Title: Department of Justice and Constitutional Development Administrative Officer

Closing date: 06 May 2013

Reference:  13/15/KZN


Salary: R 212 106 – R249 849 per annum. The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.


A Bachelor’s degree in Administration, Management (Public), Finance, Accounting, Commerce  or equivalent qualification and at least two years relevant experience in Court and Office Administration; Knowledge of the PFMA, DFI, BAS and JYP other applicable legislation; Knowledge of Human Resource, Asset & Facility and Risk Management; A valid driver’s license (minimum Code 8).

Skills and Competencies:

Advanced Computer literacy (MS Office); Good communication (written and verbal); Continual learning and information search; Good interpersonal relations; Public Management; Leadership, organizational and problem solving skills; Customer orientation; Ability to interpret and apply policy; Able to work accurately under pressure and work independently; Attention to detail.

Key Performance Areas:

Control of the sections related to family court; Manage finances of the office (Third Party Funds and Vote Account);  Manage the criminal and civil court administration sections; Draft and submit memoranda and reports; General supervision of administrative staff and implement formal and informal disciplinary matters; Compile and analyse statistics to show performance and trends; Check diverse documents and work performance of co-workers for completion and correctness; Manage and maintain prescripts related to the functions of the DOJCD and Public Service in general; Train and develop staff; Manage the facilities of the department at court; Co-ordinate, manage and administer support services to Case Flow Management and other court users, to ensure delivery of justice; Implement departmental policies; Perform any other duties as directed by the Supervisor / Court manager or Area Court Manager.

ENQUIRIES: Ms T.O. Majola (031) 372 3000

NOTE: Applications must be submitted on Form Z83, obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the internet at www.gov.za. Applications should be accompanied by certified copies of the following documents qualifications, identity document and driver’s license.  Detailed CV by all applicants must accompany the Z83 and all other supporting documents required.  Applications that do not comply with the above mentioned requirements will not be considered.

The Department of Justice is an equal opportunity employer.  In the filling of vacant posts the objectives of Section 195 (1)(i) of the Constitution of SA, 1996 (Act 108 of 1996), the EE imperatives as defined by the Employment Equity Act, 1998 (Act 55 of 1998) and relevant HR policies of the Department will be taken into consideration. The successful candidate’s will be subjected to the Personnel Suitability Clearance procedures. An appointment into this position will be provisionally, pending the issuing of a security clearance.

Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only.  If you do not hear from us within 3 months of this advertisement, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.  The department reserves the right not to fill this position.

How to Apply:

Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to:  the Regional Head, Private Bag X54372, Durban, 4000 or physical address: Recruitment, First Floor, 2 Devonshire Place, Durban