Field Ranger, Swartberg Nature Reserve – Oudtshoorn

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 by Simona Fortuin

CapeNature seeks to employ a Field Ranger based at Swartberg Nature Reserve – Oudtshoorn with a salary of R 151 857-00 per annum (TCOE all inclusive) Level 4.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide support and assistance to Conservation Manager in all activities related to Protected Area Management.
  • Field surveys: baseline data collection and ecological monitoring, and assist with research projects.
  • Perform law enforcement duties and provide support to Conservation Management Services and Environmental Crime Investigation Services.
  • Provide assistance with Environmental Education (Youth Development), extension and interpretation.
  • Perform supervisory, training and administrative duties.
  • Survey, verification and mapping of Alien Vegetation.
  • Maintenance of infrastructure and equipment.
  • Perform reserve standby duties.
  • Assist in fire management as well as suppression fires [wild and man-made].
  • Project Management, quality control and overseeing of contractors.
  • Assist as Environmental Control Officer.
  • Assist with Tourism activities.


  • Grade 12
  • Obtain an appropriate field ranger qualification within two years after appointment
  • A valid driver’s licence with 3 year’s driving experience
  • Physical ability to perform field ranger duties.
  • No criminal record
  • Computer literacy
  • Willingness to work irregular hours.
  • Bilingualism, trilingualism will be an added advantage
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to operate well in a team.


  • Possession of a valid Peace Officer’s certificate

Enquiries:  Mr K.Shadung – (Tel:  044 203-6314)

NB: No accommodation at the reserve.

To apply, send your complete CV with certified copies of your valid driver’s license and appropriate qualification to the HR Administrator, Private Bag X 6546, George, 6530 or fax 044 802 5313 or e-mail  on or before 22 June 2016.

NB: Please note that it is compulsory to become a member of the CapeNature Medical Aid and CapeNature Pension Fund. In the event that you are an existing member to a Medical Aid you are required to provide a copy of such membership before the commencement of your employment with CapeNature

  • With this appointment, CapeNature is looking towards improving the corporate employment equity profile.
  • CapeNature reserves the right not to make an appointment.
  • Candidates who have not been contacted within 21 days after closing date must please assume that their applications were not successful.
  • Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

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