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Jamaica Customs Agency
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SENIOR LEGAL OFFICER
Category: Legal
Description:

Senior Legal Officer Criminal & Civil (Level 8)

The Jamaica Customs Agency (An Executive Agency) invites applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the position of Senior Legal Officer Criminal & Civil (Level 8) in the Legal Affairs Unit. The incumbent will be responsible for leading the team in the preparation of cases for Court in relation to matters in which the Agency has an interest and institute legal proceedings in respect of breaches of the Customs Act and other related legislation. He/she will also prepare cases for deliberation by the appropriate body (such as the Attorney General's Chambers and the Revenue Appeals Division); and, do research and advise the Agency on matters relating to Customs laws and other legal issues.

CORE FUNCTIONS

Leads team in the preparation of cases before the relevant adjudicating tribunals in relation to matters in which the Agency has an interest
Institutes legal proceedings for breaches of the Customs Act and Regulations
Prepares cases for deliberation to the appropriate adjudicating body
Researches and advises the Agency on matters relating to Customs laws and other legal matters

REQUIRED SKILLS/COMPETENCIES

Excellent leadership and strategic management skills
Excellent interpersonal and staff management skills
Excellent research skills
Excellent communication, negotiating and persuasion skills
High integrity and ethics, with strong judgment, problem solving and analytical skills
Sound knowledge of civil litigation practices and procedures, legal strategies and the rules of statutory interpretation
Sound knowledge of Customs related legislation and regulations, revenue laws and the Proceeds of Crime Act
Sound knowledge of business laws, commercial practices and international trade practices and policies
Working knowledge of the applicable rules of criminal practice and procedure and relevant constitutional laws 
Working knowledge of relevant computer systems and applications 

COMPENSATION PACKAGE

Salary within the range: $3,568,279 - $4,281,935 per annum and the applicable allowance(s) attached to the post. 

Please note that responses will be sent to shortlisted applicants only. 

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Law Degree
Certificate of Legal Education
Seven (7) years' experience as an Attorney at Law, of which at least five (5) years' experience in litigation 

Deadline: October 18, 2017

Contact Information
Name: Senior Director, Human Resource Management & Development
Address: 2-4 King Street. Kingston
Email: ea.staff@jacustoms.gov.jm
Telephone: N/A
Fax: N/A

Ad Post Date: 2017-10-03

 

 

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