Employment Opportunity at SAN Parks for General Workers | Apply with Grade 12

Employment Opportunity at SAN Parks for General Workers | Apply with Grade 12

Employment Opportunity at SAN Parks for General Workers | Apply with Grade 12. South African National Parks (SANParks) is seeking qualified candidates to apply for the position of General Workers, with 37 openings available.

This article provides information on this job opportunity, the responsibilities, requirements, and how to apply.

  • Position: General Workers [x37 Posts]
  • Location: Table Mountain National Park
  • Paterson Grading: A1
  • Salary: R9,832.13 per month
  • Closing Date: 08 November 2023
  • Duration: Contract positions available from 15 December 2023 to 15 January 2024

About SANParks

South African National Parks (SANParks) was established in accordance with the National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act, 2003 (Act No 57 of 2003).

SANParks’ primary mandate is to oversee the conservation of South Africa’s biodiversity, landscapes, and associated heritage assets through a network of national parks.

It also promotes the participation of South Africans in biodiversity initiatives and strives for positive interactions with neighboring communities to benefit educationally and socioeconomically.

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Employment Opportunity at SAN Parks for General Workers | Apply with Grade 12

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • General maintenance of terrain and gardens, including visitor accommodation and day visitor facilities.
  • Cleaning duties, including ablution blocks, picnic sites, and day visitor areas.
  • Basic daily administrative tasks.
  • Assistance with admission management at park gates within Table Mountain National Park.
  • Maintenance of tourism facilities, staff accommodation, and ablution blocks.
  • Refuse removal and braai site cleaning as needed.
  • Basic traffic management, access control, and vehicle parking.
  • Assistance with information dissemination.
  • Basic wildfire suppression if required.
  • Visual patrols of trail networks.
  • Permit inspection and compliance monitoring.
  • Foot patrols and infrastructure inspections within designated areas.
  • Performance of other ad hoc tasks as assigned by Supervisor/Management.


  • Grade 12 (Standard 10) or equivalent.
  • 1-2 years of practical work experience in a similar working environment.
  • Basic knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety and First Aid.
  • A valid driver’s license is an added advantage.
  • SARS Tax Reference.
  • Clear Criminal Record.
  • Proficiency in English and other local languages.
  • Must be physically fit and able to work long hours on your feet, exposed to various weather conditions (e.g., sun, rain, and wind).
  • Willingness to work weekends and all public holidays between 15 December 2023 and 15 January 2024 as per operational requirements.

How to Apply:

  • The remuneration package will be based on the salary scale of a position with a Paterson A1 job grade.
  • Successful candidates are required to provide their own accommodation, as there is no official accommodation within the park.
  • Applicants should email supporting documents, including certified qualifications, ID, and driver’s license, to [email protected], with the reference number GENERAL WORKERS_TMNP in the subject line.
  • For inquiries, contact Eddy Mavanga at Tel: 021 712 0527.

Note: SANParks is an equal opportunity employer and reserves the right not to appoint.

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