Government of Jamaica


Government of Jamaica

Assistant Crown Counsel

General Legal Advice - Headquarters
(JLG/LO 2) in the General Legal Advice Division, Head Quarter (HQ), salary range $2,281,604 - $2,721,111 per annum and any allowance(s) attached to the post.
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Senior Assistant Attorney-General (JLG/LO 3)

Job Purpose

Under the general direction of the Deputy Solicitor-General the incumbent is responsible for providing general legal advice to various Government Departments, Ministries and Agencies.

Key Responsibilities
  • Prepares and renders sundry legal opinions to Government Departments, Statutory Bodies and Public Companies on a myriad of legal issues;
  • Interprets Statutes;
  • Negotiates settlements;
  • Attends meetings;
  • Vets and drafts contracts;
  • Conducts a range of legal research and provides legal advice;
  • Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, maintaining membership in professional organizations and participating in AGC initiatives.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Competencies
  • Good legal research and analytical skill
  • Good knowledge of the Laws of Jamaica and the broad field of law or practice relating to General Legal Advice;
  • Good knowledge of the Common Law Legal System and the Legal Framework of Government
  • Ability to analyse and interpret changes in the economic, political and social environment and the legal implications to the operations of the GOJ
  • Excellent written and verbal communication including presentation skills and the ability to communicate legal information in a manner which can be understood by decision makers and other stakeholders
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement and convictions of purpose in unfavourable or unpopular situations
  • Problem solving and negotiation/facilitation skills and experience
  • Ability to create commitment to a strong and consistent customer service philosophy
  • Advanced IT skills in relation to Word, PowerPoint, Excel and MS Project and associated legal software
Minimum Required Qualification and Experience
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Degree;
  • Certificate in Legal Education;
  • Three to four (3 – 4) years’ experience at the Bar.

Applications accompanied by résumés should be submitted no later than Wednesday, 11th August 2021 to:

Director, Human Resource Management and Administration
Attorney General’s Chambers
2 Oxford Road (NCB Towers) (First Floor)
Kingston 5
Email: hrm@agc.gov.jm

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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