Senior Field Ranger
Bridgetown, Cape Town, South Africa
14d ago


  • Perform supervisory and administrative duties
  • Draw up weekly work schedule, incorporating ecological work, for junior staff (field rangers) whom report to you
  • Manage the ecological programme of the reserve complex
  • Perform Dyer Island duties
  • Assist in Fire and Alien Vegetation Management
  • Assist with risk assessments and quality assurance audits, including Occupational Health & Safety.
  • Assist with community conservation duties
  • Participate in Field surveys : ecological data collection and capturing, monitoring and assist with research projects
  • Supervision of maintenance and cleaning of infrastructure and equipment
  • Perform reserve standby duties
  • Assist as environmental control officer
  • Perform law enforcement duties and provide support to Environmental Crime Investigation Services
  • Assist with Tourism activities
  • Grade 12
  • National Certificate : Conservation Resource Guardianship (NQF Level 2)
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience as Field Ranger
  • Valid Code 8 license
  • Effective interpersonal skills and well developed report writing skills.
  • Proven computer literacy
  • Proven basic GIS proficiency
  • A valid Peace Officer certificate
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team
  • Proven ability to supervise, train, mentor and influence staff behavior positively
  • Bilingualism (ability speak & write at least two of the official languages of the Western Cape)

  • Knowledge of applicable legislation : NEMA, MLRA, National veld and Forest Fire Act and Cape Nature Ordinances
  • Appointment Fishery Control officer
  • Project Management experience would be an added advantage
  • Basic knowledge of the fynbos and coastal ecosystems would be an added advantage
  • Experience in seabird rehabilitation would serve as an added advantage.
  • Valid Crew Leader would be advantage
  • Applications to : The Human Resources Administrator, CapeNature, Private Bag X6546, George, 6530 or fax (044) 8025313 or e-

    mail hrinfocentral on or before 14 September 2018

    NB : Only internal candidates will be considered

  • Applicants from historically disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • Applicants, who have not been contacted within 21 days of the closing date, must please assume that their application was unsuccessful
  • CapeNature reserves the right not to make an appointment
  • Late and / or incomplete applications will not be considered
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