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
OC 27/2019 Electrical Engineer/Technician: Marion Island - approximately fifteen (15) months contract Oceans and Coasts (OC) 2019-10-14 16:00
OC 37/2019 Assistant Director: Operations and Logistics Oceans and Coasts (OC) 2019-10-14 16:00
OC 36/2019 Scientific Technician (Production) Grade A: Database Administrator Oceans and Coasts (OC) 2019-10-14 16:00
OC35/2019 Specialist Scientist: Chemical Oceanography Oceans and Coasts (OC) 2019-10-14 16:00
OC 24/2019 Assistant Meteorological Technician x 2 posts: Marion Island - approximately fifteen (15) months contract Oceans and Coasts (OC) 2019-10-14 16:00
OC 33/2019 Senior Meteorological Technician: Marion Island - approximately fifteen (15) months contract Oceans and Coasts (OC) 2019-10-14 16:00
OC 32/2019 Assistant Environmental Officer: Marion Island - approximately fifteen (15) months contract Oceans and Coasts (OC) 2019-10-14 16:00
OC 31/2019 Environmental Officer: Marion Island - approximately fifteen (15) months contract Oceans and Coasts (OC) 2019-10-14 16:00
OC30/2019 Field Assistants, seabird research x2 posts: Marion Island - approximately fifteen (15) months contract Oceans and Coasts (OC) 2019-10-14 16:00
OC 29/2019 Medical Orderly: Marion Island - approximately fifteen (15) months contract Oceans and Coasts (OC) 2019-10-14 16:00
OC28/2019 Diesel Mechanic: Marion Island - approximately fifteen (15) months contract Oceans and Coasts (OC) 2019-10-14 16:00
OC 26/2019 Communications Engineer/Technician: Marion Island - approximately fifteen (15) months contract Oceans and Coasts (OC) 2019-10-14 16:00
WB 20/2019 Senior Manager: Financial Management Waste Bureau of South Africa (WBSA) 2019-10-16 16:00
EP15/2019 Data Capturer EPWP reporting (EP15/2019) Environmental Programmes (EP) 2019-10-21 16:00
CCAQ 07/2019 Deputy Director: Strategic Environmental Intelligence Climate Change and Air Quality (CCAQ) 2019-10-21 16:00
BC 10/2019 Director: Dryland and Wetlands Conservation Biodiversity and Conservation (BC) 2019-10-21 16:00
EP14/2019 Assistant Director: Programme Monitoring and Evaluation X 2 posts Environmental Programmes (EP) 2019-10-28 16:00
LACE08/2019 Environmental Officer Specialised Production: National Infrastructure Developments X 2 posts Legal Authorisations and Compliance Enforcement (LACE) 2019-10-28 16:00
LACE07/2019 Environmental Officer Control Grade A: Integrated Environmental Management (Capacity and Support) Legal Authorisations and Compliance Enforcement (LACE) 2019-10-28 16:00
BC11/2019 Biodiversity Officer Production Grade A: Protected Areas Declaration and Information Management Biodiversity and Conservation (BC) 2019-10-28 16:00
COO18/2019 Senior Labour Relations Practitioner: Collective Bargaining and Employee Relations Chief Operating Officer (COO) 2019-10-28 16:00
COO17/2019 Senior Human Resource Practitioner: Executive Development Chief Operating Officer (COO) 2019-10-28 16:00
CCAQ08 /2019 Environmental Officer Specialised Production: Climate Change M&E GHG Inventory and Systems Climate Change and Air Quality (CCAQ) 2019-10-28 16:00
COO15/2019 Deputy Director: Security Services Chief Operating Officer (COO) 2019-10-28 16:00
LACE06/2019 Environmental Officer Control Grade A: Compliance Environmental Impact and Pollution Legal Authorisations and Compliance Enforcement (LACE) 2019-11-04 16:00
CCAQ09/2019 Director: Climate Change Monitoring and Evaluation Mitigation Response Analysis Climate Change and Air Quality (CCAQ) 2019-11-04 16:00