DEPARTMENT OF WATER AND SANITATION
NOTE: Applications must be submitted on a signed and dated Z83 form, obtainable from any Public Service
Department, and should be accompanied by a comprehensive CV as well as certified copies of qualifications and Identity document. No late, faxed applications will be accepted. Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only.
If you have not heard from us within two (2) months of the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Preference will be given to previously disadvantage groups. Successful applicants will be required to undergo standard Government security clearance procedures including verification of qualifications. Should you be in a possession of a foreign qualification(s), it must be accompanied by an evaluation from South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). People with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the posts. People who are not employed by the Public Service Departments are welcomed to apply for posts. The
department reserves the right not to make an appointment.
APPLICATIONS : Mpumalanga Provincial Office (Mbombela) Please forward your applications
quoting the relevant reference number to the Department of Water and
Sanitation, Private Bag X11259, Mbombela, 1200 or hand deliver at Cnr
Brown & Paul Kruger Street, Ground Floor, Prorom Building, Mbombela,
1200. For Attention: Ms Mkhwanazi FM
POST : SCIENTIST PRODUCTION GRADE A (INSTREAM WATER USE) REF NO.
BRANCH : CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICE MPUMALANGA DIR: INSTITUTIONAL
SALARY : R 618 732 – R 939 621 per annum (OSD) (Offer will be based on proven
years of experience)
CENTRE : Bronkhorstspruit
REQUIREMENTS : Bachelor of Science degree (Hons) in Aquatic, Natural, Water Resource Management, Environmental Management or related sciences. Three (3) years post qualification natural scientific experience. Compulsory registration with SACNASP as a professional Natural Scientist (Proof must be attached).
Sound knowledge and functional experience in water use authorisations, water resource protection measures and environmental impact management.
Sound understanding of water and environmental legislation and related policies, principles, guidelines, protocols and procedures. Functional and proven experience in in stream water use authorisations, compliance
monitoring and auditing, wetland best management practices and rehabilitation plans. Sound scientific and evaluation skills of EIA, EMP, rehabilitation and remediation reports and procedures. A valid driver’s
licence. Willingness to travel and work irregular hours. Proven communication, reporting, presentation and computer skills. Ability to resolve problems, conflict resolution and work under pressure. Sound and proven planning and project management skills. Ability to think creatively and take initiative. Sound interpersonal skills and the ability to work in multidisciplinary team.
DUTIES : Formulation and implementation of policy documents, regulations, guidelines, systems, strategies, protocols, norms and standards in the fields of in stream water use and environmental . Provide on-going scientific and technical support to the department and its stakeholders regarding in stream water use
authorisations. Apply and evaluate environmental assessment and management tools, reports and plans. Liaise with departmental directorates, other departments and external stakeholders in the implementation of water
and environmental legislation, in stream water use policies and related processes and procedures.
ENQUIRIES : Mr. Sydney Nkuna, Tel No: 013 759 7317