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SALARY : R256 815 per annum (Total package of R382 740 per annum/ condition apply)
CENTRE : Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS : A Bachelor’s Degree/ National Diploma or equivalent relevant qualification with

appropriate experience in biosafety, Genetics, Plant Pathology, Plant physiology
and Biochemistry microbiology, biotechnology, management and research
entailing alien and invasive species Knowledge of the following: National
Environmental Management Biodiversity Act, 2004 (Act 10 of 2004) and the
Genetically Modified Organisms Act, 1997(Act 15 of 1997); Good understanding
of the utilization of genetically modified organisms and environmental risk
assessment and their management; Good understanding of biodiversity
conservation, ecological interactions at population, community and ecosystem
level especially related to Alien Invasive Species; Project Management and sound
organizing and planning skills; Good verbal and written communication skills;
Computer literacy. A valid driver’s license.

DUTIES : To assist with the core business of the sub-directorate in terms of supporting the

implementation of the Biosafety laws, legislations and management of biosafety
functions within the department. Provide support to the competent authorities to
control and eradicate existing invasive species listed in terms of the National
Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act, 2004 (Act 10 of 2004). Conduct
environmental risk assessment on GMO applications submitted in terms of the
GMO Act; Conduct environmental risk assessment on Alien and Invasive Species
applications. Provide technical support on the national implementation of
international agreements i.e. Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and the programme
of work on invasive alien species under the Convention on Biological Diversity.
Facilitate within the Sub-directorate: AIS and Biosafety, the coordination of national
stakeholder consultations.

APPLICATIONS : Director-General, Department of Environmental Affairs, Private Bag X447,

Pretoria, 0001 or hand-delivered to: Environment House, Erf 1563 Arcadia
Extension 6, Cnr Soutpansberg and Steve Biko Road, Arcadia, Pretoria.

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