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

In cases where procedures and information to apply (instructions) within the PDF advert shows slight differences to the ones outline below. Note that the instructions within the PDF advert supersede the ones outlined below and therefore instructions within the PDF advert should be followed and applied diligently. 

  • All applications must be submitted on a signed Z83 application form (PDF form ca be filled electronically) with a copy of a comprehensive CV, certified copies of qualifications (Matric Certificate must also be attached, ID document, driver’s license (all attached documentation must not be older than six (06 )months) together with the recent curriculum vitae in order to be considered.
  • Pretoria centre applications may be forwarded to the Director-General, Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Private Bag X447, Pretoria, 0001 or hand-delivered to: Environment House, Erf 1563 Arcadia Extension 6, Cnr Soutpansberg and Steve Biko Road, Arcadia, Pretoria. Marked for the attention: Human Resources Management.
  • Cape Town centre applications may be forwarded to the Director-General, Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Private Bag X4390, Cape Town 8000 or hand-deliver to:14th Loop Street, Cape Town. Marked for the attention: Human Resources Management.
  • The National Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.
  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). Correspondence will be limited to successful candidates only.
  • Short-listed candidates will be subjected to screening and security vetting to determine their suitability for employment, including but not limited to: criminal records; citizenship status; credit worthiness; previous employment (reference checks); and qualification verification.
  • Short-listed candidates will be expected to avail themselves at the department’s convenience.
  • Entry level requirements for SMS posts: In terms of the Directive on Compulsory Capacity Development, Mandatory Training Days & Minimum Entry Requirements for SMS that was introduced on 1 April 2015, a requirement for all applicants for SMS posts from 1 April 2020 is a successful completion of the Senior Management Pre-Entry Programme as endorsed by the National School of Government (NSG). The course is available at the NSG under the name certificate for entry into SMS and the full details can be obtained by following the below link:https://www.thensg.gov.za/training-course/sms-pre-entryprogramme/
  • The successful candidate will be required to provide proof of completion of the NSG Public Service Senior Management Leadership Programme Certificate for entry into the SMS. Furthermore, candidates shortlisted for the SMS post will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job.
  • Following the interview and the technical exercise, the selection panel will recommend candidates to attend a generic managerial competency assessment in compliance with the DPSA Directive on the implementation of competency based assessments.
  • The person appointed to this position will be subjected to a security clearance, the signing of performance agreement and employment contract.
  • The department reserves the right not to make an appointment. If you have not been contacted within three (03) months after the closing date of the advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.
Reference No. Description Directorate / Branch Closing Date
ODG03/2020 Senior Legal Administration Officer (X2): Corporate Legal Support Office of the Director General 2020-08-24 11:00
BC02/2020 Biodiversity officer production Grade A: Protected Areas Planning Biodiversity and Conservation 2020-08-24 11:00
EP9003/2020 Assistant Director: Administration and Coordination Environmental Programmes 2020-08-24 11:00
EP9002/2020 Assistant Director: Operations Support Planning Environmental Programmes 2020-08-24 11:00
RCSM02/2020 Senior Leg al Administration Officer (X2): Law Reform Regulatory Compliance and Sector Monitoring 2020-08-24 11:00
RCSM01/2020 Senior Legal Administration Officer: Litigation and Appeals Regulatory Compliance and Sector Monitoring 2020-08-24 11:00
CCAQ02/2020 Control Biodiversity Officer Grade A: Saws Liaison Climate Change and Air Quality 2020-08-24 11:00
BC03/2020 Control Biodiversity Officer Grade A: People and Parks Programme Biodiversity and Conservation 2020-08-24 11:00
BC 01/2020 Control Biodiversity Officer Grade A: World Heritage Compliance Biodiversity and Conservation 2020-08-24 11:00
CCAQ 02/2020 Control Environmental Officer Grade A (X2): Climate Change Mitigation Sect or Plan Implementation Climate Change and Air Quality 2020-08-24 11:00
OC13/2020 Production Grade A - C: Biological Oceanography and Biological Interactions Research Oceans and Coasts 2020-08-24 11:00
OC12/2020 Chief Engineer Grade A: Telecoms and Instrumentation (Electronics) Oceans and Coasts 2020-08-24 11:00
EP04/2020 Deputy Director: Programme Training and Youth Development Environmental Programmes 2020-08-24 11:00
ODG02/2020 Deputy Director: Language Services Office of the Director General 2020-08-24 11:00
ODG01/2020 Deputy Director: Forum of South Africa’s Directors-General (FOSAD) cluster Office of the Director General 2020-08-24 11:00
EP03/2020 Deputy Director: Programme Implementation Coastal Environmental Programmes 2020-08-24 11:00
CFO05/2020 Director: Logistics Management Chief Financial Officer 2020-08-24 11:00
CFO04/2020 Director: Financial Management Chief Financial Officer 2020-08-24 11:00
CFO03/2020 Director: Acquisition and Contract Management Chief Financial Officer 2020-08-24 11:00
CFO02/2020 Director: Asset Management Chief Financial Officer 2020-08-24 11:00
BC04/2020 Chief Director: Biodiversity Monitoring and Specialist Services Biodiversity and Conservation 2020-08-24 11:00
CFO01/2020 Chief Director: Demand and acquisition management Chief Financial Officer 2020-08-24 11:00
OC17/2020 Electrical Engineer/Technician: Antarctica (approximately 15 months contract) Oceans and Coasts 2020-09-07 11:00
OC16/2020 Mechanical Engineer: Antarctica (approximately 15 months contract) Oceans and Coasts 2020-09-07 11:00
OC15/2020 Communications Engineer: Antarctica (approximately 15 months contract) Oceans and Coasts 2020-09-07 11:00
OC14/2020 Medical Doctor: Antarctica (approximately 15 months contract) Oceans and Coasts 2020-09-07 11:00