Executive Legal Officer 2, LO 5

(Central Government)
30 National Heroes Circle
Kingston 4
Telephone: 922-8600
Fax: 924-9764
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.osc.gov.jm
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;
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.