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Ministry of Labour & Social Security
Labour & Social Security
LEGAL OFFICER (JLG/LO 3)
Category: Legal
Description: INDUSTRIAL DISPUTES TRIBUNAL (NOT VACANT)

Salary range $2,508,452 $2,981,761 per annum and any allowance(s) attached to the post

JOB PURPOSE

To provide legal support on matters affecting the Ministry of Labour and Social Security with specific duties at the Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT).

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Liaise with the Attorney General's Chambers to produce legal opinions/briefs on matters concerning the Tribunal, including applications for judicial review proceedings made against the Tribunal.
Liaise with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions to produce legal opinions/briefs on all criminal proceedings to be instituted by the Tribunal.
Interpret and administer the various laws which impact the work of the Tribunal.
Monitor court proceedings against the Tribunal as well as those instituted by the Tribunal.
Liaise with the Ministry in the review of, making of recommendations and the submitting of opinions on proposed or existing legislation, procedures, proposed policy formulation and issues or questions of law which may affect or improve the operations of the Tribunal.
Provide legal support in the dissemination and compilation of information concerning Awards of the Tribunal, the Labour Relations and Industrial Disputes Act, 1975, Labour Relations Code, 1976 and any other legislation which impacts the work of the Tribunal.
Provide legal support in the revision, discussion, education campaigns and legal/academic exercises concerning industrial disputes, industrial relations, labour laws and other laws pertinent to the role and function of the Tribunal.
Represent the Tribunal at meetings and conferences as required.

Please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
Qualifications:
REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:

Excellent knowledge of the Jamaica law and particularly laws which affect the work of the Tribunal.
Excellent research and legal writing skills.
Excellent presentation, oral and written communication skills.
Good problem-solving skills and tenacity.
Excellent team work skills.
Ability to work under pressure.

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B.)
Certificate of Legal Education (CLE)
At least (4) years work experience as a practicing attorney in the public or private sector
Deadline: October 3, 2018

Contact Information
Name: Senior Director, Human Resource Management and Development
Address: Ministry of Labour and Social Security,
14 National Heroes Circle, Kingston 4
Email: resume@mlss.gov.jm
Telephone: N/A
Fax: N/A

Ad Post Date: 2018-09-19

 

 

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