Jan 17, 2019

Law Reform and Appeals Director

  • Department of Environmental Affairs
  • Cape Town
Full time Legal Management

Job Description

Director: Law Reform and Appeals (Ref no: LACE05/2018)
Salary Remuneration package of R1 005 063 per annum. (All-inclusive salary
package) The all-inclusive remuneration package includes a basic salary
(70% of package), State’s contribution to the Government Employee
Pension Fund (13% of basic salary) and a flexible portion, which can be
structured according to the individual’s personal needs.
Centre: Cape Town
 LLB degree plus a minimum of eight years post qualification experience in the
legal field. Minimum of five years’ experience must be at middle or senior
managerial level;
 Good knowledge of Environmental Law, Administrative Law and legal review
processes is required;
 Extensive experience in the drafting of legislation both primary and subordinate
legislation is a requirement. The ability to budget for, plan and coordinate
activities at a Senior Management level and to coordinate appeals across
government departments;
 Good research, analytical, drafting skills, presentation and listening skills. Good
language skills (English). Must be able to communicate at all levels. Must have a
client focused attitude. Must have an eye for detail and an ability to supervise and
guide the Directorate;
 Must be diplomatic and have an ability to influence, inspire and motivate people.
Output driven with an ability to adhere to deadlines;
 Problem solving skills and an ability to continuously improve on the quality of the
work produced or the effectiveness of systems and procedures.
 Manages a Directorate that is responsible for the following: Drafting and vetting
of primary and subordinate legislation; provide general legal advice and opinions
on laws administered by the Department;
 Draft media statements or respond to media or parliamentary queries; provide
administrative and legal support in the receipt and processing of appeals and
condonation applications; conduct research, collate and analyse information;
advise and draft appeal decisions for the Minister’s consideration;
 Compiles records of decision and provides assistance during the review of appeal
decisions. Responsible for ensuring that the work produced by the Directorate is
legally defensible and of good quality, and that the timelines and prescripts set by
the legislation and departmental service standards are adhered to;
 The Director may be required to be part of a team to negotiate international
agreements relating to the ocean or Antartica, to comment on draft international
agreements or to attend international committees dealing with legal aspects in
respect of specific international agreements.
NOTE: Candidates will be either required to write a test or to do a presentation.
 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
 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.


R1 005 063 per annum

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