LEGAL ADMINISTRATION OFFICER (MR5): LEGAL SUPPORT: NEMA REF NO: RCSM02/2022
SALARY : R378 990 per annum (Total package of R548 054 per annum/ condition apply) CENTRE : Pretoria REQUIREMENTS : An LLB degree coupled with at least 8 years post qualification experience in the provision of legal services. Knowledge of constitutional and administrative law is a requirement and knowledge of environmental and mining law will be an added advantage. At least 3 years of the 8 years should be proven post qualification experience in drafting and/or vetting of primary and/or subordinate legislation. Proven legislative drafting skills, an ability to analyse and comment on draft legislation and policies, and to understand the implications of draft legislation. Ability to provide legal opinions and advice, interpret legislation, good analytical and legal research skills, good verbal and written communication skills in English, report and professional writing skills, computer literacy, an ability to work in a team, good interpersonal relations, presentation skills, a pro-active, problem-solving and positive attitude and an ability to adhere to timeframes are essential. DUTIES : Drafting of and assisting with drafting of primary and secondary legislation and commenting on policies and draft legislation. Provide legal support relating to the interpretation and drafting of legislation. Provide legal support, legal advice and opinions on the interpretation and implementation of environmental legislation and relevant laws of general application such as the Constitution and Promotion of Administrative Justice Act, 2000. Provide assistance in taking Bills through Parliament and assist in the Cabinet and Parliamentary processes. Draft or provide input on Ministerial submissions and Ministerial briefings, draft responses to media queries and Parliamentary queries. Provide legal support in meetings. Vetting of primary and secondary legislation and accompanying documents, including socio-economic impact assessments, submissions, letters, Government Notices, newspaper notices and media statements. Prepare and present presentations on legal matters. Investigate and research the potential repeal of legislation to streamline legislation and remove duplication between the National Environmental Management Act, 1998, the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 2002 and the specific environmental management Acts. Attend quarterly Mintech Working Group meetings and provide support on legal issues emanating from Working Groups. Advise on litigation matters Participate in law reform forums with regard to the legislation administered by other departments and provide inputs into the amendment of such legislation, from an environmental perspective. ENQUIRIES : Ms A van Reenen Tel No: (012) 399 9283 / 083 280 0730 NOTE : Candidates will be subjected to a written technical test.
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