South Africa nationals: Environmental Officer (Specialised Production): Environmental Law Enforcement Region 1

Western Cape Government

Cape Town, , ZA

Job PurposeThe Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Western Cape Government has an exciting employment opportunity for a dynamic individual to conduct investigations into environmental complaints, draft administrative enforcement notices, conduct criminal investigations, collecting of admissible evidence, drafting legal documents, and partake in joint intergovernmental enforcement operations and awareness programmes. This post is stationed in Cape Town.
Minimum RequirementsAn Honours Degree or higher qualification in Environmental Management/Natural Sciences/Law/Policing or related qualification; A valid Code B driving licence.
RecommendationWorking knowledge of Environmental Law Enforcement; Experience in forensic investigations, administrative and/or criminal enforcement; Completed Environmental Management Inspector training course.
Key Performance AreasConduct Investigation into complaints of non-compliance with environmental legislation; Draft administrative enforcement documents; affidavits; specialist reports and any other documents with evidential value as well as recording all progress in the investigation diary; Compile comprehensive case dockets/files with admissible evidence; Assist and partake in joint enforcement investigations and operations with external law enforcement agencies and other organs of state; Provide accurate reporting information and partake in awareness raising and capacity building programmes.
CompetenciesKnowledge in the following: Environmental legislation, Constitutional law, administrative law, criminal law, EMI (Environmental Management Inspectorate) Operating Manual; Interpretation and application of legislation; Principles of environmental management; Policies and procedures of the Directorate/Department; EMI and Public Service Code of Conduct; Communication (written and verbal) skills; Client orientation and customer focus.
RemunerationR 402 045 per annum (OSD as prescribed) Note on remuneration: Cost-to-employer (CTE) remuneration packages for certain occupation-specific dispensations (OSD), the middle-management service (MMS) and contract positions are inclusive of all costs related to service benefits or obligations including basic salary, 13th cheque, medical assistance, housing assistance, pension-fund contributions, etc. MMS remuneration packages are flexible and may be individually structured as prescribed. Where remuneration is not indicated as CTE, employees’ service benefits or obligations are funded or co-funded in terms of the applicable prescripts or collective agreements.
NotesNote: Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit copies of their documentation for verification purposes. These candidates will be required to attend interviews on a date and time as determined by the department. The selection process will be guided by the EE targets of the employing department. Kindly note that technical support is only available from Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 16.00. Should you experience any difficulties with your online application you may contact the helpline at 0861 370 202. Please ensure that you submit your application before the closing date as no late applications will be considered.