May 11, 2018

Senior Court Interpreter

  • Office of the Chief Justice
  • Middelburg, South Africa
Full time Legal

Job Description

SALARY : R226 611 – R266 943 per annum.
The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.
CENTRE : Middelburg High Court

Grade 12 and a Diploma: Legal Interpreting at NQF level 5 or equivalent qualification and a minimum of 3 years practical experience in Court Interpreting or Grade 12 / NQF Level 4 qualification and ten (10) years practical experience in Court Interpreting; Proficiently in English and two or more indigenous languages; A valid driver’s license will be an added advantage. Knowledge of any foreign language will be an added advantage; Candidates will be required to undergo oral and written languages proficiency testing.

Skills and competencies: Excellent communication skills; Computer literacy; Good interpersonal relations; Ability to work under pressure and solve problems; Customer services; Planning and organizing skills; Confidentiality; Analytical thinking; Listening skills; Ability to work under pressure

Render Interpreting services in criminal court, civil court, labour and Quasi proceedings; interpreting during consultation; Translate legal documents and exhibits; Assist with reconstruction of court records; Develop terminology; Coin words; Control and supervision of interpreters, perform specific line and administrative support functions to the Judiciary, Court Manager and supervisor.

The Office of the Chief Justice is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

It is our intention to promote representivity (race, gender, disability) in line with the Office of the Chief Justice (OCJ) Employment Equity targets, through the filling of positions.

To further the objectivity of representivity within the Department. Women and People with Disabilities are encouraged to apply

Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: The Provincial Head: Private Bag X11249, Nelspruit, 1200.

Applications can also be hand delivered to, Office of the Chief Justice Provincial Service Centre, 4th floor, 30 Brown Street, Nedbank Centre, Nelspruit.

Applications must be submitted on form Z83, obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the internet

The Completed and signed form should be accompanied by a recently updated CV as well as certified copies of all qualification/s and ID document( no copies of certified copies allowed, certification should not be more than three 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 short-listed candidates only.

Short-listed candidates must be willing to undergo normal vetting and verification processes, including a competency assessment (SMS) and personality profile analysis.

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/email, will NOT be considered or accepted.


R226 611 – R266 943 per annum

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