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 – Production.

Closing date: 25 March 2024

Infrastructure Management: Northern Operations Environment Engineering

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

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.

Sound knowledge of integrated water resource management and water resource protection. Knowledge and understanding of the water and environmental sector: relevant legislation together with the related policies, regulations, principles, guidelines, tools and procedures, policy development, implementation and monitoring.

Excellent communication skills including verbal, report writing, presentation skills. Sound interpersonal skills as well as the ability to work in a multidisciplinary team.

Willingness to work abnormal hours and under pressure as well as travel country wide. Proven liaison and networking skills especially as they relate to corporative governance and stakeholder engagement.

Duties and Responsibilities

Ensure the sound environmental management of water resources within the Mpumalanga, Limpopo and North West. Assist with the development and implementation of Resource Management Plans and Business Plans for all state dams in Mpumalanga, Limpopo and North West.

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Manage the access and use of state dams as per the relevant policies and legislation. Provide input to
EIAs, where relevant. Provide input to and develop EMPrs where required.

Ensure that the Water Quality of Government Water Works is maintained. Ensure that activities which take place at Government Water Works are compliant with the relevant legislation and policies. Compile monthly reports

How to Apply

ENQUIRIES : Ms T Sephoti Tel No: (012) 200 9011

APPLICATIONS : Hartbeespoort: Please forward your application quoting the relevant reference number to the Department of Water and Sanitation, Private Bag X352, Hartbeespoort, 0216 or hand deliver to the Dept of Water and Sanitation, Old Rustenburg Road, 8 Forrel street, Hartbeespoort, 0216.

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

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.

The Department will not be liable where applicants use incorrect/no reference number(s) on their applications.


  • Itumeleng Tladi

    Itumeleng teaches high school Mathematics in Groote Schuur. In addition to curating career opportunities on, Itumeleng mentors a community group of youth in STEAM. At chess, he's Western Cape's best.

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