Maintenance Officer

Reference number: 51/14/LMP

(Mr 5) (Maintenance Complaints Manager)

Contract Post Ending 31 March 2015

SALARY: R268 497 + (37% in lieu of benefits) per annum, (Salary will be determined in accordance with experience as per OSD determination). The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

CENTRE: Regional Office, Limpopo

REQUIREMENTS: LLB degree or equivalent qualification; At least three (3) years’ experience in the legal field; Family law experience, specifically with regard to the Maintenance Act 99 of 1999, will be an added advantage; A valid code EB driver’s licence. Skills and Competencies: Effective communication and presentation skills; Interpersonal relations; Analytical thinking; Research skills; Computer literacy; Report writing with accuracy to detail and attention.

DUTIES: Key Performance Areas: Implement turnaround strategy on maintenance; Handle maintenance complaints and Presidential hotline complaints; Facilitate and co-ordinate the pilot sites and drive the roll-out of services to other courts; Respond to petitions, representations and complaints from Civil Society and other Government departments relating to maintenance; Supervision of Maintenance Officers within the Region;

ENQUIRIES: Mr Maakamedi TP. (015) 287 2026

Mr Masemola TD. (015) 287 2025

APPLICATIONS: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: Postal address: The Regional Head, Department of Justice & Constitutional Development, Private Bag x9526, Polokwane 0700 OR Physical address: Reception area, Limpopo Regional Office, 92 Bok Street, Polokwane, 0700.

CLOSING DATE: 26 May 2014

NOTE: Person with disabilities are encouraged to apply

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 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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