Deputy Master: MR-7

Reference number: 14/137/MAS

SALARY: R340 716-R828 138 per annum (Salary will be in accordance with OSD determination). The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement

CENTRE: Master Of the High Court: Bloemfontein (1) and Johannesburg (1)

REF NO:14 / 136 / MAS Bloemfontein

REF NO:14 / 137 / MAS Johannesburg

REQUIREMENTS: LLB degree or a four year legal qualification; 8 years appropriate post qualification legal experience; Knowledge of the Administration of Estates Act, Mental Health Act, Insolvency Act, Companies Act, Close Corporations Act, Trust Property Control Act and other relevant legislations; Experience in the functional fields of the services provided by the Masters of the High Court and Masters environment including Guardian’s Fund; Relevant post qualification’s legal service certificates will be an advantage. Skills and Competencies: Estate duties; Trusts; Administration of Estates; Legal research and drafting; Dispute Resolution; Planning, organizing and analytical skills; People development and empowerment; Strategic and conceptual orientation; Problem solving and decision making skills; Good communication skills (verbal and written); Computer literacy;

DUTIES: Key Performance Areas: Monitor and advice on conduction determinations and assessment of Estate duties in terms of the Act by virtue of the delegation of South African Receiver of Revenue; Monitor and review where necessary all legal and administrative operations at the Office of the Master of the High Court on an on-going basis to ensure uniformity and optimal service levels; Ensure that all functions within the office contribute towards the Strategic direction of the Masters Branch and ultimately the Departmental strategic objectives; Ensure effective and efficient delivery of service, financial and human resource management within the Office of the Master; Provide leadership, coaching and mentoring to the team; Represent the Office in its relationships with internal and external stakeholders; Draft legal documents that provide clear justification; Advice, mediate and conciliate disputes by advising on the outcome of its resolution.

ENQUIRIES: Ms L. Mothemane 012 315 1264

APPLICATIONS: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: Postal address: The Human Resources: Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, Private Bag X81, Pretoria, 0001. OR Physical address: Application Box, First Floor Reception, East Tower, Momentum Building, 329 Pretorius Street, Pretoria

CLOSING DATE: 02 June 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 A Z83 & CV must be accompanied by certified copies of qualifications and identity document. A drivers 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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