Vacancies

The aim of this page is to provide information on vacancies available at and advertised by the Department of Environmental Affairs. Information includes application procedures and relevant application forms and documents.

The Department of Environmental Affairs is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. It is the department's intention to promote representivity (race, gender and disability), through filling of these posts. Candidates whose appointment, promotion, or transfer will promote representivity, will receive preference.

Procedures and information to apply

  • All applications must be submitted on a Z83 application for employment [PDF] form accompanied by certified copies of qualifications, identity document (ID) as well as a comprehensive curriculum vitae (CV) in order to be considered.
  • Take note that the department will verify all qualifications and experience and that original documents must be submitted on appointment and all qualifications obtained abroad will be evaluated by SAQA.
  • Short listed candidates will be subjected to screening and security vetting to determine the suitability of a person for employment.  
  • Senior Management candidates to be subjected to competency assessment, signing of an employment contract and performance agreement.
  • If you have not been contacted within three months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.
  • The department reserves the right not to make an appointment.
  • People with disabilities are encouraged to apply
  • Consideration will be given to applicants who meet the minimum requirements of advertised posts.
  • Relaxation of qualification requirements may be considered for non-OSD posts. 
  • Applications available at the:
    • Pretoria centre should be forwarded to the Director-General, Department of Environmental Affairs, Private Bag X447, Pretoria, 0001 OR  hand delivered to the Department of Environmental Affairs, Environment House, 473 Steve Biko, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0001 (Erf 1563 Arcadia Extension 6, Cnr Soutpansberg and Steve Biko Road) 
    • Cape Town centre should be forwaded to the Director-General, Department of Environmental Affairs, Private Bag X4390 Cape Town 8000OR hand-delivered to 14 Loop Street, Cape Town 8000 for attention: Human Resources
Reference No. Description Directorate / Branch Closing Date
WB07/2018 Re-advertisement: Senior Financial Management Specialist (6 months contract) Waste Management Bureau 2018-12-14 16:00
OC58/2018 Environmental Officer Specialised Production: Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Oceans and Coasts 2018-12-24 16:00
OC55/2018 Environmental Officer Specialized Production: Oil Spills Oceans and Coasts 2018-12-24 16:00
OC63/2018 Scientist Production Grade A: Coastal Research Oceans and Coasts 2018-12-24 16:00
OC65/2018 Specialist Scientist: Chemical Oceanography Oceans and Coasts 2018-12-24 16:00
OC64/2018 Specialist Scientist: Biological Oceanography Oceans and Coasts 2018-12-24 16:00
OC62/2018 Marine Research Assistant III Oceans and Coasts 2018-12-24 16:00
OC61/2018 Control Scientific Technician Grade A: Physical Oceanography Oceans and Coasts 2018-12-24 16:00
OC 57/2018 Control Environmental Officer Grade A: Estuaries Management Oceans and Coasts 2018-12-24 16:00
OC56/2018 Senior Handyman: Oil Spills Oceans and Coasts 2018-12-24 16:00
OC54/2018 Environmental Officer Specialized Production: Dumping Oceans and Coasts 2018-12-24 16:00
OC53/2018 Environmental Officer Specialized Production: Effluent Disposal Oceans and Coasts 2018-12-24 16:00
OC52/2018 Control Environmental Officer Grade A: Effluent Disposal Norms and Standards Oceans and Coasts 2018-12-24 16:00