Environmental Officer job vacancy at Department of Water and Sanitation

Job Summary

The Department of Water and Sanitation is hiring for the job vacancy: Environmental Officer.

Closing date: 08 March 2024

Provincial Coordination and International Cooperation: Free State: Water Services Regulation

SALARY : R310 767 – R531 117 per annum, (OSD), (Offer will be based on proven years of experience)
CENTRE : Bloemfontein

Careers at the Department of Water and Sanitation

The Department of Water and Sanitation is the custodian of South Africa’s water resources. It is primarily responsible for the formulation and implementation of policy governing this sector.

While striving to ensure that all South Africans gain access to clean water and dignified sanitation, the department also promotes effective and efficient water resources management to ensure sustainable economic and social development.

The Department of Water and Sanitation is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. It is the intention of the Department to promote representivity in the Public Service through the filling of this position and the candidature of persons whose transfer/promotion/appointment will promote representivity will receive preference.

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A National Diploma in Environmental Management or Natural Sciences. Experience in water services management or regulation will be an added advantage.

The disclosure of a valid unexpired driver’s license. Computer skills (MS Office). Good presentation and communication skills. An understanding of water resources and water services, related legislation such as the National Water Act 1998, Water Services Act 1997, etc.

An understanding of the National Blue and Green Drop Programs. Willingness to travel and work extensive hours.

Duties and Responsibilities

Perform detailed inspections of water supply systems and wastewater collector systems and compilation of detailed inspection reports. Investigate drinking water quality failures.

Investigate and compile detailed reports of sewer spillage and pollution incidents. Conduct routine water monitoring of drinking water and wastewater effluent quality and issue non-compliance letters for rectification.

Support the implementation of the National Blue and Green Drop Programs within water services institutions. Monitor compliance and progress of corrective action plans for the National Blue and Green Drop Programs.

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Evaluate and comment on Environmental Impact Assessment, Basic Assessment Reports, and Environmental Management Plans.

How to Apply

ENQUIRIES : Ms D Kabini, Tel No: (051) 405 9000

APPLICATIONS : Free State (Bloemfontein): Please forward your application quoting the relevant reference number to Chief Director, the Department of Water and Sanitation, Private Bag 528, Bloemfontein, 9301

Or hand deliver to Department of Water and Sanitation, Corner Charlotte Maxeke and East Burger Streets, BloemPlaza Building, First Floor.

See the FULL ADVERT whose link we attached below.

Direct applications to the addresses indicated on the full advert. The full advert is available on the link buttons below, as well as the new Z83 Form.

CLOSING DATE : 08 March 2024

Note: Short-listed candidates must be willing to undergo normal vetting and verification processes, including a competency assessment and personality profile analysis.

Applications must be submitted on form Z83, obtainable from any Public Service department, and should be accompanied by a comprehensive CV as well as certified copies of qualifications.

All required information on the Z83 application form must be provided. Failure to complete or
disclose all required information will automatically disqualify the applicant.

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No late, applications will be accepted. A SAQA evaluation certificate must accompany foreign qualification/s (only when shortlisted). Applications that do not comply with the above-mentioned requirements will not be considered.

Candidates will be required to complete a financial disclosure form and undergo a security clearance.
Foreigners or dual citizenship holders must provide a police clearance certificate from country of origin (only when shortlisted). The Department of Water Sanitation is an equal opportunity employer.


  • Katlego Malope

    Katlego is a final-year student at the University of Johannesburg. Apart from bouncing molecules against each other in the Chemistry lab, she loves curating job opportunites for fellow youth. Katlego is also quite a singer!

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