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The Department of Basic Education is committed to providing equal opportunities and practicing affirmative action employment. We intend to promote representativity (race, gender, disability) in the Department through the filling of this post and a candidate whose transfer/promotion/appointment will promote representativity will receive preference. Preference will firstly be given to excess employees and secondly to current Public Service employees. An indication in this regard will facilitate the processing of applications.
APPLICATIONS: Submitted via post to: Private Bag X895, Pretoria, 0001 or via hand-delivery to: The Department of Basic Education, 222 Struben Street, Pretoria. Please visit the Department of Education’s website at www.education.gov.za or the Department of Public Service and Administration vacancy circulars at www.dpsa.gov.za
FOR ATTENTION : Ms J Masipa/Ms N Monyela
CLOSING DATE : 08 December

NOTE : Applications must be submitted on form Z83 obtainable from any Public Service Department and must be accompanied by a comprehensive CV and certified copies of qualifications. NB as of 1st July 2006, all new appointments in the public service have to be part of the Government Employee Medical Scheme (GEMS) in order to qualify for a Government Medical Subsidy. correspondence will only be entered into with short-listed applicants. Short-listed candidates will be required to undertake a writing test as part of the interview process. Applications received after the closing date, e-mailed or faxed applications will not be considered.
Branch: Finance and Administration
Directorate: Legislative Services
SALARY: An all-Inclusive remuneration package of R684 423 per annum. Salary will be in accordance with Occupational Specific Dispensation (OSD)
CENTRE: Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS: An appropriate recognised LLB degree and admission as Attorney or Advocate. Eight (8) years of appropriate post-qualification in legal experience with supervisory skills. Credible management experience in the legal field with a specific focus on the drafting of legislation. At least three (3) years of experience in drafting legislation. Knowledge of education law will serve as an advantage. Knowledge of the Public Service and applicable legislation, including the Public Finance Management Act, 1999 (Act 1 of 1999) (PFMA), PAIA, PAJA, and Treasury Regulations. Management experience. Knowledge of civil procedure and good contract management skills. Good legal administration skills. Good problem–solving skills. Good presentation skills. Excellent communication (verbal and written) skills. Strong analytical skills. Computer literacy. Willingness to work irregular hours, skills in interpretation of statutes and in conducting research.
DUTIES: The incumbent will be responsible for drafting and /or amending legislation that is administered by the Department and piloting it through Parliament. Comment on draft legislation of other departments. Provide legal advice, guidance, and opinions to the Minister, Senior Management and the rest of the Department on legal matters. Provide legislative support to provincial education departments. Monitor, coordinate and evaluate the effective implementation of education legislation. Assist with legal support on contracts to Project Managers. Ensure compliance with PAIA and PAJA. Provide legal education to Departmental officials.
ENQUIRIES: Ms J Masipa (012 3573295)/ Ms N Monyela (012 357 3294)
NOTE: Shortlisted candidates will be required to undergo a test and will be subjected to security clearance.