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NATURE CONSERVATION ASSISTANT at the Biodiversity Management

Ref. Number: refs/017558
Department: Biodiversity Management
Number of Positions: 9
Salary: R147,036.00 per year (plus benefits)
Contact: Mr. Elvis Mpateni, Tel: 011 240 2608

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  • Grade 10 certificate required.
  • Having a legitimate driver’s license offers benefits.
  • Welding experience is a plus.


  • Provide support to the resource management team.
  • Drive official vehicles and maintain infrastructure, vehicles, and equipment.
  • Conduct controlled burning of firebreaks.
  • Assist in the management of natural resources, including invasive plant control.
  • Erect and repair fences.
  • Implement soil erosion control measures.
  • Conduct game censuses and participate in law enforcement patrols.
  • Perform resource management duties on weekends as scheduled.
  • Have a basic understanding of the nature reserve terrain.
  • Respond to emergencies when required.

Application Details:

To be considered for this role, kindly complete your application through the website or personally submit it on the Ground floor, Main entrance, 56 Eloff Street, Umnotho House, Johannesburg. To ensure your application is complete, you should fill out and sign the NEW Z83 Form. This form can be obtained from any Public Service Department or downloaded from the DPSA website at Make sure to follow the instructions provided on the form and include all the required information accurately.

Include a detailed Curriculum Vitae. Please ensure that you submit your application on the updated Z83 form, as we do not accept applications on the old form.

Human Resources will actively request shortlisted candidates for the NATURE CONSERVATION ASSISTANT position to provide certified copies of their Identity Document, Grade 12 Certificate, any relevant qualifications, and a driver’s license (if applicable) before the interview date.. It is important to have these documents readily available and properly certified to comply with the requirements. By actively submitting the requested documents, you can ensure a smooth process and demonstrate your readiness for the interview stage. Not following this requirement leads to disqualification.

SAQA’s evaluation report is necessary for foreign qualifications. Submit your application before the closing date, as we will not consider late applications. To ensure consideration for different roles, please actively submit individual applications for each position. This means that you should submit a separate application for each role you are interested in. By doing so, you increase your chances of being considered for multiple positions within the organization. Tailoring your application to each specific role demonstrates your genuine interest and suitability for the respective positions. Due to the anticipated large volume of applications, only those shortlisted will receive further communication. Please note that the Department does not accept applications via email or fax.


  • Candidates must actively disclose any ongoing criminal, disciplinary, or other claims or inquiries against them as part of the application process. It is important to provide full and accurate information about any such matters to ensure transparency and compliance with the application requirements. Neglecting this requirement will lead to disqualification.
  • The successful candidate will be subject to a security clearance process.
  • Upon appointment, you will need to provide an employment contract and performance agreement.
  • In the event of a moratorium on filling posts or any organizational changes affecting the Department, the recruitment process may be canceled, and the post may be readvertised.
  • If you need help with online applications, you can go to these locations: 78 Fox Street in Marshalltown, or Thuso House near Home Affairs in Maponya Mall.
  • The Department promotes diversity and implements initiatives for representation across races, genders, and disabilities, actively achieving numeric targets in the Employment Equity Plan, and fostering inclusivity. This commitment emphasizes the importance of inclusivity and equal opportunities for individuals from various backgrounds, ensuring fair representation within the organization.
  • The Department encourages female candidates to actively apply in support of its Employment Equity and Disability targets. By actively seeking applications from women, the Department aims to promote gender equality and create a more inclusive and diverse work environment. This initiative helps in achieving the organization’s goals related to employment equity and fostering opportunities for individuals of all genders.
  • If you do not receive a response within 3 months, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Employer: Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
Location: Suikerbosrand (x2), Roodeplaat (x2), Marievale (x1), Abe Bailey (x2), Leeuwfontein (x2) Nature Reserves
Closing Date: 14-07-2023

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