SALARY: R446 202 per annum (Total salary package of R617 270 per annum)

CENTRE: Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be in possession of a Bachelors’s degree/National Diploma in Geography/Environmental Sciences / Cartography / GISc with GIS or Information Management as a major subject (you are required to furnish a credit certificate and/or statement of results). Compulsory registration with the South African Geomatics Council as a GIS Technician (proof must be submitted) and advanced computer literacy, including knowledge of different GIS software applications. 6 years post qualification GISc technician experience or data management and natural forest resource management planning and implementation. Innovative, problem-solving and analysis, interpersonal, and conflict management skills. Must have a valid driver’s license and must be willing to travel.

DUTIES: Manage the GIS section of the Directorate: Forestry Regulation and Oversight. Provide geographical support service for data collection and map production for forest resources. Manage, maintain, and monitor the spatial and non-spatial database for forestry. Manage forestry information including the design and development of geo-database for forestry inventories and forest monitoring system. Provide data collection standards and procedures for veld and forest fire risk mapping. Manage forest land use and forest land cover mapping using the latest classification system. Prepare specifications for the acquisition of spatial data. Research and advise on new spatial technologies to improve forest mapping. Provide digital data and mapping and customize to meet clients’ needs accordingly. Provide administrative and management support to GIS staff. Consult with clients/data custodians inside and outside of the Department of Environment, Forestry, and Fisheries. Manage the operations of GIS equipment, software, and Information Technology support. Render general administration.

ENQUIRIES: Mr. AR Madula Tel No: (012) 309 5709

Mr. JB Bester Tel No: (012) 309 5767

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

Cape Town, Bloemfontein, North West, applications must be forwarded to Private Bag X4390, Cape Town, 8000 or hand-deliver to 63 Strand Street, Cape Town.

Eastern Cape (Bhisho Building) must be submitted to the Director-General, Department of Environment, Forestry, and Fisheries, For Attention: The Director: Integrated Human Resources Management, Private Bag X7410, King Williams Town, 5605 or hand deliver at to Corner Independence and Circular Drive, Bhisho Building, 3rd Floor

KwaZulu-Natal must be submitted to the Director-General, Department of Environment, Forestry, and Fisheries, For Attention: The Director: Integrated Human Resources Management, Private Bag x 9029, Pietermaritzburg 3201 or hand deliver at to 185 Langalibalele Street, Old Mutual Building, Pietermaritzburg 3201

CLOSING DATE: 07 December 2020

NOTE: Application must be submitted on a signed Z83 form obtainable from any Public Service Department and must be completed in full accompanied by certified copies of qualifications (Matric Certificate must also be attached) ID document, a valid Driver’s License (all attached documentation must not be older than 6 months) together with the recent Curriculum Vitae in order to be considered. The National Department of Environment, Forestry, and Fisheries is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. 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; Citizenship status; Creditworthiness; Previous employment (reference checks); and Qualification verification. Short-listed candidates will be expected to avail themselves at the Department’s convenience. Entry-level requirements for SMS posts: In terms of the Directive on Compulsory Capacity Development, Mandatory Training Days & Minimum Entry Requirements for SMS that was introduced on 1 April 2015, a requirement for all applicants for SMS posts from 1 April 2020 is successful completion of the Senior Management Pre-Entry Programme as endorsed by the National School of Government (NSG). The course is available at the NSG under the name Certificate for entry into SMS and the full details can be obtained by following the below link: The successful candidate will be required to provide proof of completion of the NSG Public Service Senior Management Leadership Programme Certificate for entry into the SMS. Furthermore, candidates shortlisted for the SMS post will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job. Following the interview and the 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 person appointed to this position will be subjected to a security clearance, the signing of a performance agreement, and an employment contract. The department reserves the right not to make an appointment. If you have not been contacted within three 3 months after the closing date of the advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.