Environmental Officer Position at the Department of Water and Sanitation

Environmental Officer Position at the Department of Water and Sanitation

  • CENTRE: Bloemfontein

  • Salary: R310 767 – R531 117 per annum (OSD) (Offer will be based on years of experience)

Environmental Officer Position at the Department of Water and Sanitation


National Diploma in Environmental Management or Natural Science or relevant. Experience in managing or regulating water services will be an added advantage. A valid and unexpired driver’s license. Computer skills (MS Office).

An understanding of water resources, and water services-related legislation such as the National Water Act 1998, Water Services Act 1997, etc. An understanding of the National Blue and Green Drop Programs. Work long hours and be willing to travel.


Conduct detailed inspections of water and wastewater treatment plants and compile detailed inspection reports. Investigate failures in the quality of drinking water. Conduct routine monitoring of drinking water and wastewater effluent quality and issue non-compliance letters. Investigate and compile detailed reports for sewer spills and pollution incidents.

Incorporate National Blue and Green Drop programs into water services institutions to support their implementation. Assess and comment on Environmental Impact Assessments, Basic Assessment Reports, and Environmental Management Plans for the National Blue and Green Drop Programs.


Mr G Janse van Noordwyk Telephone: (051) 405 9000

How to apply

For Free State (Bloemfontein): Please send your applications quoting the relevant reference number to: Chief Director, Department of Water and Sanitation, Private Bag 528, BLOEMFONTEIN, 9301 or deliver them to Department of Water and Sanitation, Corner Charlotte Maxeke and East Burger Streets, Bloem Plaza Building, Second Floor. Attention: Ms L Wymers

Application Note

You must submit your application for employment to the address specified on each job posting if you are interested. In order to submit an application, you will need to fill out the newly implemented Z83 form obtainable on the

Department of Water and Sanitations website, under career opportunities or on the DPSA website, under vacancies in the Public Service (point 4) and include a comprehensive CV (including detailed information about the applicant’s training, qualifications, competencies, knowledge, and experience).

You must provide all the required information on the Z83 application form. In line with DPSA circular 19 of 2022, other related documents such as copies of qualifications, identity documents, drivers licenses, etc, should not accompany the application when applying for a position because such documentation must only be presented during the interview.

When applying for a professional or occupational registration, the Z83 Part B must be filled out as these fields are regarded as compulsory, and such details must also be included in the CV of the applicant. Drivers licenses must be annotated on the CV for posts that require them. Failure to provide all required information will automatically disqualify the applicant.

No late applications will be accepted. Foreign qualifications must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from SAQA (only if shortlisted).

Applications that do not comply with these requirements will not be considered. In addition to a technical and competency assessment, all shortlisted candidates for Senior Management Services (SMS) posts will be required to obtain a pre-entry certificate from the National School of Government.

(Individuals who have completed the course already, and who are therefore in possession of a certificate are welcome to submit such, however, it is not required that an applicant submit such when applying for the post prior to the closing date. The link for the completion of the course for the certificate for the pre-entry into SMS can be found on http://www.thensg.gov.za/training-course/sms-pre-entry-programme/.

Candidates will be required to complete a financial disclosure form and undergo a security clearance. Foreigners or dual citizenship holders must provide a police clearance certificate from country of origin (only when shortlisted).

The Department of Water Sanitation is an equal opportunity employer. In the filling of vacant posts, the objectives of section 195 (1) (i) of the Constitution of South Africa, 1996 (Act No: 108 of 1996), Employment Equity imperatives as defined by the Employment Equity Act, 1998 (Act No: 55 of 1998), and relevant Human Resources policies will be taken into account.

Only short-listed candidates can correspond. We regret to inform you that if you do not hear from us within three (3) months, your application has been rejected.

Faxed or emailed applications will not be considered. The department reserves the right not to fill these positions. Women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. EE Targets will be given preference.

Closing Date:19 May 2023

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