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BC Public Service

ADMN O 18R - Paralegal

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
4 days ago
62,255 to 70,557 per year
Posting Title
ADMN O 18R - Paralegal

Position Classification
Administrative Officer R18


Work Options

Vancouver, BC V6B 0N8 CA (Primary)

Salary Range
$62,255.85 - $70,557.73 annually

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Public Guardian and Trustee

Ministry Branch / Division
Public Guardian and Trustee

Job Summary

Become part of a skilled legal team and help protect BC's most vulnerable citizens

The Public Guardian and Trustee of BC is an independent statutory corporation sole and acts under provincial legislation to protect the legal rights and interests of children, vulnerable adults and deceased and missing persons.

Are you interested in working for a values driven organization? At the Public Guardian and Trustee (PGT), employees are committed and dedicated to a mission, vision and mandate that is to protect the legal, financial, personal and health care interests of adults who require assistance in decision making, to protect the legal and financial interests of children under the age of 19 and to administer the estates of deceased and missing persons. Employees of the PGT provide quality service in a respectful work environment that demands accountability and integrity.

The Child and Youth Services Division (CYS) protects the legal and financial interests of children and youth under the authority of a range of provincial laws. CYS works on behalf of and directly with children and youth as well as with their parents or guardians. CYS provides services to children and youth under four main program areas of Settlement Submissions under the Infants Act, Trust Services, Property Guardian Services and Legal Protective Services.

The Paralegal, Child and Youth Services, reports to the Legal Practice Lead in the Child and Youth Services Legal Department. The Paralegals work closely with in-house counsel and other divisional staff to ensure seamless services to clients.

Paralegals manage their own caseload and are responsible for carrying out reviews, analyzing and evaluating applications for Representation Grants under the Wills, Estates and Succession Act and the Estate Administration Act, Notices to Proceed under the Limitation Act and supporting PGT in-house counsel and divisional staff with personal injury and civil litigation of large, complex, sensitive and, at times, high-profile client cases.

The PGT offers a competitive salary package which includes a comprehensive medical plan, pension plan, wellness benefits, and flexible hours of work. As a BC public servant, employees may also choose to participate in the BC Student Loan forgiveness program or apply for a new scholarship to continue their learning and professional development.

Job Requirements:
  • Secondary school graduation
  • Successful completion of a recognized Paralegal Certificate or equivalent.
  • Five (5) years of experience working in a legal office environment with preferred experience working in a civil legal setting.

Preference may be given to applicants who have:
  • Experience working in personal injury, civil litigation and estate law

For questions regarding this position, please contact .

About this Position:

There is currently one (1) temporary opportunity available for 6 months.

This posting is to establish an eligibility list for future permanent and/or temporary vacancies.

Working for the BC Public Service:
The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For guidance on applying and interviewing, please contact or 778-405-3452.

This is your opportunity to live in one of the most beautiful regions in British Columbia and work for the BC Public Service. We offer a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits and much more .

How to Apply:
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed above.

Cover letter: YES - A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.

Resume: YES - Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Questionnaire (COMPREHENSIVE): YES - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.

Helpful tips, videos and more regarding the application process can be found on the Your Job Application page of MyHR. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying, e-mail , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Additional Information:
Enhanced Security Screening will be required.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located at the bottom of the posting.

Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Category
Administrative Services
Administrative Maintenance and Technicians