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New Vacancies/Posts

Published: 20 April

Closing Date: 12 May 2014

STATE LAW ADVISER LP7- LP8 (2 POSTS)
REFERENCE: 14/107/SLA

CENTRE: OFFICE OF THE CHIEF STATE LAW ADVISER: PRETORIA

PACKAGE: R515 853 – R855 789. The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: LLB or 4 year recognized legal qualification; At least 5 years appropriate post qualification litigation/advisory experience; Admission as an Advocate or Attorney; Experience in Constitutional Law and Administrative will be an added advantage.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Litigation; Legal Research and drafting; Advocacy; Problem solving and decision making skills; Litigation skills; Good communication skills (written and verbal); Computer literacy; Planning and organizing skills; Analytical and report writing skills.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Scrutinize and certify Draft Bills of all national departments with regard to their constitutionality, drafting form and style; Appear before committees on both houses of parliament; Write legal opinions for all departments of state in the national, provincial and local sphere of government and other organs of state; Scrutinize draft international agreements and subordinate legislation; Mediate a dispute by identifying issues, developing options ,considering alternatives and advising on the process of mediation; Draft legal documents and advise on the drafting of legal documents that provide clear motivation/justification.

ENQUIRIES: Ms P Leshilo (012) 357–8240

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.


UNIFIED COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST (AUDIO/VISUAL/VIDEO) (RE-ADVERTISEMENT) (3 YEAR CONTRACT APPOINTMENT)
REFERENCE: 14/114/ ISM

CENTRE: NATIONAL OFFICE, PRETORIA

PACKAGE: R495 603 - R583 800 per annum (All inclusive). The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: National Diploma/Degree in Information Systems/Technology/Computer science or equivalent qualification at NQF6; 5 years relevant Audio Visual/ Video Conferencing management experience which includes at least 3 years large scale AV/VC project management experience; Experience in configuring and deploying AV/VC; Knowledge of IP Telephony and AV/ VC solutions; Project management will be an added advantage.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Network operations at all layers; Good communication (written and verbal) skills; Good interpersonal relations; Ability to work independently and under pressure; Vendor/ Supplier contract and service level management skills.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Responsible for the Audio Visual/ Video conferencing strategy, plan and implementation; Consult with business, IT and industry to develop technical requirements and technical specifications; Conduct PoCs where necessary of identified solutions with a clearly articulated success criteria; Manage all project issues, incidents, risks and changes related to Audio Visual/ Video Conferencing solutions.

ENQUIRIES: Ms E. Sebelebele (012) 357 8662

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.


DEPUTY DIRECTOR: NATIONAL REGISTER FOR SEX OFFENDERS) (NRSO) (2 YEARS CONTRACT)
REFERENCE: 14/97/CS

CENTRE: NATIONAL OFFICE, PRETORIA

PACKAGE: R495 603 – R583 8000 per annum (All inclusive). The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: A Bachelor’s degree in Law, Public administration/Social Sciences or relevant field with relevant experience in the following fields/Project Management/Customer Relations/Business Analysis; 3 years Management/assistant Director experience; Experience in coordinating training and service delivery improvement programmes; Experience in liaising with other departments, companies, non-government and/or community-based organizations; Knowledge of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offence Offences and Related Matters) amendment Act, 32 of 2007, relevant Public Service Legislation and the application of Batho Pele principles; A valid driver’s license.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Computer literacy; Excellent communication (verbal and written skills); Coordination and Report writing; Financial management skills; Research and analytical skills; Innovative and Creative.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Analyse data and information from the Regions and external stakeholders on sexual offences to determine trends on offenders and reoffending; Manage the information system on National Register for Sex Offenders; Develop processes and procedures regarding the exchange of data between stakeholder departments; Develop and implement data exchange agreements between stakeholder departments; Manage all administrative personnel/activities in the office of the Director; Provide effective people management.

ENQUIRIES: Mr. MG Kooko (012) 315 1164

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.


DEPUTY DIRECTOR: MEDIA LIAISON
REFERENCE: 14/92/PEC

CENTRE: NATIONAL OFFICE: PRETORIA

PACKAGE: R495 603– R583 800 per annum (all inclusive). The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: A Degree/National Diploma in Communication/Journalism or any related field; 5 years in a Media Liaison environment of which 3 years must be at middle management level; Research and analytical skills will be an added advantage; Extensive knowledge of new media and web/ digital based technologies; Knowledge of Media operations and communication channels; A valid driver’s licence.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Good communication (written and verbal); Management skills; Computer literacy; Good interpersonal relations; Creative and analytical; Ability to work independently and under pressure; Conduct research related to new media.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Initiate and facilitate the department’s media engagement programme; Oversee the monitoring of online justice related communication; Coordinate adaption and incorporation of online interactive programmes into the departmental communication strategy; Ensure benchmark and research media liaison trends and developments; Conduct media liaison on behalf of the Department; Market and profile the department externally; Provide effective people management.

ENQUIRIES: Mr M Motsieloa (012 315 1351)

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.


AREA COURT MANAGER (DEPUTY DIRECTOR)
REFERENCE: 67/14/WC

CENTRE: MAGISTRATE OFFICE, PAARL

PACKAGE: R495 603 per annum (all inclusive package).

REQUIREMENTS: A three year tertiary qualification (Degree) in Administration (NQF Level 6) and/or National Diploma in Service Management (NQF Level 5) plus module on Case Flow Management or equivalent qualification; Six (6) years relevant experience of which three years should be at management level; A valid driver’s license; Knowledge and experience of financial management, PFMA, office and district administration will serve as strong recommendations. A thorough understanding and knowledge of the department’s various branches will be an advantage.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Communication (verbal and written) skills; Good interpersonal relations; Computer Literacy; Language Skills; Ability to operate technical equipment; Motivating skills; Organizing skills; Leadership skills; Finance Management skills; Project Management.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Develop, present and implement strategic and business plans in the area; Play a leadership role in determining and implementing departmental policies; Manage the facilities, physical resources, information and communication related to the courts; Compile, analyse and present court performance statistics and trends as required by relevant users; Develop and implement strategies towards value – added services; Lead and manage the transformation process in the designated offices; Provide case tracking services to the judiciary and prosecuting authority; Perform other duties as required by the Regional Director – Court Operations.

ENQUIRIES: Mr J Manuel Tel: (021) 462 5471

APPLICATIONS: Please forward your application to: The Regional Head, Department of Justice, X 9171, Cape Town, 8000 OR Physical address: Plein Park Building Mezzanine floor, Plein Street, Cape Town.
For Attention: Mr N Luddy


SENIOR LEGAL ADMINISTRATION OFFICER (NATIONAL REGISTER FOR SEX OFFENDERS) (NRSO) (2 YEAR CONTRACT APPOINTMENT)
REFERENCE: 14/95/CS

CENTRE: NATIONAL OFFICE, PRETORIA

SALARY: R317 241 – R771 087 per annum. (Salary to be determined in accordance with OSD determination). The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: LLB or four year recognized legal qualification; At least 8 years appropriate post qualification legal experience; Thorough knowledge of the South African legal system, family law particulars the work of Family Advocate; Knowledge of Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) and budgetary/financial management will also be an advantage; Knowledge of Government and Departmental policies and strategy would be and added advantage; A valid drivers license.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Coaching and monitoring skills; Legal research and drafting skills; Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills; Computer skills; Report writing and analytical skills; Good Interpersonal and language skills; Good planning and decision making skills.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Develop plans and strategic intervention related to the implementation of relevant legislation; Provide support services to the unit in relation to all performance improvement initiatives; Coordinate and liaise with relevant stakeholders/role players on the effective implementation of legal framework related to the National Register for sex offenders; Develop legal documents, memoranda, reports and government notices; Monitor and evaluate reports related to the implementation of the legislation and policies; Draft Legal Research and ensure submission of strategic recommendation on appropriate intervention of relevant stakeholders for effective implementation of the relevant legislation; Compile and Provide various reports; Handle legal administration tasks in accordance with instructions; Draft legal opinion and guidelines or any other policies to facilitate the implementation of the relevant legislation; Coordinates representations and complaints from civil society and other Government Departments.

ENQUIRIES: Mr. MG Kooko (012) 315 1164

APPLICATIONS: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: Postal address: The Director-General: 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.


CHIEF WORK STUDY OFFICER
REFERENCE: 14/100/HR

CENTRE: NATIONAL OFFICE: PRETORIA

SALARY: R252 144 – R297 006 per annum. The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: National Diploma in Management Services / Work study or post matric qualification equivalent to NQF level 6 and Certificate in Management Services / Work study; 5 years relevant experience in the field of management services; Knowledge of the job evaluation system applicable to the Public Service, legislation, regulations, policies, processes and systems management services techniques, organizational design principles, Batho Pele Revitalisation strategy and consulting; A valid driver’s license.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Continuous improvement; Customer focus and responsiveness; Problem solving skills; Team participation; Project management skills; Planning and organising skills; Computer literacy (Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Visio)

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Develop, manage and maintain sound and effective organizational structures in alignment with the strategic objective of the Department; Determine, design, improve and reengineer proper business processes, through the utilization of various techniques; Develop job profiles and job descriptions in line with the departmental structure; Analyze and grade jobs according to the job evaluation system; Facilitate, develop, implement and maintain norms and standards; Ensure effective and efficient utilization of scarce resources by the Department; Manage, support and monitor performance of organization, Development and Design personnel; Initiate and conduct research into best business practices, benchmarks and management services approaches; Develop and empower employee skills in the Directorate to capacitate and render best practices.

ENQUIRIES: Ms E Zeekoei (012) 315 1436

Note: The closing date of the post of Chief Work Study Officer is the 29 April 2014

APPLICATIONS: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: Postal address: 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: STRATEGIC SUPPORT (OFFICE MANAGER) IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGIONAL HEAD (12 MONTHS CONTRACT APPOINTMENT),
REFERENCE: 69/14/WC

CENTRE: REGIONAL OFFICE, CAPE TOWN

SALARY: R252 144 + 37% in lieu of benefits).

REQUIREMENTS: Three years Bachelor’s Degree in Law or three years National Diploma in Public Administration or equivalent qualification; Minimum of 5 years middle management experience; Knowledge of Departmental strategic goals; Knowledge of the Public Service and the working of Government; A valid driver’s license.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Strategic thinking and leadership skills; Project Management; Research and negotiation skills; Creative and analytical; Problem solving and decision making Conflict management; Accuracy and attention to detail; Understanding confidentiality in Government; Report writing; Communication (oral and written) skills; Computer literacy (MS Office, intranet and Internet); Presentation skills; Customer service orientation; Ability to work independently, yet as part of a team when required and work under pressure and meet deadlines; Professionalism; Policy analysis and implementation; Financial management.

KEY PERFROMANCE AREAS: Support the Regional Head in communicating department strategic objectives and vision, mission and values; Supervise the admin staff in the office of the Regional Head; Manage logistical arrangements for the integrated branch meetings and operations; Oversee the administration of follow- up of Regional Head instructions to ensure prompt execution by relevant branches; Liaise with Senior Managers, National Office and other stakeholders with regards to Corporate Services matters; Manage and control recording on complicated Regional Head enquiries and attendance to the proceedings of strategic tasks; Prepare presentation and briefing notes for the Regional Head; Disseminate complex information to all cluster branch heads; Ensure exchange of regular information between the Regional Head and Senior Managers; Compile, analyze and report progress on monthly and quarterly basis, memoranda regarding al matters related to the office of the Regional Head; Monitoring and tracking of business objectives; Report on all Major projects undertaken in the Region; Execute research, analyse information, provide input and compile complex documents/ submissions of a strategic and policy making nature; Provide office support services (including information and document management); Prepare presentation and briefing notes for the Regional Head

ENQUIRIES: Mr N Luddy Tel. (021) 462 5471

APPLICATIONS: Forward your application to: The Regional Head, Private Bag x 9171, Cape Town 8000 OR Physical address: Plein Park Building, Mezzanine floor, Plein Street, Cape Town.
For Attention: Mr N Luddy


COURT MANAGER (4 POSTS)
REFERENCE: 68/14/WC; CENTRE: WESTERN CAPE HIGH COURT, CAPE TOWN (1)
REFERENCE: 14/20/KZN; CENTRE: MAGISTRATE COURT: ESIKHAWINI (1)
REFERENCE: 41/14/LMP; CENTRE: MAGISTRATE MUSINA (1) AND MAGISTRATE RITAVI (1)

SALARY: R252 144 – R297 006 per annum. The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: A three year bachelor degree in Administration/ National Diploma Service Management (NQFLEVEL 5) plus the module on Case Flow Management or relevant and equivalent tertiary qualification; At least three years’ managerial or supervisory experience; A valid drivers’ licence; The following will serve as a strong recommendation: Knowledge and experience in office and district administration; Knowledge of the financial management and PFMA; Experience in managing Trust (Third Party Funds) and Vote Account; Experience in the Court environment will be an added advantage

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Strong leadership and management capabilities; Strategic capabilities; Good communication skills (verbal and written); Ability to supervise staff; Computer literacy

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Coordinate and manage the financial (Vote and Trust Account) resources of the office; Coordinate and manage the human resources of the office; Manage the strategic and business planning processes; Manage the facility, physical resources, information and communication related to courts; Management of Security; Implement the departmental policies at the courts; Compile and analyze court statistics to show performance and trends; Provide case tracking services to the judiciary and prosecuting authority; Compile annual performance and statutory reports to the relevant users; Develop and implement customer service improvements strategies.

ENQUIRIES: CAPE TOWN: Mr J Manuel at Tel: (021) 462 5471 ; DURBAN: Mr J.N. Mdaka (031) 372 3000 ; LIMPOPO: Ms Mongalo MP. (015) 287 2172 or Mr Maakamedi TP. (015) 287 2026

APPLICATIONS: CAPE TOWN: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: The Regional Head, Department of Justice, Private Bag X9171, Cape Town, 8000 OR Physical Address: Mezzanine Floor, Plein Park Building, Plein Street, Cape Town

APPLICATIONS: DURBAN: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: The Regional Head, Private Bag X 54372, DURBAN, 4000 or Physical Address: Recruitment, First Floor, 2 Devonshire Place, Durban

APPLICATIONS: LIMPOPO: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: Postal address: The Regional Head, Department of Justice & Constitutional Development, Private Bag x9526, Polokwane 0700 OR Physical address: Reception area, Limpopo Regional Office, 92 Bok Street, Polokwane, 0700.


ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: AUXILIARY SERVICES
REFERENCE: 11/14/WC

CENTRE: MAGISTRATE OFFICE; OUDTSHOORN

SALARY: R252 144 – R297 006 per annum. The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: A financial degree or relevant three year national diploma/qualification on NQF level 6; Minimum of 3 years experience in the field of Finance, Administration and Human Resource Management; Knowledge and understanding of Public Service Finance Management Act, Public Service Regulations; Knowledge and understanding of Government processes relating to procurement of assets; A valid driver’s license.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Financial Management Skills; Project Management; Communication (including writing) with the ability to motivate and direct people; Strategic and conceptual orientation; Team orientated and results driven; Interpersonal relations and customer orientation; Creative and analytical; Problem solving and conflict management; Accuracy and attention to detail; Ability to work under pressure, independently and proactively; Computer literate.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Monitor financial administration and compliance at cluster level; Compile and analyse the budget expenditure patterns within the cluster and report to the Area Court Manager accordingly; Analyse and address all shortcomings noted in the office’s monthly financial returns, such as unclassified monies and outstanding deposits/EFT’s; Manage all Supply Chain Management transactions; To ensure that all thefts and losses are reported as prescribed; Ensure that all transactions are audit ready; Effective control over risk management matters in the cluster; Provide effective people management

ENQUIRIES: Mr J Manuel at Tel: (021) 462-5471

APPLICATIONS: Please forward you application to: The Regional Head, Department of Justice, Private Bag X 9171, Cape Town, 8000 OR Physical Address: Mezzanine floor, Plein Park Building, Plein Street, Cape Town


CLUSTER MANAGER: COURT INTERPRETING (6 POSTS) (Re advertisement)
REFERENCE: 14/21/KZN

CENTRE: MAGISTRATE COURTS: DURBAN, EMLAZI, PIETERMARITZBURG, PORT SHEPSTONE, VERULAM AND REGIONAL OFFICE, DURBAN (Successful candidate will be stationed at Ladysmith Magistrate Court)

SALARY: R252 144 – R297 0006 per annum per annum. The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: A relevant tertiary education at NQF level 5 or equivalent qualification; Proficiency in any indigenous languages predominantly spoken in the area where the post is advertised and English; Six years experience in court interpreting of which three years should be at supervisory level; Driver’s licence.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Communication skills (verbal and written); Listening skills; Interpersonal skills: Time management; Computer Literacy (MS Office); Analytical thinking; Problem solving; Planning and organizing; Ability to work under pressure.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Manage legal interpreting , language services and stakeholder relations in the cluster; Develop and manage the business plan for the cluster; Manage special projects of legal interpreting and language services; Co-ordinate the interpreting and language services activities, manage training and developing of Courts Interpreters.

ENQUIRIES: Mr J.N. Mdaka (031) 372 3100

APPLICATIONS: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: The Regional Head, Private Bag X54372, DURBAN, 4000


ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (NATIONAL REGISTER FOR SEX OFFENDERS (NRSO) (2 years CONTRACT APPOINTMENT)
REFERENCE: 14/94/CS

CENTRE: NATIONAL OFFICE, PRETORIA

SALARY: R252 144 + 37% in lieu of benefits. The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: A Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Political Science or equivalent qualification; 3 years experience in Administration/ Law/ Criminal Justice System; Knowledge and application of legislative requirements; A valid driver’s license.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Computer literacy (Ms Office); Communication (written and verbal) skills; Financial Management; Leadership and interpersonal; Problem solving and decision making; Project management; Ability to interpret and apply policy.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Process application for clearance; Oversee the process convictions orders issued in terms of sexual offences criminal law amended; Liaise with internal and external stakeholders of the registrar; Capture and update results in the register; Provide effective people management.

ENQUIRIES: Mr MG Kooko (012) 315 1164

APPLICATIONS: 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.


LEGAL ADMINISTRATION OFFICER: (2 YEARS CONTRACT APPOINTMENT) (MR3-MR5) (2 POSTS)
REFERENCE: 14/96/CS

CENTRE: NATIONAL OFFICE: PRETORIA

SALARY: R170 508 – R616 758 per annum. (Salary will be determined in accordance with experience as per OSD Determination). The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: An LLB Degree or equivalent four year legal qualification; At least 2 years appropriate post qualification legal experience; Knowledge of Government and Departmental policies and strategy will be an advantage; Knowledge of the Public Finance Management Act and budgetary/financial management will be an advantage; A valid driver’s license.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Dispute resolution; Policy development and Management; Project Management; Legal research; Communication skills (written and verbal); Computer literacy (MS Office); Report writing skills.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Provide support services to the unit in relation to all performance improvement initiatives; Coordinate and liaise with relevant stakeholders/role players on the effective implementation of legal framework related to the National Register for sex offenders; Develop legal documents, memoranda, reports and government notices; Draft Legal Research and ensure submission of strategic recommendation on appropriate intervention of relevant stakeholders for effective implementation of the relevant legislation; Handle legal administration tasks in accordance with instructions; Draft legal opinion and guidelines or any other policies to facilitate the implementation of the relevant legislation; Coordinates representations and complaints from Civil Society and other Government Departments.

ENQUIRIES: Mr G. Kooko (012) 315 1164

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 MASTER, MR3- MR5
REFERENCE: 14/104/MAS

CENTRE: MASTER OF THE HIGH COURT: GRAHAMSTOWN

SALARY: R170 508 – R616 758 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 equivalent four year legal qualification; 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 estate; 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 legislation are implemented; Manage the operations regarding the Guardian’s Funds and resources in the office; Ensure continuous quality improvement of processes and policies.

ENQUIRIES: 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, 0001.


SOCIAL WORKER/FAMILY COUNSELLOR; GRADE 1-4 (1 POST)
REFERENCE: 2014/65/GP

CENTRE: FAMILY ADVOCATE: JOHANNESBURG

SALARY: R170 853 – R389 124 per annum. (Salary will be in accordance with the OSD determination). The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelors Degree in Social Work or equivalent qualification; Appropriate experience in Social Work after registration as Social Worker with the SACSSP; Registration with SA Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP); Knowledge and experience in Mediation; Knowledge and application of Family Law, including Mediation in certain Divorce Matters Act, Maintenance Act and Domestic Violence Act (inclusive of Hague Convention on International Child Abduction); A valid driver’s license.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Computer literacy (MS Word); Communication (written and verbal) skills; Mediation, Interviewing, conflict resolution, evaluation and report writing skills; Diversity and conflict management; Attention to detail.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Conduct mediation and/or inquiries as part of a multi-disciplinary team in custody, access, guardianship, child abduction and related family law disputes; Evaluate information and compile forensic court reports and make recommendations to the best interest of children in family law disputes; Act as expert witness for the Family Advocate in Court; Network and conduct awareness campaigns regarding the functions and role of the Office of the Family Advocate; Travel to townships and rural areas to conduct inquiries and interview parties and source references in family law disputes; Report on the performance to the Head of Office.

NOTE: Candidates whose name appears on Part B of the Child Protection Register as mandated by the Section 123(5) of the Children’s Act, 2005 need not apply. Applicants are required to attach proof of registration with SACSSP.

ENQUIRIES: Ms M Busakwe (011) 332 9000

APPLICATIONS: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: The Regional Head, Private Bag X6, Johannesburg 2000 OR PHYSICAL ADDRESS: Regional Office –Gauteng ; Department of Justice and Constitutional Development; 7th floor Schreiner chambers, Corner Pritchard and Kruis street, JOHANNESBURG


FAMILY LAW ASSISTANT
REFERENCE NR: 45/14/NC

CENTRE: OFFICE OF THE FAMILY ADVOCATE, KIMBERLEY

SALARY: R160 224 – R188 739 per annum. The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: A three (3) year qualification in a Legal field and/or equivalent legal qualification; Three (3) years’ experience in administration; Knowledge in the functions of the Office of the Family Advocate; A valid driver’s license, and willing to travel extensively within the province and beyond.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Computer literacy (MS Office); Excellent communication skills (verbal and written); Conduct legal research; Good interpersonal relations.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Conduct screening interviews and parental rights/ responsibilities information sessions; Assist members of the public with form completion and queries; Assist the Family Advocate in conducting customer satisfaction surveys and community outreach projects; Support the Family Advocate with regards to matters on the court roll; Receive and screen correspondence and draft responses on behalf of the Family Advocate; Conduct mediations in disputes regarding parental responsibilities and rights.

ENQUIRIES: Adv. P. Molokwane (053) 833 1019

APPLICATIONS: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to:
Postal address: The Regional Head: Justice and Constitutional Development, Private Bag X6106, Kimberley, 8300. OR hand delivers at the New Public Buildings, (Magistrates Court) of Knight and Stead Streets, 7th floor, Kimberley, 8301. Email or faxed applications will not be considered.


SENIOR COURT INTERPRETER
REFERENCE NR: 32/14/NC

CENTRE: SPRINGBOK MAGISTRATE OFFICE

SALARY: R 170 799.00 – R 201 195.00 per annum. The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: A relevant Diploma or tertiary qualification in Interpreting / Translation or Languages; 3 years practical experience as Court Interpreter; Proficiency in two or more indigenous languages and English; Knowledge of Policies, prescripts, legislation, court proceedings and cultural diversity; A valid drivers’ license will be an added advantage. Language requirements: Xhosa, English, Afrikaans and Tswana are compulsory; Sotho, Sepedi, Tshonga, Tshivenda and isiZulu will be an added advantage

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Computer literacy (MS Office); Good communication (written and verbal); Administration and organizational skills; Ability to maintain interpersonal relations; Accuracy and attention to detail.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Render interpreting services; Translate Legal Document And Exhibits; Develop Terminology; Assist with the reconstruction of Court Records; Perform Specific Line And Administrative Support Functions; Control and Supervision of Interpreters

NOTE: Applicants will be subjected to a Language test

ENQUIRIES: Mr. J. Tope (053) 839 0000

APPLICATIONS: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to:
Postal address: The Regional Head: Justice and Constitutional Development, Private Bag X6106, Kimberley, 8300. OR hand delivers at the New Public Buildings, (Magistrates Court) of Knight and Stead Streets, 7th floor, Kimberley, 8301. Email or faxed applications will not be considered.


REGISTRAR (MR-3 – MR-5) (2 POSTS)
REFERENCE: 14/VA37/NW AND REFERENCE: 14/VA38/NW

CENTRE: MMABATHO HIGH COURT

SALARY: R170 508 – R616 758.00 per annum (Salary to be determined in accordance with experience as OSD determination). The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: LLB degree or four year recognised legal qualification. At least 2 years appropriate post qualification legal experience.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Case flow management; Dispute Resolution; Legal drafting; Legal research; Office management, planning and organization skills; Good communication (written and verbal); Good interpersonal relations; Computer literacy (MS Office); Ability to interpret acts and regulations; Negotiation, motivation, customer relations, self-management and stress management skills.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Co-ordinate Case Flow Management support services at the High Court; Issue all processes that initiate court proceedings. Issue, keep, check and analyze court statistics and orders; Process and grant judgments by default as required by the Magistrates Court Act, 1944 at the court where stationed; Manage the Civil Section, including divorce cases; Assist the public with court procedures; Process reviews and appeals; Implement rules, procedures and practices and costs periodically in co-operation with the Court Manager and Judiciary; Manage court information relating to civil and divorce cases, including the keeping of statistics and the submission of returns to the Head of Court and the Department; Exercise control over case records as well as the record room and deal with the files in terms of the Archives Code/Act; Give attention to and execute request from the judiciary in connection with cases and on other case related matters; Tax legal bills of costs and attend to the review which may follow from such taxation; Ensure annotation of relevant publications, codes, acts and rules; Provide practical training and assistance to the clerks of court

ENQUIRIES: Mr. Baloyi Iz at (018) 397 7061.

APPLICATIONS: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: The Regional Head, Private Bag X2033, Mmabatho, 2735 or hand it at 22 Molopo Road, Ayob Gardens, Mafikeng.


ESTATE CONTROLLER EC1
REFERENCE: 14/105/MAS

CENTRE: MASTER OF THE HIGH COURT: MTHATHA

SALARY: R131 601 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;

ENQUIRIES: 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 FOR ALL POSTS IS 12 MAY 2014

NOTE: 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 certified copies of qualifications and identity document. A certified copy of a driver’s license 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.

The Department of Justice 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. 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.

NOTE: Person with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

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