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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.


Vacancies

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 [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
OC27/2016 Communication Engineer /Technician (approximately 15 month’s contract) Oceans and Coasts (OC) 07 Oct 2016 - 16:00pm
OC23/2016 Electrical Engineer / Technician (approximately15 months contract) Chief Operating Officer (COO) 07 Oct 2016 - 16:00pm
OC24/2016 Medical Orderly (approximately15 months contract) Oceans and Coasts (OC) 07 Oct 2016 - 16:00pm
OC25/2016 Diesel Mechanic (approximately15 months contract) Oceans and Coasts (OC) 07 Oct 2016 - 16:00pm
OC26/2016 Electronic Engineer (approximately15 months contract) Oceans and Coasts (OC) 07 Oct 2016 - 16:00pm
CWM01/2016 Control Environmental Officer Grade A: Chemicals and Waste Policy and Regulation Chemicals and Waste Management 10 Oct 2016 - 16:00pm
CWM02/2016 Control Environmental Officer Grade A: Municipal Waste Support Region C Chemicals and Waste Management 10 Oct 2016 - 16:00pm
OC31/2016 Field Assistant: Marion Island Geomorphologist (approximately15 months contract) Oceans and Coasts (OC) 20 Oct 2016 - 16:00pm
OC28/2016 Field Assistant: Marion Island Sea Bird Researcher – 02 positions (approximately15 months contract) Oceans and Coasts (OC) 20 Oct 2016 - 16:00pm
OC34/2016 Field Assistant: Marion Island Mammalogist – Killer Whale (approximately15 months contract) Oceans and Coasts (OC) 20 Oct 2016 - 16:00pm
OC29/2016 Field Assistant: Marion Island Seabird Researcher (approximately15 months contract) Oceans and Coasts (OC) 20 Oct 2016 - 16:00pm
OC32/2016 Field Assistant: Marion Island Seabird Researcher (approximately15 months contract) Oceans and Coasts (OC) 20 Oct 2016 - 16:00pm
OC30/2016 Field Assistant: Marion Island Seabird Researcher (approximately15 months contract) Oceans and Coasts (OC) 20 Oct 2016 - 16:00pm
OC35/2016 Field Assistant: Marion Island Botanist – 02 positions (approximately15 months contract) Oceans and Coasts (OC) 20 Oct 2016 - 16:00pm
OC33/2016 Field Assistant: Marion Island Mammalogist – Sealers – 02 positions (approximately15 months contract) Oceans and Coasts (OC) 20 Oct 2016 - 16:00pm