Principal Court Interpreter Vacancy at North West High Court

The Office of the Chief Justice is now looking for a suitable candidate to fill in the Principal Court Interpreter vacancy at North West High Court. This job opportunity is available for all interested individuals with at least a Senior Certificate. Please quote the reference number of this post, 2019/476/OCJ, within your application form.

Job Description

North West High Court
North West High Court

The successful candidate will be entitled to salary ranging from R 299 709 to R 353 043 every year. The qualified incumbent will also be needed to sign a performance agreement and will be stationed in Mahikeng. In order to be eligible for the position, all interested applicants must fulfil the minimum educational requirement which is a Grade 12certificate. Ideally, it should be accompanied by a National Diploma in Legal Interpreting at NQF level 5 but any other relevant qualification is also acceptable. Furthermore, the Principal Court Interpreter vacancy at North West High Court also requires candidates to have five years of practical experience as a Court Interpreter with at least two years of supervisory experience.

Additional requirements:

  • A valid driver’s license
  • Proficiency in English and/or Afrikaans as well as in two or more indigenous languages

Skills and Competencies:

  • Well-developed communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Listening skills
  • Time management
  • Computer literacy
  • Organising and planning
  • Analytical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Confidentiality
  • Art of interpreting
  • Ability to work under pressure

Job Desks:

  • Conduct interpreting services in high profile and complex cases, pre-trail conferences, special cases, disciplinary hearings and consultations
  • Develop terminology
  • Translate exhibits and Legal Documents
  • Procure Foreign Language interpreters as well as casual interpreters in accordance with the PFMA
  • Supervise, control and attend to personnel administrative aspects of interpreters
  • Conduct supervisory services in the legal interpreting as well as language environment
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to senior or junior court interpreters
  • Manage performance of court interpreters
  • Manage leave management for language services at the high court as well as develop relevant language glossary
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How to Apply

Applications for this post must be forwarded no later than April 5, 2019 via post to: The OCJ Provincial Head, Office of the Chief Justice, Private Bag X 2033, Mmabatho, 2735

Or, you may also hand deliver it to: 22 Molopo Road, Ayob Gardens: Mafikeng

The hiring department will only process submissions that contain the following documents:

  • Z83 application form which is attainable from all Public Service Departments. It must be completed and signed
  • A CV
  • Original certified copy of ID, driver’s license and qualifications (please don’t attach copies of certified copies)

Failure to submit all of the above mentioned important materials will result in your application not being regarded. Any sort of correspondence will be limited to candidates who have been shortlisted only. These applicants must be willing to render normal vetting as well as verification processes which may include a competency assessment.

If you haven’t been contacted in three months after the deadline of this post, you may assume your application as unsuccessful.

For more information regarding the Principal Court Interpreter vacancy at North West High Court, please contact: Mr L Moetanelo Tel No: (018) 3977065