Salary: R233 712 per annum (OSD)
Centre(s): Cape Town
LLB degree coupled with at least one (1) year appropriate post qualification in
Knowledge of environmental law, mining law, Constitutional law and administrative
An ability to interpret and apply law, legislations, and policies.
Good analytical and research skills.
Good verbal and written communication skills.
Good legal drafting skills.
Ability to work in a team, a pro-active, problem-solving, and positive attitude.
Ability to adhere to deadlines is essential.
Must be able to travel and must have a valid driver’s licence and be able to work
after hours or over weekends when necessary.
Good negotiating skills.
Drafting of contracts or international instruments on request and instructions
from client directorates.
Ensuring legalities and legal formalities of contracts or international instruments
conform to the prescribed prescripts.
Provide general legal support including providing legal advice and opinions.
Conduct information and training workshops within the department on contract
manual and templates, PAIA, POPIA and PAJA Ensure PAIA requests are
responded to within the periods specified in terms of the PAIA.
Facilitate training sessions relating to legal matters.
All applications must be submitted on a signed new Z83 application form (click bold underlined text to download
PDF form) accompanied by a recent detailed curriculum vitae to be considered.
Please note that should you not use the newly amended Z83 and completed, initialed and signed in full,
the department reserves the rights to disqualify your application.
Applications may be forwarded to: The Director-General, Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the
Environment, Private Bag X4390, Cape Town, 8000 or hand-deliver to 14 Loop Street Cape Town. Marked for
attention: Human Resources Management.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority
(SAQA). Correspondence will be limited to successful candidates only.
The National Department Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, is an equal opportunity, affirmative action
employer. Preference may be given to appointable applicants from the underrepresented designated groups in
terms of the department’s equity plan. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Correspondence will be limited to successful candidates only.
Short-listed candidates will be subjected to screening and security vetting to determine their suitability for
employment, including but not limited to: criminal records; citizenship status; credit worthiness; previous
employment (reference checks); social media checks, and qualification verification.
Short-listed candidates will be expected to avail themselves at the department’s convenience.
Entry level requirements for senior management service (SMS) posts:
o In terms of the Directive on Compulsory Capacity Development, Mandatory Training Days and Minimum
Entry Requirements for SMS that was introduced on 1 April 2015, a pre-entry certificate obtained from
National School of Government (NSG) is required for all SMS applicants.
o The course is available at the NSG under the name “certificate for entry into SMS” and the full details can
be obtained by following the below link:https://www.thensg.gov.za/training-course/sms-preentryprogramme/
o Shortlisted candidates must provide proof of successful completion of the course.
o Furthermore, candidates shortlisted for the SMS post will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends
to test relevant technical elements of the job.
o Following the interview and the technical exercise, the selection panel will recommend candidates to attend
a generic managerial competency assessment in compliance with the DPSA directive on the implementation
of competency-based assessments.
The person appointed to this position will be subjected to a security clearance, the signing of a performance
agreement and an employment contract.
The department reserves the right not to make an appointment.
If you have not been contacted within three (03) months after the closing date of the advertisement, please accept
that your application was unsuccessful.
Enquiries: Mr C Liebenberg
Tel: 021 4937132
For attention: Human Resource Management
Closing date: 24 October 2022
Salary: R233 712 per annum (OSD)