DEPUTY COMMISSIONER: LEGAL SERVICES
National Head Office: Office of the National Commissioner (Ref: HO 2018/12/05)
Requirements: An undergraduate LLB or equivalent qualification (NQF level 7) as recognised by SAQA.  Years’
experience at a senior managerial level. Admitted as an attorney/advocate will be an added advantage. Computer
literacy. Valid driver’s licence.
Required knowledge: Understanding of the dynamics of the Justice Cluster, White Paper on Corrections in South
Africa and White Paper on Remand Detainees. Understanding of Public Service Policy and related legislative
framework (Public Service Act and Regulations, Public Finance Management Act, with emphasis on the Correctional
Service Act 111 of 1998 as amended).
Competencies and attributes: Understanding of South African Law and regulatory framework. Knowledge in
conducting litigation, legal research, drafting of legislation and regulations, legal opinions, service level agreements,
memorandum of understanding (MOU) and other legal instruments. Strategic capability and leadership.
Programme and project management, financial management, change management and diversity management.
Knowledge management, service delivery innovation, problem solving and analysis, people management and
empowerment, client orientation and customer focus, communication, honesty and integrity.
Responsibilities: Management of civil litigations by or against the Department. Monitor and evaluate the departmental regulatory framework with the view to identifying areas of non-compliance to legislative imperatives.
Management of legal contracts. Manage the processes for the drafting and interpretation of all regulations related to operations of the department.
Please send a separate and complete application for each post you
apply for, stating the correct reference for each position you are interested in. Faxed and e-mailed applications will
not be accepted.
Candidates must comply with the minimum appointment requirements CV’s should be aligned to reflect one’s
degree of compliance with the advert requirements and responsibilities
Indicate the reference number and position you are applying for on your application form (Z83) and post your
complete application to: Department of Correctional Services, Post Advertisement Section, Private Bag X136,
Pretoria, 0001 OR hand deliver at: 124 WF Nkomo Street, Poyntons Building, Cnr WF Nkomo and Sophie De Bruyn
Street, Pretoria, 0001