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Posted: 13 Feb 2018 / Published: 11 Feb 2018 / Closing Date: 05 Mar 2018

MASTER
REFERENCE: 18/17/MAS
CENTRE: MASTER OF THE HIGH COURT: DURBAN

PACKAGE: R948 174 – R1 116 918 (All inclusive). The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: An LLB Degree or 4 years recognized legal qualification at NQF level7; 5 years’ experience should be at middle/ senior management level; Experience in the functional fields and services provided by the Masters of the High Court; Knowledge and experience in the Master’s environment; Knowledge of the Administration of Estate Act, Mental Health Act, Insolvency Act, Companies Act, Close Corporations Act, Trust Property Control Act and other relevant legislation; A valid driver’s licence.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Financial management; Leadership; Strategic and conceptual orientation; Communication skills; Change management; People development and empowerment; Project management; Time management; Ability to work in a highly pressurized environment; Computer literacy.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Monitor and improve the administration of Guardian Funds service; Manage, monitor and improve the administration of insolvency services; Monitor and improve the administration of deceased estates services and trust services; Manage, monitor and improve the administration of curatorship services; Provide strategic leadership and guide the roll-out of PEAS (Paperless Estate Administration System) to strategic service points within the jurisdiction of the office of the Master Durban.

NOTE: Preference will be given to women and people with disability.

ENQUIRIES: Mr. M Lehong Tel (012) 315 1264

APPLICATIONS: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: Postal address: The Human Resource: Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, Private Bag X81, Pretoria, 0001.OR Physical address: Application Box, First Floor Reception, East Tower, Momentum Building, 329 Pretorius Street, Pretoria.

SENIOR ASSISTANT STATE ATTORNEY, (LP5-LP6) (03 POSTS)
REFERENCE: 18/18/SA
CENTRE: STATE ATTORNEY: DURBAN

SALARY: R453 435 – R1 069 791 (Salary will be in accordance with OSD determination). The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement

REQUIREMENTS: An LLB or 4 year recognized legal qualification; Admission as an Attorney; At least 4 years appropriate post qualification legal/litigation experience; A thorough knowledge of legal practice, office management, accounting systems and trust accounts; The right of appearance in the High Court of South Africa; Knowledge of the government prescripts and transformation objective as well as the Constitution of South Africa; Conveyancing experience; A valid driver’s licence.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Computer literacy; Legal research and drafting; Dispute resolution; Case flow management; Communication skills (written and verbal); Accuracy and attention to detail.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Represent the State in Litigation and Appeal in the High Court, Magistrates Courts, Labour Courts, Land Claims, CCMA, Tax and Tax tribunals; Furnish legal advice and opinions; Draft and/or settle all types of arrangements on behalf of various clients; Attend to liquidation and insolvency, queries, conveyancing and notarial services; Deal with all forms of arbitration, including inter-departmental arbitration, register trust and debt collection; Provide supervision and training to other professional staff.

ENQUIRIES: Mr. M. Kooko  (012) 315 1164

NOTE: (1) People with disabilities are encourage to apply
(2) A current certificate of good standing from the relevant law Society must accompany the application.

APPLICATIONS: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to:
Postal Address: The Human Resource: Department of Justice and Constitutional Development; Private Bag X81, Pretoria, 0001. OR Physical Address: Application Box, First Floor, Reception, East Tower, Momentum Building, 329 Pretorius Building, Pretoria, 0001.

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: LGBTI PROGRAMME (12 MONTHS CONTRACT)
REFERENCE: 18/19/CD
CENTRE: NATIONAL OFFICE, PRETORIA

SALARY: R334 545 + 37% = R458 326 in lieu of benefits. The successful candidate wil be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: A Bachelor’s Degree/ National Diploma in Social Science or Equivalent qualification; A minimum of 3 years experience in the management of pending hate crime cases within the criminal justice system; Knowledge of the National Intervention Strategy for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Sector and related matters; Knowledge about the work of the National Task Team on Gender and Sexual Orientation-Based Violence Perpetrated Against LGBTI Persons; Knowledge and understanding of Public Finance Management Act, Research and Human Rights will be an added advantage; A valid driver’s licensce.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Computer literacy (Ms Office); Good Interpersonal skills; Dispute Resolution; Report writing and problem solving; Project Management; Research and analytical skills; People management and empowerment; Stakeholder management and empowerment; Willingness to work overtime when required; Communication (verbal and written) skills; Stakeholder engagement skills.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Provide assistance in the general management of LGBTI hate crime cases and related matters in the Unit; Assist in the execution of certain initiatives in the LGBTI Unit; Assist in the initiation and execution of research and related initiatives aimed at promoting and projecting the Constitutional rights of LGBTI persons; Assist and co-ordinate in the implementation of the National Intervention Strategy on LGBTI issues that fall within the mandate of the department; Assist in management of the LGBTI’s budget and expenditure, including monitoring and reporting; Assist in drafting and submitting regular progress reports to the Deputy Director; Establish and maintain stakeholder relations with members of the National Task Team especially SAPS, NPA and civil society organizations.

ENQUIRIES: Ms M Kganyago  (012) 315 1844

APPLICATIONS: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: Postal address: The Human Resources: Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, Private Bag X81, Pretoria, 0001.OR Physical address: Application Box, First Floor Reception, East Tower, Momentum Building, 329 Pretorius Street, Pretoria.

OFFICE MANAGER
REFERENCE: 18/08/MAS
CENTRE: MASTER OF THE HIGH COURT: CAPE TOWN

SALARY: R334 545 – R394 065 per annum. The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s Degree/ National Diploma in Office Administration or equivalent qualification; At least 3 years experience in administration of which 1 year should be at supervisory level; Knowledge of all legislation and policies that inform the Department’s administrative support activities; Knowledge of the core functions of the Masters Office; A valid driver’s license.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Communication skills (verbal and written); Computer literacy (MS Office); Financial management; Leadership and management skills; Analytical and presentation skills; Negotiation and numerical skills.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Prepare all financial reports prescribed and required by management in accordance with general accepted administration practice; Provide required office administrative expertise; Direct and manage projects, implement control over computers or other systems and processes aimed at improving the Masters Office; Ensure service level agreements are adhered to; Provide effective people management.

NOTE: People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

ENQUIRIES: Mr S. Maeko Tel: (012) 315 1996

APPLICATIONS: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to:
Postal address: Human Resource: Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, Private Bag X81, Pretoria, 0001. OR Physical address: Application Box, First Floor Reception, East Tower, Momentum Building, 329 Pretorius Street, Pretoria.

ASSISTANT STATE ATTORNEY, (LP3-LP4) (02 POSTS)
REFERENCE: 18/23/SA: PORT ELIZABETH (1)
REFERENCE: 18/22/SA: CAPE TOWN (1)
CENTRE: STATE ATTORNEY: PORT ELIZABETH (1) AND CAPE TOWN (1)

SALARY: R265 284 – R759 603. (Salary will be in accordance with OSD determination). The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: An LLB or 4 year recognized legal qualification; Admission as an Attorney; At least 2 years appropriate post qualification legal/litigation experience; A valid driver’s licence.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Legal research and drafting; Dispute resolution; Case flow management; Computer literacy; Strategic and conceptual orientation; Communication skills (written and verbal).

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Handle litigation and appeals in the High Courts, Magistrate’s Court, Labour Court, Land Claims Court and CCMA; Draft legal documents and conduct legal research; Furnish legal advice and opinions; Guide and train support staff.

NOTE: 1. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
2. A current certificate of good standing from the relevant law Society must accompany the application.
3. Separate applications must be made quoting the relevant reference

ENQUIRIES: MS K Ngomani  (012) 357 8661

APPLICATIONS: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to:
Postal Address: The Human Resource: Department of Justice and Constitutional Development; Private Bag X81, Pretoria, 0001. OR Physical Address: Application Box, First Floor, Reception, East Tower, Momentum Building, 329 Pretorius Building, Pretoria, 0001.

ASSISTANT MASTER, MR3- MR5
REFERENCE: 18/16/MAS
CENTRE: MASTER OF THE HIGH COURT: JOHANNESBURG

SALARY: R226 227 – R818 301 per annum. (Salary will be in accordance with OSD determination). The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: LLB Degree or four years recognized legal qualification; At least 2 years appropriate post qualification legal experience; Knowledge of the Administration of Estates Act, Compliance Act, Mental Health Act, Insolvency Act, Companies Act, Close Corporations Act, Trust Property Control Act and other relevant legislation; Experience in the functional field and services provided by Master’s of the High Court.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Estate duties; Case flow management; Trust; Administration of estates; Legal research and drafting; Planning and organizing; Dispute Resolution; Time management; Communication skills; Ability to work under pressure and independently in a highly pressurized environment.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Manage the administration of Deceased Estates, Insolvent Estates, Trust, Curatorship and the operations regarding the Guardian’s Fund; Provide strategic direction to the office; Ensure that departmental policy, procedures and legislations are implemented; Manage the operations regarding the Guardian’s Funds and resources in the office; Ensure continuous quality improvement of processes and policies.

NOTE: People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

ENQUIRIES: Mr. C. Msiza Tel: (012) 315 4754

APPLICATIONS: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: Postal address: The Human Resources: Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, Private Bag X81, Pretoria, 0001. OR Physical address: Application Box, First Floor Reception, East Tower, Momentum Building, 329 Pretorius Street, Pretoria.

ESTATE CONTROLLER EC1 (14 POSTS)
REFERENCE: 18/06/MAS KIMBERLEY (02 POST)
REFERENCE: 18/07/MAS, CAPE TOWN (01 POSTS)
REFERENCE: 18/09/MAS, DURBAN (01 POST)
REFERENCE: 18/10/MAS, PORT ELIZABETH (02 POSTS)
REFERENCE: 18/13/MAS, NELSPRUIT (02 POSTS)
REFERENCE: 18/14/MAS, BLOEMFONTEIN (03 POSTS)
REFERENCE: 18/15/MAS, JOHANNESBURG (03 POSTS)
CENTRE: MASTER OF THE HIGH COURT: KIMBERLEY (2); CAPE TOWN (1); DURBAN (1); PORT ELIZABETH (2); NELSPRUIT (2); BLOEMFONTEIN (3); JOHANNESBURG (3)

SALARY: R174 606 per annum. (Salary will be in accordance with OSD determination). The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: An LLB degree or recognized four year legal qualification.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Legal research and drafting; Case flow management; Estate duties; Trust; Dispute resolution; Communication skills (verbal and written); Problem solving; Customer focus; Attention to detail; Computer literacy.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Administer deceased- and insolvent estates, Curatorships, Trusts and all aspects related to the administration thereof; Render professional service to clients in line with the service level agreements; Identify and report opportunities or problems that may impact on service level agreements or effectiveness of operations to the Assistant Master; Provide effective people management; Prepare all monthly management and court reports in the prescribed formats;

NOTE: 1. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply
2. Separate application must be made quoting the relevant reference number

ENQUIRIES: Mr C. Msiza  (012) 315 4754
Mr M. Lehong (012) 315 1264
Mr S. Maeko (012) 315 1996

APPLICATIONS: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to:
Postal address: The Human Resources: Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, Private Bag X81, Pretoria, 0001. OR Physical address: Application Box, First Floor Reception, East Tower, Momentum Building, 329 Pretorius Street, Pretoria.

CLOSING DATE: 05 MARCH 2018

Posted: 02 Feb 2018 / Published: 22 Jan 2018 / Closing Date: 23 Feb 2018

DEPUTY DIRECTOR: INTERNAL CONTROL (12 MONTHS CONTRACT)
REFERENCE: 18/03/CFO
CENTRE: NATIONAL OFFICE: PRETORIA

PACKAGE: R657 558 – R774 576 per annum (All inclusive). The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: Appropriate three year Degree /National Diploma in Financial Accounting/Management or equivalent qualification at NQF6; A minimum of 6 years’ experience in the field of Finance of which 3 years must be at supervisory (ASD) level and include extensive Internal Control experience; Knowledge of Financial, Provisioning and/or Administration procedures and processes; Knowledge of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA), Treasury Regulation, PPPFA, Public Service Act and other related legislative prescripts; A valid driver’s licence.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Computer literacy (MS Word, Excel, AS, SCM systems and Persal); Planning and organizing skills; Interpersonal relations and communication skills (verbal and written); Ability to work independently in a highly pressurized environment; Ability to interpret and apply policies; Creative and analytical skills; Ability to analyse and solve problems; Quality and staff management skills; Committed, flexible and reliable.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Manage the process of detecting and preventing financial non-compliance within the Department; Responsible for maintaining irregular, fruitless and wasteful expenditure for the Department; Identify potential risks and control weaknesses within department and assist managers with the implementation of action plans to strengthen internal controls; Review policies, procedures and delegations to identify and improve on internal control measures; Provide effective people management.

ENQUIRIES: Ms Qhamakoane M.  (012) 357 8591

APPLICATIONS: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to:
Postal address: The Human Resource: Justice and Constitutional Development, Private Bag X81, Pretoria, 0001.OR Physical address: Application Box, First Floor Reception, East Tower, Momentum Building, 329 Pretorius Street, Pretoria.

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: INTERNAL CONTROL (12 MONTHS CONTRACT APPOINTMENT)
REFERENCE: 18/04/CFO
CENTRE: NATIONAL OFFICE: PRETORIA

SALARY: R334 545 + 37%=458 326 in lieu of benefits.

REQUIREMENTS: 3 years Degree/ National Diploma in Financial Accounting/ Financial Management or equivalent qualification at NQF6; A minimum of 3 years relevant experience in the field of Finance which must include Internal Control experience as a State Accountant; Knowledge of Financial Provisioning and/ or Administration procedures and processes; Knowledge of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA), Treasury Regulations and other legislative prescripts; A valid driver’s licence.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Computer literacy (MS Word, Excel, BAS, SCM systems and Persal); Planning and organising skills; Good interpersonal relations and communication skills; Ability to work independently in a highly pressurized environment; Ability to interpret and apply policies; Creative and analytical skills; Problem solving skills.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Investigate and report all Irregular Expenditure within the Department; Report and monitor the investigation and finalization of all Fruitless, Wasteful and unauthorized expenditure within the Department; Monitor and review CFO branch policies, standards operating procedures, delegations of authority and internal controls; Monthly, quarterly and annual Reporting on Irregular, Fruitless and Wasteful Expenditure to National Treasury, Management and for the Interim and Annual Financial statements; Responsible for information management; Identify Internal Control weaknesses and ensure measures are implemented to prevent/reduce further occurrences of Irregular, Fruitless and Wasteful Expenditure; Report on work performed for statistical purposes; Provide effective people management;

ENQUIRIES: Ms E. Zeekoei  (012) 315 1436

APPLICATIONS: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to:
Postal address: The Human Resource: Justice and Constitutional Development, Private Bag X81, Pretoria, 0001.OR Physical address: Application Box, First Floor Reception, East Tower, Momentum Building, 329 Pretorius Street, Pretoria.

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
REFERENCE: 18/02/LD
CENTRE: SOUTH AFRICAN LAW REFORM COMMISSION: CENTURION

SALARY: R334 545 – R394 065 per annum. The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: An appropriate 3 year Degree/ National Diploma in Public Administration or equivalent; A minimum of 3 years’ experience in Administration environment; Knowledge of PFMA and Supply Chain Management processes; Knowledge of Project Management.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Computer literacy (MS Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook); Communication skills (verbal and written); Interpersonal relations; Ability to work independently and under pressure; Report writing skills; Ability to interpret and apply policies; Analytical skills; Planning and organizing.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Provide support to administrative processes of the South African Law Reform Commission; Manage assets within the office of the Commission; Manage finance and procurement of goods and services; Provide effective people management.

ENQUIRIES: Ms P. Leshilo  (012) 357–8240

APPLICATIONS: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to:
Postal address: The Human Resources: Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, Private Bag X81, Pretoria, 0001.OR Physical Address: Application Box, First Floor, Reception, East Tower, Momentum Building, 329 Pretorius Building, Pretoria, 0001.

MAINTENANCE OFFICERS (MR 1 – MR 2) (2 POSTS)
REFERENCE: 152/17/WC, MAGISTRATE OFFICE: ATLANTIS
REFERENCE: 153/17/WC MAGISTRATE OFFICE CERES

SALARY: R174 606 – R258 672 per annum. (Salary will be in accordance with OSD determination). The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: An LLB Degree or recognized 4 year legal qualification; Extensive knowledge of the maintenance system; Proficiency in at least two official languages; Knowledge of the Maintenance Act (Act 99 of 1998); Understanding of all services and procedures in the area of maintenance and other areas of family law; A valid driver’s licence;

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Perform duties or functions of a Maintenance Officer in terms of the Maintenance Act; Guide maintenance investigators in the performance of their functions; Appear in the Maintenance Court and conduct proceedings in terms of the Maintenance Act; Ensure implementation of Bench Orders.

ENQUIRIES: Mr R Hendricks (021) 462 5471

NOTE: Separate application must be made per each center and quoting the relevant reference number

APPLICATIONS: Please forward your application to: The Regional Head, Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, Private X9171, Cape Town, 8000. Or Physical Address: Mezzanine Floor, Plein Park Building, Plein Street, Cape Town, 8000.

FOR ATTENTION: Mr M Ketelo

CLOSING DATE: 23 FEBRUARY 2018


NOTE: Interested applicants may visit the following website: www.justice.gov.za or www.dpsa.gov.za to view the full job specification of the above positions. Applications must be submitted on Form Z83, obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the internet at www.gov.za. A Z83& CV must be accompanied by original certified copies of qualifications and identity document. A driver’s licence must be attached if indicated as a requirement. A SAQA evaluation report must accompany foreign qualifications. Applications that do not comply with the above mentioned requirements will not be considered. All shortlisted candidates for SMS posts will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job, the logistics of which will be communicated. Following the interview and technical exercise, the selection panel will recommend candidates to attend a generic managerial competency assessment (in compliance with the DPSA Directive on the implementation of competency based assessments). The competency assessment will be testing generic managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS competency assessment tools. The successful candidate will complete a financial disclosure form and also be required to undergo a security clearance. If the candidate is applying for an OSD post, certificates of service must be attached to the CV.

The DOJ&CD is an equal opportunity employer. In the filling of vacant posts the objectives of section 195 (1) (i) of the Constitution of South Africa, 1996 (Act No: 108 of 1996), the Employment Equity imperatives as defined by the Employment Equity Act, 1998 (Act No: 55 of 1998) and relevant Human Resources policies of the Department will be taken into consideration. Reasonable accommodation shall be applied for People with Disabilities including where drivers licence is a requirement. Shortlisted candidates will be subjected to a personnel vetting process. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you do not hear from us within 3 months of this advertisement, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful. The department reserves the right not to fill these positions. Women and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply and preference will be given to the EE Target.