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New Vacancies/Posts

Published: 18 Aug 2014 / Closing Date: 08 Sep 2014

DEPUTY DIRECTOR: AREA COURT MANAGER; (3 POSTS) (RE-ADVERT) (Applicant who previously applied are encouraged to re-apply)
REFERENCE: 2014/154/GP; CENTRE: MAGISTRATE GERMISTON
REFERENCE: 2014/113/GP; CENTRE: PRETORIA CLUSTER
REFERENCE: 2014/155/GP; CENTRE: THE LABOUR COURT AND LABOUR APPEAL COURT, JOHANNESBURG
: (Applicant should have an understanding of the functioning of Labour Court and the Court environment)

PACKAGE: R532 278.00 – R627 000.00 per annum (All inclusive). The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: A three year tertiary qualification (Degree) in Administration or equivalent qualification and/or National Diploma in Service Management (NQF Level 5) plus module on Case Flow Management; 6-year’s relevant experience of which three (3) years should be at managerial level; A valid driver’s licence ; Knowledge and experience of financial management, PFMA, office and district administration, a thorough understanding of the Department’s various branches and a four (4) year legal qualification will serve as an added advantage.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Computer literacy (MS Office, Excel, PowerPoint); Excellent communication skills (written and verbal); Strong leadership skills; Strategic capabilities; Problem solving skills; Data Analysis Skills; Ability to work under pressure and travel; Good Interpersonal skills.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Co-ordinate and manage financial and human resources of offices within the Springbok cluster; Ensure sound strategic and business planning processes; Manage the facilities, physical resources, information and communication related to courts within the cluster; Implement the Departmental policies in courts within the cluster; 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 improvement strategies; Facilitate strategic projects intended to improve court management; Communicate and relate with internal and external stakeholders; Leadership and management of the transformation of the office.

NOTE: People with disabilities are encouraged to apply

ENQUIRIES: Mr T Modise & Ms. J Mokoena  (011) 332 9000

APPLICATIONS: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: Postal address: The Director-General: Justice and Constitutional Development, Private Bag X6, Johannesburg, 2000.OR Physical address: 7th floor; Regional Office – Gauteng; Department of Justice and Constitutional Development; Schreiner Chambers, Corner Pritchard and Kruis Street.


SENIOR ASSISTANT STATE ATTORNEY LP5 - LP6 (3POSTS)
REFERENCE: 14/231/SA THOHOYANDOU (1)
REFERENCE: 14/230/SA MAHIKENG (2)
CENTRE: STATE ATTORNEY: THOHOYANDOU (1) AND MAHIKENG (2)

SALARY: R367 047 – R865 968 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 years recognized legal qualification; Admission as an Attorney; The right of appearance in the High Court of South Africa; At least 4 years experience as a practicing attorney; A valid driver’s license.

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

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Represent the State in Litigation and Appeal in the High Court, Magistrates Court, Labour Court, Land Claims, CCMA, Tax and Tax tribunals; Furnish legal advice and opinions; Give effect to the Departments strategic plans, policies and prescripts; Provide supervision and training to other professional staff; Maintain all records of work performed and provide statistics required.

ENQUIRIES: Mr. Bheki. Sibiya  012 357 8650

NOTE: Seperate application must be made for centre

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.


COURT MANAGER (2 POSTS)
REFERENCE: 115/14/WC; CENTRE: WESTERN CAPE HIGH COURT, CAPE TOWN (1)
REFERENCE: 132/14/WC; CENTRE: MAGISTRATE OFFICE, BELLVILLE (1)

SALARY: R270 804 – R318 984 per annum. (The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement)

REQUIREMENTS: A three (3) year Bachelor’s Degree in Administration (NQF Level 6)
/ National Diploma Service Management (NQF Level 5) plus the module on Case Flow Management or relevant and equivalent tertiary qualification; At least 3 years’ managerial or supervisory experience; A valid driver’s license; Short listed candidates may be subject to competency assessment test. 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; Implement the department 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; Lead and manage the transformation of the office.

NOTE: Separate application must be made for each centre

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

APPLICATIONS: 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

FOR ATTENTION: Mr N Luddy


OFFICE MANAGER
REFERENCE: 14/225/MAS
CENTRE: MASTER OF THE SOUTH GAUTENG HIGH COURT: JOHANNESBURG

SALARY: R270 804 – R318 984 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; 3 years experience in administration of which 1 year should be at supervisory level; Knowledge of Public Service Regulations, Public Finance Management Act (PFMA), Employment Equity Act, Skills Development Act and the Labour Relations Act; 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 code EB driver’s license.

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

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Prepare all financial reports prescribed and required by management in accordance with general accepted administration practice; Perform office administrative functions; Direct and manage projects, implement amended computer or other systems and processes aimed at improving the masters office; Monitor compliance with service level agreements; 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.


CLUSTER MANAGER: COURT INTERPRETING (1 POST)
REFERENCE NO: 2014/156/GP
CENTRE: GERMISTON CLUSTER

SALARY: R 270 804. 00 – R318 984.00 per annum. The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: NQF level 4/Grade 12 and relevant tertiary education at NQF 6 or equivalent qualification, Proficiency in three or more indigenous languages and English, 6 years experience in interpreting of which 3 years at supervisory level, Driver’s license will be an added advantage.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Communications skills, Listening skills; Interpersonal skills, Time management; Computer literacy; Analytical thinking; Problem solving; Planning and Organizing; Confidentiality; Ability to work under pressure.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Manage the legal interpreting and language services stakeholder relations in the cluster; Develop the legal interpreting and language services business plan for the Cluster; Manage both human and nonhuman resources of legal interpreting and language services in the Cluster; Manage special projects of legal interpreting and language services in cluster; Co-ordinate the interpreting and language services activities in the Cluster; Manage training and developing court Interpreters; Manage operational efficiency of language services in the Cluster; Manage compliance of the code of conduct.

ENQUIRIES: Ms J Mokoena  (011) 332 9000

APPLICATIONS: Private Bag X6, Johannesburg, 2000 • 7th Floor Schreiner Chambers,
Corner Pritchard and Kruis Street, JOHANNESBURG


ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: AUXILIARY SERVICES
REFERENCE: NR 138/14/WC
CENTRE: MAGISTRATE OFFICES; OUDTSHOORN

SALARY: R 270 804. 00 – R318 984.00 per annum. The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: A financial Degree or relevant three year National Diploma or 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; 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

FOR ATTENTION: Mr N Luddy


ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SERVICES
REFERENCE: 14/237/SLA
CENTRE: OFFICE OF THE CHIEF STATE LAW ADVISOR: CAPE TOWN

SALARY: R270 804 – R318 984 per annum. The successful candidates will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: A Degree/ National Diploma in Library and Information Science; 3 years experience in a legal/ law library; Knowledge and experience in electronic information resources and online retrievals skills; Knowledge of Resource Management, Public Service Act and Public Finance Management Act will serve as a recommendation.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Effective communication skills (verbal and written); Strategic planning; Computer Literacy e.g. Microsoft Office and Internet; Ability to work under pressure; Interpersonal skills; Leadership and management skills; Conflict and knowledge management skills; Analytical thinking skills.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Develop and maintain a library and information management system; Monitor the selection and acquisition of library material; Facilitate bibliography description; Co-ordinate the marketing of the library services; Facilitate the provision of reference and information services; Perform administrative and supervisory functions.

NOTE: People with disabilities are encouraged to apply

ENQUIRIES: Ms P. Leshilo  012 357 8240

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 DIRECTOR: EVENT, EXHIBITIONS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS
REFERENCE: 14/235/PEC
CENTRE: NATIONAL OFFICE: PRETORIA

SALARY: R270 804 – R318 984 per annum. The successful candidates will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: A three year degree/ National Diploma in Public Relations or Communication or equivalent qualification; 3 years experience in a communication environment; Sound knowledge of the GCIS corporate identity guidelines for government; A valid driver’s license.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Good interpersonal relations; Excellent communication skills (written and verbal); Computer literacy; Project management skills; Creative and analytical; Ability to work independently and under pressure; Willingness to travel and work flexible hours.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Identify suitable platforms in which the Department can market its services and products; Manage and coordinate all Departmental exhibitions; Manage the corporate image of the Department during events; Assist in preparation, coordination of events and procurement; Provide effective people management.

NOTE: People with disability are encouraged to apply

ENQUIRIES: Mr M Motsieloa  (012) 315-1351

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.


LAW RESEARCHERS (4 POSTS)
REFERENCE: 14/88/FS; CENTRE: SUPREME COURT OF APPEAL, BLOEMFONTEIN (3 POSTS)
REFERENCE: 2014/FTC/GP; CENTRE: LABOUR COURT; DURBAN (1 POST) (12 MONTHS CONTRACT APPOINTMENT)

SALARY: R270 804 – R318 984 per annum. The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.
SALARY (CONTRACT POST): R270 804 + 37% (in lieu of benefits) = R371 001 per annum. The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement
REQUIREMENTS: LLB degree and experience in legal environment. Three (3) years relevant experience.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Computer literacy and familiarity with legal computer data bases; ability to read, write and speak fluent English; report writing and research and analytical skills; planning and organizing ability; ability to integrate knowledge from diverse sources and ability to work under pressure.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Provide professional legal research assistance to the court. Conduct legal research as required by the judges of the court and write memoranda on points of law. Monitor and bring to the attention of judges new legal developments. Check judgments for style, language and accuracy.

NOTE: Separate application must be made for each centre

ENQUIRIES: FREE STATE: Ms. M.A Luthuli at  (051) 407 1800.
GAUTENG: Mr T Modise at  (011) 332 9000

APPLICATIONS: Please direct your application to: The Regional Head, Private BagX20578, Bloemfontein, 9300, or hand delivers at 53 colonial Building, Charlotte Maxeke Street, Bloemfontein, 9300.


ASSISTANT STATE ATTORNEY (5 POSTS)
REFERENCE: 14/232/SA BLOEMFONTEIN (1)
REFERENCE: 14/236/SA POLOKWANE (4)
CENTRE: STATE ATTORNEY: BLOEMFONTEIN (1) AND POLKWANE (4)

SALARY: R214 740 – R614 883. (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; Right of appearance in the High Court will be an added advantage; A valid driver’s license.

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, CCMA; Draft and/or settle all types of agreements on behalf of the various clients; Furnish legal advice and opinion; Deal with all forms of arbitration, including inter-departmental arbitrations and debt collection.

NOTE: Separate applications must be made for each center and quoting the relevant reference number

NOTE: People with disabilities are encouraged to apply

ENQUIRIES: Mr. B Sibiya  (012) 357 8650

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 (MR-2 TO MR-3); (CONTRACT APPOINTMENT) (Contract ending 31 March 2015)
REFERENCE: 14/82/FS
CENTRE: REGIONAL OFFICE, BLOEMFONTEIN

SALARY: R164 028 – R209 388 per annum. (Salary will be in accordance with determination). The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement

REQUIREMENTS: LLB degree or 4-year recognized legal qualification; At least 1 year appropriate post qualification 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 license; Knowledge on the implementation of Maintenance Act, Domestic Violence Act, Children’s Act, Small Claims Court Act, Sexual Offences Act, Child Justice Act, Protection from Harassment Act, Equality Legislation 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; Inter-personal relations and ability to liaise with senior officials; Problem solving skills; Ability to analyze statistics; Report writing skills; Time management skills; Accuracy and attention to detail.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Identify training needs dealing with Vulnerable Groups at the courts; Responsible for special projects on Gender, Persons with disabilities and the Elderly; Represent the Regional Office on Inter-Departmental Committees; 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: Ms N Dywili  (051) 407 1800

APPLICATIONS: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: The Regional Head, Private Bag X 20578; Bloemfontein, 9300 or hand delivered at 53 Colonial Building, Charlotte Maxeke Street, Bloemfontein 9300

CLOSING DATE FOR ALL POSTS IS 08 SEPTEMBER 2014

Published: 08 Aug 2014 / Closing Date: 01 Sep 2014

STATE LAW ADVISER LP7- LP8
REFERENCE: 14/222/SLA
CENTRE: OFFICE OF THE CHIEF STATE LAW ADVISER: CAPE TOWN

PACKAGE: R554 025 – R919 116 per annum. (Salary will be in accordance with OSD determination).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.

NOTE: People with disabilities are encouraged to apply

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.


DEPUTY DIRECTOR: AREA COURT MANAGER
REFERENCE: 2014/65/MP
CENTRE: MAGISTRATE OFFICE, MIDDELBURG

PACKAGE: R532 278 – R627 0000 per annum. (All inclusive remuneration package). The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: An appropriate three year Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent qualification; At least three years management experience; A valid driver’s license.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Computer literacy (MS Office); Excellent communication skills (written and verbal); Strong leadership skills; Strategic capabilities; The following will serve as recommendations: Knowledge and experience in office and district administration; Knowledge of the Financial Management Act (PFMA).

KEY PERFORMANCE: The successful candidate will be expected to: Co-ordinate and manage financial and human resources of offices; Strategic and business planning processes; The facility of physical resources, information and communication related to courts; Implement the Departmental policies in 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 improvement strategies; Facilitate strategic projects intended to improve court management; Communicate and relate with internal and external stakeholders; Leadership and management of the transformation of the office.

ENQUIRIES: Mr SE Mashele  (013) 753 9300/08

APPLICATIONS: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application Postal address: The Regional Head: Justice and Constitutional Development, Private Bag X11249, Nelspruit, 1200 OR hand deliver at Nedbank Centre Building, 24 Brown Streets, 4th floor, Nelspruit, 1200.


STATE LAW ADVISER LP7 - LP8
REFERENCE: 14/223/LD
CENTRE: OFFICE OF THE LEGISLATIVE DEVELOPMENT: CAPE TOWN

PACKAGE: R554 025 – R919 116. (Salary will be in accordance with OSD determination). 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 legal advisory experience; Admission as an Advocate or Attorney; A valid driver’s license.

RECOMMENDATION: Exposure to project management; Experience in Constitutional Law and Administrative Law; Knowledge of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) 1999.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Legal Research and drafting skills; Advanced research skills; Problem solving and decision making skills; Litigation skills; Communication skills (written and verbal); Computer literacy; Policy formulation skills; Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Investigate, evaluate and draft new and amending primary and subordinate legislation which has a bearing on the line functions of the Department; Assist and advise Parliamentary Committees in the promotion of legislation; Conduct legal research, draft memoranda, reports and government notices; Consult and engage with research institutions, government and external bodies; Comment of draft legislation prepared by other Departments; Represent the Department at meetings, workshops and interdepartmental task teams; Perform other administrative duties.

NOTE: People with disabilities are encouraged to apply

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 Momentum Building, 329 Pretorius Street, Pretoria.


SENIOR ASSISTANT STATE ATTORNEY LP5 - LP6
REFERENCE: 14/217/SA
CENTRE: STATE ATTORNEY: PORT ELIZABETH

SALARY: R367 047 – R865 698 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 years recognized legal qualification; Admission as an Attorney; The right of appearance in the High Court of South Africa; At least 4 years appropriate post qualification legal/litigation experience; A valid driver’s license.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Computer literacy; Communication skills; Ability to motivate and direct people; Legal research and drafting; Case flow management; Problem solving and conflict management; Accuracy and attention to detail.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Represent the State in Litigation and Appeal in the High Court, Magistrates Court, Labour Court, Supreme Court of Appeals Constitutional Court, CCMA, Tax and Tax Tribunals; Furnish legal advice and opinions; Maintain all records of work performed and provide statistics required; Provide supervision and training to other professional staff; Give effect to the Departments strategic plans, policies and prescripts; Draft legal document and conduct legal research.

NOTE: People with disabilities are encouraged to apply

ENQUIRIES: Mr. Bheki Sibiya (012) 357 8650

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.


MANAGER: COURT INTERPRETING (ASSISTANT DIRECTOR)
REFERENCE: 133/14EC
CENTRE: ZWELITSHA AREA

SALARY: R270 804 – R318 984 per annum. The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: A relevant tertiary education at NQF level 6 / National Diploma: Interpreting; Proficiency in three or more indigenous languages and English; Six years’ experience in interpreting of which 3 years to be at supervisory level, A valid driver’s license will be advantage.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Communication skills, Listening skills; Interpersonal skills, Time management; Computer literacy; Analytical thinking; Problem solving; Planning and Organizing; Confidentiality; Ability to work under pressure.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Manage legal interpreting and language services and stakeholder relations in the cluster; Develop and manage the business plan for 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 service activities in the cluster, Manage the training and development of Interpreters in the cluster;

ENQUIRIES: Mrs. Pretorius ( (043) 702 7000

APPLICATIONS: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: The Regional Head, Private Bag X9065, East London, 5200.


ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
REFERENCE: 154/14EC
CENTRE: MAGISTRATE, GRAHAMSTOWN

SALARY: R 270 804 - R318 984 per annum. The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: A three-year applicable Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent qualification; At least three years’ managerial or supervisory experience; A valid driver’s license;

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Exceptional computer skills linked to budget execution and reporting; Strategic capabilities; Interpersonal relations; Computer literacy; Good Communication (verbal & written).

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Manage finance within Vote Account including Third Party Funds; Oversee Human resources Management funtins; Manage facilities, asset and records of the magistrate office

ENQUIRIES: Mrs. L Pretorius  (043) 7027129

APPLICATIONS: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: The Regional Head, Private Bag X9065, East London, 5200.


COURT MANAGER
REFERENCE: 134/14EC
CENTRE: MAGISTRATE COURT: MOUNT FLETCHER


SALARY: R270 804 – R318 984 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; Short listed candidates may be subjected to competency assessment test.

ENQUIRIES: Mrs. Pretorius  (043) 702 7000

APPLICATIONS: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: The Regional Head, Private Bag X9065, East London, 5200.


ASSISTANT STATE ATTORNEY (LP3-LP4) 02 POSTS
REFERENCE: 14/216/SA
CENTRE: STATE ATTORNEY: PORT ELIZABETH

SALARY: R214 740 – R 383 826 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; Admission as an Attorney; At least 2 years appropriate post legal/litigation experience; A valid driver’s license.

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, CCMA; Draft legal documents and conduct legal research; Furnish legal advice and opinion; Deal with all forms of arbitration, including inter-departmental arbitrations.

NOTE: People with disabilities are encouraged to apply

ENQUIRIES: Ms. Nombongo Joseph  (012) 357 8646

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: 14/211/CLO
CENTRE: NATIONAL OFFICE, PRETORIA

SALARY: R183 126 – R662 397 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 4 year recognized legal qualification; At least 2 years appropriate post qualification legal experience; Knowledge of South African Legal system, and legal practices with specific reference to civil litigation; Knowledge of criminal procedures and practice; Ability to conduct legal research; Experience in providing legal support in civil matters for and against the Department; Knowledge and experience in office administration; A valid driver’s license.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Legal research and drafting; Dispute resolution; Case flow management; the ability to support the Department’s process of legal advice; Computer literacy; Planning and decision-making skills; Communication (verbal and written) skills; interpersonal relations; Innovative and Analytical thinking.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Perform legal administrative duties of civil litigation matters in the Constitutional Court, Supreme Court of Appeal, High Courts; Equality Courts and Magistrate’s Courts; Advise the Minister, Director – General and Chief Litigation Officer on all litigation matters affecting the Department; Represent the Department, its functionaries during consultations and liaise with and Instruct the State Attorney with regard to civil matters; Draft legal papers; Manage and deal with Departmental losses, transport claims, debt recovery for and on behalf of the Department; Inform the Minister, Deputy Minister, NPA, Director – General and other role players on measures taken to deal with matters on their behalf; Handle ad hoc tasks in line with instructions.

NOTE: People with disabilities are encouraged to apply

ENQUIRIES: Ms N Joseph (012) 357 6846

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


SOCIAL WORKER/FAMILY COUNSELLOR (GRADE 1-4) (2 POSTS)
REFERENCE: 2014/67/MP; CENTRE: FAMILY ADVOCATE: NELSPRUIT (1)
REFERENCE: 153/14EC; CENTRE: FAMILY ADVOCATE: GRAAFF-REINET (1)

SALARY: R183 495 – R417 918 per annum. (Salary will be in accordance with the OSD determination in terms of experience). The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s 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; Experience in Forensic Social Work or Court Work will be an added advantage; Knowledge and application of Family Law, including Mediation in certain Divorce Matters Act, Maintenance Act and Domestic Violence Act; 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 inquiries to ascertain the best interest of the minor children involved by means of mediation and /or evaluation as per relevant legislation, Evaluate information and compile forensic court reports; Act as expert witness for the Family Advocate in Court; Ensure proper case flow administration.

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.

NOTE: Males and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply and separate application must be made for each center.

ENQUIRIES: NELSPRUIT: Adv RB Mkhize (013) 7522 755
EASTERN CAPE: Mrs. Pretorius  (043) 702 7000

APPLICATIONS: NELSPRUIT: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: The Regional Head, Private Bag X9065, East London, 5200 and.

APPLICATIONS: EASTERN CAPE: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: The Regional Head, Private Bag X11249, Nelspruit, 1200 OR Physical address: 24 Brown Street, Nedbank Centre, 4th floor Nelspruit.


REGISTRAR – (MR-1 – MR-5) REGIONAL COURT DIVISION, EASTERN CAPE
REFERENCE: 155/14EC
CENTRE: MAGISTRATE, PORT ELIZABETH (RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL CENTRES IN EASTERN CAPE REGIONAL COURT DIVISION)

SALARY: R141 339 – R662 397 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.

NOTE: Applicants must attach service certificates for the determination for the salary with the application. The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: An LLB degree or equivalent qualification; Code B driving license (Successful candidate will travel extensively in the Eastern Cape Province)

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 to the Regional Court President and Regional Magistrates; 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 analyze court statistics; Issue court orders; Manage both the Criminal and Civil Sections, including divorce matters; Assist the public with court procedures; Process reviews and appeals; Implement rules, procedures and practices and costs periodically in co-operation with the Regional Court President, Court Manager and Judiciary; Manage court information relating to criminal, civil and divorce cases, including the keeping of statistics and the submission of returns to the Head of Court and the Department; 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; Handle correspondence; Provide practical training and assistance to the clerks of court in the lower court

ENQUIRIES: Mrs. L Pretorius  (043) 7027129

APPLICATIONS: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: The Regional Head, Private Bag X9065, East London, 5200.


MAINTENANCE OFFICER (MR-1 – MR-5)
REFERENCE NR: 52/14/NC (CONTRACT POST ENDING 31 MARCH 2015)
CENTRE: MAGISTRATE OFFICE CALVINIA

SALARY: R141 339.00 – R662 397.00 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: LLB or four year recognized legal qualification: Extensive knowledge of the maintenance system; Understanding of all services and procedures in the area of maintenance and other areas of family law; A valid code EB driver’s license;

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Computer literacy (MS Office); Excellent Communication skills (written and verbal); Numeric skills; Communications skills; Facilitation skills; Ability to: Work with public in a professional and empathetic manner; Explain legal terminology and processes in simple language; Manage time effectively and develop good facilitation skills; Think innovatively and work in pressurized environment;

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Perform 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.

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.

CLOSING DATE FOR ALL POSTS IS 01 SEPTEMBER 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 drivers 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.

 

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