Jan 14, 2019

Legal Services Assistant Director

  • Department of Correctional Services
  • Pietermaritzburg
Full time Legal

Job Description

KwaZulu-Natal Region: Pietermaritzburg (Ref: KZN 2019/01/49),

Durban (Ref: KZN 2019/01/50)

(Based on Qualifications and recognised experience as per relevant OSD)
Requirements: Recognised LLB Degree and 8 years’ appropriate post qualification experience gained in a legal administration
environment. Admittance as an Attorney/Advocate will add advantage. Valid driver’s licence. Excellent verbal and written communication
skills. Good negotiation and conflict resolution skills. Computer literacy. Service rendering and creditability.
Competencies and attributes: Policy coordination, communication, financial management, Plan, organise, lead and control, Project and
Programme management, Change Management, Client orientation and Customer focus, Problem solving and analysis, Service Delivery
innovation, decision making, people management and empowerment, integrity and honesty, Confidentiality, Good interpersonal relations,
understanding of Public Service Policy and legislative framework, Assertiveness, Ability to network and Diplomacy.
Responsibilities: The incumbent will provide legal advice to the DCS. Initiate policy amendments in the DCS. Draft memoranda on policy
amendments. Draft legislation/legal documents. Receive request from functionaries for legal assistance. Furnish legal advice to personnel.
Administer motion applications on the application of policy in the management areas. Maintain legal libraries. Manage finances. Conduct
legal research and legal education. Represent the DCS on various forums.

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 above-mentioned requirements and responsibilities.
Applications must reach DCS before the closing date and time. It is the sole responsibility of an applicant to ensure that their application reaches DCS
before the stipulated closing date and time.
NB: Indicate the reference number, regional office, Management Area and position you are applying for on your application form (Z83) and
post your complete application to the relevant addresses as indicated below:
KwaZulu/Natal Region:
Postal Address: Head Recruitment, Private Bag X 9126, Pietermaritzburg, 3200
Contact person: Mrs GJ Mchunu at 033 355 7386/ Mr SM Dlamini at 033 355 7367/Ms SN Zikalala at 033 355 7368
Physical Address: 1 Eugene Marais Road, Napierville, Pietermaritzburg


R 353 253. 00 – R 475 773. 00 per annum

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