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Vacant Offices of the Sheriffs
Suitably qualified fit and proper persons are invited to apply for the Vacant Offices of the Sheriffs in the High and Lower Courts in the Free State, Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West & Northern Cape.
Closing Date: 13 February 2023

Youth Development Programme 2023/2024
The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (DOJ&CD) invite all the unemployed youth to apply for SASSETA Graduates Programme to gain workplace experience. The DOJ&CD is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Candidates with disability are encouraged to apply.
Closing Date: 13 February 2023

New Vacancies/Posts

Published: 27 Jan 2023/ Received for Publishing: 27 Jan 2023/ Closing Date: 13 Feb 2023

STATE LAW ADVISOR: LP7-LP8 (2 POSTS)
REF NO: 23/03/LD
CENTRE: NATIONAL OFFICE: PRETORIA

SALARY: R797 901 – R1 323 702 (Salary will be in accordance with OSD determination).The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: An appropriate LLB Degree or recognized 4 year legal qualification; At least 5 years appropriate post qualification litigation / advisory experience; Admission as an Attorney or Advocate; Knowledge of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA); Experience in Constitutional Law and Administrative Law; A valid driver’s license.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Legal research and drafting; Problem solving and decision making skills; Analytical thinking; Communication skills (written and verbal); Project management skills; Computer literacy; Policy analysis skills; Ability to work under pressure and independently.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Investigate, evaluate and draft new and amend primary and subordinate legislation which has a bearing on the line functions of the Department; Conduct Socio Economic Impact Assessments on primary and subordinate legislation which has a bearing on the line functions of the Department; Assist and advice Parliament Committees in the promotion of legislation; Conduct legal research, draft memoranda, reports and government notices; Evaluate and give inputs on draft legislation prepared by other Departments; Perform other duties allocated by supervisor.

NOTE: People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

ENQUIRIES: Ms. P.Leshilo Tel No (012) 357 8240

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

SENIOR ASSISTANT STATE ATTONEY: (LP5-LP6)
REF NO: 22/106/FS
CENTRE: STATE ATTORNEY:BLOEMFONTEIN

SALARY: R533 631 - R1 247 166 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 four (4) years appropriate post qualification legal/litigation experience; Right of appearance in the High Court of South Africa; A thorough knowledge of legal practice, office management, accounting system and trust accounts; Knowledge of the government prescripts and transformation objective as well as the Consitution of South Africa; Conveyancing experience will be an added advantage; A valid driver’s licence.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Computer literacy; Legal research and drafting; Dispute resolution; Case Flow Management; Accuracy and attention to details; Communication skills (written and verbal)

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Represent the State in Litigation and Appeals in the High Court, Magistrate’s Court, Labour Courts, Land Claim Court and CCMA, Draft and /or settle all types of agreements on behalf of the various clients; Furnish legal advice and opinions; Deal with all forms of arbitration, including inter-departmental arbitration and debt collection; Register trust and debt collection; Provide supervision and training to other professional staff.

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

ENQUIRIES: Ms NM Dywili Tel No (051) 407 1800

APPLICATIONS: Please direct your applications to: The Diretor:HR, Private Bag X20578, BLOEMFONTEIN, 9300 or hand deliver to Physical Address 53 Colonial Building, Charlotte Maxeke Street, BLOEMFONTEIN, 9301.

COURT MANAGER: (2 POSTS)
REF NO: 04/2023/WC
CENTRE: MAGISTRATE OFFICE, WYNBERG
REF NO: 23/04/FS
CENTRE: MAGISTRATE OFFICE BETHLEHEM

SALARY: R491 403 – R578 841 per annum. The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement

REQUIREMENTS: An undergraduate National Diploma/Degree qualification (NQF level 6) as recognized by SAQA in Public Administration /Management/Law/Legal studies or field of study or equivalent legal qualification. A minimum of 3 years’ experience in court management environment with a minimum of 2 years as a supervisor or team leader; Knowledge and experience in office and district administration; Knowledge of the Public Financial Management Act (PFMA); Experience in managing Trust (Third Party Funds) and Vote Accounts; A valid driver’s license.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Applied strategic thinking; Applying technology; Budgeting and financial management; Communication and information management; Continuous improvement; Citizen focus and responsiveness; Developing others; Diversity management; Impact and influence; Planning and organizing; Problem solving; Project management.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Coordinate and manage the financial, human resource, risk and security in the court; Manage the strategic and business planning processes; Manage the facility, physical resources, information and communication related to courts; Lead and manage the transformation of the office; 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 improvements; Manage service level agreements.

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

ENQUIRIES: CAPE TOWN: Ms N Bekwa Tel No (021) 462 5471
ENQUIRIES: BLOEMFONTEIN: Ms. N Dywili Tel No (051) 407 1800.

APPLICATIONS: CAPE TOWN: Please forward your application to: Provincial Head: Private Bag X 9171, CAPE TOWN 8000 or physical address: 8 Riebeeck Street, 5th Floor Norton Rose House, CAPE TOWN.
FOR ATTENTION: CAPE TOWN: Ms L Keyster

APPLICATIONS: BLOEMFONTEIN: Please direct your applications to: The Director HR, Private Bag X20578, BLOEMFONTEIN, 9300 or hand deliver to Physical Address: 53 Colonial Building, Charlotte Maxeke Street, BLOEMFONTEIN, 9301

OFFICE MANAGER
REF NO: 23/VA08/NW
CENTRE: MASTER OF THE HIGH COURT: MAHIKENG

SALARY: R393 711 – R463 764 per annum. The successful candidates will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: A 3 years National Diploma/ Degree in Public Administration, Human Resources Management, Administration or Business Administration NQF level 6; A minimum of 3 years relevant experience in administration at supervisory level. Knowledge and understanding of the Constitution, Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) and regulatory framework/guidelines and prescripts, Procurement directives and procedures and statistics; Knowledge and understanding of DFI and Treasury Regulations; Knowledge of the departmental policies and prescripts;

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Applied strategic thinking; Budgeting and financial management; Communication and information management; Citizen focus and responsiveness; Diversity management; Impact and influence; Planning and organizing; Problem solving and decision making; Project management.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Manage finance, human resource and procurement of goods and services; Manage documents for registry support services; Undertake policy or line function tasks as required; Coordinate external strategic alliances between the office and other stakeholder, Provide effective people management.

ENQUIRIES: Ms. L. Shoai Tel No (018) 397 7088

APPLICATIONS: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: Postal Address: The Provincial Head: Department of Justice and Constitutional Development; Private Bag X2033, Mmabatho, 2735.OR Physical Address: Application Box, 22 Molopo Road, Ayob Gardens Building, Mafikeng,

CLUSTER MANAGER: COURT INTERPRETING
REF NO: 23/VA03/NW
CENTRE: RUSTENBURG MAGISTRATE COURT

SALARY: R393 711 – R463 764 per annum. The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: NQF level 4/ Grade 12; National Diploma: 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 in Interpreting of which three (3) years at supervisory level. Valid driver’s licence; Language Proficiency Setswana, Afrikaans, English, isiZulu OR isiXhosa

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

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Manage the cluster legal interpreting and language services; Develop and implement the legal interpreting and language services business plan for the cluster; Manage both human and non-human resources of legal interpreting and language services; Provide training and development of court interpreters;.

ENQUIRIES: Ms. L Shoai Tel No (018) 397 7088

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

ASSISTANT STATE ATTORNEY(LP3 – LP4): (2 POSTS)
REFNO: 23/VA02/NW
CENTRE: STATE ATTORNEY: MAHIKENG
REF NO: 22/105/FS
CENTRE: STATE ATTORNEY: BLOEMFONTEIN

SALARY: R315 153 – R885 546. (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; Admission as an Attorney; At least two years appropriate post qualification legal/ litigation experience; A valid driver’s license; Right of appearance in the High Court of South Africa; Conveyancing experience will be an added advantage;

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Legal research and drafting; Dispute Resolution; Case flow management; Computer literacy; Strategic and conceptual orientation; Communication skills (written and verbal); Creative and analytical skills; Supervisory and mentoring skills; Problem solving and conflict management.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Handle litigation and appeals in the High Courts, Magistrate’s Court, Labour Court, Land Claims Court and CCMA; Draft and/ or settle all types of agreements on behalf of the varios clients; Render legal opinion and advice; Handle all forms of inter – departmental arbitrations and debt collection; Represent the department in all matters of arbitration proceedings.

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

ENQUIRIES: MAHIKENG: Mr. E Seerane Tel No (012) 315 1780
ENQUIRIES: FREE STATE: Ms NM Dywili Tel No (051) 407 1800

NOTE: Separate application must me made quoting the relevant reference number

APPLICATIONS: MAHIKENG: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: The Provincial Head: Department of Justice and Constitutional Development Private Bag X2033, Mmabatho 2735.
OR hand deliver it at Application Box, 22 Molopo Road, Ayob Gardens, Mafikeng.

APPLICATIONS: FREE STATE: Please direct your applications to: The Diretor:HR, Private Bag X20578, BLOEMFONTEIN, 9300 or hand deliver to Physical Address 53 Colonial Building, CharlotteMaxeke Street, BLOEMFONTEIN, 9301

LEGAL ADMINISTRATION OFFICER: (MR3-MR5): LEGAL SERVICES
REF NO: 23/02/LD
CENTRE: NATIONAL OFFICE: PRETORIA

SALARY: R268 755 – R953 979 (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 and labour litigation; Experience in providing legal support in civil matters for and against the Department; Knowledge and experience in office administration; A valid driver’s licence.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Legal research and drafting; Dispute resolution; Case flow management; Computer literacy; Planning and decision-making skills; Interpersonal relations; Communication skills (written and verbal).

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 on all litigation matters affecting the Department on contract matters and SLA vetting; Liaise and instruct the State Attorney with regard to the handling of civil matters and labour matters; Draft legal papers; Manage and deal with Departmental losses, transport claims and debt recovery; Handle ad hoc tasks in line with instructions.

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

ENQUIRIES: Ms. P. Leshilo Tel No (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 Building, Pretoria, 0001.

CLOSING DATE: 13 FEB 2023

Published: 17 Jan 2023/ Received for Publishing: 17 Jan 2023/ Closing Date: 30 Jan 2023

COURT MANAGER
REF NR: 53/22/NC/PAM
CENTRE: MAGISTRATE OFFICE PAMPIERSTAD

SALARY: R491 403 – R578 841 per annum. The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: An undergraduate National Diploma/Degree qualification (NQF level 6) as recognized by SAQA in Public Administration /Management/Law/Legal studies or field of study or equivalent legal qualification. A minimum of 3 years’ experience in court management environment with a minimum of 2 years as a supervisor or team leader; Knowledge and experience in office and district administration; Knowledge of the Public Financial Management Act (PFMA); Experience in managing Trust (Third Party Funds) and Vote Accounts; A valid driver’s license.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Applied strategic thinking; Applying technology; Budgeting and financial management; Communication and information management; Continuous improvement; Citizen focus and responsiveness; Developing others; Diversity management; Impact and influence; Planning and organizing; Problem solving; Project management.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Coordinate and manage the financial, human resource, risk and security in the court; Manage the facility, physical resources, information and communication related to courts; Lead and manage the transformation of the office; 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 improvements; Manage service level agreements.

ENQUIRIES: Ms S Segopa Tel No (053) 8021300

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

OFFICE MANAGER (2 POSTS)
REF NO: 2022/71/MP: CENTRE: MASTER OF THE HIGH COURT: MIDDELBURG
REF NO: 2022/70/MP: CENTRE: MASTER OF THE HIGH COURT: MBOMBELA

SALARY: R393 711 – R463 764 per annum. The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: A 3 years National Diploma/ Degree in Public Administration, Human Resources Management, Administration or Business Administration NQF level 6; A minimum of 3 years relevant experience in administration at supervisory level. Knowledge and understanding of the Constitution, Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) and regulatory framework/guidelines and prescripts, Procurement directives and procedures and statistics; Knowledge and understanding of DFI and Treasury Regulations; Knowledge of the departmental policy and prescripts;

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Applied strategic thinking; Budgeting and financial management; Communication and information management; Continuous improvement; Citizen focus and responsiveness; Developing others; Diversity management; Impact and influence; Planning and organizing; Problem solving and decision making; Project management.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Manage procurement and Finance of goods and services; Manage documents for registry support services; Undertake policy or line function tasks as required; Coordinate external strategic alliances between the office and other stakeholder, Manage human resource services; Provide effective people management.

ENQUIRIES: Ms KN Zwane Tel No (013) 753 9367

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

APPLICATIONS: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to; Postal address: The Regional Head, Department of Justice& Constitutional Development; Private Bag X 11249; NELSPRUIT; 1200 OR 4TH Floor Nedbank Building; 24 Brown Street Nelspruit; 1200

LEGAL ADMINISTRATION OFFICER: (MR3-MR4): (RE-ADVERTISEMENT: CANDIDATES WHO PREVIOUSLY APPLIED ARE ENCOURAGED TO RE-APPLY)
REF NO: 2022/22/GP
CENTRE: REGIONAL OFFICE GAUTENG

SALARY: R268 755 - R367 785 (Salary will be in accordance with OSD determination). The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: An LLB Degree or four year recognised legal qualifications; At least 2 years’ appropriate post qualification legal experience.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Computer literacy; Excellent Communication (verbal and written); Good interpersonal and intercultural relations; Problem solving and analytical; Accuracy and attention to detail; Good filling skills; Report writing skills; Research ability; Ability to work under pressure.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Draft legal document and give legal advice to the Provincial Office and other organs of the State; Respond to petitions, representations and complaints from civil Society and other Government Departments; Liaise with relevant stakeholders and communities on the programmes around crime prevention; Prepare memoranda for appointments of Commissioners of Oath, Appraisers and Justice of Peace; Recover loss of and damage of state property; Oversee the smooth functioning of Specialized Courts in the Province i.e. Sexual Offences, Family, Equality, Community Court and Municipal Court; Facilitate Public Education and conduct community awareness campaigns on legislation administered by the Department; Co-ordinate programmes related to children in custody, awaiting trial prisoners, small claims courts ,the lay assessors system and maintenance; Act as a Departmental Gender Focal person in the Province and ensure implementation of the Victim’s Charter; Support the Courts regarding quasi-judicial functions.

ENQUIRIES: Ms V Shiburi Tel No (011) 332 9000

APPLICATIONS: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: The Regional Head, Private Bag X6, JOHANNESBURG, 2000 or 7th Floor Schreiner Chambers, Corner Pritchard and Kruis Street, JOHANNESBURG.

MAINTENANCE OFFICER (MR1 – MR3) (2 POSTS)
REF NR: 051/22/NC/ DER CENTRE: MAGISTRATE OFFICE, DE AAR
REF NR: 052/22/NC/ COL CENTRE MAGISTRATE OFFICE, COLESBURG

SALARY: R207 429 – R307 302 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 four year recognised legal qualifications; Extensive knowledge of the maintenance system; Proficiency in at least two official languages; Understanding of all services and procedures in the area of maintenance and other areas of family law; A valid driver’s license and willing to travel extensively.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Computer literacy (MS Office); Good Communication skills (written and verbal); Numerical skills; Facilitation and mediation skills; Supervisory skills; Litigation skills; Ability to work with public in a professional and empathetic manner; Explain legal terminology and processes in simple language; Time management; Ability to work under pressure.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Manage 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.

ENQUIRIES: Mr J Tope Tel No (053) 802 1300

NOTE: 1.The successful candidate for Magistrate: De Aar: (will serve: De Aar, Phillipstown, Britstown, Hanover and Richmond)
2. The successful candidate for Magistrate: Colesburg: (will serve: Colesburg and Noupoort)
3. Separate application must be made quoting the relevant reference number.

APPLICATIONS: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: Postal address: The Provincial 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: 30 JAN 2023


NOTE:  Interested applicants must submit their applications for employment to the address specified in each post. The application must include only completed and signed new Form Z83, obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the internet at www.gov.za, and a detailed Curriculum Vitae.  Certified copies of Identity Document, Senior Certificate and the highest required qualification as well as a driver’s license where necessary, will only be submitted by shortlisted candidates to HR on or before the day of the interview date. Application that do not comply with the above specifications will not be considered and will be disqualified. A SAQA evaluation report must accompany foreign qualifications.  All shortlisted candidates for SMS posts will be subjected to a technical and competency assessment.  A pre-entry certificate obtained from National School of Government (NSG) is required for all SMS applicants. Candidate will complete a financial disclosure form and also be required to undergo a security clearance. Foreigners or dual citizenship holder must provide the Police Clearance certificate from country of origin.  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 driver’s license is a requirement. 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.