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Directorate: Legal Services

SALARY : R473 820 – R1 140 828 per annum (MR6)

CENTRE : Pietermaritzburg

REQUIREMENTS : The ideal candidate must be in possession of a Bachelor’s Degree or NQF level 7 qualification as recognised by SAQA in Law coupled with 8 years’ appropriate post qualification legal experience in the criminal and civil courts, law of evidence, legislative drafting and knowledge of labour law. Essential Knowledge, Skills And Competencies Required: The successful candidate must have: Knowledge of English Language and legal terminology, Wide knowledge of legal subjects and fields, for example the law of contracts and delict, Knowledge of Resolution 1 of 2003, Knowledge of internet research ability, Knowledge of legislative drafting, Analytical ability to grasp context of problem skills, Ability to observe human behaviour to discern between truthfulness and lies, Drafting, training and presentation skills, Interpretation of statutes skills, Management skills, Good communication skills (verbal, written & negotiating), Computer literacy in MS Office with the ability to conduct research, A valid code 8 driver’s licence.

DUTIES : The successful candidate will be required to render legal support services to the Department with emphasis on Traditional Affairs matters, with the following key responsibilities:- Render legal advisory services, Render legal drafting services, Render dispute resolution services, Render legal administrative services.

ENQUIRIES : Mr S Zondi at Tel No: (033) 395 2942


CLOSING DATE: 10 July 2020 (Applications received after this date will not be accepted).

NOTE: Applications must be submitted on the Application for Employment Form (Z83) available from any Public Service Department and should be accompanied by a comprehensive CV together with originally certified copies of qualifications, driver’s license and ID. Applicants who possess a qualification which was obtained from a non-South African University must produce SAQA evaluations when submitting their applications. Failure to comply with any instruction will disqualify applicants. Appointment is subject to a positive outcome obtained from the NIA on the following checks (Security Clearance, Qualification verification, criminal records, credit records and previous employment). Faxed or late applications will not be accepted. Should applicants not receive any response from the Department within three months of the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. 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 by the Department. Following the interview and the technical exercise, the selection committee will recommend the candidates to attend a generic management competency assessment (in compliance with the DPSA Directive on the implementation of competency based assessments). The competency assessment tests generic management competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS competency assessment tools. The following posts are being re-advertised: Director: Disaster Management; Civil Engineer: Water (2 Posts), Civil Engineer: Mechanical/ Civil (2 posts), Deputy Director: Prosecutions and Senior Legal Administration Officer. All applicants who applied previously need to re-apply if they wish their applications to be considered.


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