State Counsel II at Public Service Commission Kenya (PSCK)



The Commission dates back to 1954 when Civil Service Commission was established by British Colonial Government following Holmes Commission Report, 1948; Civil Service Commission was advisory to the Governor in matters of appointments; At independence in 1963 it was enshrined in the constitution and renamed Public Service Commission; Independence Constitution had Regional PSC’s but abolished in 1964 following constitutional amendments; It is the oldest Constitutional Commission and its mandate has expanded over the years. The Commission then constituted of a chairman, a deputy chairman and fifteen members all appointed by the President. The Commission, since then, has handled matters of human resource management in the public service especially the civil service and local authorities. Constitution of Kenya, 2010 promulgated on 27th August 2010 reconstituted the Commission with a redefined and expanded mandate and a lean membership.

No of Positions: 30

V/NO. 84/2021

Basic Salary Scale: Ksh.42, 970 – Ksh.59, 120 p.m. (CSG 9)

House Allowance: Ksh.13,000 – 28,000 p.m (Depending on duty station)

Commuter Allowance: Ksh.6, 000 p.m

Leave Allowance: As existing in the Civil Service

Annual Leave: 30 working days per financial year

Medical Cover: As provided by the government

Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-

  1. a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) from a university recognized in Kenya;
  2. a Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law; and
  3. been admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya

Duties and Responsibilities

This is the entry and training grade for this cadre. An officer at this level will work under a more senior and experienced Counsel in the performance of legal duties pertaining to the Department. Specific duties and responsibilities include:

  1. handling Preliminary Enquiries (PE) and writing correspondence to complainants and advocates;
  2. interviewing complainants;
  3. assisting in civil litigation matters;
  4. appearing in court under supervision of a senior and experienced officer;
  5. drawing up of pleadings; and
  6. debt collection undertaking research in the department


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Closing Date : 10 October. 2021



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