Posted by Kerry Kopp Recruitment Specialists on Friday, March 15, 2019
Expires 6 hours ago

Senior Estate Forester – Vryheid Area KZN

Location: KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Sector: Forestry
Contract Type: Permanent

Our client is looking for an experienced forester (at least 3-5 years’ post practical and grad). This vacancy is not suitable for new graduates.

We are looking for someone with a proven track record and traceable references. A passion for forestry, an energetic demeanour and above average communication skills.  You will have to display the ability to control Silviculture, Harvesting, Forest Protection, Workshop and Fleet and Environmental activities.  Must have a relevant Forestry Degree or Diploma.


Effective control of all:-

Elements of the above

  1. Planning
  2. Programming
  3. Quality   }  within budgetary constraints
  4. Quantity } 
  5. Interaction on all above with Supervisory staff, Workshop staff and clients


  1. All neighbours, conservation committees, fire protection associations and farmers associations
  2. Markets regarding requirements and specifications
  3. General public
  4. Law enforcement agencies
  5. Farm Dwellers (Meetings)


  1. Meeting attendance – Company, Contractor and Clients
  2. Monthly report submission
  3. Budget preparation
  4. A.P.O. preparation
  5. Creditor control
  6. Timber movement control
  7. Clerical functions, some of which are delegated to Estate Supervisor/Clerks
  8. Compliance with relevant sections of O.H.S. Act and FSC


  1. Union representation
  2. Shop Stewards meetings
  3. Disciplinary and grievance procedures
  4. Housing and transportation

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