Vacancy No. 78/22 Assistant Court Officer – High Court Suva (Civil Division) – 1 Post

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Vacancy No. 78/22 Assistant Court Officer – High Court Suva (Civil Division) – 1 Post

Application number: 78/22

Application closes: 19/08/2022


Role:                      Assistant Court Officer

Level:                     JD 05

Salary Range:         $19,005 – $22,114

Location:                Suva

Unit/ Division:       High Court, Suva (Civil Division)

Reporting Responsibilities;

  1. Reports to: The Senior Court Officer
  2. Liaises with:         Judicial Officers and Court Support Staff
  3. Subordinates: None

 

The Position

 

This position is responsible to the Senior Court Officer, High Court through Court Officer and is responsible for reviewing, checking and issuing court documents.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensuring compliance with the legislative requirements of the Constitution, Acts, Rules and regulation relating to the functions of the Court System;
  • Ensuring that proper and correct interpretation in court from English to Fijian/Hindi and vice versa, whenever required;
  • Ensuring proper entries are made for all the orders, fines/compensation payments received, etc. into the relevant registers;
  • Ensuring proper counter service to the members of the public and stakeholders;
  • Preparation of monthly/quarterly return.

 

Selection Criteria

The Person

 

Qualification of a pass in Fiji Seven Form Examination or equivalent and must have a minimum of 50 marks in English OR a pass in Form Six examination with at least 1 -2 years work experience in interpretation duties. A pass in Departmental Examination X1 and Service Examination H1 or H would be an added advantage. The following Knowledge, Experience, Skills and Abilities are also required to successfully undertake this role:

 

Knowledge and Experience

 

  1. Sound knowledge and understanding of legislative requirements of the Constitution, Acts, Department Policies, Court Rules, Procedures and Processes;
  2. Knowledge of Court etiquette and legal terms;
  3. At least 1-2 years work experience in interpretation field or in similar work environment.

 

Skills and Abilities

 

  1. Good communication and interpretation skills with the ability to interpret and translate effectively in an open Court with either Hindi/ I-Taukei language and vice versa;
  2. Good public relations and customer service skills;
  3. Demonstrated ability of updating and maintaining case files and case register;
  4. Demonstrated ability to follow instructions and work cooperatively within a team environment;
  5. Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality of information in relation to Court proceedings;
  6. Capacity to utilize computer programs to support the operations of the Court registry.

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