Legal Administration Officer Vacancy at Department of Energy

Applications are now open for the Legal Administration Officer vacancy at Department of Energy. The vacant position is available at the Head Office situated in Pretoria. If you think you have what it takes to be qualified for this position, apply today!


The future successful incumbent will be entitled to salary ranging from R 242 06 to R 332 823 per annum plus benefits. The Salary Notch will be determined in line with experience in term of the OSD for Legally Qualified Professionals (level MR3 or MR4). Candidates are required to be in possession of at least a Grade 12 certificate to be eligible. This educational qualification must be accompanied by an LLB or equivalent four year legal qualification. Having at least two years of post-qualification in legal experience is also necessary.

The Legal Administration Officer vacancy at Department of Energy requires all interested applicants to have the following key competencies and skills:

  • Sound knowledge of the South African legal system, administrative and constitutional law
  • Knowledge of law of contract, DoE Acts and Policies
  • Knowledge of Public Service Acts and Legislation
  • Knowledge of legal drafting and interpretation
  • Computer literacy
  • Research and project management skills
  • Legal court practice skills
  • Negotiation and dispute resolution skills
  • Legal administration skills
  • Verbal and written communication skills

Personal Attributes:

  • Decision making
  • Information evaluation
  • Problem solving

Kindly note that written assessment will be conducted. Therefore, all applications must include a certified copy of course credits.

Job Duties:

  • Responsible for drafting legal documents, reports, memos and submissions as well as providing verbal and written legal opinions on various matters
  • Responsible for scrutinising legislation and subordinate legislation administered by the Department and providing assistance during the legislative process
  • Responsible for attending to litigation matters on behalf of the department through the State Attorney
  • Responsible for providing advice for the minister or director general on appeals lodged against administrative decisions taken in terms of legislation administered by the Department
  • Responsible for monitoring the implementation of the promotion of access to information act, 2000 as well as the promotion of administrative justice act, 2000 in the department
  • Responsible for scrutinising draft international agreements and complying with the prescribed procedure for the conclusion of international agremeents

Application Method

Applications for the Legal Administration Officer vacancy at Department of Energy must be forwarded no later than March 1, 2019 via post to:

The Director-General, Department of Energy, Private Bag X96 Pretoria, 0001

Candidates are also allowed to hand deliver it to: Department of Energy Building, Corner Paul Kruger and Visagie Street (192 Visagie Street)

For attention: Mr. D Mbhokota/ Mr. T Kekana

Your application must include:

  • A fully completed Z83 application form
  • A CV
  • Original certified copies of ID and qualifications
  • A SAQA evaluation report of foreign qualifications if any
  • A certified proof of permanent resident permit for non-SA citizens

Your references should include former and present supervisors along with their fax, telephone and email addresses.

Should you have any queries, please forward them to: Ms S Naidoo Tel No: 012 406-7508

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