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Jan 17, 2019

Legal Administration Officer

  • Department of Environmental Affairs
  • Pretoria
Full time Legal

Job Description

MR5 Legal Administration Officer (Ref no: LACE03/2018)
Salary R353 253 per annum (Total package of R499 752 per annum/ condition
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Centre: Pretoria
Requirements:
 LLB degree coupled with at least 8 years post qualification experience. Experience
in the provision of legal services, and experience in the application of
Environmental Law. Mining Law, Constitutional Law and Administrative Law;
 An ability to interpret legislation, good analytical and research skills, good verbal
and written communication skills in English, good drafting skills, computer
literacy, an ability to work in a team, a pro-active, problem-solving and positive
attitude and an ability to adhere to deadlines are essential;
 Must be able to travel and must have a drivers licence, and be able to work after
hours or over weekends when necessary. Good negotiating skills.
Duties:
 Provide legal support and legal advice on the interpretation of environmental
legislation and the Promotion of Access to Information Act or the Promotion of
Administrative Justice Act in appeal related matters;
 Deal with appeals received in accordance with the relevant processes and within
the relevant time frames. Receive and respond to appeals related media queries,
parliamentary queries, queries from stakeholders, including the appellants and
applicants. Appoint appeal panels when required and convene meetings to discuss
appeals depending on the complexity of the appeal;
 Attend to filing of appeal documents in terms of internal filing policies and
guidelines;
 Provide litigation support, including compilation of court records, and attend to
consultations with legal counsel on appeal decisions taken on review;
 Draft ministerial submissions and draft appeal decisions.
Enquiries: Linda Garlipp, Tel: 012 399 9348
Closing date: 04 February 2019
For attention: Ms Lerato Ngobeni
 All applications must be submitted on a Z83 application form (click bold underlined text to download PDF form)
accompanied by certified copies of qualifications, identity document (ID) as well as a comprehensive curriculum vitae
(CV) and Driver’s License in order to be considered.
 The National Department of Environmental Affairs is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.
 It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority
(SAQA).
 Correspondence will be limited to successful candidates only.
 People with Disabilities are encouraged to apply
 Short-listed candidates will be subjected to screening and security vetting to determine their suitability for employment,
including but not limited to: Criminal records; Citizenship status; Credit-worthiness; Previous employment (reference
checks); and Qualification verification. 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.
 Furthermore, the person appointed to this position will be subject to a security clearance, the signing of a performance
agreement and an employment contract.
 If you have not been contacted within three 3 months after the closing date of the advertisement, please accept that
your application was unsuccessful.
 The department reserves the right not to make an appointment.
 Relaxation of qualification requirements may be considered for non-OSD posts

 Applications must be forwarded to: The Director-General: Department of Environmental Affairs, Private Bag X447,
Pretoria, 0001 or hand-delivered to: Environment House, Erf 1563 Arcadia Extension 6, Cnr Soutpansberg and Steve
Biko Road, Arcadia, Pretoria. No faxed, e-mailed and late applications will be considered.

Salary

R353 253 per annum

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