May 31, 2018

Director: Litigation and Legal Services

  • Office of the Public Service Commission
  • Pretoria, South Africa
Full time Legal

Job Description

POST 21/18 :Director: Litigation and Legal Services Ref No: D: LLS/05/2018
SALARY : All inclusive remuneration package of R948 174 – R1 116 918 per annum. The
package includes a basic salary (70% of package), State’s contribution to the Government Employees Pension Fund (13% of basic salary) and a flexible portion of 30% that may be structured in terms of applicable rules. The successful candidate will be required to enter into a performance agreement within three months after assumption of duty.

The Public Service Commission requires the services of a technically experienced person to support it to fulfill its constitutional mandate and for this purpose she/he should have. An appropriate recognised Bachelor’s Degree (new NQF level 7) in Law. A post graduate degree in Law and admission as an Attorney or Advocate will be an added advantage. Proven knowledge of and experience in Constitutional Law, Administrative and Procedural Law, Interpretation of Statutes, Law of Contracts, Civil and Criminal Procedure, Public Sector legislation and legislative processes. Demonstrable understanding of public service legislation, its application and policy development in the public service, labour law and legal practices. A minimum of 5 years’ experience at a Middle/Senior Management level. A minimum of 5 years post admission experience in legal practice or legal department in the public or private sector. A minimum of 5 years legislative drafting experience. Proven experience in leadership or managerial position in a legal environment. Appropriate experience in project management and financial management skills. Exceptional written and communication skills, including writing and
drafting legislation. Analytical thinking, problem solving and conflict resolution skills. Strategic leadership skills. Well-developed research skills. Negotiation and interpersonal skills. Sufficient computer skills in the Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word and PowerPoint package). Proven managerial record. A Valid driver’s license.

Provide sound legal advisory services to the OPSC. Render formal and informal legal opinions. Formulate and draft complex, high level formal legal opinions and complex contracts of a commercial nature. Draft/Vet and manage contracts. Represent the Office of the Public Service Commission in Litigation matters and also manage litigation. Ensure legislative compliance. Liaise with the State Attorney’s Office and the Office of the Chief State Law Advisors. Draft MOUs and handle all PAIA matters. Draft primary and secondary legislation relating to the mandate of the PSC. Present draft bills and legislation to relevant forums

The Office of the Public Service Commission is an equal opportunity, representative employer.

It is the intention to promote representivity (race, gender and disability) in the Public Service through the filling of positions.

Candidates whose appointment/transfer/promotion will promote representativeness will therefore receive preference. Persons with disability are especially encouraged to apply.

An indication of representativeness profile by applicants will expedite the processing of applications.

Forward your application, stating the relevant reference number to: The Director-General, Office of the Office of the Public Service Commission, Private Bag X121, Pretoria, 0001 or hand-deliver at ABSA Towers, corner Pretorius and Lillian Ngoyi Streets, Pretoria or you can email your application to email address below.

NOTE : Applications must be submitted on Form Z.83 obtainable from any Public Service department and should be accompanied by a recent updated comprehensive CV, certified copies of qualifications, Identity Document and driver’s license.

Should you be in possession of a foreign qualification(s), it must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA).

The successful candidate will be required to obtain a top secret clearance issued by the State Security Agency.

The OPSC will verify the qualifications and conduct reference checking on short-listed candidates.

Correspondences will be limited to shortlisted candidates.

If you have not been contacted within 3 months of the closing dates of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

Please take note that late applications will not be accepted.


R948 174 – R1 116 918 per annum

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