POST 28/14 : DIRECTOR: LEGAL SUPPORT REF NO: 3/2/1/2021/026

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Directorate: Legal Support


SALARY: R1 057 326 per annum (Level 13), (All-inclusive package), the package includes a basic salary (70% of package), and a flexible portion that may be structured in accordance with the rules for Senior Management Services (SMS).

CENTRE : Pretoria 

REQUIREMENTS : Successful completion of Pre-entry Certificate for SMS as endorsed by the National School of Government (NSG). LLB or B Proc (NQF Level 7). Admission as an Attorney in South Africa. 5 years’ experience at middle / senior managerial level in the Legal SeRIArvices environment. 

Job related knowledge:

 Ability to understand and interpret the various pieces of Legislation administered by the Department. Knowledge of budgeting and supply chain management processes. Basic knowledge of financial and administration systems. 

Knowledge of performance management. Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA). Promotion of Administration of Justice Act (PAJA). Expenditure reporting. 

Job related skills: 

Law Interpretation skills. Ability to research law. Client relations skills. Excellent drafting and writing skills. Presentation skills. Computer literacy. Communication skills. Negotiation skills. Interpersonal and leadership skills. Planning skills. A valid driver’s licence.

DUTIES : Draft and vet legal documents, such as agreements affidavits, delegations, reports and correspondence of a legal nature. Conduct research, draft, vet and / or amend legal documents. Manage the performance of the external legal team (where applicable) i.e., State Attorney and / or counsel. 

Provide legal opinions and general legal advice. Conduct research and legal opinions or provide advice. Manage the performance of the external legal team (where applicable) i.e. State Attorney, State Law Advisers and / or counsel.

 Provide legal and administrative support in respect of Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA). Assess requests for access to the records held by the Department. Redirect the request to the relevant Deputy Information Officer / line function. Advice the relevant Deputy Information / line function of the processing of the requests. Compile and submit annual section 32 report to the Information Regulator. 

Manage the Directorate effectively and efficiently. Manage Staff and Budget for the Directorate. Compile and sign performance agreements with employee. Review performance of all staff according to regulations. Develop and implement employee development plan. 

Address grievances within 30 days. Address misconduct of staff in terms of Disciplinary Code and Departmental policies and procedures. Provide support and guidance to subordinates. Develop annual operational plan for the Department. Compile monthly, quarterly and annual reports on the Directorate’s performance against the Operational Plan.

 ENQUIRIES: Ms K Nagiah Tel No: (018) 319 7227

 APPLICATIONS : Please ensure that you email your application to: before the closing date as no late applications will be considered. 

NOTE : Applications and supporting documents sent to email addresses that are not specified in the advertisement for the post that you are applying for will not be accepted. Failure to do this will result in the application being disqualified. 


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