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BC Public Service

CLK ST 12R - Legal Assistant

Victoria, BC
Full Time
3 days ago
49,464 to 55,838 per year
Posting Title
CLK ST 12R - Legal Assistant

Position Classification
Clerk Stenographer R12


Work Options

Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA (Primary)

Salary Range
$49,464.27 - $55,838.67 annually

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Attorney General

Ministry Branch / Division
Legal Services Branch / Central Services Group

Job Summary

Contribute to the administration of justice in a diverse legal environment by bringing your thoroughness, good judgement and initiative to this specialized role

The Attorney General is the legal advisor to the government of British Columbia and is charged with ensuring that theadministration of public affairs is carried out in accordance with the law. The Ministry of Attorney General is structured tocarry out this mandate under the direction of the Attorney General, and Legal Services Branch supports the Ministry infulfilling this mandate by serving as legal advisor to government in civil law matters. Legal Services Branch provides legaladvice 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.

Legal Services Branch Legal Assistants perform specialized, skilled work, with a high degree of independence and underlimited supervision, for assigned legal counsel. Your ability to deal with issues of a sensitive and confidential nature withtact, diplomacy and good judgment will prepare you to work effectively in a fast-paced, demanding work environment.

Working independently or as part of a team, you exhibit exceptional organizational, verbal and written communicationskills, and the ability to build and maintain productive working relationships. Exceptional attention to detail, a high levelof initiative, self-motivation and flexibility are required, as well as the ability to work well under pressure. Strong time-management skills and the ability to prioritize are essential.

Duties include providing legal assistant and administrative assistance to solicitors in the preparation of correspondence,contracts and other transactions; coordinating schedules for meetings; coordinating travel arrangements; maintainingbring forward system(s) to ensure that deadlines are not missed; organization of communications, large volumes of filingand significant file management of large, complex files. The successful applicant may be required to assist with FOIPPAinquiry work, including the preparation of inquiry submissions to the Information and Privacy Commissioner. Facilitatinga pro-active approach to the work is essential. Working knowledge of BC Online, MyLTSA e-Filing and conveyancingprocedures would be an asset. The successful candidate must be able to work independently and together as a team andbe able to work overtime, when necessary and approved in advance.

Job Requirements:

• Secondary school graduation or equivalent.
• Completion of a Legal Administrative Assistant program from a recognized institution, or equivalent education and experience in a legal environment.
• One (1) year of experience working in a legal office.
• Experience with Microsoft Suite and SharePoint sites.

Preference may be given to applicants with:
• A Certificate from a recognized Legal Office Administrative Assistant Program;
• Recent experience (within the last two (2) years) relating to a solicitor's practice; and
• Experience using BC Online (including Court Services Online, BC Registry Services) and MyLTSA.

For questions regarding this position, please contact

About this Position:
Please note this is an ongoing posting without a scheduled close date. The posting close date will be added to the posting a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the posting close date. Applications will be reviewed on a monthly basis.

This position is excluded from union membership.

Flexible work options may be considered; this position may be able to work up to 1 (one) day at home per week as per the Telework Agreement.

An eligibility list may be established.

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.

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: YES - You will be required to answer a standard questionnaire..

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:
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) 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