Department of Correctional Services: Deputy Director- Regional Coordinator of Legal Services

Department of Correctional Services


CLOSING DATE : 18 September 202 at 15H45

NOTE : Candidates must comply with the minimum appointment requirements CV’s
should be aligned to reflect one’s degree of compliance with the advert
requirements and responsibilities. It is the sole responsibility of an applicant to
ensure that their application reaches DCS before the stipulated closing date
and time. NB: Indicate the reference number and position you are applying for
on your application form (Z83) before you apply: All costs associated with an
application will be borne by the applicant. The Department of Correctional
Services is an equal opportunity employer. The Department will take into
consideration the objectives of Section 195 (1) (i) of the Constitution of the
Republic of South Africa, 1996 (Act 108 of 1996) and the Employment Equity
Act, 1998 (Act 55 of 1998) in filling of these vacancies. It is our intention to
promote representivity in respect of race, gender and disability through the
filling of these positions. In support of this strategy, applicants need to indicate
race, gender and disability status on the application form/CV. Applicants who
have retired from the Public Service with a specific determination that they
cannot be re-appointed or have been declared medically unfit will not be
considered. Please take note that correspondence will only be conducted with
the shortlisted candidates. If you have not been contacted within three (3)
months of the closing date of the advertisement, please accept that your
application is unsuccessful. Please do not call the Department to enquire about
the progress of your application. Applicants must note that further checks will
be conducted once they are shortlisted and that their appointment is subject to
positive outcomes on these checks, which include security clearance, security
vetting, qualification verification, and criminal records verification. Appointment
to some of these posts will be provisional, pending the issue of a security
clearance. If you cannot get a security clearance, your appointment will be reconsidered/possibly terminated. Finger prints may be taken on the day of
interview. NB: The Department of Correctional Services reserves the right not
to fill any of these advertised posts. Applications: Electronically applications
must be submitted on form Z83 (Public Service Application form), obtainable
from any Public Service Department, and must be completed in full.
Applications must be accompanied by a CV, copies of qualifications, identity
document and a valid driver’s licence. Uncertified documents will be accepted.
Where an advertisement states that a valid driver’s licence is required, then
please submit. Please Note: Should you be shortlisted applicants will be
required to bring along original copies of qualification and SA ID document.
Please send a separate and complete application for each post you applying
for, stating the correct reference for each position you are interested in.


(MR-6) REF NO: LMN 2020/08/63
Management Area: Regional Office
SALARY : R763 212 per annum (all-inclusive package)
CENTRE : Regional Office
REQUIREMENTS : Recognised LLB degree. Eight (8) years’ experience of legal administration.
Admitted as an Attorney/Advocate. Computer Literacy. Valid driver’s
licence.Competencies and Attributes: Financial management, Facilitation
skills, Plan, organize, lead and control, Project management, Presentation skill,
Conflict management, Report writing. Time management, Confidentiality,
Coaching and mentoring, Understanding of Public Service policy and
legislative framework, Knowledge of Correctional Service Act, delivery and
client orientation, Integrity and honesty, Assertiveness, Willingness to travel,
Influence and impact, Communication skills, Decision making, Problem solving
skills, Networking/liaison with stakeholders, and Negotiation skills.
DUTIES : Interpretation and Initiation of policy amendments in DCS. Rendering of legal
advice activities of the Department. The rendering of ad hoc advice to area
managers on legal procedures/administrative law. The training of personnel in
legal procedures/administrative law. Administrating of claims against the DCS.
Undertaking of hearing/trials administration. Administration of motion
applications on the application of policy in the region. Administration of motion
application on the content of policy in the DCS. Maintenance of legal libraries.
Planning of activities. Management of personnel. Management of finance.
ENQUIRIES : Mrs. Portia Bungqu Tel No: (012) 306 2032/Mrs. Petunia Nomvela/Ms.
Thandiwe Lekhuleni/Mr. Tshepo Ndlamini/Mr. Brent Botha at Tel No: (012) 306
2033/2034 or Mr Zamani Ziqubu Tel No: (012) 306 2041

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