Marine Ranger

at CapeNature
Location Knysna, Knysna, South Africa
Date Posted
Category Management
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 project management at Goukamma Nature Reserve




Implement Eco-Matrix and Integrated Catchment Management


Assist with ecological data collections and monitoring

Assist with data management and monthly submissions

Assist with invasive alien plant control

Assist with firefighting operations

Assist with environmental education



Supervisory and Administrative Duties


Assist with supervision of the reserve’s FTE team

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

Assist with search and rescue operations

Implement Occupational Health and Safety policies and guidelines

Undertake Environmental Control Officer duties



Infrastructure and Equipment


Assess and oversee maintenance of infrastructure (e,g, roads, trails and fences)

Maintain vehicles and equipment

Transport of staff/equipment



Client Care


Assist with Tourism activities and standby when required

Provide visitors with information and interpretation





Qualifications and Experience


Grade 12 with an associated Natural Resource Guardianship (NRG) / Youth Service Programme (YSP) qualification or a National Diploma in Nature conservation

15 nm Skippers ticket and two years proven experience

Must be able to swim.

A valid code B driver’s license (C1 license &PDP is an added advantage)

Computer literacy (MS Word, Excel, QGIS)

Knowledge and experience in ecological monitoring

Fire Fighting experience





Willingness to work weekend shifts and irregular hours

Physical ability to perform 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

Use of QGIS software





Possession of a valid Peace Officer’s certificate or EMI certification

Chainsaw & Brushcutter operator certificates

ICS certification


Interested candidates can send their CV

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