Field Ranger

at CapeNature
Location Clanwilliam, South Africa
Date Posted
Category Management
Work Hours Day
Salary Units MONTH
Currency ZAR
Street Address Cape Town



Job Description

CapeNature seeks to appoint two dynamic individuals to undertake reserve operations and assist with the natural resource management programme and integrated catchment management.  The candidates will be responsible for ecological data collection and data management, monitoring, quality assurance, infrastructure and equipment maintenance, environmental education, and law enforcement and compliance monitoring at the Cederberg Wilderness Area, Matjiesrivier section. The Field Rangers will also be responsible for supervisory and administrative tasks and will report to the Conservation Officer (On Reserve): Matjiesrivier.





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





Qualifications and Experience


Grade 12 or a National Diploma in Nature Conservation

A valid driver’s license

At least 2 years relevant working experience

Computer literacy (MS Word, Excel, QGIS)

Knowledge and experience in working with tourists, maintenance of infrastructure and law enforcement

Basic Fire Fighting level qualification





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

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





Possession of a valid Peace Officer’s certificate, EMI certification or a type of enforcement experience

Chainsaw & Brush cutter operator certificates

4X4 driver training

Single Resource qualification (Crew Boss).


Interested candidates can send their CV