|Location||Cape Town, South Africa|
This post will provide support and assistance to the Senior Field Ranger and Conservation Officer (On Reserve) in all activities related to Conservation Operations within the Landscape, as well as any additional conservation tasks as required from time to time.
Assist Conservation Officer with Protected Area Management
Provide operational support to ensure Conservation Operations annual targets related to PAMP, METT, Eco-Matrix, APP and IAPO are met.
Implement effective ecological monitoring and management through regular patrols, reporting in the required format on sightings, threats & mitigation.
Assist with fauna and flora management on the Reserve, both indigenous and exotic.
Assist with Ecological Restoration of degraded areas
Assist with water conservation, monitoring and management at reserve level
Implement Eco-Matrix activities and IAPO, ensuring production targets are met
Data collection, record keeping and map generation in correct formats
Assist with maintenance related to buildings, vehicles, tools, equipment, roads, tracks, trails, stores, assets, gates, fences etc.
Assist Conservation operations with Integrated Catchment management (Fire and Aliens)
Assist in driving the implementation of the IAPO production work, quality control and final inspections
Assist Conservation Officer with firebreaks (updating registers, mapping, maintenance, and quality inspections)
Fire suppression activities and reporting according to protocol
Assist with fire readiness
Assist with structural fire prevention and protection
Undertake fire patrols
Assist Projects team with alien vegetation density verifications
Assist with NRM quality inspections and ensure work is completed to standard
Assist with support functions for Tourism, Access and Stakeholder engagement within the Protected area
Permit checks (Tourism and Non-Tourism)
Visitor Information and Visitor Management
Assist with maintenance of facilities
Assist with Rescues
Monitoring and Inspections of events and functions
Assist with environmental awareness and capacity building interventions on Reserve
Compliance & Law enforcement
Implement pro-active and reactive patrols and information gathering
Permit checking & inspections
Setting up Observation & Listening Posts
Assist with anti-poaching operations
Law Enforcement (Warnings, Fines, Arrests)
Administration, Human Resources, OHS
Completion of reports, checklists, inspection forms, production forms, timesheets, tracking tools as per line function, protocols and deadlines.
Participate in OHS meetings on the reserve, including completion of OHS related forms, checklists and tracking tools.
Participate and successful completion of training interventions
At least two year’s relevant experience in a conservation field, including fire fighting, trail maintenance, alien clearing, maintenance of infrastructure, compliance patrols.
A valid Code-B driver’s licence
Own accommodation & transport within reasonable distance from the Reserve
Computer literacy (MS Office suite – Word, Excel, Power Point)
Bilingualism in at least two of the official languages in the Western Cape
No criminal record
Competencies & other requirements:
Good project planning and organizing skills
Good interpersonal & communication skills
Ability to function independently and within a team
Knowledge in basic mapping and orientation
Knowledge in basic plant and animal identification and ecological processes
Knowledge in basic environmental legislation
Good report writing skills
Willingness to work irregular hours, after hours and perform standby duties
Physical fitness and ability to perform Field Ranger & Fire Fighting duties
RECOMMENDATIONS / ADDED ADVANTAGE:
Possession of a valid Peace Officer’s certificate or EMI certification
Firefighting and Incident Command System training and experience
NRG 2 qualification
National Diploma or Degree in Nature Conservation or related field
Working knowledge of QGIS
Interested candidates can send their CV