CENRO-Olongapo City has opportunities available to apply

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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (Filipino: Kagawaran ng Kapaligiran at Likas na Yaman, DENR or KKLY) is the executive department of the Philippine government responsible for governing and supervising the exploration, development, utilization, and conservation of the country’s natural resources.

The Department is the primary agency responsible for the conservation, management, development, and proper use of the country’s environment and natural resources, specifically forest and grazing lands, mineral resources, including those in reservation and watershed areas, and lands of the public domain, as well as the licensing and regulation of all natural resources as may be provided for by law in order to ensure equitable sharing of the benefits derived therefrom for the welfare of the present and future generations of Filipinos.

Interestingly, DENR CENRO-Olongapo City has vacancies available until November 28, 2022.

One (1) Forest Extension Officer (Php 20,404 Monthly Salary)

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Forestry/ Agriculture and/or any other related natural science course
  • Eligibility: None required
  • Experience:
    • Experienced and/or background in the following:
      • community organizing;
      • nursery establishment and management;
      • site preparation and maintenance;
      • forest protection;
      • product development and marketing
    • Proficient in MS Office application

One (1) Data Management Staff (Php 20,404 Monthly Salary)

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology/ Forestry/ Agriculture and/or any other related course
  • Eligibility: None required
  • Experience:
    • Experienced and/or background in Geographic Information System and/or Remote Sensing; and records management
    • Proficient in MS Office application

One (1) Forest Protection Officer (Php 8,500 Monthly Salary)

  • Education: High school graduate
  • Eligibility: None required
  • Experience: None required

One (1) Janitor (Php 8,333.33 Monthly Salary)

  • Education: None required
  • Eligibility: None required
  • Experience: None required

One (1) Security Guard (Php 19,444.44 Monthly Salary)

  • Education: None required
  • Eligibility: Licensed Security Guard
  • Experience: None required

How to Apply

Interested and qualified applicants are advised to submit their application at the office or through email at cenroolongapo@denr.gov.ph not later than November 28, 2022 and addressed to:

CENR Officer
Community and Environment and Natural Resources – Olongapo City
Fiscal L.D. Baduria St., Upper Kalaklan, Olongapo City

List of Requirements (in PDF Format for email submission)

  1. Letter of Intent
  2. Accomplished Personal Data Sheet (PDS) with passport-sized picture and three (3) Character References (PDS can be downloaded HERE)
  3. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  4. Diploma
  5. Transcript of Records (if applicable)
  6. Relevant certificates (if applicable)

Note: Incomplete requirements shall not be entertained.

Historical Background

The history of the Department goes back as far as 1863 when by virtue of a Spanish Royal Decree an office known as Inspeccion General de Montes was created in the Philippines. Although that agency focused on forest administration in its generic terms as dictated by the limited scope of services then required, nevertheless its functions and responsibilities included several concerns related to the management of a wide range of natural resources, such as forest inventory and protection, land classification, watershed protection, water, biodiversity and mineral resources conservation.

In 1901, the Department of Interior was created vested with the powers and authority on matters that included natural resources. The Department of Interior continued to exist for about 15 years until November 18, 1916 when Act No. 2666 was enacted. The act entitled "An Act to Reorganize the Executive Department of the Government of the Philippine Islands" abolished the Department of Interior and transferred its functions and authority to the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR).

During the period 1934 to 1938, the Divisions of Mineral Resources, Industrial Engineering and Home Economics, Fish and Game Administration and Scientific Library Division were placed under the Bureau of Science while the Division of Accounts and Property was abolished. One highlight of this same period was the creation of the Bureau of Mines (out of the erstwhile Division of Mineral resources) by virtue of Commonwealth Act No. 136. From 1938 up to the outbreak of the Second World War in 1941, other organizational changes took place. The Fish and Game Administration was divided. The functions relating to fish and fisheries went to the Division of Fisheries under the Office of the Secretary of DAC while those relating to game administration went to the Bureau of Forestry. A new division called the Division of Soil Survey was created under C.A. No. 418 to undertake soil and agronomical survey and placed under the Office of the Secretary. The Division of Statistics and Publications rose to become the Bureau of Census and Statistics under the Office of the President. The Office of the Secretary was reorganized into 3 divisions, namely: Administrative, Legal and Technical Divisions. The Natural History Museum Division was transferred from the Bureau of Science to the Office of the Secretary.

After the war, on July 1, 1945, the DAC was reconstituted on account of the changes made by the Philippine Republic. A reorganization act in 1947 brought back the name Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources but transferred the Bureau of Commerce and Weather Bureau to a new Department of Commerce and Industry. The Divisions of Fisheries and Natural History Museum were transformed into bureaus and were placed under the Office of the President.

There were no major changes in the DANR's structure from 1954 to 1974. However, the end of DANR came on May 17, 1974 when Presidential Decree No. 461 was issued providing for the Department\'s reorganization into 2 departments, namely: the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). In October 1993, by virtue of A.O. No. 90, the Project Management Office (PMO) on Solid Waste Management under the Presidential Task Force on Waste Management was created, with the DENR as the lead-executing agency. The PMO assists the Task Force in the formulation of the necessary standards/guidelines and criteria for effective, efficient and economical waste management.

In 1995, the passage into law of the Philippine Mining Act or R. A. No. 7942 restored the line function of the Mines and Geo-Sciences Bureau.

On October 15, 1996, Executive Order No. 374 was issued creating the Presidential Task Force on Water Resources Development and Management (PTFWRDM), chaired by the Secretary of the DENR. PTFWRDM is tasked to coordinate the projects of various government agencies and departments involved in water to ensure efficient management and development of the country's water resources.

Pursuant to the issuance of Executive Order No. 406 on March 21, 1997, the Philippine Economic Environmental and Natural Resources Accounting (PEENRA) System was institutionalized thus creating units within the organizational structure of the DENR, NEDA and the NSCB. It is tasked to generate macro-indicators that shall reflect the relationships and interactions between economy and the natural resources, and the establishment of a reliable data base on social valuation estimates of environmental services.

Source: DENR