SENIOR COURT INTERPRETER

Office of the Chief Justice
  • Post Date: Mar 10, 2022
  • Apply Before : Mar 18, 2022
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Job Details

  • Offered Salary R261 372 – R307 890 per annum. The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.
  • Qualifications Diploma
  • Industry Justice & Protection
  • Reference REF NO: 2022/45/OCJ
  • Centre Gauteng Local Division Of The High Court: Johannesburg
  • Enquiries
    Technical enquiries: Mr B Ngomani Tel No: (011) 335 0000 HR related enquiries: Ms T Mbalekwa Tel No: (010) 494 8515
  • Where to submit application
    Johannesburg/ Pretoria/ Labour and Labour Appeals Court: Johannesburg/ Provincial Service Centre: 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.
  • Notes
    NOTE: 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 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 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.

Job Description

REQUIREMENTS: Grade twelve (12) plus a three-year National Diploma in Legal Interpreting or equivalent qualification on NQF Level 6 (360 Credits). A minimum of three (3) years practical, experience in Court Interpreting or Grade twelve (12) and ten (10) years in Court interpreting, practical experience in Court Interpreting. Proficiency in English and two- or more indigenous languages (Tshivenda, Xitsonga, Sepedi, Southern Sotho, Venda, Isiswati, IsiXhosa). Knowledge of either Shona, Isi-Zulu, Setswana. Knowledge of any foreign language, Isi-Ndebele, Afrikaans, Sepulane and Shona will be added advantage. A valid driver’s license will be an added advantage. Candidates will be required to undergo Oral and Written Language proficiency testing. Skills and Competencies: Excellent communication skills (written and verbal). Computer, literacy (MS Office). Good interpersonal relations. Ability to work under, pressure and solve problems. Accuracy and attention to detail. Customer, services. Planning and organising skills, Confidentiality. Analytical thinking, Listening skills. Ability to work independently, to be meticulous, to think logically, ability to work under pressure and solve problems and to practice good time management. DUTIES: Render interpreting services in criminal court, civil court, labour and quasi-judicial proceedings. Rendering interpreting services during consultations, Translate legal documents and exhibits. Assist with reconstruction of court records. Develop terminology and coin words. Control and supervision of Interpreters. Perform specific line and administrative support functions to the Judiciary, Court Manager and Supervisor.

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