OFFICE OF THE SERVICES COMMISSIONS (Central Government) 30 National Heroes Circle Kingston 4 Jamaica Telephone: 922-8600 Fax: 924-9764 E-mail: [email protected] Website: www.osc.gov.jm CIRCULAR No. 53 OSC Ref. C. 5849/S153 24th February, 2015 Permanent Secretaries and Heads of Departments are asked to invite applications from suitably qualified officers in their Ministries/Departments to fill the post of Executive Legal Officer 2 (JLG/LO 5), in the Office of the Chief Justice, Supreme Court, salary range $3,151,539 - $3,746,190 per annum and any allowance(s) attached to the post. Job Summary The incumbent will be responsible for providing administrative and legal support to the Honourable Chief Justice. Key Responsibilities Manages non-judicial operations of the Court as delegated by the Chief Justice; Provides support in the overall administration of the Court to promote access to justice for all members of the public and to maximize efficient use of resources, increase efficiency in Court operations and enhance service to the public; Supervises the staff in the Office of the Chief Justice; Provides direct support to the Chief Justice in the implementation of court programmes; In collaboration with the Court Management Services, serves as representative of the Court in non-policy information programmes and related media events involving community organizations, educational institutions and other government agencies; Monitors current, newly adopted and proposed legislation that may affect the Courts; Ensures that appropriate mechanisms are implemented to provide for effective interface with users of the Court System; Serves as a conduit for media request and prepares responses on behalf of and in consultation with the Chief Justice; Drafts Practice Directions for review by the Chief Justice; Makes arrangements for the Judicial Clerkship Programme; Collaborates with the Court Management Services and the Justice Training Institute in relation to training for members of the Judiciary; 2/… -2- Liaises with the Bar and relevant stakeholders on behalf of the Judiciary on legal matters; Provides support to the Chief Justice in the establishment of Judicial Committees; Assists in the organization of local Judicial conferences; Performs any other related duties that may be assigned from time to time. Minimum Required Qualification and Experience A LL.B. Degree from a recognized University Certificate in Legal Education Training or experience in management At least five (5) years at the Bar Knowledge and Skills Excellent problem solving skills Excellent research skills Excellent analytical skills Excellent oral and written communication skills Knowledge of Court operations Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite Ability to work in a team Applications accompanied by résumés should be submitted no later than Friday, 13th March, 2015 to: The Senior Director Human Resource Management and Administration Court Management Services 8th Floor, The Towers 25 Dominica Drive Kingston 5 Email: [email protected] Please note that only short listed applicants will be contacted. Please ensure that a copy of this circular is placed at a strategic position on the Notice Board of the Ministry/Department and brought to the attention of all eligible officers.
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