Environmental Officer Control Grade A: EMI Legal and Technical Support (LACE16/2019)
Salary: R495 219 per annum (OSD)
Four (04) year degree in environmental or natural science or equivalent qualification coupled with at least 6 years post qualification experience.
Extensive knowledge and experience in the rehabilitation of these systems.
A proven track record of scientific publications in reputable journals.
Experience in providing expert evidence in the criminal courts.
Knowledge of environmental policies, legislation, international instruments, which are relevant to the aquatic sciences.
Understanding of the environmental law and the environmental compliance and enforcement management system.
Ability to link technical and legal aspects related to environmental compliance issues with a particular focus on the aquatic sciences.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, particularly with regard to drafting of expert opinions which supports the work of Environmental Management Inspectors across the Inspectorate.
The ability to interact with and provide assistance to a wide range of stakeholders, as well as an understanding of intergovernmental relations and cooperative governance.
Leadership, analytical, problem-solving and negotiation skills.
Information management and computer literacy skills.
A service-orientated approach and ability to work efficiently and effectively under pressure.
Ability to work independently, or as part of a team.
Must be able to work under pressure and conform to deadlines determined by supervisor.
Must be in position to travel extensively and be away from head office for extended periods of time.
Valid Code B driver’s license.
Support the work of Environmental Management Inspectors by undertaking site inspections in order to produce expert evidence during administrative and criminal enforcement processes.
Provide reactive legal and technical support and advice to the Environmental Management Inspectorate particularly in the area of aquatic systems.
Provide proactive legal and technical support and advice to the National Prosecuting Authority in order to support of the work of the Environmental Management Inspectorate particularly in the area of wetland (aquatic) systems.
Build national compliance and enforcement capacity within the Environmental Management Inspectorate as well as provide technical support in the area of the aquatic sciences to other Branches within the Department.
Carry out the function of an environmental management inspector (EMI).
Must be flexible in order to understand the importance of aquatic processes within the Environmental Impact and Pollution, Biodiversity and Conservation as well as the Oceans and Coast space.
Develop a strategic plan focusing on areas of high conservation value which requires compliance and enforcement action to achieve the necessary conservation objectives.
Carrying out inspections of facilities targeted for strategic, proactive inspections.
Preparing effective and legally defensible directives, notices and legal correspondence and assisting in the drafting of enforcement court applications on behalf of the Department, where necessary.
Vetting of inspection reports following the strategic, proactive inspections.
Utilise the Information Management System to effectively manage investigations and progress.
Note: Individuals who have no experience in providing relevant expert opinions in support of criminal and/ or administrative enforcement processes that are instituted by Environmental Management Inspectors will not be considered for this position
Enquiries: Mr Mark Jardine Tel: 012 399 9497
For attention: Human Resource.
Closing date: 02 December 2019.