DPSA Environmental Affairs Department Circular 15 February 2024

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DPSA Environmental Affairs Department Circular 15 February 2024

DPSA Environmental Affairs Department Circular 15 February 2024 – DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS

The National Department of Environmental Affairs is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer



Director-General: The Director-General, Department of Environmental Affairs,

Private Bag X4390, Cape Town, 8000 or Hand deliver to Department of

Environmental Affairs, 14 Loop Street Cape Town or 63 strand Street, Cape

Town 8000.



Human Resource Management



Applications must be submitted on a Z83 form with a copy of a comprehensive

CV, certified copies of qualifications and ID document in order to be

considered. No faxed, e-mailed or late applications will be considered. The

National Department of Environmental Affairs is an equal opportunity;

affirmative action employer. It is our intention to promote representivity (race,

gender and disability) in the department through the filling of posts and

candidates appointment/transfer will promote representivity will receive

preference. 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. If you have not

been contacted within three 3 months after the closing date of the

advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Short-

listed candidates will be subjected to the following : a technical exercise that

intends to test relevant technical elements of the job, 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 person appointed to this

position will be subjected to a security clearance. SMS candidates will be

subjected to a competency assessment test and the signing of a performance

agreement and an employment contract (once appointed). The Department

reserves the right not to make an appointment.


POST 06/08





R1 005 063 per annum (all inclusive remuneration package)



Cape Town



Bachelor’s Degree (NQF level 7) in Natural or Physical Sciences, or

Environmental Management or Development Planning. A minimum of Five

years’ experience at Middle Management level. Knowledge and experience

(minimum 10 years) in natural resource management, planning,

implementation, research and development. Specific knowledge of and

experience in invasive species prevention and management, including risk

assessments; legal requirements, permitting, compliance and enforcement,

pathway and vector control; eradication techniques, advocacy and data

management. Knowledge of Public Service and Departmental procedures and

prescripts. Knowledge of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA). People

management, change management and empowerment skills. Strong strategic

planning and leadership skills. Good analytical, innovative, problem solving,

interpersonal and conflict management skills. Commitment of Departmental

values. Human Resources Management experience. Able to work under

pressure, long hours and travel extensively.



Manage policy, legal and strategic development for the effective provision of

biosecurity management in the country. Manage data management,

monitoring and evaluation, and research and administrative functions, for the

effective provision of biosecurity management in the country. Provide strategic

leadership and overall management responsibility for the implementation of

the invasive species risk assessment frameworks, the Issuing Authority

functions, early detection and rapid response, and eradication interventions.

Co-ordinate the development and deployment of biosecurity interventions at

ports of entry in order to prevent the entry of (potentially) invasive species into


the country. Provide strategic leadership, co-ordination and support for the

implementation of post-border compliance and enforcement functions and

other relevant Competent Authority functions.



Ms P Diphaha Tel No: 021-814 8099


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