LEGAL ADMINISTRATION OFFICER (MR5): APPEALS AND LEGAL REVIEW REF NO: RCSM07/2021
SALARY: R373 389 per annum (OSD)
REQUIREMENTS: LLB degree coupled with at least 8 years post qualification. Experience in the provision of legal services, and experience in the application of Environmental Law. Mining Law, Constitutional Law and Administrative Law. An ability to interpret legislation, good analytical and research skills, good verbal and written communication skills in English, good drafting skills, computer literacy, and ability to work in a team, a pro-active, problem-solving and positive attitude and an ability to adhere to deadlines is essential. Must be able to travel and must have a valid drivers licence, and be able to work after hours or over weekends when necessary. Good negotiating skills.
DUTIES: Provide legal support and legal advice on the interpretation of environmental legislation, the Promotion of Access to Information Act or the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act in appeal related matters. Deal with appeals received in accordance with the relevant processes and within the relevant time frames. Receive and respond to appeals related media queries, parliamentary queries, queries from stakeholders, including the appellants and applicants. Appoint appeal panels as and when required, and convene meetings to discuss appeals depending on the complexity of the appeal. Attend to the filing of appeal documents in terms of internal filing policies and guidelines. Provide litigation support, including the compilation of court records, and attend to consultations with legal counsel on appeal decisions taken on review. Draft ministerial submissions and draft appeal decisions.
ENQUIRIES: Adv. M Rakgogo Tel No: (012) 399 9626
NOTE: Shortlisted candidates will be subjected to a written test assessment and oral interview.
APPLICATIONS: Director-General, Department of Forestry; Fisheries and the Environment, Private Bag X447, Pretoria, 0001 or hand-delivered to Environment House, Erf 1563 Arcadia Extension 6, Cnr Soutpansberg and Steve Biko Road, Arcadia, Pretoria or alternatively Private Bag X4390, Cape Town 8000 Or hand-deliver to:14th Loop Street, Cape Town (for posts based in Cape Town), marked for the attention: Human Resources Management
FOR ATTENTION: Human Resource Management
CLOSING DATE: 24 May 2021
NOTE: Application must be submitted on a signed New Z83 form obtainable from any Public Service Department and must be completed in full accompanied by certified copies of qualifications (Matric Certificate must also be attached) ID document, a valid Driver’s License (all attached documentation must not be older than 6 months) together with the recent Curriculum Vitae in order to be considered. Applications may be forwarded for the Director-General, Department of Forestry and Fisheries and the Environment, Private Bag X447, Pretoria, 0001 or hand-delivered to Environment House, Erf 1563 Arcadia Extension 6, Cnr Soutpansberg and Steve Biko Road, Arcadia, Pretoria or alternatively Private Bag X4390, Cape Town 8000 Or hand-deliver to:14th Loop Street, Cape Town (for posts based in Cape Town), marked for the attention: Human Resources Management. The National Department of Forestry, Fisheries, and the Environment is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Preference may be given to appointable applicants from the underrepresented designated groups in terms of the Department’s equity plan. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). Correspondence will be limited to successful candidates only. Short-listed candidates will be subjected to screening and security vetting to determine their suitability for employment, including but not limited to: Criminal records; Citizenship status; Creditworthiness; previous employment (reference checks); social media checks, and Qualification verification. Short-listed candidates will be expected to avail themselves at the Department’s convenience. Entry-level requirements for SMS posts: In terms of the Directive on Compulsory Capacity Development, Mandatory Training Days & Minimum Entry Requirements for SMS that was introduced on 1 April 2015, a requirement for all applicants for SMS posts from 1 April 2020 is successful completion of the Senior Management Pre-Entry Programme as endorsed by the National School of Government (NSG). The course is available at the NSG under the name Certificate for entry into SMS and the full details can be obtained by following the below link:https://www.thensg.gov.za/training-course/sms-pre-entryprogramme/. The successful candidate will be required to provide proof of completion of the NSG Public Service Senior Management Leadership Programme Certificate for entry into the SMS. Furthermore, candidates shortlisted for the SMS post will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job. Following the interview and the technical exercise, the Selection panel will recommend candidates to attend a generic managerial competency assessment in compliance with the DPSA Directive on the implementation of competency-based assessments. The person appointed to this position will be subjected to a security clearance, the signing of a performance agreement, and an employment contract. The department reserves the right not to make an appointment. If you have not been contacted within three 3 months after the closing date of the advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.