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4 job(s) at Government of Alberta

Government of Alberta Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Sep 12, 2018
Full time
Scope   Open competition     Closing Date   July 26, 2018     Classification   Legal Administration 2     Ministry   Alberta Justice and Solicitor General     About Us   The Government of Alberta is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported. For more information on diversity and inclusion, please visit: https://www.alberta.ca/diversity-inclusion-policy.aspx The Alberta Justice and Solicitor General Social Enhancement Legal Team (SELT) deals with a very interesting, fast paced and challenging area of law. SELT provides legal services to Children's Services, Child Support Services, the Maintenance Enforcement Program and the Office of the Public Guardian.     Role   Are you looking for a new opportunity to utilize your legal administration skills? We are looking for a motivated Legal Assistant to provide paralegal and administrative support to the lawyers on the Social Enhancement Legal Team. As a Legal Assistant, you will provide support to two or more lawyers at SELT with trial preparation and many other administrative tasks. Position Overview: Effectively manage and organize legal files and documents in preparation for court proceedings Independently draft, prepare, process and file court documents such as Notices of Motion, Affidavits, Orders, Factums and Books of Authorities Prepare and organize Trial Binders and Witness Lists Utilize research tools such as e-Carswell and Hummingbird Manage files by liaising with a variety of clients, counsel, witnesses, and the courts Other administrative tasks as required by the lawyers such as drafting complex correspondence, making travel arrangements, and maintaining a diary system Assisting Paralegals and other Legal Assistants when required. To be successful in this position, you must be able to perform detailed work with a high level of accuracy and have excellent organizational skills to meet deadlines while handling a high volume of work. Your ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative while working in a team environment is necessary. As well, you must be able to build and maintain strong relationships with clients, witnesses, lawyers and support staff.     Qualifications   A two year Legal Assistant Diploma plus one year related experience. Experience with Microsoft Office is required. Experience in family and child welfare law will be considered an asset. Related experience or education may be considered as an equivalency on a one for one basis.     Salary   $1,997.64 - $2,456.16 bi-weekly     Notes   Final candidates for this position will be asked to undergo a security screening. This competition may be used to fill current and future vacancies across the Government of Alberta. Candidates with lower qualifications may be considered at a lower classification and salary.     How to Apply   Online applications are preferred. If you are unable to submit an electronic version of your resume, please submit your resume, quoting the Job ID, to: Olya Fedyshena-Soltis, Human Resource Services, Justice and Solicitor General, 10365-97 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5J 3W7. Fax: (780) 644-1395 . Phone: 780-644-4615 . Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of their application. Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education and experience. In your resume, please include dates (including months and years) associated with all education and work experience. Also, please indicate whether your work experience is casual, part time or full time. Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. Please ensure that this document is saved using the naming convention of your last then first name followed by the seven digit Job Opening ID number (Smith,Joe_XXXXXXX). 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 which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.      
Government of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Jul 27, 2018
Full time
The Labour and Employment Law Team (LELT) is looking for a skilled, motivated and engaged lawyer to provide legal advice and services to the Government of Alberta on the full spectrum of labour and employment law matters including providing legal advice and services in relation to public agencies, boards, and commissions, school boards, and post-secondary institutions. Duties of this position include but not limited to: Providing day-to-day legal advice and services in relation to a variety of labour and employment matters including discipline, terminations, interchanges, collective agreement interpretation, human rights, workplace investigations, employment contracts, issues arising during a work stoppage, and the application of legislation. Collaborating with clients to develop proactive strategies for addressing complex workplace matters. Drafting and communicating clear, concise and accurate legal opinions. Providing advice on policies, procedures and programs. Drafting employment contracts. Providing information, support and direction to outside counsel representing the organization. Providing advice relating to defensible preservation, collection and disclosure of electronic evidence in support of workplace investigations undertaken by the organization. Researching, monitoring, analyzing, and communicating changes in the law that might impact the organization. Appearing before third-party decision-makers including arbitrators, umpires, the Human Rights Commission, and the Labour Relations Board. The ideal candidate will possess: excellent written and oral communication skills effective problem solving and interpersonal skills exceptional relationship building skills with stakeholders and clients strong desire to learn experience with public agencies, boards, commissions, school boards, or post-secondary institutions strong commitment to the Vision and Values of the Alberta Public Service Qualifications A Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) or Juris Doctor (JD). The candidate must be an active member or must have immediate eligibility for full membership with the Law Society of Alberta. Labour and employment law experience is required Salary Classification and salary will be determined based on candidate's qualifications and experience. Below is the minimum number of years required for each classification: Legal Counsel 1: Up to 4 years of related experience ($3,055.53 - $3,936.73 bi-weekly) - Legal Counsel 2: 4 years to 13 years of related experience is required ($4,391.03 - $5,600.88 bi-weekly) - Legal Counsel 3: More than 11 years of related experience is required ($5,535.55 - $6,467.12 bi-weekly) Notes A cover letter is required. Please clearly state in your cover letter and resume how your experience meets the requirements of this position. In your resume, please include dates (including months and years) associated with all education and work experience. Also, please indicate whether your work experience is casual, part time or full time. Final candidates for this position will be asked to undergo a security screening. This competition may be used to fill current and future vacancies across the Government of Alberta. Candidates with lower qualifications may be considered at a lower classification and salary. How to Apply Online applications are preferred. If you are unable to submit an electronic version of your resume, please submit your resume, quoting the Job ID, to: Olya Fedyshena-Soltis, Justice and Solicitor General, 10365-97 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5J 3W7. Fax: (780) 644-1395. Phone: 780-644-4615. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of their application. Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education and experience. Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. Please ensure that this document is saved using the naming convention of your last then first name followed by the seven digit Job Opening ID number (Smith,Joe_XXXXXXX). 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 which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.  
Government of Alberta Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada
Jul 10, 2018
Full time
Alberta Justice and Solicitor General has an opportunity for a lawyer to join our Regional Prosecutions team in Wetaskiwin, Alberta. Are you currently providing exceptional legal services that ensure fair and equitable justice? As a Crown Prosecutor you will help deliver justice through solid, fair and effective prosecutions. With your legal expertise and the power to generate confidence in our communities, we invite you to pursue a career with our Regional Prosecutions team. We offer an intellectual and legal challenge, and an opportunity to make a difference in your community. Working with the Regional Prosecutions team and representing the Crown, you will conduct criminal litigation in the Provincial Court and in the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta in Wetaskiwin. Applying a strong knowledge of federal and provincial statutes, you will be responsible for the prosecution of a variety of cases. This will involve determining appropriate charges, discussions with defense counsel and other stakeholders. Utilizing your exceptional verbal and written communication skills, you will prepare legal arguments and opinions as well as provide advice and assistance to peace officers and community agencies. This opportunity will constantly challenge your proven legal skills, strong decision making skills and your ability to work independently and in a team setting. Some travel will be required. Qualifications A Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)/Juris Doctor (JD), active member or eligible for full membership with the Law Society of Alberta plus related legal experience. Experience in prosecutions and/or criminal law is preferred. Salary Legal Officer 1 (0 to 4 years experience) : $3,125.11 - $3,936.73 bi-weekly Legal Officer 2 (4 to 13 years experience) : $4,522.77 - $5,600.88 bi-weekly Legal Officer 3 (11 to 15+ years experience) : $5,832.47 - $6,467.12 bi-weekly Legal Officer 4 (15+ years experience) : $6,337.94 - $6,970.31 bi-weekly Classification and salary will be determined based on candidate's qualifications. Notes In addition to your resume, please include a cover letter briefly outlining your criminal law experience. Candidates invited to interview must be available to attend the interview in person in Edmonton, AB. Successful candidate may be eligible for relocation expenses up to $10,000. Candidates must have a valid driver's license for travel to circuit court locations. 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 in various locations. What we offer: Comprehensive benefits plan: http://www.psc.alberta.ca/employees/doclist7.cfm Pension plan: http://www.pspp.ca/ Leadership and mentorship programs Professional learning and development Positive workplace culture and work-life balance How to Apply Please submit your application online. As only one file can be uploaded to your online application, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS AND JOB ID 1048510 MUST BE INCLUDED IN YOUR APPLICATION. If you are unable to submit your application online, you may submit your application, quoting Job ID 1048510 , to Megan Markowich, Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, Human Resource Services, by fax at 780-644-1395 . For individuals who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada, we recommend that they obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) and include their IQAS assessment certificate as part of their resume. http://www.alberta.ca/iqas.aspx Closing Statement We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed. Only the most suitable candidate(s) will be selected from this competition.
Government of Alberta Alberta, Canada
Jun 20, 2018
Full time
Alberta Justice and Solicitor General has opportunities for lawyers to join our Regional Prosecutions team in locations across Alberta. Are you currently providing exceptional legal services that ensure fair and equitable justice? As a Crown Prosecutor you will help deliver justice through solid, fair and effective prosecutions. With your legal expertise and the power to generate confidence in our communities, we invite you to pursue a career with our Regional Prosecutions team. We offer an intellectual and legal challenge, and an opportunity to make a difference in the community. Working with the Regional Prosecutions team and representing the Crown, you will conduct criminal litigation in the Provincial Court and in the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta. Applying a strong knowledge of federal and provincial statutes, you will be responsible for the prosecution of a variety of cases. This will involve determining appropriate charges, discussions with defense counsel and other stakeholders. Utilizing your exceptional verbal and written communication skills, you will prepare legal arguments and opinions as well as provide advice and assistance to peace officers and community agencies. This opportunity will constantly challenge your proven legal skills, strong decision making skills and your ability to work independently and in a team setting. Travel will be required.   Qualifications   A Bachelor of Laws (LL.B)/Juris Doctor (JD), active member or eligible for full membership with the Law Society of Alberta with some related legal experience. Experience in prosecutions and/or criminal law is preferred.   Salary   Legal Officer 1 (0 to 4 years experience) : $3,125.11 - $3,936.73 bi-weekly Legal Officer 2 (4 to 13 years experience) : $4,522.77 - $5,600.88 bi-weekly Legal Officer 3 (11 to 15+ years experience) : $5,832.47 - $6,467.12 bi-weekly Legal Officer 4 (15+ years experience) : $6,337.94 - $6,970.31 bi-weekly Classification and salary will be determined based on candidate's qualifications.   Notes   Candidates invited to interview must be available to attend interviews in person in Edmonton or Calgary.