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Youth Employment Vacancy At DFFE


(2 Year Contract)


  • National Diploma in Environmental or Natural Science or equivalent qualification in a related field.
  • 0-2 years of experience in relevant field.
  • Knowledge and application of environmental legislations.
  • Understanding of local government and its relationship with National and Provincial government.
  • Knowledge and application of project management, intergovernmental relations, Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP).
  • Organizational and coordination skills.
  • Stakeholder management, facilitation, and a good understanding of government planning processes.
  • Sound organising and planning skills.
  • Good communication skills (Good verbal and written communication skills) and Interpersonal relation skills.
  • Computer literacy and operation of all Microsoft packages.
  • A valid driver’s license.


(2 Year Contract)


  • A Grade 12 certificate.
  • No experience required.
  • A post-matric qualification in Public Administration/Administration will be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Public Finance Management Act, Treasury Regulations and Treasury Practice Note.
  • Knowledge of administrative/clerical procedure, financial, procurement procedures, departmental procedures, and prescript/policies.
  • Coordination and stakeholder management; Interpersonal; organizational, facilitation and coordination skills.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good understanding of government planning processes.
  • Ability to work under pressure, work with difficult people, be responsible and loyal, be honest and reliable, work long hours voluntarily, and ability work with 30 limited supervision.
  • Computer literacy and operation of all Microsoft packages.
  • A valid driver’s license.



 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, initialled 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 X447, Pretoria, 0001 or hand-delivered to: Environment House, Erf 1563 Arcadia Extension 6, Cnr Soutpansberg and Steve Biko Road, Arcadia, Pretoria marked for the 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: 

  • 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. 
  • 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:
  • Shortlisted candidates must provide proof of successful completion of the course. 
  • Furthermore, candidates shortlisted for the SMS post will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job. 
  • 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.




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