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Environmentalist (#448,992,652) 

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• 11 years’ experience in environmental management and related legislation at National, Provincial and South African National Parks.
• Proficient in EIA and currently involved in the EIA sector.
• Thorough knowledge and experience of the National Environmental Management Act, as amended, in particular S24.
• Thorough knowledge and experience of ECA & EIA Regulations 2006 & 2010;
• Thorough knowledge and experience of GN Regulation 543, 544, 545, 546 and 547 and its proposed amendments and R. 982, R. 983, R. 984 and R. 985;
• Thorough knowledge of integrated environmental management and its application.
• Knowledge of sustainable development ideals and objectives.
• Able to work under pressure, independently, within a team, with a variety of professionals and members of public.
• Able to grasp new concepts easily – there by learn new things quickly.
• Conflict and people management skills.
• Project management skills.
• Very good administrative, organising, planning, reporting and office administration skills.
• Very good verbal and written communication skills.
• Problem solver, strategic thinker and take initiative.
• Computer literate (in various programmes).
• Valid driver’s licence and willing to travel.
• Willing to work extended hours.
• Experience in GIS gained whilst employed by CapeNature (Mapping for ground truthing).
• Acted as an Assistant Director whilst being employed by the Western Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning.
• Administer the environmental authorisation system in terms of NEMA, related to all development that are of strategic economic or social importance; i.e. Strategic Infrastructure Developments (SIDs).
• Review EIA reports and recommendations made by case officers. Administer and review all Strategic Infrastructure Development (SID) applications.
• Coordinate communication between the Department and the PICC as well as between different Branches within the Department and the Office of the DG.
• Facilitate and Coordinate Pre-application Consultation with the Presidential Infrastructure Coordination Commission (PICC) and Strategic Infrastructure Project (SIP) Coordinators.
• Update the SIP Matrix as required.
• Implement and promote integrated environmental decision-making.
• Implement and promote the development of decision-support processes and instruments to streamline SIPs integrated authorisations.
• Implementation of and adherence to approved Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) (related to NEMA, NEMWA, GN R.385, R.386 & R.387 and GN R.543, R.544, R.545 & R.546).
• Support Regulatory Services with compliance monitoring and enforcement.
• Participate in environmental monitoring committees (EMC) or environmental liaison committees (ELC) / Authority Committees (AC) for EIA authorisations issued;
• Implement DEA and Public Entity EIA forums.
• Provide technical input into CD: IEA correspondence.
• Ensure that the planning and implementation of all developments take environmental considerations into account.
• Represent the Department on relevant committees, forums, etc.
• Mentoring, managing and supervising environmental officers.
• Respond on Media Queries, Ministerial and Parliamentary Questions.

Personal Details

Mahlatse Shubane
40 Years

Job Details

Employment Status
Full time
Type of Salary
Salary plus bonus
Preferred Job Location
Anywhere in  South Africa

Educational Qualifications

Highest Qualification
Master's Degree  (ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT) from University of South Africa, Pretoria  with 65% Marks / Grade / Class

Professional Details

Professional Experience
10 Years
Languages known
English  (Expert)
Afrikaans (Intermediate)
Tsonga (Expert)
Tswana (Expert)

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