Maintenance Investigator Vacancy At Odendaalsrus Magistrate’s Office

The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development is now seeking a suitable candidate to fill in the Maintenance Investigator vacancy at Odendaalsrus Magistrate’s Office in Bloemfontein. Any individual with an applicable paralegal or legal qualification can apply!

Job Description

This job offers a salary ranging from R 242 475 up to 285 630 per annum. Later on, the qualified applicant will also be required to sign a performance agreement as well. This job is available at the Magistrate’s Office located in odendaalsrus, Bloemfontein. The minimum educational requirement one should have to be eligible is Grade 12 certificate. This qualification must be accompanied by either a paralegal or legal qualification that is applicable as well as experience in Family Law Matters.

It is required for all candidates that they have knowledge of the Maintenance Act 1990 of 1998 as well as a valid driver’s license.

The Maintenance Investigator vacancy at Odendaalsrus Magistrate’s Office requires the following skills and competencies:

  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer literacy in MS Office
  • Numeric skills
  • Ability to develop a thorough understanding of all services procedures
  • Ability to work with the public in an emphatic and professional manner
  • Involved in the area of maintenance as well as any other Family Law related areas
  • Ability to explain legal processes and terminology in simple languages
  • Ability to manage time effectively
  • Ability to develop good facilitation skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Innovative
  • Ability to assist the court in the conducting of maintenance enquiries


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Once you are qualified for the job, below are some of the duties you will be involved in:

  • Drafting of legal documents
  • Render outdoor functions that require physical tracing capabilities
  • Conduct administrative support to the office
  • Testify in court under the control and supervision of maintenance prosecutors or maintenance officers
  • Collect and secure information relevant to maintenance default
  • Attend to queries
  • Trace individuals liable to pay maintenance as well as maintenance defaulters

How to Apply

Interested applicants must apply for the Maintenance Investigator vacancy at Odendaalsrus Magistrate’s Office before October 8, 2018.

Attach the following documents within your application. The submission of these documents are mandatory and thus any missing items will result in your application being denied.

  • Z83 application form quoting this reference number 18/47/FS
  • A CV
  • Certified copies of qualifications with and ID document
  • Certified copy of a valid driver’s license
  • Evaluation reports issued by SAQA if you have any foreign qualifications
  • Candidates who hold a dual citizenship or foreigner citizenship must attach Police Clearance certificate from their countries of origin

Forward your application via post to: to: The Regional Head, Private Bag X20578, Bloemfontein, 9300,

Or submit it by hand delivering it at: 53 Colonial Building, Charlotte Maxeke Street, Bloemfontein, 9300

Persons with disabilities will be given reasonable accommodation and this includes one where driver’s license is a required. Only shortlisted candidates will be entitled for correspondence for this post. If the hiring department has not contacted you within 3 months after the official deadline, that means your application was unsuccessful.

Should you have any queries, please contact: Ms. NM Dywili at ( (051) 407 1800