X6 Section Rangers wanted at SANParks

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Vacancies currently exists for Section Rangers in Table Mountain National Park. The successful candidates will report to the relevant line manager.

Closing date 19 February 2024

Location: Table Mountain National Park


  • National Diploma in Nature Conservation or relevant N. Diploma in Natural Sciences. BTech in the same fields will be an added advantage;

  • Minimum of 5 years relevant practical experience of which 3 years must be in supervision of field ranger teams/supervision of contractors responsible for alien clearing, footpath construction maintenance and the management of tourism infrastructure and services.
  • Environmental Management Inspection (EMI) appointment.

  • Firearm competency and the ability to use a wide range of firearms(NB: valid SAPS Competency Certificate; Original Training Competency Certificate for Business Unit Standards; PFTC Statement of results indicating the unit standards for law and Business Purpose Unit Standards.)
  • Computer literacy with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Valid Code 08/10 driver’s license
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, as well as conflict resolution, project management and liaison skills.
  • Working knowledge of the NEMA: Protected Areas Act, MLRA, ICMA and other relevant environmental

The following will be an added advantage:

  • BTech in the same fields will be an added advantage.
  • Valid Drivers with PDP would be an added advantage.


  • Assist and give input into conservation planning and development plans for the section.
  • Manage the conservation and rehabilitation of terrestrial biodiversity of the section, including assisting with planning and implementation of control of alien/extralimital species and monitoring of key functions and processes.

  • Manage fire in the section both as a tool for conservation purposes and to reduce risk to SANParks and neighbouring properties.

  • Manage the impact of degradation on cultural heritage resources and provide input into the Cultural Heritage plan.
  • Monitor the implementation of the Environmental Management Plans and ensure compliance.

  • Ensure adequate control of visitor activities, and safety and security.
  • Ensure all infrastructure in the section is maintained to adequate standards.
  • Ensure the enforcement of good corporate governance and pro-active risk management.

  • Ensure the protection of the conservation estate and territorial integrity by enforcing compliance with the relevant conservation legislations.
  • Manage the human capital of the section.
  • Management of the conservation budget and assets
  • Develop and maintain purposeful relationships with key stakeholders

Please Note

  • The cost-to-company remuneration package will be offered based on the salary scale of a position with a Paterson C4 job grade.
  • The successful candidate will have to provide their own accommodation as there is no official accommodation in the park.

  • Applications that have not been responded to within 21 days should be regarded as unsuccessful.


R380,241.88 – R621,070.77

Paterson Grade


How To Apply

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