Environmental Officer (Specialised Production): Waste Management Licensing

Environmental Officer (Specialised Production): Waste Management Licensing
Job Title Environmental Officer (Specialised Production): Waste Management Licensing, Ref No. EADP 26/2022
Department Environmental Affairs and Development Planning
Salary level OSD
Enquiries Mr L. McBain-Charles at: (021) 483 2747
Job Type Permanent
Location – Country South Africa
Location – Province Western Cape
Location – Town / City Cape Town, CBD
Job Purpose The Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Western Cape Government has an opportunity for a suitably qualified and competent individual to provide licensing of waste facilities in terms of the National Environmental Management Act: Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations, the National Environmental Management: Waste Act (Act 59 of 2008), registering waste facilities in terms of National Norms and Standards, investigating complaints and transgressions, conducting audits on waste facilities. This post is stationed in Cape Town, CBD.
Minimum Requirements An appropriate Honours Degree in Natural or Physical Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Engineering (Civil) Sciences or related; A valid (Code B) driving licence.
Recommendation Registered as a Environmental Assessment Practitioner (EAP) or Candidate EAP with the Environmental Assessment Practitioners Association of South Africa (EAPASA) or meets the requirements for registration and applied for registration or will apply for registration (appointment will be conditional to actual registration with EAPASA by a specified date); Experience in the following: Environmental field related to waste management; Compliance monitoring, enforcement and auditing; Environmental impact management or Waste management permitting or licensing;  Willingness to travel as required.
Key Performance Areas Administer the waste management licensing process through the review and evaluation of waste impact and technical reports and the drafting of waste management licences; Assist with general office management, Financial management, Human Resource Management and Administration; Ensure compliance monitoring and enforcement of relevant waste management legislation with respect to statutory obligations; Develop, implement and review waste management licensing processes, systems, policy measures and specific projects relating to waste management licensing; Provide specialist advice and develop policies, legislation, norms, standards, minimum requirements guidelines of geohydrological, geotechnical and technical design aspects of waste management facilities and specific projects relating to waste management licensing.
Competencies Knowledge of the following: Environmental, general and hazardous waste management; Environmental legislation; Basic understanding of spatial and non-spatial database management; General management; Financial management; Human resources management; Administration).; Skills needed: Conflict management; Proven computer literacy (MS Office; Word-processing and spreadsheet packages through windows applications and electronic mai); Planning; Organizing; Report writing; Written and verbal communication and Supervisory and Mentoring. Ability to do the following:  Ensure compliance and enforce relevant statutory obligations w.r.t. regulations, policies and treaties related to waste management and environmental management; Conduct in-depth research; Conduct and interpret environmental monitoring and audits; Interpret and analyse complex general and hazardous waste information; Advise internal and external stakeholders.
Remuneration R 420 318 per annum (OSD as prescribed) 

Note on remuneration: Cost-to-employer (CTE) remuneration packages for certain occupation-specific dispensations (OSD) are inclusive of all costs related to service benefits or obligations including basic salary, 13th cheque, medical assistance, housing assistance, pension-fund contributions, etc. Where remuneration is not indicated as CTE, employees’ service benefits or obligations are funded or co-funded in terms of the applicable prescripts or collective agreements.


Notes Note: Only applications submitted online at www.westerncape.gov.za/jobs or https://westerncapegov.erecruit.co. will be accepted.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit copies of their documentation for verification purposes. These candidates will be required to attend interviews on a date and time as determined by the department and may also be required to undergo competency assessments/ proficiency test. The selection process will be guided by the EE targets of the employing department.

Should you experience difficulties with your online application ,kindly note that technical support (challenges with online application) is only available from Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 16.00 . You may contact the helpline at 0861 370 214 . Otherwise, all other queries relating to the position, kindly contact the enquiries person as indicated in the advert.Please ensure that you submit your application on or before the closing date as no late applications will be considered.

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