FREE STATE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SETTLEMENT

Free State Provincial Government is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. It is our intention to promote representatively (race, gender and disability) in the Province through the filling of these posts and candidates whose appointment/promotion/transfer will promote representatively will receive preference. The Department reserves the right not to fill a position.

APPLICATIONS : Addressed to Head: Human Resource Management Directorate, Human Settlements. P.O Box 247, Bloemfontein 9300 or Applications that are hand delivered must be brought to the foyer of OR Tambo House, St. Andrews Street, Bloemfontein, where they must be placed in the appropriately marked box at Security on Ground Floor. No applications will be accepted by staff in offices in the building.

CLOSING DATE : 23 September 2021 Time 16H00 NOTE : Directions to applicants: Applications must be submitted on a new Z.83 form of 2021, obtainable from DPSA website or any Public Service department and must be accompanied by copies of qualifications, driver’s license, identity document and a C.V. (Separate application for every vacancy). Applicants are requested to complete the Z83 form properly and in full. Attached documents need not be certified copies when applying for a post, only short-listed candidates for a post will be required to submit certified documents on or before the day of the interview following communication from HR. Candidates who possess foreign qualifications and/or short courses certificates must take it upon themselves to have their qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA), and must please attach proof of the level of their qualifications after evaluation on all applications. No e-mailed or faxed applications will be considered. Applications received after the closing date and those that do not comply with these instructions will not be considered. The onus is on the applicants to ensure that their applications are posted or hand delivered timeously. Applicants are respectfully informed that if no notification of appointment is received within 4 months of the closing date, they must accept that their application was unsuccessful.
POST 29/178 : SALARY : CENTRE : REQUIREMENTS :

MANAGEMENT ECHELON
DIRECTOR: LEGAL SERVICES REF NO: HS 1/2021
R1 057 326 per annum, (An all-inclusive package). The remuneration consists of the basic salary, the Government’s contribution to the government Employee Pension Fund and flexible portion, which may be structured in terms of the rules for structuring of the flexible portion and which may include a 13th cheque, motor car allowance, home owner’s allowance and medical aid assistance. Bloemfontein Bachelor’s / Honours Degree as recognized by SAQA in LLB. 5-years’ experience at Middle Management level in the legal environment. A Valid Driver’s license. Successful completion of the Nyukela Pre-entry certificate to Senior Management Services. Knowledge: Public Finance Management Act (PFMA).Applicable legislation and prescripts. Government programmes. Information management. Policies and procedures. Skills: Applied strategic thinking, budgeting and financial management. Good analytical skills, people management, citizen focus and responsiveness. Conflict management, problem solving, planning and organizing, decision making, team leadership, communication (verbal and written). DUTIES : Provide legal administrative services to the Department: Facilitate and co-ordinate liaison and consultations with legal advisors and experts. Conduct research and initiate and contribute to the development and review of regulatory frameworks and policies. Produce draft legislation and accompanying memoranda. Respond to legally based queries and complaints of service providers and the Public. Facilitate settlements in the case of persons who have entered into agreements with the Department. Provide legal advice and initiate litigation on behalf of the Department. Scrutinise and provide direction with regard to case merits (e.g. debt recovery, summonses and applications). Consult with and instruct State Attorney. Oversee compiling of signing affidavits, statements and case particulars. Consult policy documents and legal handbooks. Consult with departmental/technical experts. Scrutinise
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