JUDGE’S SECRETAR

Full Time Office of the Chief Justice in National Government
  • Post Date: Aug 3, 2022
  • Apply Before : Aug 15, 2022
  • Salary: $261,372.00 / Annual
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Job Details

  • Offered Salary R261 372 – R307 890 per annum, plus 37% in lieu of benefits. The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement
  • Qualifications Bachelor Degree
  • Industry Justice & Protection
  • Reference REF NO: 2022/130/OCJ
  • Centre KwaZulu-Natal Local Division: Durban
  • Enquiries
    Technical enquiries: Ms S Govender Tel No: 031 492 6125
  • Where to submit application
    National Office: Midrand: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: The Director: Human Resources, Office of the Chief Justice, Private Bag X10, Marshalltown, 2107. Applications can also be hand delivered to the Office of the Chief Justice, Human Resource Management, 188, 14th Road, Noordwyk, Midrand, 1685. Gauteng: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: The Provincial Head, Office of the Chief Justice, Private Bag X7, Johannesburg, 2000. Applications can also be hand delivered to the 12th floor, Cnr Pritchard and Kruis Street, Johannesburg Durban: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: The Provincial Head, Office of the Chief Justice, Private Bag X54314, Durban, 4001. Applications can also be hand delivered to 1st Floor Office No 118, CNR Somtseu8 & Stalwart Simelane Streets, Durban, 4000 Eastern Cape: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: The Provincial Head, Office of the Chief Justice, Postal Address: Private Bag x 13012, Cambridge 5206, East London. Applications can also be hand delivered to 59 Western Avenue, Sanlam Park Building, 2nd Floor, Vincent 5242, East London. North West: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: The OCJ Provincial Head, Office of the Chief Justice, Private Bag X 2033, Mmabatho, 2735. Applic
  • Notes
    All applications must be submitted on a NEW Z83 form, which can be downloaded on internet at www.judiciary.org.za / www.dpsa.gov.za/dpsa2g/vacancies.asp or obtainable from any Public Service Department and should be accompanied by a recent comprehensive CV only; contactable referees (telephone numbers and email addresses must be indicated). ONLY shortlisted candidates will be required to submit certified copies of qualifications and other related documents on or before the day of the interview following communication from Human Resources. Each application form must be fully completed, duly signed and initialled by the applicant. The application must indicate the correct job title, the office where the position is advertised and the reference number as stated in the advert. Failure by the applicant to fully complete, sign and initial the application form will lead to disqualification of the application during the selection process. Applications on the old Z83 will unfortunately not be considered. Should you be in a possession of foreign qualification, it must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). Dual citizenship holders must provide the Police Clearance certificate from country of origin. Applications that do not comply with the above mentioned requirements will not be considered. Suitable candidates will be subjected to a personnel suitability check (criminal record, financial checks, qualification verification, citizenship checks, reference checks and employment verification). Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within three (3) months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. The Department reserves the right not to make any appointment(s) to the advertised post(s). Applicants who do not comply with the above-mentioned requirements, as well as applications received late, will not be considered. The Department does not accept applications via fax or email. Failure to submit all the requested documents will result in the application not being considered during the selection process. All shortlisted candidates for Senior Management Service (SMS) posts will be subjected to a technical competency exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job, the logistics of which be communicated by the Department. Following the interview and technical exercise, the selection committee will recommend candidates to attend generic managerial competencies using the mandated Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) SMS competency assessment tools. Applicants could be required to provide consent for access to their social media accounts. One of the minimum entry requirements to the Senior Management Service is the Nyukela Public Service SMS Pre-entry Programme (certificate) which is an online course, endorsed by the National School of Government (NSG).For 51 more details on the pre-entry course visit: https://www.thensg.gov.za/trainingcourse/sms-pre-entry-programme. The successful candidate will be required to complete such prior to appointment. All successful candidate will be expected to enter into an employment contract and a performance agreement within 3 months of appointment, as well as be required to undergo a security clearance three (3) months after appointments. ERRATUM: Kindly note that the requirement s for the post of Legal Administration Clerk: Provincial Service Centre: Gauteng, Ref No: 2022/123/OCJ advertised in Public Service Vacancy Circular 27 dated 22 July 2022, with a closing date of 08 August 2022 are as follows: Matric certificate or equivalent qualification. An LLB Degree or an equivalent qualification will serve as an added advantage. Zero (0) – two (2) years’ experience will serve as an added advantage. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Job Description

REQUIREMENTS: Matric certificate. One (1) to three (3) years’ secretarial experience or as an office assistant in a legal environment. A valid driver’s license. An LLB degree or a minimum of 20 modules completed towards an LLB, BA/BCom Law degree will serve as an added advantage and results must accompany the application. Shortlisted candidates will be required to pass a typing test. Skills and Competencies: Proficiency in English. Good communication skills (verbal and written). Administration and organizational skills. Exceptional interpersonal skills. Ability to meet strict deadlines and to work under pressure. Attention to detail. Customer service skills and excellent typing skills including Dictaphone typing. Confidentiality and time management. Computer literacy (MS Word) and research capabilities. DUTIES: Typing (or formatting) of draft memorandum decisions, opinions or judgment entries written by or assigned by the judge. Provide general secretarial/administrative duties to the judge. Manage and type correspondence, judgments and orders for the judge (including Dictaphone typing). Arrange and diarize appointments, meetings and official visits and make travel and accommodation arrangements. Safeguarding of all case files and the endorsement of case files with an order made by the judge. Update files and documents and provide copies of documents to the Registrar. Perform digital recording of court proceedings on urgent court applications (after hours) and circuit court, and ensure integrity of such recordings. Store, keep and file court records safely. After a case has been completed and the opinion, decision or judgment entry released, return case file to the Registrar. Accompany the judge to the court and circuit courts. Cooperate with judges, supervisors and co-workers as necessary to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the court. Management of the judge’s vehicle, logbook and driving thereof. Compile data and prepare reports and documents for assigned judges as necessary including expense reports, continuing legal hours, financial disclosure statements and case management. Arrange reception for the Judge and his/her visitors and attend to their needs. Management of the Judge’s library and updating of loose-leaf publications. Act as custodian of Judge’s furniture, equipment and library books. Will be required to work with other Judges should there be a need. Capture statistics, Execute legal research as directed by the Judge and comply with Departmental prescripts, policies, procedures and guidelines

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