Senior Court Interpreter X4 : Department Of Justice And Constitutional Development Department Of Justice And Constitutional Development



  • Pretoria, Gauteng
  • June 22, 2021
  • July 5, 2021
  • Contractor

  • Legal Jobs

Job Summary


•Department Of Justice And Constitutional Development Is looking for a Senior Court Interpreter

•Enquiries: Northern Cape: Mr L Swartz Tel No: (053) 802 1300

-Magistrate Office: Upington; Ref No: 31/21/NC/Up
-Magistrate Office: Kudumane; Ref No: 32/21/NC/Kudu

-Magistrate Court, Pietermaritzburg: REF NO: 21/73/KZN

-Magistrate Court, Ezakheni: REF NO: 21/74/KZN

Duties and Responsibilities


•Key Performance Areas: Interpret in court of Law (Civil and Criminal matters.
• Record criminal cases in the criminal record book / register. •Interpret in pre-trial proceedings and consultations.
• Consecutive interpreting from source to target language during Court proceedings, pre-trial, consultation, quasi and judicial; Interpret non-verbal gesture, dramatization and confessions; manage the performance of subordinates.
•Collect, monitor interpreting register, calculate and compile statistics;
•Make arrangements for foreign languages interpreters in
consultation with the Prosecutor.

Qualifications and Experience


•Grade 12/ NQF Level 4 / Grade 12. National Diploma: Legal Interpreting at NQF Level 5 or any other equivalent qualification in the field of languages with three (3) years’ practical experience as a Court Interpreter OR Grade 12 with ten (10) years practical experience in court interpreting.
•Knowledge of Legislation which governs transparency and confidentiality in the Public Service (Act 2 of 2000) as amended.
•Drivers’ license will be an added advantage; Language Requirements: Sesotho or isiZulu or proficiency in any official language will be an added advantage.
•Skills and Competencies: Excellent communication, Listening, Inter- personal relations.
•Problem solving; Planning and organizing and Analytical thinking skills; Time management; Confidentiality and ability to work under pressure.

How to Apply


• Northern Cape: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to:
[email protected] Postal address: The Regional Head: Justice and Constitutional Development, Private Bag X6106, Kimberley, 8300. OR hand deliver at the New Public Building, (Magistrates Court) Corner Knight and Stead Streets, 7th floor, Kimberley, 8301.
Kwazulu-Natal: Quote the relevant reference number and direct your application to: the Regional Head, Private Bag X54372, Durban, 4000 or physical address: Recruitment, First Floor, 2 Devonshire Place off Anton Lembede Street, Durban

•Interested applicants must submit their applications for employment to the address
provided below or email address specified to each post. The email must include only completed and signed new Form Z83, obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the internet at www.gov.za, a CV with a font size of 10 and Arial theme font, copy of Identity Document, Senior Certificate and the highest required qualification as well as a driver’s license where necessary. Attachments must be in a PDF format and limited to 10 megabytes.
• Emails that do not comply with the above specifications will bounce back without reaching the Department. •Original/certified copies must be produced by only shortlisted candidates during the interview date. A SAQA evaluation report must accompany foreign qualifications.
•Applications that do not comply with the above mentioned requirements will not be considered. All shortlisted candidates for SMS posts will be subjected to a technical and competency assessment. A pre-entry certificate obtained from National School of Government (NSG) is required for all SMS applicants. Candidate will complete a financial disclosure form and also be required to undergo a security clearance. •Foreigners or dual citizenship holder must provide the Police Clearance certificate from country of origin. The DOJ&CD 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. •Reasonable accommodation shall be applied for People with Disabilities including where driver’s license is a requirement. •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. Women and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply and preference will be given to the EE Target.
ERRATUM: The post of Director: Legal Administration and Advocacy (Ref: 63/21/EC), Eastern Cape Region. advertised in Circular 20 of 2021 dated 04 June 2021 All applicants who have submitted their application before the 10 June 2021 to the email address [email protected] are required to reapply/resubmit their applications to the same email or to the following postal address: The Regional Head, Private Bag X9065, East London, 5200 due to a technical problem experienced. Mr P Hattingh Tel No: (043) 702 7000 (Eastern Cape) and the post of Assistant State Attorney Ref No: (LP3-LP4): 21/153/SA advertised in Circular 20 of 2021 dated 04 June 2021 with incorrect job requirements; Please note the correct job requirements are: An LLB or 4 year recognized legal qualification; Admission as an Attorney; At least 2 years appropriate post qualification legal/litigation experience; A valid driver’s licence.
•The following will serve as added advantages: Right of appearance in the High Court of South Africa; Conveyancing experience. Note: Interested applicants may visit the following website: www.justice.gov.za or www.dpsa.gov.za to view the full job specifications. Enquiries: Ms S Maribeng Tel No: (012) 315 1103 The closing date is extended to the 05 July 2021We apologize for any inconvenience caused.


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