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SENIOR COURT INTERPRETER

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

CLOSING DATE : 23 September 2019

REF NO: 24/18/NC
Re-advertisement; candidates who previously applied are encouraged to re-apply
SALARY : R257 508 – R303 339 per annum. The successful candidate will be required to sign
a performance agreement.
CENTRE : Springbok Magistrates Office
REQUIREMENTS : Grade 12 and National Diploma in Legal Interpreting or equivalent qualification inthe field of languages and minimum of three years practical experience in courtinterpreting; OR Grade 12 with ten year’s practical experience in court interpreting;
Driver’s license will be an added advantage; Knowledge of Legislation which
governs transparency and confidentiality in the Public Service (Act 2 of 2000) as
amended. Language Requirements: isiXhosa, Setswana, English, Afrikaans are
compulsory. Sesotho or isiZulu or proficiency in any official language will be an
added advantage. Skills and Competencies: Excellent communication, Listening,
Inter- personal relations. Problem solving; Planning and organizing and Analytical
thinking skills; Time management; Confidentiality and ability to work under
pressure.
DUTIES : Key Performance Areas: To interpret in court of Law (Civil and Criminal matters:
To interpret in small claims courts; Interpret in pre- trail proceedings and
consultations; Consecutive interpreting from source to target language during
Court proceedings and , pre-trail, consultation, quasi and judicial. Interpret nonverbal gesture, dramatization and confessions. Ensure that subordinates conclude
performance agreements. Review performance agreements and give feed back to
Court Interpreters. Collect, monitor interpreting register, calculate and compile
statistics; Making arrangements for foreign languages interpreters in consultation
with the Prosecutor; To perform a variety of routine interpreting duties related to
the Core function of the Department. To attend to all other duties assigned to him /
her from time to time and to assist with the necessary Administrative duties.
ENQUIRIES : Ms. C Mashibini Tel No: (053) 802 1300

APPLICATIONS : Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: Postal address:The Regional Head: Justice and Constitutional Development, Private Bag X6106,
Kimberley, 8300 OR hand delivers at the New Public Buildings, (Magistrates Court)
of Knight and Stead Streets, 7th floor, Kimberley, 8301. Email or faxed applications
will not be considered.

The DOJ&CD is an equal opportunity employer. In the filling of vacant posts the objectives of section 195 (1)
(i) of the Constitution of South Africa, 1996 (Act No: 108 of 1996), the Employment Equity imperatives asdefined by the Employment Equity Act, 1998 (Act No: 55 of 1998) and relevant Human Resources policies ofthe Department will be taken into consideration.

NOTE : Interested applicants may visit the following website: www.justice.gov.za or
www.dpsa.gov.za to view the full job specification of the above positions.
Applications must be submitted on Form Z83, obtainable from any Public Service
Department or on the internet at www.gov.za. A Z83 form & CV must be
accompanied by original certified copies of qualifications, identity document and a
driver’s license where necessary. A SAQA evaluation report must accompany
foreign qualifications. Applications that do not comply with the above mentioned
requirements will not be considered. All shortlisted candidates for SMS posts will
be subjected to a technical and competency assessment. Candidate will complete
a financial disclosure form and also be required to undergo a security clearance.
Foreigners or dual citizenship holder must provide the Police Clearance certificate
from country of origin. Reasonable accommodation shall be applied for People with
Disabilities including where driver’s license is a requirement. Correspondence will
be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you do not hear from us within 3 months
of this advertisement, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.
The department reserves the right not to fill these positions. Women and people
with disabilities are encouraged to apply and preference will be given to the EE
Target.
ERRATUM: Kindly note that the Posts of Senior Court Interpreter with Ref No:
19/69/FS;

Centre: Magistrate’s Office, Thaba Nchu Cluster and Senior Court
Interpreter with Ref No: 24/18/NC; Centre: Springbok Magistrates Office,
advertised in Public Vacancy Circular 31 dated 30 August 2019. Please note that
the requirements of the two posts have been amended as follows: Grade 12 and
National Diploma in Legal Interpreting or equivalent qualification in the field of
languages and minimum of three years practical experience in court interpreting;
OR Grade 12 with ten year’s practical experience in court interpreting. The
Department also inserted similar post sin this Circular. We apologize for any
inconvenience caused.