4 Jun 2021

Full-Time Marine Ranger by CapeNature

CapeNature – Posted by JobdirectaSA Staff Knysna, Western Cape

Job Description

Perks & Benefits

Staff discount on CapeNature eco-tourism facilities

Paid 3 months maternity leave

Bursary Program


Conservation Operations

Business Unit

Landscape East

Minimum experience

Entry Level

Company primary industry

Environmental Services

Job functional area



R185 159 – R185 159 per annum

CapeNature Conservation seek to appoint a dynamic person to assist with ecological data collection, monitoring, infrastructure maintenance, law enforcement and project management at Goukamma Nature Reserve

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Implement Eco-Matrix and Integrated Catchment Management

  • Assist with ecological data collections and monitoring
  • Assist with data management and monthly submissions
  • Assist with invasive alien plant control
  • Assist with firefighting operations
  • Assist with environmental education

Supervisory and Administrative Duties

  • Assist with supervision of the reserve’s FTE team
  • Implement Annual Plan of operations
  • Support management in effective management of Protected Area
  • Do required daily, weekly and monthly administration work
  • Assist with control and management of assets

Perform Legal Compliance Quality Assurance and OHS

  • Carry out law enforcement patrols
  • Assist with search and rescue operations
  • Implement Occupational Health and Safety policies and guidelines
  • Undertake Environmental Control Officer duties

Infrastructure and Equipment

  • Assess and oversee maintenance of infrastructure (e,g, roads, trails and fences)
  • Maintain vehicles and equipment
  • Transport of staff/equipment

Client Care

  • Assist with Tourism activities and standby when required
  • Provide visitors with information and interpretation


Qualifications and Experience

  • Grade 12 with an associated Natural Resource Guardianship (NRG) / Youth Service Programme (YSP) qualification or a National Diploma in Nature conservation
  • 15 nm Skippers ticket and two years proven experience
  • Must be able to swim.
  • A valid code B driver’s license (C1 license &PDP is an added advantage)
  • Computer literacy (MS Word, Excel, QGIS)
  • Knowledge and experience in ecological monitoring
  • Fire Fighting experience


  • Willingness to work weekend shifts and irregular hours
  • Physical ability to perform ranger duties
  • No criminal record
  • Strong analytical, strategic and creative problem solving skills
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced environment managing multiple projects and tight deadlines
  • Good project planning and organizing skills
  • Ability to function independently and within a team
  • Use of QGIS software


  • Possession of a valid Peace Officer’s certificate or EMI certification
  • Chainsaw & Brushcutter operator certificates
  • ICS certification

Closing Date:17 June 2021


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