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BC Public Service

PARALGL 18 + 10% - Paralegal

Location
Victoria, BC
Details
Full Time
Yesterday
Salary
67,849 to 72,705 per year
Posting Title

PARALGL 18 + 10% - Paralegal

Position Classification

Paralegal R18+10%

Union

N/A

Location

Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA (Primary)

Salary Range

$67,849.14 - $72,705.92 annually

Close Date

1/31/2023

Job Type

Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

Ministry/Organization

BC Public Service -> Attorney General

Ministry Branch / Division

Legal Services Branch

Job Summary

Become part of a skilled team within the Ministry of Attorney General

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 (LSB) supports the Ministry in fulfilling this mandate by serving as legal advisor to government in civil law matters. LSB provides legal advice to government and ensures that legal risks associated with government operations are reduced. LSB's clients include all ministries of the government, Cabinet and certain public agencies.

The Litigation Group is one of five groups within the Legal Services Branch. It is comprised of barristers, paralegals, and administrative professionals who conduct litigation and provide related advice on behalf of the Province. The Litigation Group appears on behalf of the Province at all levels of court and before certain administrative tribunals and is responsible for all aspects of the preparation and conduct of mediations, trials, and other hearings. It provides key advice to the Province relating to the settlement of disputes in accordance with statutory authorities.

The Paralegal position provides services within the Litigation Group on large, complex, sensitive, and high-profile cases, as well as in areas of high-volume litigation, which impact the delivery of Branch and Ministry objectives. These services include:
  • The management of case information including all elements of document management;
  • Legal research;
  • Drafting legal documents including affidavits, pleadings and bill of costs;
  • Managing witnesses, including experts;
  • Supporting legal counsel at all stages of litigation; and
  • Liaising with clients.


Job Requirements:
Education and Experience
  • Paralegal certificate, diploma or degree from a recognized institution (candidates will be required to provide proof of completion of a paralegal certificate/diploma/degree or equivalent); OR
  • a Bachelor of Law Degree may be considered as an equivalent to a paralegal certificate.


Preference may be given to applicants with:
  • experience working as a paralegal in a litigation environment;
  • a minimum of 3 years of experience in a litigation environment;
  • experience in high-volume and/or complex litigation;
  • experience managing and coordinating document production and disclosure;
  • experience in drafting pleadings;
  • experience with the law of privilege and/or cabinet confidentiality;
  • experience preparing petitions and materials before administrative tribunals;
  • experience with the BC Supreme Court Civil Rules; and/or
  • experience with Summation Pro or Forensic Toolkit (FTK).


For questions regarding this position, please contact Kelly.Barber@gov.bc.ca .

About this Position:
This position is located in Victoria.

This position is excluded from union membership.

An eligibility list may be established for future permanent and/or temporary opportunities.

We may fill both temporary and permanent positions with this posting.

Temporary appointments may be made permanent.

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 can help Indigenous applicants (First Nations [status or non-status], Métis or Inuit) interested in BC Public Service job positions.

How to Apply:
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements list 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 (Basic): 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 website. 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.

Please refer to the Job Profile for the full list of willingness/proviso requirements.

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

Administrative Services

Additional Information
Category
Administrative Maintenance and Technicians