Nkangala District Municipality: Environmental Officer

Nkangala District Municipality: Environmental Officer

Environmental Officer

Nkangala District Municipality: Environmental Officer

Job Title: Environmental Compliance, Monitoring and Enforcement Officer

Reference: (REF: S/S003/09/2020)

Contract Type: Permanent

Job Function: Administration

Salary: 393,838.00 – 434,869.00 Annually

Location: Middleburg, Mpumalanga, South Africa



NOTE: Nkangala District Municipality is a designated, equal opportunity, representative employer. It acknowledges its mandate to take affirmative action measures to ensure equitable representation of suitably qualified people from designated groups in all occupational levels and categories and promotes representivity based on race, gender, and disability in Local Government through the filling of positions. Candidates whose appointment/transfer/promotion will promote the EE Targets and Goals of the Municipality will therefore receive preference. Persons with disabilities and African, Indian, Coloured and White males are especially encouraged to apply, although this does not suggest that the process of recruitment excludes members from non-designated groups.

NOTE: The successful candidate will undergo security and qualifications vetting and enter into an employment contract/performance agreement with the municipality and will be subjected to a 6 months’ probation period and disclosure of financial interests, as requested, must be submitted. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates. Applicants should apply online and include the following: application letter, detailed CV together with certified copies of qualifications and identity document, as well as the completed, prescribed NDM General Application Form for Employment (available in or be printed from Council’s web site www.nkangaladm.gov.za).

  • Nkangala District Municipality reserves the right not to fill any of the positions.

Environmental Officer Job Specification:

  • Undertake routine inspections and ensure compliance by industry with environmental management legislation and standards, through:
  • Entering premises to ascertain compliance
  • Seizing evidence of non-compliance
  • – Issuing of compliance and enforcement notices
  • Investigate environmental crimes and institute appropriate enforcement actions, namely:
    ­Questioning witnesses
    ­Copying documents
    ­Inspecting and removing articles or substances
    ­Taking photographs and audio-visual recordings
  • Exercise administrative powers, such as issuing of compliance notices;
  • Work closely with the SAPS in the investigation of environmental crimes
  • Work closely with the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to ensure successful prosecution of offenders
  • Process and respond to environmental incidents reported to the municipality;
  • Review air quality compliance reports submitted by industries;
  • Liaison with other agencies in inspection and monitoring of the environment
  • Review Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Environmental Audit report to enhance compliance monitoring and enforcement
  • Conduct Environmental awareness campaigns within the District Municipality



  • Grade 12. National Diploma (NQF Level 6) in Environmental Management/Science or Natural Science. Environmental Management Inspectors (EMI) course, as well as a degree in Environmental management science (NQF Level 7), will be an added advantage. Computer literacy (MS Office). Code C1 drivers’ license.


  • 2 years of working experience in environmental services specifically in Environmental Compliance and Enforcement. Knowledge of appropriate legislation in respect of environmental compliance monitoring enforcement and Air Quality Management with a distinct focus on the implementation of the National Environmental: Air Quality Act 39 of 2004.

Closing Date: 25 September 2020


How To Apply:

Please Click Here To Register and/or Apply for the Environmental Officer Vacancy at NDM.

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