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CLK ST 11R – Legal Assistant

BC Public Service Agency

This is a Full-time position in Toronto, ON posted June 30, 2021.

Legal Assistants (Up to Two) Clerk Stenographer R11 Amendment June 28, 2021: Posting close date extended to July 7.

Regular, Full-Time Position (x 1) Up to 12-Month Auxiliary Appointment (x 1) Indigenous Legal Relations, Barrister Unit ▪ a permanent appointment may result from the temporary appointment ▪ 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 12 months Do you have excellent litigation support skills?

Here is your opportunity to let your litigation support skills shine 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 a regular, full-time position, as well as an auxiliary appointment up to 12 months.

The Indigenous Legal Relations, Barrister Unit, conducts the defence 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 candidates will be collaborative team players 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 beautiful 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.

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 .

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 advice and guidance on applying and/or preparing for an interview for this opportunity, we invite applicants to connect with the Indigenous Applicant Advisor Amanda by email: IndigenousApplicantsgov.bc.ca or by phone: 778-698-1336.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.

For specific position related enquiries, please contact Marsha.Gouletgov.bc.ca.

DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS .

For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website.

If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to BCPSA.Hiring.Centregov.bc.ca, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

NOTE : Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Requirements: In order to be considered for these positions, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below: secondary school graduation or equivalent completion of a Legal Office Administrative Assistant program from a recognized institution, or equivalent education, experience and/or training in a legal environment may be considered Preferred Requirements: preference may be given to applicants that have a Certificate in Legal Office Administration preference may be given to applicants with more than two years of current BC civil litigation experience preference may be given to applicants with Aboriginal litigation experience preference may be given to applicants with technical experience with the Legal Files software program 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 in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: 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.