Directorate: Forestry Regulations and Oversight
Assistant Director: Veld Fires
Salary: R417 552 per annum (all-inclusive) (Ref. 212 /2016)
Requirements: • Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, Natural Resources Management, Environmental Management or
Disaster Management (you are required to furnish a credit certificate and/or statement of results) with appropriate
experience in integrated veld fire management environment • Experience in working with Fire Protection Associations
(FPAs) and coordinating, fostering partnerships and setting up operational strategies inside and outside Government
to achieve integrated fire management including strengthening FPAs • Working knowledge of the National Veld and
Forest Fire Act, 1998 (Act No 101 of 1998) and disaster management policy and legislation • Skills in integrated fire
management, stakeholder management, promotional campaigns and policy development • Computer literacy
• Knowledge of and experience in financial management, strategic capability, leadership competence, expertise in the
field of veld fire risk reduction and the development of guidelines and programmes for veld fire risk in line with other
relevant legislation in the country • Valid driver’s licence.
Duties:• Assist the Director: Forest Regulation and Oversight in the administration of the National Veld and Forest Fire
Act (NVFFA) • Assist in the administration of National Veld and Forest Fire Act, 1998 (Act 101 of 1998) (NVFFA)
• Develop policies, strategies and enforcement frameworks and guidelines to ensure effective implementation and
administration of the NVFFA • Manage the process of establishing relationships and maintaining the collaboration and
cooperation with Forestry Regions, FPAs and other institutions involved in integrated veld fire management • Manage
and monitor the registration and administration of FPAs • Provide annual reports on the state and administration of the
NVFFA • Provide assessments of the effectiveness and efficiency of FPAs with corrective action plans where necessary
• Advise and assist FPAs on operational improvements • Develop business process analysis for FPA registration and
administration • Assist FPAs in compiling business plans to ascertain whether candidates meet criteria • Recommend
to the Minister on the registration and deregistration of FPAs • Review FPA prioritisation processes • Appraise Fire
Protection Officers • Assess applications for firebreak exemption • Ensure that FPAs have compiled and submitted
annual and progress reports • Render training on the legislation to regional fire advisers and landowners.
Enquiries:Mr AR Madula, tel. (012) 309-5709
Note:In terms of the departmental employment equity target, priority will be given to Indian males and African females
and people living with disabilities.
It is the Department’s intention to promote equity through the filling of posts, according to set Employment
Equity targets. To facilitate this process successfully, an indication of race, gender and disability status is
Applications must be submitted on a Z83 Form, obtainable from any Public Service department or on the Internet at
http://www.daff.co.za/doaDev/doc/Z83.pdf which must be signed and dated (an unsigned Z83 form will disqualify an
application) and should be accompanied by a recently updated, comprehensive CV as well as copies of all
qualification(s) (Matric Certificate must also be attached) and ID document and driver’s licence (where applicable),
including the details of at least two contactable referees (should be people who recently worked with the applicant).
Non-RSA Citizens/Permanent Resident Permit Holders must attach a copy of their Permanent Residence Permits to
their application. Should you be in possession of a foreign qualification, it must be accompanied by an evaluation
certificate from the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Failure to submit all the requested documents will
result in the application not being considered. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you
have not been contacted within 3 months of the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application
was unsuccessful. Suitable candidates will be subjected to personnel suitability checks (criminal record check,
citizenship verification, financial/asset record check, qualification/study verification and previous employment
verification). Successful candidates will also be subjected to security clearance processes. Where applicable,
candidates will be subjected to a skills/knowledge test. Successful candidates will be appointed on a probation period
of 12 months.
The Department reserves the right not to make appointment(s) to the advertised post(s). Applications submitted via
e-mail, fax or online, must be legible and must include the post title and reference number in the subject line and a
scanned, signed and dated Z83 form (a Z83 form without a physical signature and date will disqualify an application)
together with all relevant documents as indicated above. People living with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Kindly
take note that it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that applications submitted via fax or e-mail include all
required information attached in one e-mail or fax and that the documents are legible and in an accessible format.
Queries in this regards can be directed to (011) 257-8012 before the closing date at 17:00. The Department and Human
Communications will not be held liable for any ineligible and/or inaccessible documents received.
Human Communications has been retained to handle all responses. Please forward your application, quoting
the relevant reference number, to PO Box 1305, Rivonia 2128 or hand deliver at 3 Autumn Street, Rivonia, or you
can apply online at www.humanjobs.co.za. Applications can also be submitted electronically to Human
Communications via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax: 086 537 4525 or hand delivered at any one of the
Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Offices as indicated below (please place in the blue box
marked for applications).
Gauteng:Reception, Agriculture Place, 20 Steve Biko Street (formerly Beatrix Street), Arcadia, Pretoria
KwaZulu-Natal: Reception (5th Floor), Old Mutual Building, 185 Langalibalele Street, Pietermaritzburg
Limpopo:Reception (Ground Floor), Magistrates Building, 103 cnr Landdros and Munnik Streets, Makhado
Mpumalanga: Reception (Ground Floor), Permanent Building, 27 Brown Street, Nelspruit
Eastern Cape: King William’s Town: Reception (Ground Floor), Old SABC Building, 2 Hargreaves Avenue
Mthatha: Reception (3rd Floor), PRD Building, Sutherland Street
Western Cape: Cape Town: Reception (Ground Floor), Foretrust Building, 3 Martin Hammerschlag Way, Foreshore
Stellenbosch:Reception (Support Building), Quarantine Station, Polkadraai Road
Enquiries:Naomi Nortje tel. (011) 257-8012
The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) will NOT accept liability for any applications forwarded
to any other address beside the ones indicated above.
Closing date: 18 August 2017