Legal Officer (JLG/LO 2) | Ministry of Transport and Mining

Legal Officer (JLG/LO 2) Legal

Ministry of Transport and Mining

Legal Officer (JLG/LO 2) (Not Vacant) in the Ministry of Transport and Mining, salary range $2,089,382 - $2,483,618 per annum and any allowance(s) attached to the post.



Job Purpose


Under the general direction of the Director, Legal Services, the incumbent will be expected to provide the Ministry of Transport and Mining with general legal advice on conveyance matters, policy and procedures, as well as to assist with proposing amendments to legislations and regulations and/or the promulgation of new legislations and regulations.



Key Responsibilities



         Participates in the development of a sound legal framework for the Ministry;

     Develops with Senior Legal Officer, a set of operational objectives and standards to guide the operations of the Division;

         Develops Work Plans and schedules for staff;

         Delegates and oversees the functions of the reports;

         Represents the Ministry on Committees;

         Prepares Operational Reports;

         Ensures proper maintenance of files and records;

         Deputizes for the Senior Legal Officer in his/her absence.


Technical and Professional:

     Advises and makes recommendations to the Permanent Secretary on legal matters as required;

         Drafts instructions for legal changes to Acts and Regulations;

         Interprets Acts, Regulations and rulings for the Ministry;

         Reviews current legislation administered by the Ministry and its Agencies;

         Reviews Cabinet Submissions and issuing drafting instructions to the Parliamentary


         Makes recommendations for amendments or repeal of Legislation;

     Liaises/consults with the Attorney General’s Chambers, other Legal Department and stakeholders regarding legal matters/issues;

     Obtains  legal  advice  from  the  Attorney General’s  Chambers  in  respect  of  litigation matters relevant to the work of the Ministry;

     Conducts land acquisition matters in collaboration with the National Works Agency and the National Land Agency on behalf of the Ministry;

         Advises on legal implications for any proposed policy formulations;

     Provides general legal services and reviews all documents related to contracts, leases and other agreements;

     Gives legal opinion on matters affecting the Ministry and its portfolio entities by providing guidance on a range of legal and quasi-legal issues;

         Undertakes research in legal issues of relevance to the Ministry;

         Administers the transfer of property on behalf of the Ministry;

     Prepares   correspondence   t the   Ministr clients,   thei agents attorney and organizations involved in the transfer of property;

         Negotiates settlements and completes outstanding land acquisition matters in order to

facilitate the Ministrys fixed asset base;

         Provides legal advice to Ministry personnel and clients.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Competencies


         Excellent knowledge of Jamaican laws and legal system

         Sound background in Conveyance and Contract Law

         Good knowledge of areas of law impacting on Government Policies dealing with the


         Excellent knowledge of the legislative process

         Proficiency in the use of legislative process

         Excellent negotiation skills

         Excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills

         Excellent oral and written communication skills

Minimum Required Qualification and Experience


         Bachelor of Laws Degree;

         Certificate in Legal Education (CLE).



Applications   accompanied   by  résumés   shoul be   submitted    no   later   than   Monday, 11th November, 2019 to:


Director, Corporate Services

Ministry of Transport and Mining

138h Maxfield Avenue

Kingston 10





Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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Job Details

  • Location: Kingston

  • Sector: Public Sector

  • Category: Legal

  • Posted On: Oct 31, 2019

  • Deadline: Nov 12, 2019

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