City of Cape Town

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SPATIAL PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT ● ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

HEAD: COASTAL MANAGEMENT

TCOE: SALARY COMMENCING FROM R1 026 140 PER ANNUM ● REF NO: SPE 17/21

 Requirements: 

  • A recognised degree in the Environmental, Conservation, Marine, Oceanography or related coastal field.
  • A minimum of eight (8) years’ experience at an appropriate level in coastal\environmental management with demonstrable experience in dune management, estuary management, and coastal ecosystems management
  • Demonstrable project management experience, from planning and inception through to close-out
  • Staff management experience\leadership skills
  • A valid Code EB driver’s licence.

Key performance areas: 

  • Managing, monitoring and maintaining all aspects of the coastal environment and coastal ecosystems across the City’s entire coastline on a day-to-day basis
  • Ensuring that all relevant national legislation and municipal bylaws are implemented and adhered to by both the private and public sector
  • Providing detailed technical input and approvals into all decision-making processes that may impact the coastal environment
  • Responsible for the managing and rehabilitating of all dune systems
  • Managing and overseeing the implementation of day-to-day repairs and maintenance and upkeep of the coastline
  • Liaising with Ward and Sub Councils on local area coastal matters
  • Coordinating responses to Coastal Emergencies
  • Working with the Coastal Engineers to design and implement coastal rehabilitation projects and programmes, coastal erosion protection measures and coastal defence systems
  • Playing a leading role in ensuring effective Integrated Coastal Management in the City through working across line departments and organisations to protect and manage the City’s coastal environment
  • Managing the coastal management team.

Please apply online at www.capetown.gov.za/careers (external applicants) or via the SAP Portal (internal applicants) unless otherwise stated.

 Closing date: 11 June 2021

  • Please quote the reference number of the vacancy in all communications.
  • Certified copies of qualifications must be available on request.
  • Copies of supporting documents will not be returned.
  • Kindly note that applications will not be acknowledged in writing.
  • Visit our website at capetown.gov.za/careers
  • No late applications will be considered.
  • If no notification of appointment is received within three (3) months of the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.