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BC Public Service

LG CNSL 3 - Legal Counsel Level 3 - Closing date extended

Full Time
4 days ago
189,505 to 217,618 per year
Posting Title
LG CNSL 3 - Legal Counsel Level 3 - Closing date extended

Position Classification
Legal Counsel Level 3


Work Options

Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Vancouver, BC V6B 0N8 CA
Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA

Salary Range
$189,505.37 - $217,618.68 annually

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Attorney General

Ministry Branch / Division
Legal Services Branch, Litigation Group

Job Summary

An exciting opportunity to practice in the Litigation Group.

Lawyers in the Legal Services Branch discharge the duties and functions assigned to the Attorney General under the Attorney General Act. Legal Counsel 3 represent the Attorney General, the Province and other government associated persons and entities in all levels of court. Legal Counsel 3 are expected to negotiate and recommend settlements where appropriate and provide litigation-related advice in every area of government practice. The work of a Legal Counsel 3 involves matters of a confidential and sensitive nature.

This position is for a legal counsel within the Legal Services Branch for a temporary position as Legal Counsel 3 in the Litigation Group. The successful candidate will work for the Civil Forfeiture Legal Team dealing with fast-paced, plaintiff-side litigation and providing advice relating to the Civil Forfeiture Act. Members of the Civil Forfeiture Legal Team work closely with the Directors of Civil Forfeiture to manage litigation involving the forfeiture of property that has been used in or acquired through unlawful activity.

The successful candidate will ideally have the following skills, abilities, and competencies:
• excellent verbal and written communication skills;
• ability to manage a litigation practice with competing priorities and significant volume;
• strong analytical, problem-solving and research skills;
• strong interpersonal skills and a collaborative approach to their work;
• strong command of the Supreme Court Civil Rules;
• considerable and recent experience appearing in BCSC;
• experience with litigation involving financial analysis and/or tracing of assets;
• strong ethical principles reflective of the high standards expected of public servants;
• strong understanding of Criminal law and Charter law in the context of alleged breaches and remedies;
• ability to provide advice on short timelines;
• excellent judgment;
• public service dedication and strategic orientation;
• ability to supervise and delegate tasks to support staff and junior counsel in a respectful manner; and
• ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Job Requirements:

In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
• must be a member in good standing, or immediately eligible to become a member, of the Law Society of British Columbia;
• twelve or more years of call to the bar in a Canadian jurisdiction; and
• experience in the conduct of litigation at the Supreme Court of British Columbia and/or the British Columbia Court of Appeal.

Preference may be given to candidates:

• with litigation experience working for or against government or government-related entities or persons;
• with extensive experience with the rules of evidence and the Supreme Court Civil Rules;
• with experience providing advice or representation on constitutional issues, including arguments challenging or defending the validity of legislation, and seeking exclusion of evidence for alleged Charter breaches;
• recent experience in the conduct of civil litigation at the Supreme Court of British Columbia and/or the British Columbia Court of Appeal;
• recent trial experience;
• significant experience working as a member of a litigation team, including but not limited to paralegals, legal assistants, and junior counsel; and/or
• significant experience with financial analysis, including asset tracing, income/debt analysis, security interests and priority interests, etc.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact . DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.

About this Position:
Amendment November 21, 2023: Posting close date extended until December 6, 2023.

This is a temporary opportunity until December 31, 2024.

A permanent position could result from this temporary appointment.

This position can be based out of any of the locations listed above.

Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work up to 5 days at home per week subject to an approved telework agreement.

An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies.

You are required to join the Professional Employees Association. Details about the terms and conditions of employment is available on MyHR at Collective agreements - Province of British Columbia ( . When a collective agreement is negotiated between the PEA and the Province of British Columbia to include government legal counsel, terms and conditions in that collective agreement will be binding.

Employees of the BC Public Service must be located in BC at the time of employment.

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. Please indicate your year of call in your cover letter. The content and/or format of your cover letter, resume and/or case history 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:
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
Court and Judicial Services