Field Ranger

at CapeNature
Location Bredasdorp, Bredasdorp, South Africa
Date Posted
Category General
Work Hours Day
Salary 185159
Salary Units YEAR
Currency ZAR


Job Description

CapeNature Conservation seek to appoint a dynamic person to assist with ecological data collection, monitoring, infrastructure maintenance, law enforcement and tourism management at De Hoop Nature Reserve and Marine Protected Area.






Implement Eco-Matrix and Integrated Catchment Management


Assist with ecological data collections and monitoring

Assist with fire fighting 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

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





Qualifications and Experience


Grade 12 (National Diploma in Nature conservation will be an added advantage)

At least two years job related experience

A valid code B driver’s license with 4x4 driving skills and experience.

Computer literacy (MS Word, Excel, QGIS)

Knowledge and experience in ecological monitoring and law enforcement

Knowledge and experience in Fire Fighting 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

Strong analytical, strategic and creative problem solving skills

Knowledge and experience in working with tourist, 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

Must be able to swim.





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

National Diploma in Nature Conservation

Chainsaw & Brushcutter operator certificates

Evidence supporting skipper experience


Interested candidates can send their CV