ASSISTANT DIRECTOR GREENING, Department of Environmental Affairs, Pretoria

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: GREENING & OPEN SPACE MANAGEMENT

REF NO: EP09/2019

SALARY : R470 040 per annum (all inclusive remuneration package)

CENTRE : Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS : A Bachelor’s Degree or an appropriate three (3) year tertiary qualification in
Environmental Management, Development Studies, Natural Sciences
(Zoology, Botany, and Geography), Nature Conservation, Social Sciences or
equivalent qualification. Experience in any of the following fields:
Environmental Management, Biodiversity Conservation, Landscape/
Horticulture, Spatial Environmental Planning, Community Development.
Previous experience in Project Management, Expanded Public Works
Programme and or related public employment programmes will be an added
advantage. Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation practices,
conceptualization, problem solving, process design skills, computer literacy
and good communication skills. The successful candidate must have a valid
driver’s license as he/she will be expected to travel extensively and ability to
work under pressure.

DUTIES : Provide content support to the Deputy Director in the planning processes (preplanning, evaluation and recommendation of business plans) for the Greening
& Open Space Management projects. Co-ordinate and provide administration
support to the process of sourcing new projects for funding. Evaluation of
project proposals received from various proponents and maintenance of
records for project evaluation committees. Prepare quality audits plans for
projects under implementation and consolidation of quality audit reports.
Support the review of programme criteria, planning tools, guidelines and
policies for Environmental Protection and Infrastructure Programme. Support
the business plan amendment processes for projects under implementation.
Facilitate stakeholder engagements with Branches of the department and
relevant public entities.

ENQUIRIES : Ms. N Mtalana Tel No: 012 399 9660

APPLICATIONS : Director-General, Department of Environmental Affairs, Private Bag X447,
Pretoria, 0001 or hand-delivered to: Environment House, Erf 1563 Arcadia
Extension 6, Cnr Soutpansberg and Steve Biko Road, Arcadia, Pretoria.

ATTENTION : Ms Lerato Ngobeni

CLOSING DATE : 24 June 2019

NOTE : Application must be submitted on a signed and dated Z83 form 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. Short-listed
candidates will be subjected to screening and security vetting to determine their
suitability for employment, including but not limited to: Criminal records; Citizen
Status; Credit worthiness; Previous employment (reference checks); and
Qualification verification. The persons appointed to this position will be
subjected to a security clearance. All candidates shortlisted for SMS post will
be subjected to a technical competency 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 generic managerial competencies
using the mandated DPSA SMS competency assessment tools. The
Department reserves the right not to make an appointment. No faxed, e-mailed
and late applications will be considered. If you have not been contacted within
three (3) months after the closing date of the advertisement, please accept that
your application was unsuccessful.