JUDGES SECRETARY

  • Contract
  • Midrand, Gauteng, 377, 14th Road, Noordwyk, 1685 View on Map
  • @Office of the Chief Justice posted 2 weeks ago
  • Posted : Oct 13, 2021 -Accepting applications
  • Salary: R257,508.00 - R257,508.00 / Annual
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Job Detail

  • Offered Salary R257 508 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: 2021/199/OCJ
  • Centre Gauteng Local Division: Pretoria
  • Enquiries
    Ms T Mbalekwa Tel No: (011) 355 0404
  • Where to submit application
    The Provincial Head, Office of the Chief Justice, Private Bag X7, Johannesburg, 2000
  • Notes
    NOTE : The Office of the Chief 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, the Employment Equity imperatives as defined by the Employment Equity Act, 1998 (Act55) of 1998) and the relevant Human Resources policies of the Department will be taken into consideration and preference will be given to Women and Persons with Disabilities. All applications must be in 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. 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 to fully complete the form, sign and initial by the applicant will lead to disqualification of the application during the selection process. Received applications using the old Z83 will not be considered. A recent comprehensive CV; contactable referees (telephone numbers and email addresses must be indicated); copies of qualifications and Identity Document and driver’s license (where appropriate) and any other relevant documents should be attached (Only shortlisted candidates will be required to submit certified documents/copies on or before the day of the interviews). Should you be in a possession of foreign qualification, it must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). All non-SA citizens must attach a copy of proof of permanent residence in South Africa to their applications. Dual citizenship holder 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. Office of the Chief Justice is an equal opportunity employer. In the filling of these posts, the Employment Equity Plan of the Department will be taken into consideration and preference will be given to Women and Persons with Disabilities. All shortlisted candidates for SMS posts will be subjected to a technical competency exercise that intends to test 37 relevant technical elements of the job, the logistics of which be communicated by the Department. Following the interview and technical exercise, the selection panel will recommend candidates to attend generic managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS competency assessment tools. Applicants could be required to provide consent for access to their social media accounts. Prior to appointment for SMS, a candidate would be required to complete the Nyukela Programme: Pre-entry Certificate to Senior Management Services as endorsed by DPSA which is an online course, endorsed by the National School of Government (NSG). The course is available at the NSG under the name Certificate for entry into the SMS and the full details can be sourced by the following link: https://www.thensg.gov.za/training-course/sms-pre-entry-programme/.All successful candidate will be expected to ente

Job Description

REQUIREMENTS : Grade twelve (12). One (1) to three (3) years’ Secretarial experience or as an Office Assistant. A valid driver’s license. An LLB Degree or a minimum of 20 modules completed towards an LLB, BA or 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 details. Customer service skills and excellent typing skills. Confidentiality and time management. Computer literacy (MS Word) and Research capabilities. DUTIES : Typing (or format) of draft memorandum decision, opinions or judgement entries written by or assigned by Judge. Provide general secretarial/administrative duties to the Judge. Manage and type correspondence, judgements 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 Judge. Update files and documents and provide copies of documents to the Registrar. Perform digital recording of court proceedings on urgent court after hours and ensure integrity of such recordings. Store, keep and file court records safely. After a case has been completed and opinion, decision or judgement entry released, returns 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 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 receptions for the Judge and his visitors and attend to their needs. Management of Judge’s library and updating of loose-leaf publications. Execute legal research as directed by the Judge and comply with departmental prescripts, policies, procedures and guidelines

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