DIRECTOR: LEGAL SUPPORT

  • Full Time
  • Pretoria, Gauteng, Old Building, 184 cnr Jeff Masemola and Paul Kruger Streets, PRETORIA - 120 Plein Street, Floor 1 Room 103-107, CAPE TOWN View on Map
  • Rural Development and Land Reform posted 1 month ago
  • Posted : Aug 16, 2021 -Accepting applications
  • Salary: R1,057,326.00 - R1,057,326.00 / Annual
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Job Detail

  • Offered Salary R1 057 326 per annum (Level 13), (All-inclusive package), the package includes a basic salary (70% of package), and a flexible portion that may be structured in accordance with the rules for Senior Management Services (SMS)
  • Qualifications Bachelor Degree
  • Industry Agriculture
  • Reference REF NO: 3/2/1/2021/026
  • Centre Pretoria
  • Enquiries
    Ms K Nagiah Tel No: (018) 319 7227
  • Where to submit application
    Please ensure that you email your application to: [email protected]
  • Notes
    NOTE : The requirements for appointment at Senior Management Service level include the successful completion of Senior Management Pre-entry Programme as endorsed by the National School of Government. Applicants should therefore attach proof that they have registered for the Pre-entry Certificate, which can be accessed using the following link: https://www.thensg.gov.za/training?course/sms-pre-entry-programme/. Failure to do this will result in the application being disqualified. Shortlisted candidates must provide proof of successful completion of the course. No appointment will take place without the successful completion of the pre-entry certificate and submission of proof thereof. All shortlisted candidates 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 technical exercise, the selection panel will recommend candidates to attend a generic managerial competency assessment in compliance with the Department of Public Service and Administration (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. Shortlisted candidates will be required to be available for assessments and interviews at a date and time as determined by the department. All shortlisted candidates will be subjected to personnel suitability checks and the successful candidate will have to undergo full security vetting. DALRRD may conduct reference checks which will include social media profiles of the shortlisted candidates.The successful candidate will be appointed subject to positive results of the security clearance process. The successful candidate will be required to enter into an employment contract, sign an annual performance agreement and annually disclose her or his financial interests. All applicants are required to declare any conflict or perceived conflict of interest, to disclose memberships of Boards and directorships that they may be associated with.The reference number should be featured in the subject line in the application e-mail sent to the Department. DALRRD requests applicants to apply by submitting applications on the new Z83 form obtainable from any Public Service Department or from the DPSA web site link: http://www.dpsa.gov.za/dpsa2g/vacancies.asp that should be accompanied by comprehensive CVs (previous experience must be expansively detailed) and copies of qualifications, service certificates to support senior management experience, driver’s licence and proof of registration with professional bodies were applicable, identification document and permanent residency/work permit. Only shortlisted candidates will be required to submit certified documents on or before the day of the interview following communication from Human Resource. Foreign qualifications must be accompanied by an evaluation report issued by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). It is the applicant’s responsibility to have all foreign qualifications evaluated by SAQA and to provide proof of such evaluation. As from 1 January 2021, applications received on the incorrect application form (Z83) will not be considered. All required information on Form Z83 must be provided. Failure to complete or disclose all required information will automatically disqualify the applicant. Attachments to emailed applications must be limited to 10 megabytes and be as a PDF document.The DALRRD cannot be held responsible for server delays.Failure to submit the required documents will result in your application not being considered. If you apply for more than one post, submit separate applications for each post that you apply for. Correspondence will be entered into with short-listed candidates within three (3) months after the closing date of the post. If by then you have not been contacted for

Job Description

REQUIREMENTS : Successful completion of Pre-entry Certificate for SMS as endorsed by the National School of Government (NSG). LLB or B Proc (NQF Level 7). Admission as an Attorney in South Africa. 5 years’ experience at middle / senior managerial level in the Legal SeRIArvices environment. Job related knowledge: Ability to understand and interpret the various pieces of Legislation administered by the Department. Knowledge of budgeting and supply chain management processes. Basic knowledge of financial and administration systems. Knowledge of performance management. Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA). Promotion of Administration of Justice Act (PAJA). Expenditure reporting. Job related skills: Law Interpretation skills. Ability to research law. Client relations skills. Excellent drafting and writing skills. Presentation skills. Computer literacy. Communication skills. Negotiation skills. Interpersonal and leadership skills. Planning skills. A valid driver’s licence. DUTIES : Draft and vet legal documents, such as agreements affidavits, delegations, reports and correspondence of a legal nature. Conduct research, draft, vet and / or amend legal documents. Manage the performance of the external legal team (where applicable) i.e., State Attorney and / or counsel. Provide legal opinions and general legal advice. Conduct research and legal opinions or provide advice. Manage the performance of the external legal team (where applicable) i.e. State Attorney, State Law Advisers and / or counsel. Provide legal and administrative support in respect of Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA). Assess requests for access to the records held by the Department. Redirect the request to the relevant Deputy Information Officer / line function. Advice the relevant Deputy Information / line function of the processing of the requests. Compile and submit annual section 32 report to the Information Regulator. Manage the Directorate effectively and efficiently. Manage Staff and Budget for the Directorate. Compile and sign performance agreements with employee. Review performance of all staff according to regulations. Develop and implement employee development plan. Address grievances within 30 days. Address misconduct of staff in terms of Disciplinary Code and Departmental policies and procedures. Provide support and guidance to subordinates. Develop annual operational plan for the Department. Compile monthly, quarterly and annual reports on the Directorate’s performance against the Operational Plan.

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