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Legal Officer (JLG/LO 3)

Date Posted
30th November 2016
Reference
VAC-24346
Sector
Legal
Job Type
Permanent
Location
Kingston
Salary
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the post of Legal Officer (JLG/LO 3), Legal Service Unit

Job Description

To support the Senior Legal Officer in the delivery of legislative outputs within the Ministry’s portfolio, the delivery of legal advice to Ministry officials with a view to assist in making informed decisions in support of the Ministry’s mandate.


The duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
PROFESSIONAL/TECHNICAL RESPONSIBILITY AREAS

  • Assists the Senior Legal Officer in the drafting of Cabinet Submissions, Legislation Committee Submissions, Ministerial Briefs as well as the preparation of drafting instructions to Chief Parliamentary Counsel; 
  • Assists the Senior Legal Officer in collecting relevant information including comparative legislation relevant for the development of policy decisions and for the preparation of drafting instructions for the introduction of, and amendment to legislation. 
  • Review and draft contracts, Memoranda of Understanding and other legal instruments relevant to the Ministry’s portfolio. 
  • Provides legal advice to the Ministry, its Departments and Agencies on certain matters. 
  • Assists the Senior Legal Officer in obtaining legal advice from the Attorney General’s Department and Legal Reform Division in the Ministry of Justice. 
  • Assists the Senior Legal Officer in maintaining liaison with other legal departments relevant to the Ministry’s portfolio. 
  • Collects and collates legal information and precedents relevant to the Ministry’s portfolio
  • Reviews and interprets laws, rulings, regulations for the Ministry. 
  • Reviews policy documents for legal efficacy. 


REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Exceptional Negotiation skills
  • Excellent analytical and judgement skills
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint skills
  • Requisite Legal and Training Skills
  • Excellent Research skills
  • Advocacy skills

 

KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • Legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations framework, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process. 
  • Contract negotiations and drafting. 
  • Government Procurement Procedures. 
  • Staff Orders, Public Service Regulations, Financial Administration and Audit (FAA) Act and other Government Regulations & Guidelines. 

 

SPECIALIZED TRAINING:

  • Policy Development 
  • Report Writing 
  • Legal Drafting 


SPECIAL CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE JOB:

  • Typical working environment 
  • Extended working hours 


MINIMUM QUALIFICATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor of Law 
  • Legal Education Certificate from the Council of Legal Education 
  • At least three (3) years legal experience 

 

SALARY SCALE: $2,342,159.00 – $2,784,091.00 PER ANNUM PLUS ALLOWANCES


Please note that we thank all for responding but only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

 

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