SENIOR LEGAL ADMINISTRATION OFFICER Re-Advertisement

  • Full Time
  • Pretoria, Gauteng, DST Building (Building No. 53), CSIR Campus (South Gate Entrance), Meiring Naudé Road, Brummeria, 0001 View on Map
  • @Science and Innovation posted 6 days ago
  • Posted : May 11, 2022 -Accepting applications
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Job Detail

  • Job ID 177219
  • Offered Salary R480 927 per annum, (OSD)
  • Qualifications Bachelor Degree
  • Industry Research, science & technology
  • Reference REF NO: 22/05
  • Centre Pretoria
  • Enquiries
    Lerato Maduna Tel No: 012 843 6861
  • Where to submit application
    Applications must be emailed to [email protected]
  • Notes
    NOTE: Applications must be accompanied by a fully completed and signed Z83 form (even if CV is attached) and up-to-date curriculum vitae (including three contactable referees) as well as the applicant's qualifications and identity document. Required documents need not be certified when applying for a post. Only shortlisted candidates will be required to submit certified documents on or before the day of the interview following communication from Human Resources. A new application for employment form (Z83) became effective as of 1 January 2021. Individuals applying for a post must submit the new application form, which can be downloaded at http://www.dpsa.gov.za/dpsa2g/vacancies.asp. Applications submitted on the old forms will not be considered. Applications must be submitted as one pdf document and emailed to the email address specified for the particular post. Shortlisted candidates will be subjected to personal suitability checks (criminal record check, citizenship verification, previous employment verification, verification of qualifications and creditworthiness). It is the responsibility of applicants to have any foreign qualifications verified by the South African Qualifications Authority. The Department will respond only to shortlisted candidates, who will be interviewed on a date and at a time specified by the Department. The Department reserves the right not to make any appointment. All candidates for Senior Management Service (SMS) positions will be subjected to a technical exercise to test relevant technical elements of the job, the logistics for 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 and using the mandated DPSA SMS competency-assessment tools. All SMS candidates must have completed a senior management leadership programme with either the National School of Government (NSG) or a higher education institution accredited by the NSG, and must submit proof of this with their applications.

Job Description

REQUIREMENTS: An LLB and at least 8 years’ post-qualification experience in a legal administration environment. The incumbent must have knowledge of public service law, contract law, constitutional and administrative law, legislative drafting, dispute resolution mechanisms, the South African legal system, legal compliance, intellectual property law, and litigation, and the ability to conduct legal research and dispute resolution. Skills: Contract drafting, litigation, planning and organising, leadership, service delivery, problem solving, policy development, communication (writing, presentation and verbal), computer literacy, analytical skills, negotiation, stakeholder liaison, people management and interpersonal skills. Attributes: Innovative and creative, customer and service oriented; able to work with diverse people, to work under pressure, and to work both independently and as a team player; able to deliver quality with speed, to interpret and apply the law, to be assertive, to pay attention to detail, to meet deadlines, and to organise and prioritise a variety of tasks. DUTIES: Provide legal advice and opinion, conduct research on legal questions posed, advise the Department on legal options available to legal questions posed, and review departmental policies. Provide legislative support, draft and pilot Bills through the parliamentary process, including the drafting of Cabinet memoranda and the publication of Bills and draft regulations on legislation administered by the Department. Liaise with departmental stakeholders and the office of the Chief State Law Advisor. Vet and draft domestic and international contracts or agreements. Provide litigation support, peruse court documents and consult with the relevant departmental Programmes, make recommendations to the Minister on appropriate courses of action, provide instructions to the State Attorney and/or private attorneys on the matter, attend relevant consultations, arbitrations or hearings, review/provide inputs on pleadings and other court applications/processes, and provide ongoing instructions to the Department’s legal representatives on the matter. Administer the legal compliance function of the Department, monitor compliance, review regulatory compliance requirements, identify legal risks and advise on possible interventions.

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