Government of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Mar 21, 2017Full time
Scope Open competition Closing Date March 22, 2017 Classification 013JCA / 015JCA Ministry Justice and Solicitor General About Us To learn more about what our Ministry is all about, follow the link at http://justice.alberta.ca Role Edmonton's Court of Queen's Bench is looking for professional individuals to provide quality work as a frontline representative. If you are a professional individual dedicated to client service and would like to be a part of an enthusiastic and diverse team, we have the opportunity for you! As a Judicial Clerk/Senior Judicial Clerk, you will represent the administration of the Courts in a responsible and professional manner that reflects the fair and equitable delivery of justice in Alberta. The shifting priorities between the courtroom and assisting the public and lawyers at the counter provides diversity on a daily basis. Your key responsibilities will include court, counter and office duties and will be the following but are not limited to: - Organizing and managing administrative processes within the courtroom for both civil and criminal proceedings. - Maintaining the court record, including operation of the digital recording system; maintaining the decorum of the court - Entering and being responsible for exhibits entered into the record - Liaising with judiciary, lawyers, police and general public - Reviewing and filing documents in adherence with the Alberta Rules of Court and various Provincial and Federal statutes - Providing assistance to the public and legal community at the counter - General office duties, including telephone, fax and incoming mail The ideal candidates will possess: - Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, along with excellent customer service. - Strong problem-solving skills - Keen attention to detail and ability to multi-task - A high degree of accuracy while meeting high-volume demands - Exceptional time management skills - Ability to adapt to changing environments and ability to handle high-stress situations - Excellent keyboarding skills Qualifications Judicial Clerk: High School Diploma and minimum six months of related experience. Senior Judicial Clerk: High School Diploma and minimum two years of related experience, including 18 months of directly related experience as a Judicial Clerk and the successful completion of the departmental para-legal program. Knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook) is required. Preference will be given to candidates with relevant experience in a courthouse or as a legal assistant/paralegal. Knowledge of Civil and Sheriff Entry System (CASES), the Justice On-Line Information Network (JOIN), along with the digital recording system (FTR) is also considered assets. A Legal Assistant or Paralegal Certificate or Diploma would be beneficial. Equivalencies will be considered. Salary Judicial Clerk: $1,616.31 to $1,970.04 bi-weekly Sr. Judicial Clerk: $1,902.55 to $2,335.00 bi-weekly Notes This competition is being used to fill permanent full-time vacancies in Edmonton, Court of Queen's Bench. This position may require extended periods of sitting and/or standing. The candidate must have the ability to lift files/exhibits to a weight of 25 lbs. Only candidates possessing Judicial Clerk experience may be considered at the higher classification level and salary. This competition may be used to fill future permanent and temporary full-time, part-time and wage vacancies in Edmonton and surrounding areas. Final candidates will be asked to undergo a security screening. How to Apply Online applications are preferred. If you are unable to submit an electronic version YOUR VALID E-MAIL ADDRESS AND THE JOB ID # MUST BE INCLUDED WITH YOUR APPLICATION. Please note that Interview Invitations will be sent out by e-mail. Online applications are preferred. If you apply online, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted as ONE file and that you include the Job ID #. Please ensure that this document is saved using the naming convention of your lastname, then firstname(Smith,Joe_Resume) and that the document name is no more than 60 characters in length. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition. Please DO NOT submit multiple applications. Due to the large volume of applications, we cannot confirm that our office has received application packages. Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies. If you are UNABLE to apply online, please submit your cover letter and resume, quoting the Job ID # to Ms. Berni Holowach at Berni.Holowach@gov.ab.ca: Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, Human Resources, John E. Brownlee Building, 10365-97 Street, 9th Floor, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3W7; Fax #: (780) 644-1395. It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) - http://work.alberta.ca/Immigration/international-qualifications-assessment-service.html It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application. Closing Statement We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine the most suitable applicants. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted by e-mail.