Government of Alberta

  • Alberta, Canada

4 job(s) at Government of Alberta

Government of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Mar 05, 2019
Full time
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 Constitutional Law team. The Constitutional Law Branch within the Legal Services division provides a broad range of litigation services to other ministries and the legal assistant plays an integral part in the team. In this challenging role as litigation Legal Assistant you will assist the legal team by processing a variety of documents from lawyers dictation, handwritten notes or verbal instructions, including letters, memos, reports, preparing lists of undertakings, pleadings, trial binders, and formatting and preparing briefing notes and legal documents such as Affidavit of Records, Briefs, Orders, Statement of Claims, Affidavits, Affidavit of Service, Books of Authorities and Factums. Other activities you would be responsible for are maintaining and organizing files and diary systems, arranging appointments, scheduling meetings, making travel arrangements, and other duties as required. You must be able to work independently and handle a high volume workload while meeting necessary deadlines. Attention to detail and an ability to encourage and work as part of a team will be necessary to succeed in this role. To be successful in this position a strong knowledge of court procedure and relevant legislation as well a firm foundation of general litigation knowledge is required. Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint) is required and experience with Ringtail and knowledge of ARTS is a desirable asset.   Qualifications   A two year Legal Assistant Diploma plus one year of related experience. Knowledge with court procedure and relevant legislation as well a firm foundation of general litigation knowledge is required. Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint) is required and experience with Ringtail and knowledge of ARTS is a desirable asset. Equivalencies will be considered on the basis of: one year of education for one year of experience; or one year of experience for one year of education.   Salary   $1,997.64 - $2,456.16 bi-weekly   Notes   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 across the Government of Alberta. Candidates with lower qualifications may be considered at a lower classification and salary. 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
Government of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Jan 27, 2019
Full time
The Legal Services Division has a Legal Administrative Assistant position within the Central Services team. This position will work closely with the Legal Assistants. The Central Services Legal Team provides a broad range of legal services to other ministries and the legal administrative assistant plays an integral part in the team. The Legal Administrative Assistant is required to perform general administrative duties, such as maintaining an accurate and organized filing, data entry, expense claims, opening files, closing files, performing searches, drafting correspondence, managing calendars, providing reports, arranging appointments, making travel arrangements, performing reception duties and other administrative duties as required. To be successful in this position, you must: Be able to perform detailed work with accuracy Have excellent organizational skills to meet deadlines Have strong verbal and written communication skills Possess excellent computer and keyboarding skills Multi-task and perform well under pressure Be able to prepare/coordinate high volumes of work Be able to work independently with minimal supervision Have knowledge of various governmental and legal practices   Qualifications   A High School Diploma and two years of related experience. Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint) is required and experience in IMAGES and ProLaw will be considered an asset. Related experience or education may be considered as an equivalency on a one for one basis. (i.e. one year experience to one year education).   Salary   $1,691.44 to $2,066.65 bi-weekly   Notes   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. For example: January 15, 2006 - June 25, 2009: Assistant (PT three 8 hrs shifts/week). This competition may be used to full current and future part-time and full-time, permanent and temporary vacancies at the same or lower level within the Government of Alberta. Candidates with lower qualifications may be considered at a lower classification and salary. Candidates may be asked to complete a criminal records check.   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). Applicants who have educational credentials from outside of Canada must obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) - http://eae.alberta.ca/labour-and-immigration/overview-of-immigration/international-qualifications-assessment-service.aspx It is recommended 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. Only the most suitable candidate(s) will be selected from this competition.
Government of Alberta Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Nov 26, 2018
Full time
Come join a talented group of professionals dedicated to the administration of justice. The Calgary Court of Queen's Bench Judicial has a Departmental Opportunity. Court Coordinators are senior frontline representatives of the Court and Alberta Justice, supporting the Judiciary, counsel, and litigants in the Alberta Justice system. You will be responsible for managing all administrative functions relating to scheduling and coordination of Half Day Special Chambers hearings, one hour Family Law Specials, Emergency Protection Order Reviews (with Viva Voce) and other scheduling duties as required. You will also provide back-up to the other Court Coordinator positions. Your excellent knowledge of the court system, court procedures and relevant legislation will allow you to identify and deal quickly with complex technical problems as they arise. You will ensure proper compliance with legislation, rules, practice notes and notices to the profession, while at the same time assisting in the efficient scheduling of trials and various other matters before the court. You will have daily contact with the judiciary, lawyers, court personnel, unrepresented accused, litigants and the public. Your excellent interpersonal skills will be needed to liaise with these key stakeholders before, during and subsequent to court proceedings. Competencies for these positions include: good communication and judgment, time management skills, attention to detail, punctuality, multi-tasking, ability to work independently and without supervision, conflict management, dependability, professionalism, diplomacy and a good working knowledge of criminal or civil procedures and practices. The successful candidates must act in a responsible and professional manner reflecting the fair and equitable delivery of justice in Alberta. For more information about the Alberta Public Service Competency Model, go to: http://www.psc.alberta.ca/Practitioners/?file=learning/apscompetencies/titlepage&cf=   Qualifications   - Two-year diploma in a related field and a minimum of 5 years progressively responsible related experience. Successful completion of the Queen's Bench Paralegal Course is an asset. - 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 Please include the critical competencies with examples of how they relate to the role being recruited to, a list of the competencies are below to assist you in this Agility; Drive for Results; Develop Self and Others; Build Collaborative Environments; Develop Networks; Systems Thinking; Creative Problem Solving.
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.