Legal Officer (JLG/LO 2) – Legal Services Unit, Hope Gardens

Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture & Fisheries

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Legal Officer (JLG/LO 2) – Legal Services Unit, Hope Gardens

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Job Purpose


Under the general direction of the Senior Legal Officer (JLG/LO 4), the Legal Officer (JLG/LO 2) serves as Legal Counsel for the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, its Agencies, projects and Statutory Bodies, in support of their Strategic objectives.



Key Responsibilities


         Prepares the Ministry's Legislation Programme Report;

         Provides legal advice to Ministerial Divisions/Departments, as required;

         Prepares Monthly Status Reports on the operations of the Unit;

         Replies to Legal correspondence, as required;

         Prepares Contract and other Legal documents, as required;

         Assists with the preparation of Cabinet and Legislation Committee Submissions;

         Attends meetings, as required;

         Assists with the preparation of Drafting Instructions;

     Assists  with  the  review  of  Legislation  administered  by  the  Ministry,  its  Departments, Agencies and Statutory Bodies;

         Assists in managing legal issues to completion or satisfaction;

         Assists with the preparation of Technical Briefs for the Minister, as required.


Technical Professional:

         Provides guidance on Legal and Quasi-Legal issues to Ministerial Divisions/Departments;

         Drafts Legal documents;

         Prepares drafting instructions for relevant Acts and Regulations, as required;

         Conducts Legal research as required.


Human Resource:

         Provides leadership to staff of the Unit, through delegation and communication.



Required Knowledge, Skills and Competencies



         Excellent Oral and Written Communication skills

         Excellent Interpersonal skills

         Ability to work in teams



         Good Time Management skills

         Excellent Customer and Quality Focus skills



         Knowledge of the Legal framework of Government

         Sound knowledge of the Ministrys policies and procedures

         Good Research and Analytical skills

     Sound knowledge of Conveyancing, Probate, Company Law, Intellectual Property and other aspects of the Law

         Proficiency in the use of the computer applications



Minimum Required Qualification and Experience


         An Attorney-at-Law licenced to practice in the Courts of Jamaica;

         Certificate in Legal Education.

Applications  accompanied  by  résumés  shoul be  submitted   no  later  tha Wednesday, 23rd January, 2019 to:


Senior Director

Human Resource Management and Development Division

Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries


Kingston 6






Please note that only short listed applicants will be contacted.m

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Legal Officer (JLG/LO 2) – Legal Services Unit, Hope Gardens from Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture & Fisheries Take home pay calculations

Description     Amount   Description   Amount
Monthly Basic Salary     $181,079.75
  NIS:   $3,125.00
        Income Tax   $13,236.69
      NHT   $3,621.60
          Education Tax   $4,003.98
    Total Earnings: $181,079.75   Total Deductions   $23,987.27
  Net Pay:   $157,092.49

Legal Officer (JLG/LO 2) – Legal Services Unit, Hope Gardens Monthly Payslip

Gross Salary:  $181,079.75
-Income Tax:  $13,236.69
-NIS:  $3,125.00
-Education Tax:  $4,003.98
-NHT:  $3,621.60
Total Deductions:  $23,987.27
=Net Salary:  $157,092.49
Work Week:  40 Hours/w
Gross Hourly Rate:  $1,131.75 /hr
Net Hourly Rate:  $981.83 /hr
Statutory Income  $177,954.75
Taxable Income:  $52,946.75
Income Tax Threshold:  1500096.00
Income Tax Threshold (monthly):  $125,008.00

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