DIRECTOR: LEGISLATION SPECIALIST – CIVILIAN SECRETARIAT FOR POLICE SERVICE – Pretoria

REF NO:
CSP/21/2022
SALARY : R1 073 187 per annum, (all-inclusive package)
CENTRE : Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS :
LLB Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in Law (NQF 7) or relevant legislation
drafting equivalent qualification. 5 years’ middle management/Senior
Managerial level experience that must include legislative drafting. Completion
of pre-entry certificate for Senior Management Service (SMS) is mandatory
requirement. Extensive knowledge and experience in legislative drafting, a
sound knowledge of and interpretation of constitutional law. Understanding of
legislation research and development methodologies, analysis methods,
research methodologies, monitoring and evaluation methods and Legislation
formulation. Knowledge of good governance and Batho Pele Principles.
Understanding of government systems and structures. Strategic capability and
leadership, programme and project management, people management and
empowerment. Financial management, change management and computer
literacy. Problem solving and decision making skills. Verbal and written
communication skills. Legislation development and Legislation research skills.
Knowledge of the Safety and Security Sector will be an added advantage. A
valid driver’s license.

DUTIES :
Identify and develop primary and subordinate legislation relating to the
mandate of the Minister of Police in accordance with approved policy
directives. Perform continuous environmental scanning in order to identify
shortcomings in and possible improvement of legislation pertaining to policing
functions and operations. Conduct legal research, including international legal
research to conduct comparative analysis of legislation. Develop and prepare
draft Bills and Regulations. Actively participate in all legislative processes
leading up to the submission of legislation in Parliament. Review and amend
existing primary and subordinate legislation. Engage with internal and external
research units to source policing assessment/oversight reports for analysis,
engage with provincial secretariats and other relevant institutions to identify
gaps in the policing legal framework. Review of Bills and Regulations
processes leading to the tabling of thereof, advising the Minister in respect of
legislative proposals, prepare and make presentations on departmental
legislation to parliamentary committees and other government fora.
Development of legal instruments for the Secretariat and ensuring that the
relevant legal instruments are complied with. Conduct analysis and research
in preparing legal and constitutional advice for submission to the Secretary of
Police. Consider policy implications that impact on policing legislation and
make recommendations. Draft legal documents on policing that provide a clear
motivation or justification on improvements for policing legislation. Provide
support on Minister’s statutory and constitutional responsibilities. Prepare
documents for the Minister to ensure his statutory and constitutional
responsibilities are executed. Conduct regular risk situation analysis Identify
risk associated with legislation, monitor and evaluate legislation risks, develop
mitigating strategies and execute risk strategy to mitigate risks.

ENQUIRIES :
Mr BK Shiphamele at 061 080 7598
APPLICATIONS : Applications can also be emailed to Gladman.Bida@csp.gov.za

APPLICATIONS :
Applications must be mailed timeously to Private Bag X922 Pretoria 0001 or
hand delivered or couriered to 258 Lilian Ngoyi Street, Pretorius Street,
Fedsure Building 2nd floor, Pretoria at the Reception Desk. No late applications
will be accepted.

CLOSING DATE :
25 November 2022
NOTE : Applications must be submitted on the new prescribed application form Z.83 of
the Public Service Act, obtainable from any Public Service Department or any
Public Service and Administration website or Recruitment Office within the
Secretariat for Police Service. Applicants are not required to submit copies of
qualifications and other relevant documents on application but must submit a
fully completed Z83 and a detailed Curriculum Vitae (e.g. indicating positions
held, dates and key performance areas/responsibilities and qualifications/short
course certificates). Only shortlisted candidates will be required to submit
certified documents on or before the day of the interviews following
communication from the Department. Failure to submit the requested
documents/information will result in your application not being considered
Failure to comply with this requirement will result in the candidate being
disqualified. Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. If
you have not been contacted within three months of the closing date of this
advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Please
note that all applicants for Senior Management positions are required to
complete the SMS Pre- Entry Programme administered by the National School
of Government (NSG). The Course is available at NSG under the name
Certificate for entry into the SMS and the full details can be sourced by the
following link https://thensg.gov.za/training-courses/sms-pre-entryprogramme. Shortlisted candidates will be subjected to a technical exercise
that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job. Following the
interview process, recommended candidate (s) to attend to generic SMS
competency assessment as mandated by DPSA. The logistics of which will be
communicated by the Department. Short-listed candidates will be subjected to
a security clearance. The Civilian Secretariat for Police Service has the right
not to fill the post Preference for appointment will be given in accordance with
the employment equity status of the Department. The successful candidate will
be based in Pretoria and will frequently travel to Cape Town when Parliament
is in session.

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