Field Ranger

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



Job Description

CapeNature seeks to appoint a dynamic person to perform ecological data collection and monitoring, infrastructure maintenance, fire and alien vegetation management, compliance and tourism management functions at Swartberg Complex World Heritage Site and Nature Reserve.






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 and awareness raising

Assist with maintenance of all infrastructure



Supervisory and Administrative Duties


Supervise EPWP teams

Implement Annual Plan of operations

Provide support in effective management of the 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 compliance patrols

Provide support to Conservation Services during compliance management operations

Assist with search and rescue operations

Implement Occupational Health and Safety policies and guidelines

Carry out 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

At least two years job-related experience

A valid Peace Officers Certificate

A valid code B driver’s license (EC license &PDP is an added advantage)

Computer literacy (MS Word, Excel, QGIS)

Fire Fighting experience and Crew Boss level or higher qualification

No criminal record





Willingness to work weekend shifts and irregular hours

Physical ability to perform field ranger duties including compliance management.

Strong analytical, strategic and creative problem solving skills

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

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

Computer literacy plus advanced proficiency in MS-Office

Use of QGIS software





EMI certification.

National Diploma in Nature Conservation

Chainsaw & Brushcutter operator certificates


Interested candidates can send their CV