Reference number: REGISTRAR OF DEEDS x3
SALARY NOTCH: R988 152 per annum (Level 14) (All inclusive package to be structured in accordance with the rules for SMS)
CENTRE: OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR OF DEEDS: LIMPOPO (Reference: S8/3/2014/473), BLOEMFONTEIN (Reference: S8/3/2014/474), PIETERMARITZBURG (Reference: S8/3/2014/475)
- Buris / BProc/ LLB or National Diploma in Deeds Registration.* 6-10 years experience in the Deeds Registry and at least 2 years experience in Senior Management Services or as Deputy Registrar of Deeds.
- Knowledge of Financial Management.
- Knowledge of Supply Chain Management.
- Knowledge of Deeds Trading Account.
- Knowledge of Human Resource Management.
- Proven problem solving abilities.
- Computer literacy.
- Good verbal and written communication skills.
- Excellent legal interpretation skills.
- Excellent legal research and analytical skills. .
- Manage and control the functions of the Deeds Registry.
- Manage the Deeds Trading Account, personnel and provisioning administration, and computer and microfilming systems.
- Execute the duties as contemplated in the Deeds Registries Act.
- Liaise with the Law Society and other local institutions regarding the elimination of problems encountered with the registration of deeds.
- Represent the Department in the Township Board of the relevant Provincial Administration.
- Comment on bills and draft directives regarding land registration and related matters.
- Approve reports to court and advise the High Court accordingly.
- Grant hearings to conveyancers where appeals are lodged.
- Adjudicate on registration cases where no precedence exists and advise clients where difficulties are experienced with the drafting and registration of deeds.
CLOSING DATE: 20 June 2014
NOTE: Appointment is subject to a positive security clearance and the signing of a performance agreement
IMPORTANT: Please forward your application, quoting the relevant reference number: Office of the Chief Registrar of Deeds, Private bag x918, Pretoria, 0001. For attention: Refilwe Noge, Rentmeester Building, room 310, 3rd floor, Corner Pretorius and Bosman Street.
The suitable candidate will be selected with the intention of promoting representivity as contemplated in the relevant component’s Employment Equity Plan.
The Department reserves the right not to appoint any applicant in this position and reserves the right to conduct pre-employment security screening. We are zero tolerance to fraud and corruption Department and we urge you to report any suspicious of fraud and corruption to the National Anti-Corruption Hotline (NACH) 0800 701-701.
Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Applications must be submitted on form Z 83, obtainable from any Public Service Department and should be accompanied by a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (previous experience must be comprehensively detailed) and certified copies of qualifications, service certificates and identification document. Applicants with foreign qualifications must submit a SAQA evaluation report on the qualification. Non-SA citizens must attach a certified copy of proof of permanent residence in South Africa. In addition to completing the Z83, applicants are required to disclose any pending criminal, disciplinary or any other adverse allegations or investigation against them. Applicants must also provide the full names, addresses and telephone numbers of at least three referees. Failure to submit the requested documents may result in your application not being considered. (Applications lacking evidence of relevant experience will not be considered). If you apply for more than one post in the Department, please submit separate application forms for each post. Applicants will be expected to be available for selection interviews at a time, date and place as determined by the Department. If you have not been contacted for an interview within three months of the closing date, please note that your application was not successful. Correspondents will be entered into with short-listed candidates only.
Applications will not be considered after the closing date.
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!