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Legal Officer (JLG/LO 2)

Date Posted
7th July 2017
Job Type
Not Vacant
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

Applications are being invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the position of Legal Officer (JLG/LO 2) in the Financial Investigations Division of this Ministry.

Job Description

Job Summary:

To provide legal expertise to the Financial Investigation Division/Assets Recovery Agency with respect to the preparation of cases for civil litigation, legal representation and legal advice


Responsibilities and Duties include:

  • To institute legal proceedings for the civil recovery of the proceeds of crime
  • To prepare cases for deliberation to the Attorney General and for presentation in the Resident Magistrate Court and Supreme Court
  • To research and advise the Financial Investigations Division/Assets Recovery Agency on matters relating to the proceeds of crime, revenue laws and financial crimes investigation  


Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities include:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of laws governing financial crimes particularly the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of investigative policies, methods and objectives
  • Comprehensive knowledge of business laws, commercial and trade practices
  • Working knowledge of applicable rules of criminal practises and procedures and the relevant constitutional laws
  • Working knowledge of relevant computer systems and applications
  • Leadership/management abilities
  • Research Skills


Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor of Laws Degree
  • Qualified Attorney-at-Law
  • Be admitted to practice in Jamaica
  • At least four (4) years related work experience including dealing with Court matters


Remuneration Package:

Salary                    :   $1,950,870.00 - $2,318,971.00 per annum

Travelling Allowance:   $707,448 per annum

Library Allowance   :  $187,835 per annum

Robing Allowance   :   $140,000 per annum Laundry Allowance  :   $40,000 per annum.


Please note that only short listed applicants will be contacted

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