Environmental Officer (Specialised Production): Air Quality Management Ref No. EADP 37/2

Western Cape, Full Time Deadline: Not specified

Job Purpose

The Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Western Cape Government has an opportunity for a suitably qualified and competent individual to assist with the management, development and implementation of integrated environmental management legislation and systems with regard to Air Quality Management. This post is based in Cape Town, CBD.

Minimum Requirements

An appropriate Honours Degree in Environmental Management or Physical / Natural Sciences or Engineering (or an equivalent qualification); A valid (Code B) driving license.

Working knowledge and relevant experience of the following:

Environmental Management, Integrated Environmental Management, particularly Air Quality Management;
Air Quality Monitoring; Environmental Legislation;
Compliance and Enforcement and Project Management / Planning.

Key Performance Areas

Provide specialist advice and technical expertise towards the development and administration of Air Quality Management systems and policies;
Provide leadership, guidance and technical advice on the development and implementation of specific projects (e.g. Atmospheric Emissions Licensing, Emissions Inventory, Dispersion Modelling;
Air Quality Management Planning, information management and capacity building);
Provide specialist advice and technical expertise and assistance with respect to the operation and maintenance of an air quality monitoring network;
Provide specialist inputs on compliance monitoring and enforcement with respect to statutory obligations (NEMA and NEM: AQA);
Provide support and input to all financial management, human resource management, administrative and strategic planning and related functions.

Knowledge of the following:

Environmental Management (air quality management, integrated environmental management; pollution management; regulatory services);
Air Quality Management Systems (e.g. air quality monitoring network, atmospheric emission licensing, air quality management planning, etc.);
Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement, with respect to statutory obligations (e.g. NEMA; NEM:AQA);
Environmental legislation (e.g. NEMA, NEM:AQA).

Skills in the following:

Communication (written and vertbal);
General Office / Administration: Supervisory and Mentoring, Budgeting and Financial Management;
Excellent research and report writing skills, including the ability to analyse, interpret and respond to scientific and technical reports;
Computer literacy in MS Office Package (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc);
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.