SENIOR STATE ADVOCATE REF NO: RECRUIT 2020/478 (X8 POSTS)
SALARY: R983 019 – R1 536 567 per annum (LP-9) (Total Cost Package)
REQUIREMENTS: A recognized four-year legal qualification. At least eight years’ post-qualification legal experience. Right of appearance under any of the applicable laws or ability to obtain the right of appearance in terms of the said laws. Five years’ experience in legal practice will be an added advantage. Ability to act independently. Experience or knowledge in POCA legislation. Extensive prosecutorial or litigation experience with regard to common law offenses such as fraud, theft, forgery and uttering, commercial crimes, and related matters. Proficiency in prosecuting, guiding investigations in complex or more difficult matters, including commercial matters, drafting charge sheets, including indictments and court documents, dealing with representations. Financial or accounting background and knowledge of Company law will be an added advantage. General computer literacy and knowledge of programs in MS Word; Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Ability to act independently without supervision and manage court and case flow management independently. Excellent administrative skills.
DUTIES: Study case dockets, make assessments thereof, and decide on the institution of prosecution. Deal with any representations. Guide investigations in complex or more difficult matters, including commercial matters. Prepare cases for court, including the acquisition of additional evidence and draft charge sheets, indictments, and court documents. Present the State’s case in court, lead and cross-examine witnesses, address the court on, inter alia, conviction, and sentence. Manage court and case flow management of cases independently. Study and deal with appeals and reviews. Prepare opinions and heads of argument for complex matters and in general conduct prosecutions on behalf of the State. Mentor and guide investigating officers, Prosecutors, and stakeholders. Assist in high profile matters or matters where an increased risk element is present. Promote partner integration, community involvement, and customer satisfaction in conjunction with partners in the criminal justice independently without supervision and manage court and case flow management independently. Mentor and coach junior staff and quality check their work. Participate in the performance assessment of staff being mentored.
ENQUIRIES: Jacques du Toit Tel No: (012) 845-6263
APPLICATIONS: email [email protected]
APPLICATIONS: All applications must be submitted to the relevant Recruitment Response E-mail as stated below.
CLOSING DATE: 14 December 2020
NOTE: For your application to be accepted: Applications must be submitted on a Z83, obtainable from any Public Service department or on www.npa.gov.za which must be fully completed as per the instructions on the form, signed and dated. If the Z83 is not completed as prescribed your application will not be accepted. CVs without a Z83 will not be accepted. Handwritten Z83 must be completed in Block Letters. Only copies of certified required qualifications, identity document,s and other listed documents as per the advert, must be included with your application. All applications must reach the NPA on/or before the closing date. No late applications will be accepted/processed. The NPA cannot be held responsible for server delays. Applicant’s attention is drawn to the fact that the NPA uses an Electronic Response Handling System in terms of e-mailed applications. Please Do Not contact the NPA directly after you have e-mailed your applications to enquire if your application(s) have been received. If you have not received an acknowledgment of receipt within one week after the closing date then you can contact the NPA. The NPA reserves the right not to fill any particular position. If you do not hear from us within (3) three months from the closing date of the advert, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Successful candidates will be subjected to a security clearance of at least confidential. Appointment to this position will be provisional, pending the issue of security clearance. Fingerprints will be taken on the day of the interview. The social media accounts of shortlisted applicants may be accessed. A valid driver’s license will be a requirement where applicable. Applicants are advised that until 31 December 2020 the current application for employment (Z83) form will be applicable, however, from 1 January 2021, a new application for employment (Z83) form will be effective. Should an individual wish to apply for a post on or after 1 January 2021? He or she will be required to submit the new application for employment form which can be downloaded at www.dpsa.gov.za-vacancies. From 1 January 2021 should an application be received using the incorrect application for employment (Z83), it will not be considered.
ERRATUM: Kindly note that the post of State Advocate with Ref No: Recruit 2020/456; Registry Clerk with Ref No Recruit 2020/468 with a closing date of 02 November 2020 advertised in Public Service Vacancy Circular 24 dated 16 October 2020 has been withdrawn. The correct Centre for the post of Administrative Clerk with Ref No Recruit 2020/465 is DPP: Kimberley NB! Applicants who are successful must please note that the NPA is not in a position to pay resettlement costs. NB! All employees considered for appointment to the Investigating Directorate will be subject to a lifestyle audit and integrity vetting