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New Vacancies/Posts

Date Published: 31 Jan 2016/ Closing Date: 22 Feb 2016

DBE-CACHDIRECTOR: PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT SUPPORT AND
DONOR FUNDS
REFERENCE: 16/13/COO

PACKAGE: R864 177 – R1 017 972 per annum. (All inclusive) The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: An undergraduate qualification (NQF level 7) as recognized by SAQA; At least 6 – 10 years experience of which
6 years must be at middle/senior management level; Knowledge of Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) and National Treasury
Regulations; A valid driver’s licence.

ENQUIRIES: Mr. MC Kekana (012) 357 8023

DEPUTY DIRECTOR: PRESIDENT’S FUND
REFERENCE: 16/02/CFO

PACKAGE: R569 538 – R670 890 per annum (All inclusive). The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s Degree in Financial Management or equivalent qualification; A minimum of 5 years relevant experience in a financial environment, of which a minimum of 3 years must be at management level; A sound knowledge of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA); Treasury Regulation (TR) and Basic Accounting System (BAS) and relevant prescripts; Knowledge of General Recognized Accounting Procedures (GRAP); Knowledge of the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development and its Crime Asset Recovery Account (CARA) functions and services; Knowledge of Softline Pastel Accounting software will be an added advantage; Experience in working on the BAS System; A valid driver’s licence.

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

CLUSTER MANAGER: COURT INTERPRETING (RE-ADVERTISEMENT): (04 POSTS)
REFERENCE:16/15/FS: CENTRE: MAGISTRATE’S OFFICES, BETHLEHEM, WELKOM AND KROONSTAD
REFERENCE: 16/VA13/NW; CENTRE: KLERKSDORP SUB CLUSTER

SALARY: R289 761 – R341 313 per annum. The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: NQF level 4/ Grade 12 and National Diploma in Legal Interpreting at NQF level 5 or any other relevant tertiary qualification at NQF level 5; Proficiency in English and two or more indigenous languages; Six years’ practical experience as a Court Interpreter with minimum three years supervisory experience; A valid driver’s licence.

ENQUIRIES: BLOEMFONTEIN: Ms NM Dywili (051) 407 1800 / MAFIKENG: Mr. B Sibiya (018) 397 7061.

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: SECURITY AND RISK MANAGEMENT:
(This post is a re- advertisement; candidates who previously applied are encouraged to re-apply)
REFERENCE: 034/15/NC

SALARY: R289 761 – R341 313 per annum. The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelors Degree/National Diploma in Public Administration or equivalent relevant qualification;PSIRA Grade B; At least 3 years supervisory experience in security management; NIA Security Managers’ Course will be an added advantage; Knowledge of PFMA and OHSA Act will be an added advantage. Thorough knowledge of the MISS 1998; Control of Access to Public premises and Vehicle Act, 1985 (Act No.53 of 1985); A valid driver’s licence.

ENQUIRIES: Mr. D. Plaatjies (053) 802 1300

ERRATUM
DIRECTOR: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
REFERENCE 225/15/WC
CENTRE: REGIONAL OFFICE, CAPE TOWN

Kindly note that the above-mentioned post was advertised (dated 24 January 2016) with an incorrect Salary Package. The correct Salary Package is as follows;
• Package: R 864 177 – R 1 017 972 per annum (All Inclusive)
• Please note: the closing date for the erratum is 22 February 2016

Enquiries: Advocate H Mohamed (021) 462 5471
We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

CLOSING DATE IS 22 FEBRUARY 2016

Date Published: 24 Jan 2016/ Closing Date:15 Feb 2016

DIRECTOR: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (RE- ADVERTISEMENT)
REFERENCE: 225/15/WC
CENTRE: REGIONAL OFFICE, WESTERN CAPE

PACKAGE: R864 177 – R1 017 972 per annum (All inclusive). The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: An undergraduate qualification (NQF Level 7) as recognized by SAQA; At least 6 -10 years human resource experience of which 6 years must be at middle/senior management level; A valid driver’s licence

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Strategic capabilities and leadership; Project Management; Planning and organizing; Financial management; Change Management; Research and Knowledge management; Service delivery Innovation; Analytical and Problem solving People management and Empowerment; Client orientation and customer focus; Communication skills; Honesty and integrity; Computer skills (MS Office) Presentation and facilitation.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Manage the implementation of human resource related functions in the Region; Manage the Development and implementation of strategic human resources processes and HR policies in the Region; Manage and facilitate the efficient labour relation services in the Region; Administer organisation development, facilitate Health and Wellness Programme; Manage performance and skills development programmes; Manage effective utilization of resources in the Directorate.

ENQUIRIES: Adv H Mohamed (021) 462 5471

APPLICATIONS: Please forward your application to: The Regional Head: Private
Bag x 9171 Cape Town 8000 or physical address: Mezzanine floor, Plein Park Building, Plein Street Cape Town

FOR ATTENTION: Ms L Arenz

COURT MANAGER (3 POSTS)
REFERENCE: 16/13/KZN
CENTRE: MAGISTRATE COURT: UMZIMKHULU
REFERENCE: 16/14/KZN
CENTRE: MAGISTRATE COURT: IXOPO
REFERENCE: 15/ 139 /FS (
CENTRE: MAGISTRATE’S OFFICES: BLOEMFONTEIN
(This is a Re-advertisement, candidates who previously applied are encouraged to re-apply)

SALARY: R361 659 – R426 009 per annum. The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: A 3 year qualification in Administration and/or a National Diploma in Services Management (NQF level 5) plus the module in Case Flow Management or equivalent qualification; At least 3 years’ managerial or supervisory experience; A valid driver’s licence;
Knowledge and experience in office and district administration; Knowledge of financial management and the 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 (written and verbal); Computer literacy:

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Co-ordinate and manage the financial and human resources of the office; Co-ordinate and manage risk and security in the court; Manage the strategic and business planning processes; Manage the facility, physical resources, information and communication related to courts; Implement the departmental policies at the courts; Compile and analyze court statistics to show performance and trends; Support case flow management at the court; Compile annual performance and statutory reports to the relevant users; Develop and implement customer service improvement strategies; Lead and manage the transformation of the office; Manage the projects intended to improve court management; Manage the communication and relations with the internal and external stake holders; Manage service level agreement.

ENQUIRIES: KWAZULU – NATAL: Mr J.N. Mdaka  031 372 3000
FREE STATE: Ms. N Dywili at  (051) 407 1800.

NOTE: Separate applications must be made quoting the relevant reference

APPLICATIONS: KWAZULU – NATAL: 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: FREE STATE: Please direct your application to: The Regional Head, Private Bag X20578, BLOEMFONTEIN, 9300. OR Physical address: 53 Colonial Building, Charlotte Maxeke Street, BLOEMFONTEIN, 9301

CLUSTER MANAGER: COURT INTERPRETING (2 POSTS)
REFERENCE: 16/15/KZN
CENTRE: MAGISTRATE’S COURT, DURBAN
REFERENCE: 16/16/KZN
CENTRE: MAGISTRATE’S COURT, EMLAZI

SALARY: R289 761 – R341 313 per annum. The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: NQF level 4/ Grade 12 and National Diploma in Legal Interpreting at NQF level 5 or any other relevant tertiary qualification at NQF level 5; Proficiency in English and two or more indigenous languages Six years’ practical experience as a Court Interpreter with minimum three years supervisory experience; A valid 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 development of Courts Interpreters. Manage orientation of new supervisors, evaluate annual training reports. Conduct Court visit and manage language proficiency assessment during recruitment process.

ENQUIRIES: Mr J.N. Mdaka  (031) 372 3000

NOTE: Separate applications must be made quoting the relevant reference

APPLICATIONS: Quote the relevant reference number, direct your application to: the Regional Head, Private Bag X54372, Durban, 4000 or physical address: Recruitment, First Floor, 2 Devonshire Place, Durban

ASSISTANT STATE ATTORNEY, (LP3-LP4) (2 POSTS)
REFERENCE: 16/03/SA
CENTRE: STATE ATTORNEY: THOHOYANDOU

SALARY: R229 773 – R657 924. (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 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 following Courts: Magistrates Courts, High Court, Labour Court, Constitutional Court, Land Claims Court and CCMA; Provide conveyancing and notarial services; Draft legal documents and conduct legal research; Furnish legal advice and opinion; Deal with all forms of arbitration, including inter-departmental arbitrations and debt collection; Attend to liquidation, insolvency queries, register trust and companies.

NOTE: A current certificate of good standing from the relevant law Society must accompany the application.

ENQUIRIES: Mr E. Seerane  (012) 315 1780

NOTE: People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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.

LEGAL ADMINISTRATION OFFICER (MR3 – MR5) (2 POSTS)
REFERENCE: 16/20/KZN
CENTRE: REGIONAL OFFICE, DURBAN

SALARY: R195 945 – R708 765 per annum. (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; At least 2 years post graduate legal experience; A sound knowledge of the South African Legal system; An understanding of the principles of Batho Pele, Victim’s Charter and Restorative Justice; A valid driver’s licence; Knowledge on the implementation of legislation affecting vulnerable groups; Proficiency in isiZulu will be an added advantage.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Computer literacy, including the ability to prepare Power-point presentations and use Excel; Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written); Ability to do Presentations, public education and training; Good inter-personal and inter-cultural relations and ability to liaise with senior officials; Problem solving skills; Ability to analyze statistics; Time management skills; Accuracy and attention to detail.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Identify training needs of officials dealing with Vulnerable Groups at the courts; Manage the implementation of various pieces of legislation aimed at protecting the rights of vulnerable groups; Conduct outreach events on various pieces of legislation; Ensure that the strategic responsibilities in respect of Small Claims Courts, Equality Courts and Restorative Justice are met; Ensure the implementation of Victim’s Charter in the Province; Respond to petitions, representations and complaints from civil society and other Government Departments.

ENQUIRIES: Mr J.N. Mdaka  (031) 372 3000

APPLICATIONS: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: the Regional Head, Private Bag X54372, Durban, 4000 or physical address: Recruitment, First Floor, 2 Devonshire Place, Durban

REGISTRAR (MR-2 - MR-5) (3 POSTS)
REFERENCE: 16/17/KZN, CENTRE: MAGISTRATE COURT, DURBAN
REFERENCE: 16/18/KZN, CENTRE: MAGISTRATE COURT NEWCASTLE
REFERENCE: 16/19/KZN, CENTRE: MAGISTRATE COURT, VRYHEID

SALARY: R175 765 – R708 765 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 recognised legal qualification; At least 1 year appropriate post qualification legal experience; A valid driver’s licence.

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, mediation, customer relations, self-management and stress management skills.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Co-ordinate Case Flow Management support services to the judiciary; Issue all processes that initiate court proceedings; Process and grant judgments by default as required by the Magistrates Court Act, 1944 at the court where stationed; Issue, keep, check and analyse court statistics; Issue court orders; Manage the civil and criminal Sections, 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 judiciary and Court Manager; Manage court information relating to civil and criminal sections including the keeping of statistics and the submission of returns to the Court Manager 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 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; Write and respond to correspondence; Provide practical training and assistance to the clerks of court in the lower courts; Perform other administration functions as required by the Court Manager.

ENQUIRIES: Mr J.N. Mdaka  (031) 372 3000

NOTE: Separate applications must be made quoting the relevant reference

APPLICATIONS: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: The Regional Head, Private Bag X54372, Durban, 4000 or Physical address: Recruitment Section, First Floor Reception, 2 Devonshire Place, Durban

MAINTENANCE OFFICER (MR2 – MR 5) (2 POSTS)
REFERENCE: 16/21/KZN
CENTRE: MAGISTRATE COURT, DURBAN

SALARY: R175 509 – R708 765 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 year recognised legal qualification; At least 1 year appropriate post qualification legal experience; Extensive knowledge of the maintenance system and family law matters; A valid driver’s licence; Knowledge of the Maintenance Act (Act 99 of 1998).

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Computer literacy (MS Office); Numeracy Skills; Excellent communication skills (verbal and written); Ability to: Work with the public in a professional and empathetic manner; Develop a thorough understanding of all services and procedures in the area of maintenance and other areas of family law; Explain legal terminology and processes in simple language; Manage time effectively and develop good facilitation skills; Think and write clearly; Think innovatively and work under pressure; Assist the court in conducting maintenance enquiries; Facilitate communication between people with maintenance disputes.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Perform the powers, duties or functions of a Maintenance Officer in terms of the Maintenance Act; Obtain financial information for the purposes of maintenance enquiries; Guide Maintenance Investigators in the performance of their functions; Appear in the Maintenance Court and conduct proceedings in terms of the Maintenance Act; Implement Bench orders; Any other administrative functions as required from time to time.

ENQUIRIES: Mr J.N. Mdaka  (031) 372 3000

Applications: Quote the relevant reference number, direct your application to: The Regional Head, Private Bag X54372, Durban, 4000 or physical address: Recruitment, First Floor, 2 Devonshire Place, Durban

CLOSING DATE IS 15 FEBRUARY 2016


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.