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Government of Nova Scotia Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Sep 29, 2020
Full time
Competition # :  27070   Department:  Justice Location:  HALIFAX Type of Employment:  Term Union Status: Legal - NSPG   Closing Date:  10/12/2020 About Us The Legal Services Division of the Department of Justice is the government’s law office, responsible for the provision of all legal services (excluding prosecutions) to the Province of Nova Scotia.  The lawyers in the Legal Services Division provide legal advice and services on a broad range of matters to the Government and many of its agencies, boards and commissions. The Legal Services Division consists of Solicitor Services, Litigation Services and the Registry of Regulations.   For more information on the Department of Justice Legal Services please visit our website:  https://novascotia.ca/just/Legal_Services/ About Our Opportunity   We are recruiting for a lawyer for our labour, employment and human rights team. The lawyer is responsible for providing effective and efficient legal counsel to the Government of Nova Scotia and its agencies, and to ensure that public affairs are administered in accordance with the law.   In this role, you will conduct litigation on behalf of the Province of Nova Scotia. You will appear before Courts, as well as tribunals and other related administrative decision makers. You will also provide legal advice and opinions on matters of law and legal policy to senior government officials. Primary Accountabilities   Consult with client Deputy Ministers, Executive Directors, and other senior leaders on matters involving law, negotiation, tactics or public policy; may attend management committees of client departments or frequently attend the meetings Appear before the Supreme Court, Nova Scotia Court of Appeal and Family Court regularly and the Supreme Court of Canada occasionally Present information about government and law to the public generally or as part of a consultation process for public policy development Serve on interdepartmental committees and project teams with senior and intermediate staff of client departments Qualifications and Experience As our successful candidate, you will:   Be a practicing member of the Nova Scotia Barristers Society (or eligible for practicing membership), in good standing The following are assets:   Practicing experience in one or more of the following areas: administrative law, creditor/debtor, tort/personal injury, and contracts Experience advising government departments or agencies   Our successful candidate will have excellent research, analytical and organizational skills.  You communicate effectively and persuasively, orally and in writing, and have the ability to function with minimal supervision in a team environment.  Our ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to offer creative and innovative solutions to complex challenges and have the flexibility to adapt and thrive in a continuously changing and demanding environment.   We will assess the above qualifications using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks. Benefits Based on the employment status and Union agreement, the Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as  Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs. Click here to learn more about our various benefits offering and eligibility criteria.  Working Conditions   Physical effort includes: Sitting at a computer for long periods of time   Sensory attention includes: Ability to review voluminous written material, to write, to think conceptually and to think strategically Mental focus is required for long periods of time and very good memory is required Ability to handle adversarial and hostile people in ways that de-escalate and build insights with others   Mental pressure includes: Ability to handle pressure situations, multiple deadlines and many competing demands Long periods of concentration are required at hearings and writing briefs Must handle hostile situations in a way that allows one to glean the relevant information but not engage it personally and not react to it negatively   May be required to work overtime on occasion Additional Information This is a Term/ employment opportunity with an anticipated end date of November 30, 2021 .  What We Offer   Career Development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career. Engaging workplace. Our Employees feel valued, respected, connected, and tuned in. We have forward-thinking policies and strategies. Mentorship through iNSpire; a new formal, interdepartmental mentorship program that connects employees so they can gain knowledge and experience to support their career development. Countless Career Paths for Nova Scotians.  Department Specific Flexible working schedules.   Pay Grade:   MCL 20 - MCL 26   Salary Range:   $2,881.13 - $5,523.17 Bi-Weekly      Employment Equity Statement: Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve.  The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.   Current government employees may access this posting through the link below:  
Government of Nova Scotia Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Sep 14, 2020
Full time
This is a reposting of competition 26547. Those that have previously applied need not re-apply. About Us The Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service (PPS) was established in 1990 as the first statutorily based independent prosecution service in Canada. The Public Prosecution Service is responsible for all prosecutions and appeals within the jurisdiction of the Attorney General.     With the guiding mission of providing fair and equal treatment in the prosecution of offences, the PPS prosecutes charges laid under the Criminal Code and under Nova Scotia statutes such as the Occupational Health and Safety Act. The Head Office is in Halifax and there are regional offices located throughout the province.   The core functions of the Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service are to: Represent the Crown in the conduct of criminal trials and quasi criminal appeals before all levels of courts. Participate in the development of criminal law and criminal prosecutions policy. Provide advice to police in respect of prosecutions generally or in respect of specific investigations About Our Opportunity If you are looking to work in a dynamic, fast paced organization that offers unique challenges, this may be the job for you!     As a Legal Assistant within the Public Prosecution Service, you will provide legal assistance, case management, file management and secretarial and administrative support for Crown Attorneys. This position requires strong secretarial/administrative skills, an understanding of the prosecution process and court proceedings, knowledge of legal terminology and specialized procedures pertaining to criminal law and the ability to work in a team environment. Primary Accountabilities Duties include, but are not limited to, creating, tracking and managing all Public Prosecution Service criminal and administrative files and all document preparation for trial and Appellate operations of the Public Prosecution Service.   In the trial process, the Legal Assistant prepares legal documents including affidavits, subpoenas and orders, prepares briefs, factums and memoranda, etc. ensuring that the highest Public Prosecution Service and Court standards of accuracy and completeness are met in a highly confidential office setting. Qualifications and Experience You possess a certificate/diploma from a Paralegal or Legal Assistant Training program, as well as 3 years’ experience working in a legal practice. An acceptable combination of your education and experience will be considered.     As our Legal Assistant, you are required to have experience and competency in an automated environment, with proficient and accurate transcription from handwritten or dicta methods and typing using the Microsoft suite or similar transferrable programs. The successful candidate will have knowledge of legal terminology and specialized procedures pertaining to criminal law, as well as experience using the STAR/STOR central file management system or other electronic file management system.     While working under limited, and at times no direct supervision, you must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills to deal effectively with various government agencies and individuals who are involved with the criminal justice system including police investigators, victims, witnesses and accused persons.     As our successful candidate, you will demonstrate strong prioritization and organizational skills and the ability to deal effectively in a multifaceted and stressful environment (often in confrontational and sensitive situations) while ensuring confidentiality is maintained. You combine speed with accuracy, giving attention to detail while working under pressure to meet deadlines. Our ideal candidate has the strong verbal and written interpersonal and communication skills required to deal effectively with individuals in all levels of government, private law firms and the public, as well as initiative, judgement and problem-solving skills.     Knowledge of Provincial government departments and agencies and a working knowledge of the procedures associated with legal research and retrieval of relevant case law using electronic tools (e.g., Quicklaw, Westlaw, CanLII and/or legal libraries) are considered assets for this position.     We will assess the above qualifications using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s) and reference checks. Equivalency Include, but not limited to: Bachelor’s Degree in a related field with a certificate/diploma from a Paralegal or Legal Assistant Training program and no years of related experience. A certificate/diploma from a Paralegal or Legal Assistant Training program and a certificate/diploma from a related 2-year program plus 1 years’ experience working in a legal practice A certificate/diploma from a Paralegal or Legal Assistant Training program and a certificate/diploma from a related 1-year program plus 2 years’ experience working in a legal practice 4 years’ experience working in a legal practice of related experience with no formal training   Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application. Benefits Based on the employment status and union agreement, the Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs.
Government of Nova Scotia Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Jun 04, 2020
Full time
Competition # : 25864 Department: Justice Location: HALIFAX Type of Employment: Term Union Status: Legal - NSPG Closing Date: 5/26/2020 Employment Equity Designation   This opportunity is designated to applicants that identify as an Indigenous Person and/or an African Nova Scotian or Other Racially Visible Person.   About Us   The Legal Services Division of the Department of Justice is the government’s law office, responsible for the provision of all legal services (excluding prosecutions) to the Province of Nova Scotia. The lawyers in the Legal Services Division provide legal advice and services on a broad range of matters to the Government and many of its agencies, boards and commissions. The Legal Services Division consists of Solicitor Services, Litigation Services and the Registry of Regulations.   About Our Opportunity   The solicitor is responsible for providing effective and efficient legal counsel to the Government of Nova Scotia and its agencies, and to ensure that public affairs are administered in accordance with the law. Responsibilities include: providing legal advice and opinions on matters of law and legal policy to senior government officials; conducting research; preparation and review of legal documents; and drafting and interpretation of legislation and regulations. Excellent research, analytical and organizational skills are required, along with the ability to communicate effectively and persuasively, orally and in writing, and the ability to function with a minimum of supervision in a team environment. Proven ability to respond to client needs for quality legal services and the demonstrated ability to be effective in demanding circumstances is also required, as is the ability to anticipate problems and work effectively with the client towards a resolution. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to offer creative and innovative solutions to complex challenges, as well as the flexibility to adapt and thrive in a continuously changing and demanding environment.   About You   The successful candidate must: be a practicing member in good standing of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society (or eligible for membership) have experience or knowledge in the following areas: administrative law, contract law, constitutional law   The following would be considered assets: experience or knowledge in one or more of the following areas: family law, human rights, international law, enforcement of civil judgments, legislative drafting and interpretation experience advising government departments or agencies   Other Considerations   This is a two-year term entry level employment opportunity for those with less than 3 years related experience.   Pay Grade: MCL 15 - MCL 20 Salary Range: $2,487.73 - $3,710.64 Bi-Weekly     Employment Equity Statement: Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.     Current government employees may access this posting through the link below:       Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to Competitions@novascotia.ca.
Government of Nova Scotia Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Oct 14, 2019
Full time
Justice     Solicitor 1-3, Permanent, HALIFAX     Competition # 19700     About Us   The Legal Services Division of the Department of Justice is the government’s law office, responsible for the provision of all legal services (excluding prosecutions) to the Province of Nova Scotia. The lawyers in the Legal Services Division provide legal advice and services on a broad range of matters to the Government and many of its agencies, boards and commissions. The Legal Services Division consists of Solicitor Services, Litigation Services and the Registry of Regulations.   About Our Opportunity   We are recruiting for a lawyer for one of our Solicitor Services teams. The solicitor is responsible for providing effective and efficient legal counsel to the Government of Nova Scotia and its agencies, and to ensure that public affairs are administered in accordance with the law.   In this role, you will provide legal advice and opinions on matters of law and legal policy to senior government officials. You will conduct research, prepare and review legal documents, and draft and interpret contracts, legislation and regulations.   About You   As our successful candidate you will:   Be a practicing member in good standing of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society (or eligible for practicing membership) Have a minimum of 3 years of law practice experience   Your experience advising government departments or agencies would be considered an asset in this role, as would practice experience in one or more of the following areas:   Administrative law Trade and commerce Contracts law   As our successful candidate, you will possess excellent research, analytical and organizational skills. You will communicate effectively and persuasively, orally and in writing, and function with a minimum of supervision in a team environment. You have demonstrated abilities to respond to client needs for quality legal services, to anticipate problems and to work effectively with your clients toward resolutions. You are effective in demanding circumstances, you offer creative and innovative solutions to complex challenges, and adapt and thrive in a continuously changing and demanding environment.   We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: oral/written presentations, interview(s), and reference checks via clear legal job board.   Pay Grade: MCL 20
Government of Nova Scotia Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Sep 22, 2019
Full time
Justice   Legal Assistant (Secretary 2), Permanent, HALIFAX   Competition # 20208   About Us   The Legal Services Division of the Department of Justice is the government’s law office, responsible for the provision of all legal services (excluding prosecutions) to the Province of Nova Scotia. The lawyers in the Legal Services Division provide legal advice and services on a broad range of matters to the Government and many of its agencies, boards and commissions. The professional support staff provide day to day support to the lawyers and senior management. The Legal Services Division consists of Solicitor Services, Litigation Services (including Child Protection) and the Registry of Regulations.   About Our Opportunity   We are recruiting a Legal Assistant for one of our Child Protection teams in Halifax. The Legal Assistant is responsible for providing effective and efficient support for two or more lawyers.   In this role, you will be responsible for creating, tracking and managing Child Protection files. You will provide document preparation for child protection litigation files in the Halifax office. The opportunity requires you to be able to adapt to shifting priorities, balance your efforts between providing legal assistance and administrative support, respond in a timely and appropriate manner to inquiries and to be organized in your day to day file management.   About You   As our successful candidate you will possess a High School Diploma (Grade 12) plus a certificate/diploma from a Legal Assistant or Paralegal program and 3 years’ experience in a legal practice or an acceptable combination of education/training and experience.   You have experience and competency in an automated environment, with proficient and accurate typing, dicta typing, MS Word, and data entry skills. You have knowledge of legal terminology, procedures and documentation including the preparation of trial materials, as well as excellent research, analytical and organizational skills. Your excellent communication skills both written and oral giving you the ability to deal with the public, clients, lawyers and judicial support staff in a fair, caring and impartial manner communicating in a clear and concise manner while maintaining confidentiality and impartiality.   We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.   Other Considerations   Experience working with and/or knowledge of the Children and Family Services Act and Nova Scotia Supreme Court, Family Division would be considered an asset.   Successful candidates must provide a recent Criminal Records and Child Abuse Registry Check as a condition of employment.   Pay Grade: CL 21   Salary Range: $1,677.00 - $1,870.00 Bi-Weekly   This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU).   If applying from outside a government office, employees must apply correctly via this link:   Failure to apply correctly means that your application will not be given first consideration as a bargaining unit applicant, and will only be included if external applications are pursued.   External applicants and current casual employees will only be considered if there are no qualified civil service bargaining unit candidates.   Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy and we welcome applications from Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of the equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.   Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer .   We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. For questions or concerns, please contact Competitions@novascotia.ca. Click here to see how we won on the clear legal job board!
Government of Nova Scotia Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Jul 31, 2019
Full time
About Us   Nova Scotia is rich in natural resources – including biodiversity, forests, provincial parks and the land we manage. The Department of Lands and Forestry is responsible for the development, management, conservation and protection of forest, parks and wildlife resources and the administration of the province's Crown land. Together we are working with Nova Scotians to build a better future through sustainable natural resource management as we all benefit from the natural health and wealth of the province.   About Our Opportunity   As the Legal Services Technician, you will be responsible for researching and analyzing legal documents and historical records for data used to establish title history for Crown lands. This includes accurate and timely preparation of Crown lands research reports and recommendations. You will interpret Grants, petitions, certificates of title, leases, letters of authority, and other pertinent land transaction documents as well as aerial photos, maps and plans.   You will also assist the public, genealogists, historians, museums, archaeologists, lawyers, land surveyors, personnel from other government departments and Lands and Forestry staff, in relation to inquiries about Crown land records. You will provide copies of requested documents and be responsible for processing payments for research requests. This position reports to the Supervisor of Research and Records Management for the Crown Lands Information Management Centre.   About You   This position requires the successful completion of a two-year paralegal technology course from a recognized institution. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.   You must be familiar with and/or have a working knowledge of the following:   Applicable legislation including the Crown Lands Act and the Land Registration Act as well as relevant policies and procedures; Common Law; Land registration systems (both Registry of Deeds and the Land Registration); and, Municipal, provincial and federal jurisdictions and responsibilities pertaining to land.   You should also have a good understanding of legal descriptions, aerial photos, geographic information systems, records management as well as knowledge or an understanding of survey plans and maps. You must be a strong communicator (both verbally and in writing) and able to work in a team environment.  You need a strong working knowledge of computer technology, specifically Microsoft Word, Outlook, Internet and spreadsheet databases.  Experience in the administration of government land holdings will be considered an asset.  Understanding of cultural diversity, creating a diverse workforce and experience in promoting cultural diversity in the work place will also be considered an asset.   Other Considerations   This is a term opporutntiy with an anticipated end date of September 1, 2020; however the position status (“term”, “temporary” or “casual”)  is dependent on the start date of the successful candidate.     Pay Grade:   TE 13 - TE 19       Salary Range:  $1,432.99 - $2,079.69 Bi-Weekly   This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU).     If applying from outside a government office, employees must apply correctly via this clear legal job board link:         Failure to apply correctly means that your application will not be given first consideration as a bargaining unit applicant, and will only be included if external applications are pursued.       External applicants and current casual employees will only be considered if there are no qualified civil service bargaining unit candidates.   Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve.  The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy and we welcome applications from Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  If you are a member of one of the equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.     Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer .     We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  For questions or concerns, please contact Competitions@novascotia.ca.