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Government of Alberta Saint Paul, Alberta, Canada
Sep 07, 2020
Full time
Alberta Justice and Solicitor General has a Part-Time Legal Assistant position available at the Crown Prosecutors office in St. Paul. Join a supportive team environment that provides challenging work in the legal field. As the successful candidate you will: Facilitate pre-charge consultation and/or contact with stakeholders. Manage witnesses, including scheduling interviews, explaining the criminal process, answering and/or resolving questions and concerns. Liaise with external and internal stakeholders to ensure appropriate handling of criminal files. Manage, organize and maintain Crown files. Track and maintain disclosure. Prepare court brief (trial books). Prepare and file complex legal documentation such as Notices of Motion, Orders and a wide variety of other court documents. Respond to and follow up from enquiries from the public, defense counsel and the accused. Create and complete all forms of correspondence. Perform specialized ad-hoc administrative tasks as assigned by the Chief Crown Prosecutor. As the ideal candidate you possess: A comprehensive understanding of the criminal justice system and processes. Excellent oral, written communication and computer skills. Exceptional organizational ability and attention to detail. Problem solving skills. Good interpersonal skills. The ability to work independently. A high degree of initiative.   Qualifications   A two year Diploma in a related field such as a Legal Assistant, Paralegal, or Criminology, plus one year related administrative, senior legal Secretarial, legal assistant or other related experience is required. Experience working with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), Adobe Acrobat, JOIN, PRISM, Law Prediscovery are considered assets. Experience in a legal environment specializing in criminal law is preferred. Equivalencies will be considered: Directly related education or experience considered on the basis of: 1 year of education for 1 year of experience; or 1 year of experience for 1 year of education.   Competencies   Competencies are behaviours that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process. The link below will assist you with understanding competencies: http://psc.alberta.ca/APSCompetencies In this role, you will contribute to our team by demonstrating the following behavioral competencies: Agility: Ability to anticipate, assess, and readily adapt to changing priorities, maintain resilience in times of uncertainty and effectively work in a changing environment. Drive for Results: Knowing what outcomes are important and maximizing resources to achieve results that are aligned with the goals of the organization, while maintaining accountability to each other and external stakeholders. Develop Self and Others: A commitment to lifelong learning, and the desire to invest in the development of the long-term capability of yourself and others. Build Collaborative Environments: Leads and contributes to the conditions and environments that allow people to work collaboratively and productively to achieve outcomes. Develop Networks: Proactively building networks, connecting, and building trust in relationships with different stakeholders. Systems Thinking: The work done within the APS is part of a larger integrated and inter-related environment. It is important to know that work done in one part of the APS impacts a variety of other groups/projects inside and outside the APS. Systems Thinking allows us to keep broader impacts and connections in mind. Creative Problem Solving: Ability to assess options and implications in new ways to achieve outcomes and solutions.   Salary   $1,008.81 to $1,240.36 bi-weekly ($26,329 to $32,373 annually)   Notes   The Alberta Public Service is a great place to work! There is one Permanent, Part-Time (0.50) position available. Location: St. Paul, Alberta What we offer: Comprehensive benefits plan: http://www.psc.alberta.ca/employees/DocList122.cfm Pension plan: http://www.pspp.ca/ Professional learning and development Positive workplace culture and work-life balance Accessible career consulting services Final candidates for this position will be asked to undergo security screening. This competition may be used to fill future permanent, temporary, full time and part time vacancies. Candidates with lesser qualifications may be considered at a lower classification and salary.   How to Apply   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. Online applications are preferred. Please visit https://www.jobs.alberta.ca to apply online. 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. Your valid email address and the Job ID # must be included with your application. Please note that interview invitations are most often sent out via email. 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/iqas. It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application. ONLY if you are unable to submit your application online, you may submit your application in ONE file, quoting the Job ID, to Chantal Nguyen by email at Chantal.Nguyen@gov.ab.ca.   Closing Statement   This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level. We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted. If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact Chantal.Nguyen@gov.ab.ca. If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check http://www.jobs.alberta.ca for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.
Government of Alberta Saint Paul, Alberta, Canada
Jul 31, 2020
Full time
The Alberta Crown Prosecution Services Division (ACPS) has opportunities for Crown Prosecutors to join our Regional Prosecutions team in the St. Paul Crowns Office. As a Crown Prosecutor, you will demonstrate the ability to help deliver justice through fearless, fair and effective prosecutions. The daily responsibilities of Crown Prosecutors encompass a multitude of duties, such as: bail, charge screening, early case resolution, alternative measures, whether to proceed to trial or discontinue a prosecution, conduct of all prosecutions, entering a stay of proceedings, withdrawing charges, plea resolution, provision of disclosure, electing to proceed summarily or by indictment, taking a position on sentence, drafting legal opinions/briefings, dealing with victims, witnesses and police, and launching appeals. Specific accountabilities of the position include: The public interest is served and a just result is obtained The Court is provided with evidence and legal argument that is fair, accurate and complete Assigned prosecutions of all serious and complex cases are conducted in a highly competent manner Working with victims of crimes and their families The successful candidate will demonstrate the following: Drafting legal opinions/briefings and court documents professionally and appropriately Working effectively to build collaborative environments with stakeholders of the justice system Problem solving and adapting approach as required to achieve intended outcomes Independent decision making Prioritizing actions/cases effectively to respond to numerous challenges and demands Analyzing situations fully to make informed decisions   Qualifications   A Bachelor of Laws (LLB) or Juris Doctor (JD), and active membership or immediate eligibility for membership with the Law Society of Alberta are required. Legal Officer 1: a minimum of 2 years of legal criminal experience is required. Legal Officer 2: a minimum of 4 years legal criminal experience is required. Legal Officer 3: a minimum of 11 years legal criminal experience is required. A valid Alberta Motor Vehicle Operators License is a requirement. Some travel within the province is required. For Law degrees obtained outside Canada, proof of accreditation from the National Committee on Accreditation (NCA) is required.   Competencies   Competencies are behaviours that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process. The link below will assist you with understanding competencies: http://psc.alberta.ca/APSCompetencies   Salary   Justice Legal Counsel 1: $3,055.53 - $3,936.73 bi-weekly ($79,749 to $102,748 annually) Justice Legal Counsel 2: $4,391.03 - $5,600.88 bi-weekly ($114,605 to $146,182 annually) Justice Legal Counsel 3: $5,535.55 - $6,467.12 bi-weekly ($144,477 to $168,791 annually) Justice Legal Counsel 4: $6,337.96 - $6,970.31 bi-weekly ($165,420 to $181,925 annually)   Notes   Location: St. Paul, Alberta Hours of Work: 8:15AM - 4:30PM, Monday to Friday (36.25 hours/week) This competition may be used to fill current and future vacancies at equal or lesser classifications across the Government of Alberta. Classification and salary will be determined based on candidate's assessed related experience. Final candidates will be required to undergo a security screening. What we offer: Comprehensive benefits plan: http://www.psc.alberta.ca/Practitioners/DocList410.cfm Pension plan: http://www.pspp.ca/ Pension Plan: https://www.mepp.ca/page/mepp-home Leadership and mentorship programs Professional learning and development Positive workplace culture and work-life balance Some positions will be eligible to receive premium pay based on the location. Please visit the following page for more information: http://www.psc.alberta.ca/Employees/?notoc&file=directives/pay/premium-pay&cf=82   How to Apply   Online applications are preferred. To apply online, users will be required to have an online account: https://www.alberta.ca/navigating-online-jobs-application.aspx As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file using the following suggested naming convention: Lastname,Firstname_JobIDXXXXXXX Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements. 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) https://www.alberta.ca/iqas-overview.aspx It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application. For Law degrees obtained outside Canada, proof of accreditation from the National Committee on Accreditation (NCA) is required. ONLY if you are unable to apply online, please submit your cover letter and resume (in one document), quoting the Job ID, to: Chantal Nguyen by email at chantal.nguyen@gov.ab.ca Tips for Applicants: https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-public-service-hiring-process.aspx