Junior Coastal Forest Conservation Officer


Job Description: • Junior Coastal Forest Conservation Officer • This is a permanent position situated in the greater Durban area • Working hours will be discussed on appointment • Benefits, such as provident fund will also be discussed at a later stage Please Note: Only serious applicants who meet the following criteria need apply (If you do not meet these requirements, your application will not be considered) Requirements: • An appropriate Degree/ Diploma in Nature conservation, Environmental management, Natural/ Biological Sciences, Natural Resource Management or any related field of study. • Current understanding of biological importance of fauna & flora within the coastal forest areas of the KZN region, knowledge of pesticide and herbicide application. • 1 – 2 Years’ experience in a similar position (with traceable references) - this will be advantageous • Knowledge of biodiversity management, AIS identification, management & eradication methods • In-depth knowledge of current environmental legislature and thorough understanding of the OHSA (85 of 1993) • Basic horticultural knowledge and practices, plant propogation, ISO & environmental management systems are advantageous Other: • Code 8 driving licence with experience of hauling a light weight trailer. • Must reside in the Durban area or within proximity of the specified area. Duties & Responsibilities: • Daily planning and managing of staff & ensuring that works orders are carried out in an efficient and effective manner • Managing and maintenance of on-site & off-site machinery, tools & equipment • Providing daily, weekly, monthly and annual work schedules and reports • Ensuring Health & Safety regulations are followed by all staff on team • The successful incumbent must be able to compile documented reports on current status of environment and derive sustainable measures of conservation • Coastal Forest assessment as to biodiversity conservation hot-spots regarding the threat status criteria, and development of sound conservation strategies • Promote environmental principles and practices such as on site organic waste disposal etc, • Liaising with clientele from time to time and providing feedback to any particular work-related request from clients • Ability to develop a business plan for coastal forests, building on previous work, that shows how to manage the existing


Phone: 082 447 4824


Greater Durban area
South Africa