DEPARTMENT ENVIRONMENT FORESTRY AND FISHERIES – SHEQ (SAFETY, HEALTH, ENVIRONMENT AND QUALITY) OFFICER (X2 POSTS)

APPLICATIONS : Applications for Pretoria must be submitted to the Director-General,
Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, For Attention: The
Director: Human Resources Management, Private Bag X447, Pretoria, 0001 or
hand-delivered to: Environment House, Erf 1563 Arcadia Extension 6, Cnr
Soutpansberg and Steve Biko Road, Arcadia, Pretoria. For positions based in
Cape Town, Bloemfontein, North West, applications must be forwarded to:
Private Bag X4390, Cape Town, 8000 or hand-deliver to 14 Loop Street, Cape
Town.
CLOSING DATE : 15 February 2021
NOTE : Application must be submitted on a signed Z83 form obtainable from any Public
Service Department and must be completed in full accompanied by certified
copies of qualifications (Matric Certificate must also be attached) ID document,
a valid Driver’s License (all attached documentation must not be older than 6
months) together with the recent Curriculum Vitae in order to be considered.
Applications may be forwarded for 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 or alternatively 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); social media 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/trainingcourse/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 3 months after the closing date of the
advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.
MANAGEMENT ECHELON

POST 02/29 : SHEQ (SAFETY, HEALTH, ENVIRONMENT AND QUALITY) OFFICER (X2
POSTS)

SALARY : R316 791 per annum
CENTRE : Ref No: EP02/2021. Western Cape Region (based in Bellville)
Ref No: EP03/2021. Mpumalanga Region (based in Nelspruit)


REQUIREMENTS : National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety / Environmental / Risk /
Quality Management or equivalent qualification; 2 – 3 years’ experience in
relevant field with extensive experience in project or programme safety
planning, implementation and compliance assessments; Registration with
SACPCMP will be of an advantage. Experience in the ISO 45001 (previously
OHSAS 18001) and ISO 14001 will be of an advantage; Good communication
and report writing skills; Computer literacy; People, change management and
empowerment skills; Knowledge of all applicable legislation (e.g. Public
Service Act, Departmental procedures and prescripts, Public Finance
Management Act (PFMA, Health and Safety Act, Compensation for
Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, Environmental Management Act);
Valid driver’s license and willingness to travel and work long hours with limited
supervision.

DUTIES : The incumbent will be expected to undertake regular Occupational Health,
Safety and Environment compliance site assessments, inspection and audits
within a legislative framework; Attend OH&S meetings to monitor compliance
and corrective actions. Complete task assessments, risk assessments and
major incidents investigations and determine mitigation measures needed for
OH&S interventions. Ensure compliance to COID; Make recommendations on
relevant training and awareness campaigns to support Health and Safety.
Write up safe work procedures and performance reports and engage with
operations around the implementation of recommendations, Identify
occupational health and safety interventions to address compliance
shortcomings, Analyses quarterly self-assessment reports and recommend
required intervention; Promote health and safety through competency checks,
health and safety programmes and training; perform ad hoc duties as
instructed by the relevant supervisor.

ENQUIRIES : Mr M Talip Tel No: (082) 632 5382

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