Field Ranger

at CapeNature
Published May 22, 2022
Location Paarl, South Africa
Category Management  
Job Type Full-Time  


Job Description

CapeNature seek to appoint 2 dynamic individual to undertake reserve operations and assist with the natural resource management programme and integrated catchment management.  The candidates will be responsible for ecological data collection and data management, monitoring, quality assurance, infrastructure and equipment maintenance, environmental education, and law enforcement and compliance monitoring at the Limietberg Nature Reserve. The Field Rangers will also be responsible for supervisory and administrative tasks and will report to the Conservation Manager (On Reserve).






Key Performance Area: Area1


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

Key Performance Area: Area2


Supervisory and Administrative Duties

Supervise EPWP teams

Implement 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


Key Performance Area: Area3


Perform Legal Compliance Quality Assurance and OHS

Carry out 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

Do Environmental Control Officer duties


Key Performance Area: Area4


Infrastructure and Equipment

Carry out minor repairs and maintenance of infrastructure

Assist with maintenance and service of facilities

Maintain vehicles and equipment

Transport of staff/equipment


Key Performance Area: Area5


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

A valid code B driver’s license (EC license &PDP is an added advantage)

Computer literacy (MS Word, Excel, QGIS)

At least two year job related experience or similar

Knowledge and experience in working with tourist, maintenance of infrastructure and law enforcement

Fire Fighting experience and Crew Boss level or higher qualification





Willingness to work weekend shifts and irregular hours

Physical ability to perform field 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

Computer literacy plus advanced proficiency in MS-Office

Use of QGIS software





Possession of a valid Peace Officer’s certificate, EMI certification or a type of enforcement experience

Chainsaw & Brushcutter operator certificates


Interested candidates can send their CVs