Senior Legal Administration Officer

DEPARTMENT OF ARTS AND CULTURE
REF NO: 34/2018
Directorate: Legal Services
SALARY : MR-6 R420 909 1 023 054 per annum (Salary will be determined in accordance with the occupational specific dispensation (OSD) applicable to legally qualified personnel)
CENTRE : Pretoria
CLOSING DATE : 13 April 2018

REQUIREMENTS :
The applicants must have a minimum qualification of an LLB degree or te legal experience.
The following are essential requirements: Knowledge and understanding of the role and functions of the Department of Arts and Culture and of broad Government imperatives.
People management skills.
Strong organizational and supervisory skills.
Knowledge and competence in managing human, physical and financial resources.
Knowledge of and experience in drafting, legal editing and interpretation of contracts and legislation and the furnishing of well-researched and legally sound opinions and advice.
General knowledge of all legal matters.
Knowledge and understanding of the legislative framework governing the Public Service.
Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written).
Legal drafting skills and ability.
Sound legal research and analytical skills.
Excellent human relations and interpersonal skills.
Negotiation skills.

DUTIES :
The incumbent will be responsible for the following: Drafting and editing of legal documents such as contracts, letters, memoranda and related documents.
Provide legal opinions and advisory notes on matters of statutory interpretation, the common law and various other matters.
Provide general legal assistance to the Department to enable it to fulfil its mandate.
Make input on law reform and legislation affecting the Department.
Drafting and editing of departmental legislation.
Provide advice and managing the departmental litigation matters.
Liaison with the State Attorney, private lawyers, relevant Government departments and other stakeholders.
Maintain linkages and networks with the State Attorney, Private Attorneys and all public sector lawyers.
Undertake legal research and analysis on law and ascertain new developments affecting the Department.
Conduct legal awareness and education including workshops and information sessions.
Send out circulars and advisory notes on legal compliance.
Assist with the management of the Legal Services Directorate and/or deputising for the Director on all managerial matters.
Assist with the management and supervision of a team of Legal Administration Officers and Legal Interns within the Legal Services Directorate.
Attend to Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) requests and Parliamentary questions.

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