Senior Legal Administration Officer (MR 1 – MR 5)

Reference number: POST 22/104

Directorate: Corporate Services

SALARY: R141 339 - 383 826 per annum, Note: Salary will be determined in line with qualifications and years of experience.

CENTRE: Johannesburg

REQUIREMENTS: An LLB degree or equivalent qualification and at least 1 -5 years postgraduate legal experience. Extensive experience in litigation, contract management, legislative drafting and labour law. Admission as an Attorney or Advocate will be an added advantage. A valid driver’s license and willingness to travel. A sound working knowledge of the regulatory framework applicable to a government department. Recommendations: Conceptual and analytical thinking. Numeracy and legal writing skills. Written and verbal communication skills. General interpretation and policy interpretation skills. Research methodology skills. Diplomacy, Time management skills. Computer literacy in Ms Word. Excel and PowerPoint.

DUTIES: Provide legal advice and opinions to the Department. Negotiate, draft and vet contracts. General legal drafting. Ensure that the Department complies with the applicable regulatory framework. Handle internal and external enquires of a legal nature. Represent the Department at various committees. Manage litigation by or against the department. Liaise with State Attorney`s office and other organs of State in protecting the interests of the Department.

ENQUIRIES: Ms. Linda Ninzi. Tel: (011) 227 9000

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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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