Closing Date: 30 September 2021

We currently have a vacancy for a Junior or Mid-level Wetland Ecologist / Specialist with 1 – 5 years experience. The candidate must have proven experience in wetland delineation and classification, wetland vegetation identification, and in the application of published wetland assessment tools (i.e. WET-Health and WET-EcoServices). The candidate must demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, have excellent scientific report writing skills, and have the ability to manage projects independently and effectively. 

Key Roles and Responsibilities: 

  • Data collection related to wetland assessments – soil and vegetation sampling, surface water sampling, recording and measuring of hydrological and geomorphological features, recording and measuring of wetland impacts.
  • Data analysis related to wetland assessments – wetland soil and vegetation interpretation, wetland soil formation interpretation, wetland delineation and mapping in QGIS, wetland classification, surface water quality interpretation, WET-Health, WET-EcoServices, wetland monitoring programmes.
  • Desktop assessments, processing and mapping using a Geographic Information System (GIS) i.e. QGIS.
  • Proposal / tender compilation and management. 
  • Management of specialist projects including scope management, budget/time allocation and management, deliverable/deadline management. 
  • Be familiar with applicable environmental and water legislation. 
  • Facilitate and manage meetings and effectively liaise with clients, authorities and stakeholders when required. 
  • Maintenance and upkeep of all field sampling equipment.
  • Ability to work extended hours when required.
  • Willingness to travel.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations at conferences when required. 

Minimum Requirements:

  • A valid driver’s license.
  • Proven work experience in wetland assessment. 
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages and QGIS.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Good organizational and multitasking skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Good self- and time management skills.
  • Excellent scientific report writing skills. 
  • Good interpersonal and teamwork skills.


  • At a minimum, BSc Honours degree in environmental, ecological, botanical, zoological or earth sciences. Preferably MSc degree.  
  • Registration as a Certified or Professional Natural Scientist in terms of SACNASP. 
  • Proven training, mentorship and experience in wetland assessments. 


A competitive, market-related salary with benefits will be offered, based on skills and experience. 

Please email your letter of introduction and curriculum vitae to If you have not been contacted within 30 days of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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