Deputy Director: Area Court Manager




Reference number: 2014/79/GP

SALARY: R532 278 – R627 000 per annum (All inclusive). The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

CENTRE: Pretoria Cluster

REQUIREMENTS: An appropriate three-year Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent qualification; Three years’ management experience; Knowledge and experience of financial management, PFMA, office and district administration will serve as strong recommendation; A valid driver’s license. Skills and Competencies: Strong leadership and management capabilities; Strategic capabilities; Interpersonal relations; Communication (verbal and written); Accuracy and attention to detail.

DUTIES: Key Performance Areas: Co-ordinate and manage financial and human resources of the cluster, strategic and business planning processes as well as the facility, physical resources, information and communication related to courts; Implement the Department all policies on courts; Compile and Analyse court statistics to show performance and trends; Provide case tracking services to the judiciary and prosecuting authority; Compile annual performance and statutory reports to the relevant users; Develop and implement customer service improvement strategies; Lead and manage the transformation of the cluster; Facilitate strategic projects intended to improve court management; Communicate and relate with the internal and external stakeholders.

ENQUIRIES: Ms. J Mokoena (011) 332 9000

APPLICATIONS: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: Postal address: The Director-General: Justice and Constitutional Development, Private Bag X6, Johannesburg, 2000. OR Physical address: 7th floor; Regional Office – Gauteng; Department of Justice and Constitutional Development; Schreiner Chambers, Corner Pritchard and Kruis Street.

CLOSING DATE: 26 May 2014

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 South Africa, 1996 (Act No: 108 of 1996), the Employment Equity imperatives as defined by the Employment Equity Act, 1998 (Act No: 55 of 1998) and relevant Human Resources policies of the Department will be taken into consideration.

NOTE: Applications must be submitted on Form Z83, obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the internet at www.gov.za. A Z83 & CV must be accompanied by certified copies of qualifications and identity document. A valid driver’s license must be attached if indicated as a requirement. A SAQA evaluation report must accompany foreign qualifications. Applications that do not comply with the above mentioned requirements will not be considered. Shortlisted candidates will be subjected to a personnel vetting process. 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 these positions.

Click here to download a Z83 Application Form.







Questions after the interview:

At the end of an interview there is usually an opportunity where you can ask any questions you might have. This is a great opportunity to show the interviewer that you are interested in the position as well as the company. It is a good idea to prepare a few questions before the interview – this can be done while you are doing research on the company.

Your questions should show the interviewer that you are a good candidate for the position. Try and avoid questions that are based on your personal needs and preferences, for instance:

- How much leave will I get in a year?
- Will I be considered for promotion in my first year?
- When will I get an increase?
- What time can I leave in the afternoon?

These questions are inappropriate at this stage and will probably raise concerns on the side of the interviewer. Should you be the successful candidate then all these questions will be answered in your letter of appointment so don’t waste this opportunity by asking these basic questions.

If the position is an entry level job or very junior then you are welcome to ask questions in line with the position, for instance:

- Why did the previous person leave the position?
- What would the successful person be tasked to do in a typical day?
- How does this position fit into the department and / or company?
- Could you explain the company structure to me?
- Is there any further education assistance or support?

If the position is more senior then you can prepare question around the following themes:

- current issues that will face the successful candidate;
- inter-personal challenges in the department;
- any process, technology or people challenges that needs to be attended to urgently;
- key result areas that need urgent attention in the first few months;

The above information should get you started. Prepare a few questions so that you can show your worth. Good luck with your interview!
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