Field Ranger X 2
Cape Nature
Oudtshoorn, Western Cape, ZA
5d ago
source : Work-Force

CapeNature Conservation seek to appoint a dynamic person to assist with ecological data collection, monitoring, infrastructure maintenance, law enforcement and tourism management at Swartberg World Heritage Site and Nature Reserve RESPONSIBILITIES : Implement Eco-Matrix and Integrated Catchment Management

  • Assist with ecological data collections and monitoring
  • Assist with invasive alien plant control
  • Assist with firefighting operations
  • Assist with environmental education
  • Assist with maintenance of all infrastructure
  • Supervisory and Administrative Duties

  • Supervise EPWP teams
  • Implement Annual Plan of operations
  • Support management in effective management of Protected Area
  • Do required daily, weekly and monthly administration work, including issuing of permits and receiving of money
  • Assist with control and management of assets
  • Perform Legal Compliance Quality Assurance and OHS

  • Carry out law enforcement patrols
  • Provide support to Conservation Services during law enforcement operations
  • Assist with search and rescue operations
  • Implement Occupational Health and Safety policies and guidelines
  • Do Environmental Control Officer duties
  • Infrastructure and Equipment

  • Carry out minor repairs and maintenance of infrastructure
  • Assist with maintenance and service of facilities
  • Maintain vehicles and equipment
  • Transport of staff / equipment
  • Client Care

  • Assist with Tourism activities
  • Provide visitors with information and interpretation
  • Apply basic First Aid
  • Assist with gate guard duties, including issuing of permits and receipt of money
  • MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS : Qualifications and Experience

  • Grade 12 or National Diploma in Nature conservation
  • At least one-year job related experience
  • Peace Officers qualification will be advantages
  • A valid code B driver’s license (EC license &PDP is an added advantage)
  • Computer literacy (MS Word, Excel, QGIS)
  • Fire Fighting experience and Crew Boss level or higher qualification
  • Competencies

  • Willingness to work weekend shifts and irregular hours
  • Physical ability to perform field ranger duties
  • No criminal record
  • Strong analytical, strategic and creative problem solving skills
  • Knowledge and experience in working with tourist, maintenance of infrastructure and law enforcement
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced environment managing multiple projects and tight deadlines
  • Good project planning and organizing skills
  • Ability to function independently and within a team
  • Computer literacy plus advanced proficiency in MS-Office
  • Use of QGIS software
  • Recommendation :

  • Possession of a valid Peace Officer’s certificate, EMI certification or a type of enforcement experience
  • National Diploma in Nature Conservation
  • Chainsaw & Brushcutter operator certificates
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