Field Rangers

at CapeNature
Published May 5, 2024
Expires May 31, 2024
Location Oudtshoorn, South Africa
Category Management  
Job Type Full-Time  


CapeNature seek to appoint two dynamic individuals to assist with ecological data collection, monitoring, infrastructure maintenance, law enforcement and tourism management at Gamkaberg World Heritage Site and 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
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
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

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


Qualifications and Experience

Grade 12
At least two years job related experience
A valid driver’s license with 4x4 driving skills and experience
Computer literacy (MS Word, Excel, QGIS)
Knowledge and experience in ecological monitoring and law enforcement
Knowledge and experience in Fire Fighting
No criminal record

Willingness to work weekend shifts and irregular hours
Physical ability to perform field ranger duties
Strong analytical, strategic and creative problem solving skills
Knowledge and experience in working with tourist, maintenance of infrastructure and law enforcement
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

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