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Assistant Ecological Monitoring Technician NMMU (Saasveld), George - Addo Elephant National Park

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Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location South Africa - Africa
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level First Level
Deadline 28/02/2017
Company Name South African National Parks
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This Position is a fixed term contract position up to the 31 March 2018, renewable upon mutual agreement and Performance. Remuneration is on C1 Paterson salary scale, - basic salary of R15 846.63 per month (total Cost to company).


  • Tertiary qualification in Nature Conservation or Equivalent
  • 1 Year working experience in EPWP programmes and the Implemenatation of environmental projects
  • 1 Year GIS experience including GPS mapping 
  • Experience working with ESRI Software e.g. Arcview, Arcpad 
  • ESRI I, II course completed will be added advantage
  • Fully computer literate with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office software packages such as Word, Excel, Power Point 
  • Knowledge of relevant environmental legislation such as National Water and National Environmental Acts
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Code EB drivers license


Key responsibilities of the successful candidate will include the following:

  • Implement monitoring projects in BSP relating to Vegetation, Soil, Degradation and Rehabilitation 
  • Delineation and Collation of baseline information across all programmes implemented 
  • Technical assistance to project managers/assistants by providing data during BSP’s annual planning
  • Assist with data capturing, analysis and reporting on key findings from monitoring and research in Biodiversity Social Projects 
  • Collation of spatial and non-spatial data into a central repository and ensure feedback to BSP Central GIS database.
  • Support of Ecological Monitoring Technician and Planning and Research Manager with desktop mapping and ad-hoc GIS tasks

Candidates who meet the above requirements should forward their applications; detailed CV’s and copies of qualifications to:

Attention: Nicholas Cole
By Hand: Sanparks Office, Admin Building, NMMU Campus (Saasveld), George
E-mail: gis_wfw@sanparks.org
Enquiries: Mr.  Nicholas Cole, Tel: (044) 871-0058

Please Note: Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews and will be required to complete a GIS practical task.

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