SENIOR LEGAL ADMIN OFFICER (MR 6), Dept of Infrastructure Development – REFS/011468

  • Reference Number : REFS/011468
  • Directorate : Legal advisory Services
  • Number of Posts : 1
  • Package : R 473 820.00 – R1 140 828.00 per annum
  • Enquiries : Ms. Mantwa Mnisi Tel: 072 668 0029/076 521 4118

Requirements :

LLB (or as otherwise determined by the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development). A minimum of 8 years appropriate post qualification legal experience.

COMPETENCIES: Knowledge of GPG and DID policies and procedures. Relevant legislation and Public Service Regulations. Understanding of expectations of customers. Knowledge of all Legislation applicable to Public Service, inter alia, the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, Promotion of Administrative Justice Act, Promotion of Access to Information Act, Public Finance Management Act and of the relevant legislation applicable to the departmental. Practical and extensive experience in the provision of legal opinions and litigation management. Management information knowledge. Project management methodologies. Change management and Project Management.

SKILLS: Problem solving, Diversity awareness, Initiative, Innovation/ continuous improvement, Presentation, Report-writing, Planning and organizing. Conceptual and analytical thinking, Numeracy and Legal Writing Skills, Written and Verbal communication Skills, Interpretation and Policy Interpretation Skills, Presentation Skills, Problem Solving and Strong Analytical Skills, Financial and Project Management Skills, Planning and Organising Skills, Research Methodology and Diplomacy Skills, Time Management Skills, Honesty and Integrity. Computer Literacy in Ms Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

ATTRIBUTES: Cost conscious, Flexible/ change oriented, Proactive and resourceful, Quality oriented, Innovative, Decisive, Strategic and Influential.

Duties :

Providing verbal and written legal opinions on a variety of matters pertaining to the Department. Providing legal opinions, including legal opinions on requests received in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act on information held by the Department. The drafting of legal documents on behalf of the Department The candidate must be able to conduct, analyse, interpret, advise and mentor juniors on the research that will provide information and case law relevant to the legal matter at hand. . Manage legal services information. Present on and advice mentor juniors on motivation/proposals on how the specific case should be approached to obtain a desirable /justifiable outcome. Research and prepare legal opinions. Draft Legal documents and advise on or mentor juniors on the drafting of legal documents that provide clear motivation for a particular position pertaining to the case, also proposing the approach to be followed to ensure success in this regard. Advice the client on possible courses of action during consultation process, in relation to legal entitlements and clients instructions. Represent the Department in committees and in meetings. . Assist in budget input and monitoring. Manage staff and maintain discipline.Sign performance agreements for the Chief Directorate based on approved Job Descriptions, Strategic and Annual Performance Plans of the Department. Manage human resources in the Chief Directorate and maintain discipline. Manage training and development of personnel according to agreed training interventions. Manage the provision of equipment required by personnel for achievement of outputs in their respective Job Descriptions. Provide regular verbal and written feedback [aligned to quarterly performance assessments] to personnel on performance. Mentor and coach personnel. Determine the Human Resources needs of the Chief Directorate in consultation with Corporate Services. Develop and update the service delivery and work plan for Chief Directorate. Provide sufficient guidance to personnel in terms of the service delivery plan, work plans, core business roles and priorities of the Department through quarterly personnel meetings. Manage and direct skills transfer between personnel in the Chief Directorate and outside technical assistants and/or consultants. Plan and allocate work responsibilities and processes to control work performance including quality assurance.

Notes :

PLEASE NOTE: To apply for the above position, please apply online via Disability Connect or at Only online applications will be considered and for general enquiries please contact Human Resources on 072 668 0029/076 521 4118. NB: For assistance with online applications please email your query to

Applications should be accompanied by a Z83, comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) as well as certified copies of qualifications not older than six (06) months, Identity and valid driver’s license (where driving/travelling is an inherent requirement of the job). It is our intention to promote representivity (race, gender and disability) in the Public Service through the filling of this post and candidates whose transfer/promotion/appointment will promote representivity will receive preference. It is the Department’s intention to promote equity through the filling of all numeric targets as contained in the Employment Equity Plan. To facilitate this process successfully, an indication of race, gender and disability status is required. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). The Department reserves the right not to appoint. Disabled people are encouraged to apply. If you do not receive any response from us within 3 months, please accept your application was unsuccessful.

Employer : Department of Infrastructure Development

Location : Head Office Johannesburg

Closing Date : 13-07-2021

Criteria Questions
Do you have an LLB (or as otherwise determined by the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development)?
Do you a minimum of 8 years appropriate post qualification legal experience?

Please Note :

  • Due to the large number of applications we envisage receiving, applications will not be acknowledged. If you do not receive any response within 3 months, please accept that your application was not successful.

Please note: 

Due to the large number of applications we envisage receiving, applications will not be acknowledged. If you do not receive any response within 3 months, please accept that your application was not successful.


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