (Level 15) (the all-inclusive
remuneration package consists of a basic salary, the State’s contribution to the
Government Employees Pension Fund, a medical fund and a flexible portion in
terms of applicable rules). The successful candidate must enter into a performance
agreement and sign an employment contract.
CENTRE : Head Office, Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS : The position of Deputy Director General Forestry and Natural Resources
Management is available for the ideal candidate to possess an undergraduate
qualification and a post graduate qualification (NQF level 8 as recognized by
SAQA) coupled with 8 to 10 years of experience at a senior managerial level.
Applicants must have sound knowledge and understanding of the following: All
relevant legislation and regulations that govern the Public Service, including the
Public Finance Management Act, 1999 (Act 1 of 1999) (PFMA) and Treasury
Regulations, the Public Service Act, 1994 (Act 103 of 1994), the Labour Relations
Act, 1995 (Act 66 of 1995) (LRA), the White Paper on the Transformation of Public
Service (Batho Pele) etc. The incumbent should also possess extensive
knowledge of a wide range of activities such as financial management, technical
standards/procedures and the needs and priorities of stakeholders. The successful
candidate will be required to provide strategic direction and leadership to the
branch and to the sector, promote the sustainable management, use, and
protection of natural resources and plantations to promote and achieve social and
economic development.

DUTIES : The incumbent will be required to provide strategic direction and leadership to the
Department with regards to the promotion of the sustainable management, use,
and protection of forests and natural resources to promote and achieve social and
economic benefits and development. Provide strategic and policy leadership with
regards to sustainable forestry production and natural resources management.
Oversee the administration of national forestry and natural resources management
regulatory services. Promote risk management to ensure sustainable forestry and
natural resources management. Oversee the management of forestry operations,
transfers and land management. Oversee the Department’s participation in
national, regional and international structures for purposes of promoting and
managing sustainable forestry, and natural resources management. Provide
strategic direction and guidance with regards to the management of resources
within the Branch. A valid driver’s licence is a prerequisite.

ENQUIRIES : Mr SIS Ntombela Tel No: (012) 319 7213

NOTE : The Department is looking to appoint a vibrant, innovative individual with a proven
track record in leading the Department with regards to sustainable forestry
production and natural resources management to the Forestry and Natural
Resources Management Branch. The successful incumbent will report to the
Director-General and provide strategic direction and leadership with regard to the
protection of forests and natural resources to achieve social and economic benefits
and to promote development.

APPLICATIONS : Please forward your application, quoting the relevant reference number, to the
Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Directorate: Human Resources
Management, Private Bag X250, Pretoria, 0001 or hand deliver at Department of
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Room: F-GF-06, Agriculture Place Building
Reception, 20 Steve Biko Street (Formerly Beatrix Street), Arcadia, Pretoria.

FOR ATTENTION : Mr MG Matloga

CLOSING DATE : 11 January 2019

NOTE : Applications must be submitted on a Z83 Form, obtainable from any Public Service
department or on the Internet at http://www.daff.co.za/doaDev/doc/Z83.pdf which
must be signed and dated (an unsigned Z83 form will disqualify an application)
and should be accompanied by a recently updated, comprehensive CV as well as
copies of all qualification(s) (Matric Certificate must also be attached) and ID
document and driver’s license (where applicable), including the details of at least
two contactable referees (should be people who recently worked with the
applicant). Non-RSA Citizens/Permanent Resident Permit Holders must attach a
copy of their Permanent Residence Permits to their application. Should you be in
possession of a foreign qualification, it must be accompanied by an evaluation
certificate from the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Failure to submit
all the requested documents will result in the application not being considered.
Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you have not been
contacted within three (3) months of the closing date of this advertisement, please
accept that your application was unsuccessful. Suitable candidates will be
subjected to personnel suitability checks (criminal record check, citizenship
verification, financial/asset record check, qualification/study verification and
previous employment verification). Successful candidates will also be subjected to
security clearance processes. Where applicable, candidates will be subjected to a
skills/knowledge test. Successful candidates will be appointed on a probation
period of twelve (12) months. The Department reserves the right not to make
appointment(s) to the advertised post(s). Applications submitted via e-mail, fax or
online, must be legible and must include the post title and reference number in the
subject line and a scanned, signed and dated Z83 form (a Z83 form without a
physical signature and date will disqualify an application) together with all relevant
documents as indicated above. NB: All shortlisted candidates will be subjected to
a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job, the
logistics of which will be communicated by the department. Following the interview
and technical exercise, the selection panel will recommend candidates to attend a
generic managerial competency assessment (in compliance with the DPSA
Directive on the implementation of competency based assessments).The
competency assessment will be testing generic managerial competencies using
the mandated DPSA SMS competency assessment tool”.