LEGAL ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER: ADVISORY SERVICES

Government Pensions Administration Agency
  • Post Date: Mar 7, 2022
  • Apply Before : Mar 18, 2022
  • Salary: $321,543.00 - $321,543.00 / Annual
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Job Details

  • Offered Salary R321 543 per annum (Level 08), (basic salary)
  • Qualifications Diploma
  • Industry Environment
  • Reference REF NO: LAO/AS/2022/01–2P
  • Centre Pretoria Head Office
  • Enquiries
    Kananelo Mokebe on Tel No: 012 399 2529 andNatasha Karriem on Tel No: 011 267 2920
  • Where to submit application
  • Notes
    NOTE : Take note of the disclaimer mentioned on each advert during Covid Lockdown. It is mandatory that applications with supporting documentation, including signed Z83 be emailed to the respective email addresses indicated on each advert. Ensure that you use the correct inbox/email. Applications send to the incorrect inbox will be deemed a regret. Ensure to sign your Z83 before you scan it. Please use your signature or valid e-signature and not your name written in block/typed print. A Z83 not signed will be deemed a regret. Only send documents related to the requirements in the advert. From 1 January 2021, a new application for employment (Z83) from will be effective. Should an individual wish to apply for a post on or after 1 January 2021, he/she will be required to submit the new application for employment form which can be downloaded at www.dpsa.gov.za-vacancies. From 1 January 2021 should an application be received using the incorrect application for employment (Z83), it will not be considered. Requirements: Applications must be submitted on form Z83, obtainable on the internet at http://www.gpaa.gov.za (Originally signed and scanned). The relevant reference number must be quoted on all documentation and on the subject heading of the email. Application should consist of (1) a comprehensive CV (specifying all experience and duties, indicating the respective dates MM/YY as well as indicating references with full contact details) (2) copies of all qualifications (including matriculation), Identity document, valid driver’s license (where driving/travelling is an inherent requirement of the job) and proof of citizenship if not RSA Citizen. Failure to submit the above information will result in the application not considered and deemed a regret. The candidate must agree to the following: Shortlisted candidates must be available for virtual interviews at a date and time determined by GPAA. Applicants must note that pre-employments checks and references will be conducted once they are short-listed and the appointment is also subject to positive outcomes on these checks, which include but not limited to: security clearance, security vetting, qualification/study verification, citizenship verification, financial/asset record check, previous employment verification and criminal record. Applicants will be required to meet vetting requirements as prescribed by Minimum Information Security Standards. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Correspondence will only be conducted with the short- listed candidates. If you have not been contacted within six (6) months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. The candidate must take note of: It is intended to promote representativeness through the filling of these posts and the candidature of persons whose promotion/ appointment will promote representativeness, will receive preference. Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For salary levels 11 – 15, the inclusive remuneration package consists of a basic salary, the state’s contribution to the Government Employees Pension Fund and a flexible portion in terms of applicable rules. SMS will be required to undergo a Competency Assessment as prescribed by DPSA. All candidates shortlisted for SMS positions will be required to undergo a technical exercise that intends to test the relevant technical elements of the job. One of the minimum requirements for SMS is the pre-entry certificate. For more details on the pre-entry course visit: https://www.thensg.gov.za/training-course/sms?pre-entry-programme/ The GPAA reserves the right to utilize practical exercises/tests/competency assessments for non-SMS positions during the recruitment process (candidates who are shortlisted will be informed accordingly) to determine the suitability of candidates for the post(s). The GPAA reserves the right to cancel t

Job Description

REQUIREMENTS : A recognized 3 year Degree/National Diploma in Law (at least 360 credits) with three (3) years proven experience in a Legal environment which should include one (1) year supervisory experience. Competence in computer literacy that would include a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office products, especially Excel and Word. Communication skills (written and verbal). Planning and organizational skills. Good problem solving skills. Knowledge of Operations within GPAA (an advantage). Knowledge of GEPF rules (an advantage). Knowledge of the Public Service Act. Knowledge of SA Pension Fund Legislation. Good interpersonal skills. Ability to prioritize. Attention to detail. Customer focus. Honesty and integrity. Adherence to business ethics. Accuracy. DUTIES : The successful incumbent will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks which includes, but not limited to the following: Provide Legal Admin Services: Assist seniors in providing legal advice, guidance and opinions to the top management and GPAA at large on matters relating to legislative drafting and other legal matters. Peruse documents and escalate to seniors where relevant. Peruse and comment on a variety of legal documents to ensure that they are legally compliant. Effectively administer legal matters to the department. Litigation Management: Diarise, schedule hearings and ensure court process is attended to; Collect information and documentation as required to proceed with matters referred to Legal in relation to interpretation of GEP Law, 1996. Explain the process to applicants of submitting divorce, life partner and other relevant claims in terms of GEP Law, 1996. Research inquiries, corrects errors, resolves discrepancies and notifies applicants of action decisions taken. Research laws, regulations, policies and precedent decisions to prepare for hearings, and to respond to inquiries from case managers and supervisors. Prepare, assemble and check materials for each hearing session. Prepare hearing report on decisions and recommendations. Examine case records and official files and ensures that all documents and exhibits are fully documented in the record. Conduct legal research to fully address all legal arguments. Manage litigation and ensure that all panel members complete the claim forms for their fees. Prepare instructions for panel attorneys and implement court decisions. Attend to the payment of a bill of costs. Review litigated claims or claims with disputes: Collate relevant information for purposes of handling litigation. Explain to claimants how they can appeal rulings that go against them. Compile submissions and instruction for recommendation. Render Administrative Support: Attend to court processes served on the GPAA and any other claims submitted in terms of GEP Law, 1996. Prepare written review and evaluate data on documents such as claim applications, birth or death certificates, and physician or employer records. Maintain hearing documents, calendar hearing dates and confirms hearing. Adherence to court decisions with written instruction to subordinates to comply with court decision. Ensure that files are kept and updated on statistics relating to court cases. Prepare memoranda and drafts of decisions and judgments. Prepare and issue written decisions within timely manner to meet requirements. Assist the supervisor with training on legislation and legislative drafting, as well as other legal topics. Supervision of staff: Allocate work according to skills and competencies. Manage staff performance. Develop, train and coach staff. Maintain discipline. Provide monthly statistics. Ensure that subordinates are informed about changes in work environment or management decisions

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