Judge’s Secretary Vacancies At Office Of the Chief Justice

Several secretarial positions have just opened up at various High Courts. If you have working experience in this field and is interested to apply, the Office of the Chief Justice is very much looking forward to your application. Please quote the relevant reference number of the available post for the Judge’s Secretary Vacancies at Office of the Chief Justice.

Job Overview

Up to four Judge’s Secretary positions are open for application at:

  • Free State High Court (Bloemfontein), ref. no: 2018/359/OCJ
  • Labour Court (Durban), ref. no: 2018/361/OCJ
  • Durban High Court, ref. no: 2018/360/OCJ
  • Grahamstown High Court, ref. no: 2018/362/OCJ

All positions offer salary amounting to R 242 475 to R 285 630 annually. Furthermore, all qualified incumbents will also be required to sign a performance agreement prior to commencing their duties. In order to be eligible for these positions, all interested candidates must hold at least a Grade 12 certificate or its equivalent qualification. This academic qualification must be accompanied by three years of secretarial experience as well. Furthermore, having a valid driver’s license is required to apply for the Judge’s Secretary Vacancies at Office of the Chief Justice.

Inherent skills and competency requirements:

  • Ability to do Dictaphone typing and typing up to 35 words per minute
  • Understanding of the filling system
  • Proficiency in the English language
  • Communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Computer literacy, especially MS Word
  • Planning skills
  • Problem-solving
  • Organizational and administrative skills
  • Decision-making skills
  • Time management
  • Good customer service orientated
  • Decisiveness
  • Assertiveness
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Initiative
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  • Format or type draft memorandum opinions, decision or judgment entries are written by assigned Judge
  • Provide general administrative or secretarial duties to the Judge
  • Type and manage correspondence
  • Orders and judgments for the judge
  • Diarise and arrange appointments as well as meetings for official visits and make accommodation as well as travel arrangements
  • Safeguard of all case files and endorsement of case files with an order made by Judge
  • Update documents, files and provide copies of documents to the Registrar
  • Conduct digital recording of court proceedings on urgent court cases after hours
  • Keep, store and file court records safely
  • Accompany the Judge to the Courts
  • Manage Judge’s vehicle, driving and logbook thereof
  • Prepare reports and gather data and documents for assigned Judge as needed
  • Execute legal research as directed by the Judge

How to Apply

Should you wish to apply for the Judge’s Secretary Vacancies at Office of the Chief Justice, please include the following mandatory materials within your application:

  • Z83 application form
  • CV
  • Original certified copy of ID, driver’s license and qualifications

Submit to the respective address:

  • Bloemfontein and Supreme Court of Appeal:
  • postal address: The Provincial Head, Office of the Chief Justice, Private Bag X20612, Bloemfontein, 9300
  • hand delivers: The Free State High Court, Corner President Brand and Fontein street, Bloemfontein, 9301.
  • For inquiries, please contact: Ms. MA Luthuli/ Ms. N De La Rey (051) 406 8100
  • KwaZulu-Natal:
  • Postal address: The Provincial Head, Office of the Chief Justice, Private Bag X54372, Durban, 4000,
  • hand delivers: Office of the Chief Justice, Human Resource Management, 1st floor, 2 Devonshire place, off Anton Lembede Street, Durban.
  • For inquiries: Ms. L Marrie (031) 372 3164
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Your application must reach the Office of the Chief Justice no later than January 11, 2019, otherwise, it will not be taken into consideration. Note that, the hiring department will limit candidates subjected to a typing test if they are shortlisted.