PRINCIPAL COURT INTERPRETER, REF NO: 2021/115/OCJ
Re-advertisement Candidates who previously applied are encouraged to reapply.
SALARY: R316 791 per annum. The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.
CENTRE: Gauteng Division: Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS: A three (3) year National Diploma/Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Interpreting or equivalent relevant qualification. A minimum of five (5) years’ practical experience as a Court Interpreter with a minimum of years’ supervisory experience. A valid driver’s licence. Proficiency in English and/or two or more indigenous languages. Skills and Competencies: Excellent communication skills. Listening skills. Interpersonal skills. Time management skills. Computer literacy. Analytical thinking. Problem-solving skills. Planning and organising. Confidentiality. Ability to work under pressure and art of interpreting.
DUTIES: Render interpreting services in complex and high profile cases, special cases, pre-trial conferences, disciplinary hearings and consultations, translate legal documents and exhibits. Develop terminology. Procure foreign language interpreters and casual interpreters in line with PFMA. Control, supervise and attend to personnel administrative aspects of interpreters. Render supervisory services in the Legal Interpreting and Language environment. Provide mentoring and coaching to Junior/Senior Court interpreters. Manage performance of court interpreters. Leave management for language services at the high court and develop a related language glossary.
ENQUIRIES: Ms T Mbalekwa Tel No: (011) 335 0404
APPLICATIONS: National Office: Midrand: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to The Director: Human Resources, Office of the Chief Justice, Private Bag X10, Marshalltown, 2107. Applications can also be hand-delivered to the Office of the Chief Justice, Human Resource Management, 188, 14th Road, Noordwyk, Midrand, 1685.
Thohoyandou: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to Provincial Head, Office of the Chief Justice Service Centre, Limpopo, Private Bag X9693, Polokwane, 0700. Applications can also be hand-delivered to the High Court of South Africa: Limpopo Division, Polokwane, 36 Biccard & Bodenstein Street, Polokwane, 0699.
Gauteng Local Division/Pretoria/Labour Claims Court (Randburg): 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,
Western Cape: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to The Provincial Head, Office of the Chief Justice, Private Bag X14, Vlaeberg, 8018. Applications can also be hand-delivered to 30 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town.
Mthatha: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to The Provincial Head, Office of the Chief Justice, Postal Address: Private Bag x 13012, Cambridge 5206, East London. Applications can also be hand-delivered to 59 Western Avenue, Sanlam Park Building, 2nd Floor, Vincent 5242, East London.
CLOSING DATE: 14 May 2021
NOTE: The Office of the Chief Justice is an equal opportunity employer. In the filling of vacant posts, the objectives of section 195(1)(i) of the Constitution of South Africa, 1996, the Employment Equity imperatives as defined by the Employment Equity Act, 1998 (Act55) of 1998) and the relevant Human Resources policies of the Department will be taken into consideration and preference will be given to Women and Persons with Disabilities. Note: Applications quoting the relevant reference number must be submitted on the New Z83 form, obtainable from any Public Service Department. Received applications using the incorrect application for employment (old Z83) will not be considered. www.dpsa.gov.za-vacancies/ www.judiciary.org.za. The completed and signed form should be accompanied by a recently updated CV as well as certified copies of all qualification/s and ID documents (no copies of certified copies are allowed; certification should not be more than six months old). Failure to submit all the requested documents will result in the application not being considered. Please indicate the reference number and position you are applying for on your application form. Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. If you have not been contacted within three (3) months after the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Applications received after the closing date, as well as applications received via fax or email, will not be considered or accepted. Shortlisted candidates must be willing to undergo normal vetting and verification processes. Note: Requirement for all Senior Management Service (SMS) Posts – Nyukela Programme: This is a Pre-Entry Certificate to Senior SMS endorsed by DPSA which is offered by the National School of Government (NSG) through an online course platform. 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/trainingcourse/ SMS-pre-entry-program. The successful candidate will be required to provide proof of completion of the Pre-entry 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.
ERRATUM: Kindly note that the position of Three – Years’ Judge’s Secretary (3 Posts), Gauteng Division: Pretoria, Ref No: 2021/100/OCJ (12 Months Contract), advertised on DPSA Circular 12 with a closing date of 23 April 2021 has been withdrawn. We apologize for any inconvenience caused
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