Vacancies

The aim of this page is to provide information on vacancies available at and advertised by the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment  (DFFE). Information includes application procedures and relevant application forms and documents.

 

Important to note:

 

The two (02) vacant posts for Chief Director: Environmental Programmes available at both the Pretoria (EP02/2022) and Cape Town (EP03/2022) centres should be forwarded to the Pretoria address as indicated in the instructions within the PDF advert. 

 

Erratum:

 

Extension of closing dates

 

Kindly note that the following three (3) posts of State Veterinarian: Aquatic Organisms Ref No: FIM17/2022, Scientific Technician Control: Grade A & Ref No: FIM18/2022 and Engineering Technician Control: Grade A Ref No: FIM19/2022 advertised in Public Service Vacancy Circular 17 of 2022 dated Friday, 13 MAY 2022 as POST 3/27, POST 4/27 and POST 4/27 ; their closing date was Monday, 06 June 2022, and has now been extended to Monday, 27 June 2022.

 

 

Withdrawals 
 

Kindly note that the following post of Deputy Director: Proclaimed Fishing Harbours Management with Ref No: FIM16/2022 advertised on the departmental website, which was set to close on 06 June 2022, has been withdrawn.

Kindly note that the post of Assistant Director: Global Environment Facility 7 – Pilla 2 (Financial Management) (5-Year Contract) with Ref No: BC06/2022 as well as the post of Assistant Director: Global Environment Facility 7 – Pilla 2 (Procurement) (5-Year Contract) with Ref No: BC07/2022 which were advertised on PSVC circular 19 dated 27 May 2022 and the DFFE website have been withdrawn.

 

Extension of closing dates

  • Deputy Director: Vessel and Helicopter Management (Ref: OC10/2022). New closing date: 27 June 2022
  • Provisioning Administration Clerk (Ref: OC09/2022). New closing date: 27 June 2022

 

Procedures and information to apply

In cases where procedures and information to apply (instructions) within the PDF advert shows slight differences to the ones outline below. Note that the instructions within the PDF advert supersede the ones outlined below and therefore instructions within the PDF advert should be followed and applied diligently. 

  1. All applications must be submitted on a new signed Z83 application form (click bold underlined text to download PDF form), accompanied by a recent detailed curriculum vitae to be considered.
  2. Please note that should you not use the newly amended Z83 and completed, initialed and signed in full, the department reserves the rights to disqualify your application.
  3. Pretoria centre applications may be forwarded 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. Marked for the attention: Human Resources Management (unless instructions within the PDF advert indicate otherwise).
  4. Cape Town centre applications may be forwarded to: The Director-General, Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Private Bag X4390, Cape Town 8000 or hand-deliver to:14th Loop Street, Cape Town. Marked for the attention: Human Resources Management (unless instructions within the PDF advert indicate otherwise).
  5. 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.
  6. The National Department Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Preference may be given to appointable applicants from the underrepresented designated groups in terms of the department’s equity plan. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
  7. Correspondence will be limited to successful candidates only.
  8. 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; credit worthiness; previous employment (reference checks); social media checks, and qualification verification.
  9. Short-listed candidates will be expected to avail themselves at the department’s convenience.
  10. Entry level requirements for Senior Management Service (SMS) posts:
    • In terms of the Directive on Compulsory Capacity Development, Mandatory Training Days and Minimum Entry Requirements for SMS that was introduced on 1 April 2015, a pre-entry certificate obtained from National School of Government (NSG) is required for all SMS applicants.
    • 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:https://www.thensg.gov.za/training-course/sms-pre-entryprogramme/
    • Shortlisted candidates must provide proof of successful completion of the course.
    • 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.
  11. The person appointed to this position will be subjected to a security clearance, the signing of a performance agreement and an employment contract.
  12. The department reserves the right not to make an appointment.
  13. If you have not been contacted within three (03) months after the closing date of the advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.
Reference No. Description Directorate / Branch Closing Date
OC09/2022 Provisioning Administration Clerk Oceans and Coasts (OC) 2022-06-27 16:00
OC10/2022 Deputy Director: Vessel and Helicopter Management Oceans and Coasts (OC) 2022-06-27 16:00
FIM19/2022 Engineering Technician Control Grade A Fisheries Management (FIM) 2022-06-27 16:00
FIM18/2022 Scientific Technician Control Grade A: Finfish Fisheries Management (FIM) 2022-06-27 16:00
FIM17/2022 State Veterinarian: Aquatic Organisms Fisheries Management (FIM) 2022-06-27 16:00
RCSM05/2022 Biodiversity Officer Control Grade A: Biodiversity Compliance Regulatory Compliance and Sector Monitoring 2022-06-27 16:30
RCSM06/2022 Legal Administration Officer (MR5): Law Reform Regulatory Compliance and Sector Monitoring 2022-06-27 16:30
FOM23/2022 Driver Operator | two (02) posts Forestry Management (FOM) 2022-07-01 16:00
WCM03/2022 Administrative Officer Chemicals and Waste Management 2022-07-01 16:30
FOM22/2022 Senior Forestry Regulation Officer Forestry Management (FOM) 2022-07-01 16:30
CMS02/2022 Administration Officer: Building Management Corporate Management Services (CMS) 2022-07-04 16:00
CMS19/2022 Senior Occupational Health and Safety Officer Corporate Management Services (CMS) 2022-07-04 16:30
OC12/2022 Deputy Director: Health and Safety Management Oceans and Coasts 2022-07-04 16:30
CCAQ08/2022 Control e nvironmental Officer Grade A: Atmospheric Quality Outreach Climate Change and Air Quality 2022-07-04 16:30
CMS13/2022 Administration Clerk: Marketing Services Corporate Management Services (CMS) 2022-07-11 16:00
ODG06/2022 Chief Director: Governance and Executive Support Office of the Director-General (ODG) 2022-07-11 16:00
EP02/2022 (PTA) & EP03/2022 (CPT) Chief Director: Environmental Programmes | two (02) posts - Pretoria (PTA) and Cape Town (CPT) Environmental Programmes (EP) 2022-07-11 16:00