• Temporary
  • Antarctica
  • Salary: R376 596 p.a (plus 37% lieu in benefits)

Department of Environmental Affairs


Ref. No: OC18/2019


Salary: R376 596 p.a (plus 37% lieu in benefits)

Enquiries: Mr Willem Boshoff, tel: (021) 405 9418

Note for only the Antarctica posts: The incumbent will execute duties at an Sub/Antarctic Base and adhere to the health, safety and environmental requirements. The successful applicant will spend a full year (December 2019 to February 2021) at SANAE base. There is no option to return to South Africa before February 2021. The ability to work and live with small groups of people is thus essential. Although the base is well-equipped with e-mail, fax and satellite telephone facilities, the applicant has to be self-sufficient and self-motivated. The location may affect both the physical and mental well-being of the incumbent, their family and close relationships. Candidates must be physically fit, mentally strong and prepared for physically challenging and satisfying work. In addition the successful candidates may often be called upon to work long hours in extreme conditions on duties unrelated to their function. Short-listed candidates will be subjected to screening and security vetting to determine their suitability for employment. Appointment to these positions is subject to a rigorous medical examination, which will be arranged for at no cost to the applicants.

APPLICATION: Must be submitted on a Z83 form with a copy of a comprehensive CV, certified copies of qualifications and ID document in order to be considered, and forwarded for the Director-General, Department of Environmental Affairs, Private Bag X4390, Cape Town, 8000 or hand-deliver to 14 Loop Street, Cape Town. The National Department of Environmental Affairs is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Correspondence will be limited to successful candidates only. If you have not been contacted within three 3 months after the closing date of the advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. The Department reserves the right not to make an appointment. All shortlisted candidates will be expected to avail themselves for an interview at the Department’s convenience. For more information regarding the requirements and duties in respect of each position, please visit our website at www.environment.gov.za. Click on vacancies and ensure you follow the correct link to the position of interest.