CLK ST 12R - Legal Assistant - CLOSING DATE EXTENDED Position Classification
Clerk Stenographer R12 Union
Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA (Primary)Salary Range
$49,464.27 - $55,838.67 annually Close Date
3/31/2023 Job Type
Regular Full Time Temporary End Date Ministry/Organization
BC Public Service -> Attorney General Ministry Branch / Division
Legal Services Branch / Indigenous Legal Relations, Solicitor Unit Job Summary Do you have strong legal assistant skills? Are you seeking an opportunity that will allow you to advance in your career path?
If so, this is the perfect opportunity to let your legal support skills shine, and to perhaps avail yourself of a Pacific Leaders Scholarship to advance your career within the BC Public Service! The Natural Resources, Transportation and Indigenous Legal Group is recruiting a skilled and knowledgeable legal assistant for a regular, full-time position within the Indigenous Legal Relations, Solicitor Unit.
The Indigenous Legal Relations, Solicitor Unit provides legal advice and opinions to all of government on all aspects of Aboriginal law, the Declaration Act, and on a wide range of issues arising from the relations between the Province and Indigenous peoples. This includes advising MIRR and line Ministries on issues that arise in treaty negotiations and on legal issues associated with treaty mandates. In addition, the Indigenous Legal Relations, Solicitor Unit advises on the Province's legal obligations surrounding consultation, accommodation, infringement and justification arising from impacts on treaty rights, asserted or proven Aboriginal rights and title claims, or infringements of established rights/title in various areas of land and resource use decision-making, and also advises on Indian Act matters. The Indigenous Legal Relations, Solicitor Unit provides an extensive amount of legal advice to all Ministries with respect to their requirement to align laws with the Declaration Act.
Duties include providing legal assistant and administrative support to up to four solicitors in the preparation of correspondence and a variety of legal documents, including first drafts of agreements, managing complex solicitor files, maintaining bring forward system(s), organizing travel arrangements, scheduling meetings, and maintaining a complex system of multiple databases.
Knowledge of legal processes, as well as Law Society Rules, including solicitor/client privilege and conflicts are required. A high standard in the delivery of legal and administrative support, strong initiative and self-motivation, as well as the ability to work well under pressure are highly valued in this busy work environment. Excellent time management and organizational skills, the ability to prioritize, along with flexibility in responding to shifting work demands are required. The successful candidate will also have a keen attention to detail, as well as exceptional proofreading and editing skills. Good interpersonal skills, and the ability to work independently and as part of a team are essential.
The Attorney General is the legal advisor to the government of British Columbia and is charged with ensuring that the administration of public affairs is carried out in accordance with the law. The Ministry of Attorney General is structured to carry out this mandate under the direction of the Attorney General, and Legal Services Branch supports the Ministry in fulfilling this mandate by serving as legal advisor to government in civil law matters. Legal Services Branch provides legal advice to government and ensures that legal risks associated with government operations are reduced. Legal Services Branch's clients include all Ministries of the government, Cabinet and certain public agencies.
The capital of British Columbia, Victoria, is a beautiful city with stunning beaches and harbours, and a variety of Provincial parks to explore. Located on Vancouver Island, Victoria offers a bustling downtown scene and has a wide range of restaurants and entertainment venues to choose from.
Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.Job Requirements:
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed below.
• Secondary school graduation or equivalent.
• Completion of a Legal Office Administrative Assistant program from a recognized institution, or equivalent knowledge and experience in a legal environment.
• One year of experience working in a legal office.Preference may be given to:
• Applicants that have a Certificate in Legal Office Administration.
• Applicants with more than four years of current (BC) legal assistant experience providing support to solicitors.
• Applicants with experience providing support to solicitors in Aboriginal Law.
• Applicants with technical experience with the Legal Files Web software program.
• Applicants who self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Metis or Inuit) and meet the job requirements.
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.
For questions regarding this position, please contact email@example.com
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.About this Position:
Amendment March 16, 2023: Posting closing date extended to March 31, 2023.
This position is excluded from union membership.
An eligibility list may be established for future permanent and/or temporary or auxiliary legal assistant vacancies arising in the Victoria office and may remain valid for a period not exceeding 18 months.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 IndigenousApplicants@gov.bc.ca
The BC Public Service is an award-winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please see What We Offer .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..Online Questionnaire: YES -
As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.
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 BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca
, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible.Additional Information
The BC Public Service COVID-19 Vaccination Policy defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required. It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service. More information can be found here .Job Category
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