Conservation Assistant - Gamkaberg Nature Reserve (Level 2) Internal Vacancy
Oudtshoorn, Western Cape
Posted 16 September 2020 - Closing Date 30 September 2020

Job Details

Job Description

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



Implement Eco-Matrix and Integrated Catchment Management

  • Assist with ecological data collections and monitoring
  • Assist with invasive alien plant control
  • Assist with firefighting operations
  • Assist with environmental education
  • Assist with maintenance of all infrastructure


Supervisory and Administrative Duties

  • Supervise EPWP teams
  • Assist with the Implementation of Annual Plan of operations
  • Support management in effective management of Protected Area
  • Do required daily, weekly and monthly administration work, including issuing of permits and receiving of money
  • Assist with control and management of assets


Perform Legal Compliance Quality Assurance and OHS

  • Assist with law enforcement patrols
  • Provide support to Conservation Services during law enforcement operations
  • Assist with search and rescue operations
  • Implement Occupational Health and Safety policies and guidelines


Infrastructure and Equipment

  • Carry out repairs and maintenance of all infrastructure
  • Assist with maintenance and service of facilities
  • Maintain vehicles and equipment
  • Transport of staff/equipment
  • Maintain gardens and general terrain

Client Care

  • Assist with Tourism activities
  • Provide visitors with information and interpretation
  • Apply basic First Aid
  • Assist with gate guard duties, including issuing of permits and receipt of money


Qualifications and Experience

  • Grade 12
  • At least one-year job related experience
  • A valid code B driver’s license (EC license &PDP is an added advantage)
  • Computer literacy (MS Word, Excel)
  • No criminal record


  • Willingness to work weekend shifts and irregular hours
  • Physical ability to perform conservation assistant duties
  • Knowledge and experience in working with tourist, maintenance of infrastructure
  • Ability to function independently and within a team



  • Chainsaw & Brushcutter operator certificates


Kindly Note:
  • Only suitable internal candidates who meet the minimum requirements will be considered
  • Subsidized accommodation on reserve will be offered to the successful candidate