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
4/2/2023 Job Type
Regular Full Time Temporary End Date Ministry/Organization
BC Public Service -> Attorney General Ministry Branch / Division
Legal Services Branch / Indigenous Legal Relations, Barrister Unit Job Summary
Amendment on March 17, 2023: Closing date extended until April 2, 2023. Do you have excellent litigation support 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 litigation 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, Indigenous Legal Relations, Barrister Unit, Legal Services Branch, Ministry of Attorney General, is recruiting up to two skilled and knowledgeable legal assistants with current civil litigation experience for regular, full-time positions.
The Indigenous Legal Relations, Barrister Unit, conducts the defense of litigation on behalf of the Crown in relation to Aboriginal and Treaty rights. Other matters that are handled by barristers in this Unit are jurisdictional disputes, aspects of Reserve creation and trespass. Duties of this position include providing legal and administrative assistance to barristers in the preparation of correspondence, pleadings, arguments, applications, etc., as well as compiling, organizing, binding and serving litigation support materials in proper form and within prescribed timelines, managing communication records to ensure completeness for reference and reporting, coordinating schedules for examinations, hearings, trials and meetings, maintaining precedents and bring forward system(s) to ensure that litigation deadlines are not missed, as well as significant file management responsibility for large litigation files. Familiarity with the steps in the flow of litigation is a strong asset and facilitating a pro-active approach to the assigned tasks and responsibilities.
Working knowledge of both legal processes and Law Society Rules are required, including an understanding of solicitor/client privilege and conflicts. Also required are excellent organizational skills, strong attention to detail, a high level of initiative and self-motivation, as well as flexibility in responding to shifting work demands, including working overtime when necessary. The successful candidate will be a collaborative team player and able to work well under pressure. Strong time-management skills and the ability to prioritize are essential. Exceptional proof-reading and editing skills are required, as well as current civil litigation experience.
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.Job Requirements:
Preference may be give to:
- Secondary school graduation or equivalent, plus 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.
- Applicants that have a Certificate in Legal Office Administration.
- Applicants with more than two years of current BC civil litigation experience.
For questions regarding these positions, please contact Erin.Christie@gov.c.ca
.About these Positions:
Working for the BC Public Service:
- We currently have up to two (2) full time, regular positions.
- These positions are excluded from union membership.
- An eligibility list may be established for future permanent and/or temporary legal assistant vacancies arising in the Victoria office and may remain valid for a period not exceeding 18 months.
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:.
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.
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 .
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
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