Principal Court Interpreters at Justice Department: 2 Positions

Posted on :

7 Oct, 2014

Category :

Legal Jobs in South Africa


SALARY : R227 802 – R268 338 per annum. The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

CENTRE : Magistrate’s Office, Welkom (1) and Bloemfontein (1)


REQUIREMENTS : Grade 12 and a National Diploma in Legal Interpreting. Five years of practical
experience as a Court Interpreter. Knowledge of Sesotho, Setswana, IsiXhosa,
English, Afrikaans and IsiZulu which are predominant languages in this Magisterial
District. A Valid driver’s license. Skills and Competencies: Computer literacy (MS

Good communication skills (verbal and written). Listening skills.
Interpersonal skills. Time Management. Ability to work under pressure.
Administration and organization skills. Good interpersonal relations. Problem
solving. Planning and Organising. Confidentiality. Art of Interpreting and
Analytical thinking.


DUTIES : Key Performance Areas: To render supervisory services in the legal interpreting
and language environment. Render interpreting services in complex cases (i.e.
High profile cases), criminal, civil, Labour Court, Small Claims Courts, Disciplinary
Hearing, Conciliation and Arbitration, Confession, and in Pre-trial proceedings and
Consultations. Translate Legal Document and Exhibits. Develop Terminology.

Assist with the reconstruction of Court Records. Attend to personnel administrative
aspects. Procure foreign language interpreters and casuals in line with PFMA.
Interpret in special cases when necessary.

Control and Supervision of Interpreters; Provide mentoring and coaching to junior / senior interpreters
(training). Manage performance agreement of Court Interpreters. Control leave of
Court Interpreters.


ENQUIRIES : Ms. N. Dywili at  (051) 407 1800.

APPLICATIONS : Please direct your application to: The Regional Head, Private Bag X20578,
Bloemfontein, 9300, or hand deliver at 53 Colonial Building, Charlotte
Maxeke Street, Bloemfontein, 9300.

CLOSING DATE : 20 October 2014


NOTE : Interested applicants may visit the following website: or 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 A Z83 & CV must be accompanied
by certified copies of qualifications and identity document. A driver’s license must
be attached if indicated as a requirement. A SAQA evaluation report must
accompany foreign qualifications. Applications that do not comply with the above
mentioned requirements will not be considered.

The Department of Justice 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 as defined by the Employment Equity Act, 1998
(Act No: 55 of 1998) and relevant Human Resources policies of the Department
will be taken into consideration. Shortlisted candidates will be subjected to a
personnel vetting process. 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. The department reserves the right not
to fill these positions. Women and people

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