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11 job(s) at Government of Alberta

Government of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
May 25, 2017
Full time
JSG Legal Services Division has an exciting opportunity for at least one lawyer to join the Environmental Law Section (ELS). The Environmental Law Section (ELS) is committed to providing quality legal and related strategic advice to the Ministry of Environment and Parks (E&P) and the Forestry Division of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. ELS lawyers provide advice related to legislation including the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, the Public Lands Act, the Forests Act, the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the Water Act, the Alberta Land Stewardship Act, the Climate Change and Emissions Management Act, and, the Provincial Parks Act. Our lawyers may also be involved in resource management policy development, contract review, hearing work and regulatory enforcement. ELS lawyers require strong legal, communication, systems thinking, time management and collaboration skills as well as a commitment to the Vision and Values of the Alberta Public Service. Qualifications A Bachelor of Laws (LLB) or Juris Doctor (JD) and must have related legal experience as outlined below. - Legal Officer 1: 1 to 4 years of experience - Legal Officer 2: 4 to 11 years of experience - Legal Officer 3: 11 to to 14 years of experience The candidate must be an active member or must have immediate eligibility for full membership with the Law Society of Alberta. Salary Legal Officer 1: $3,125.11 to $3,936.73 bi-weekly Legal Officer 2: $4,522.77 to $5,600.88 bi-weekly Legal Officer 3: $5,832.47 to $6,467.12 bi-weekly Notes This competition may be used to fill future permanent and temporary vacancies across the government. Final candidates for this position may be asked to undergo a Security Screening. Classification and salary will be determined based on the candidate's qualifications How to Apply Online applications are preferred. Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition. If you are unable to apply online, please submit your cover letter and resume, quoting the Job ID, to: Jelena Saric, Jelena.saric@gov.ab.ca or Fax: 780-644-1395. For individuals who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada, it is recommended that you obtain an evaluation of your credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) and include the IQAS assessment certificate as part of your application. Further information on IQAS is available at: http://eae.alberta.ca/labour-and-immigration/overview-of-immigration/international-qualifications-assessment-service.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 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
May 18, 2017
Full time
Job description Edmonton   Open competition   May 24, 2017   Program Services 4   One of Alberta Justice's core businesses is to provide Legal and Strategic services to government; this is accomplished through our Legal Services Division. Legislative Counsel Office drafts government Bills and regulations for all Ministries, and all Orders in Council for Cabinet. Legislative Counsel Office also provides legal advice to the Lieutenant Governor's office and provides Alberta Queen's Printer with the documents needed for publishing legislation.   Reporting to the Chief Legislative Counsel, the Legislative Editor helps the lawyers in Legislative Counsel Office to develop consistent, sound and comprehensible legislation to meet the policy and legal objectives of all GoA ministries, and oversees the production of government public Bills for the Legislative Assembly and the preparation of Acts and regulations in various formats provided to Alberta Queen's Printer for publication.   In this role you will perform substantive editing of draft legislation: you will review and analyze content, structure, and style for sense, accuracy, clarity and unambiguous expression. You will recommend changes for improvement, providing critical commentary and queries that may raise issues of logic, policy, law and linguistic expression. You will review draft Bills and regulations for adherence to legislative drafting conventions and Alberta's drafting style.   Using strong editing and proofreading skills, you will review grammar, sentence structure, word choice, consistency of terminology, readability, and conciseness of expression; redraft provisions as necessary to remedy errors in structure, logic, language and grammar; and act as a sounding board for lawyers as they work on various approaches to unusual or complex problems, assisting them in developing solutions.   You will supervise two editors and oversee the preparation of public government Bills for printing, the consolidation of Acts and regulations, and the preparation of Acts, case bound annual volumes of statutes, loose-leaf statute update releases, and Part II of The Alberta Gazette, for publication by Alberta Queen's Printer.   University graduation in a related field such as English or Language Arts plus a minimum of 4 years progressively responsible editing experience.   Experience in a legal environment or using legislation would be considered an asset.   Equivalencies Will Be Considered On The Basis Of   1 year of education for 1 year of experience and 1 year of experience for 1 year of education.   $2,775.64 - $3,638.48 bi-weekly   Final candidates for this position will be asked to undergo a Security Screening. This competition may be used to fill future permanent and temporary vacancies.   Final candidates may be required to complete a skills assessment.   Online applications are preferred. 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.   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 (Smith,Joe_Resume). Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition.   If you are unable to submit an electronic version of your resume, please submit your resume, quoting the Job ID, to: Jelena Saric, via email at : Jelena.Saric@gov.ab.ca or by Mail/Fax to: Justice and Solicitor General, 9th Floor, John E. Brownlee Building, 10365-97 Street, Edmonton, AB,T5J 3W7; or 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) -   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 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
May 03, 2017
Contract
Job description Edmonton   Open competition   May 11, 2017   Legal Officer 1 - Legal Officer 3   Justice and Solicitor General   The Alberta Human Rights Act establishes the Alberta Human Rights Commission to carry out functions under the Act. The Commission is an independent commission created by the Government of Alberta, which reports to the Minister of Justice.   The Commission has a two-fold mandate: to foster equality and to reduce discrimination. It fulfills this mandate through public education and community initiatives, through the resolution and settlement of human rights complaints, and through human rights tribunal and court hearings.   In your role as Legal Counsel, primary responsibilities will be to review files and provide your opinion on merit and remedy, resolve files and process settlement agreements and payments, provide advice to the Director on complex and unusual legal matters, and provide legal support to regional office staff. You will also be responsible for preparing for and conducting TDR (Tribunal Dispute Resolution) sessions with the parties, attending preliminary hearings, and arguing matters on behalf of the Director at tribunal.   Other Highlights Of This Position Include   Responding to court request, submitting records and preparing for and attending court hearings; Updating legal opinions and creating new opinions requested by Regional/Assistant Directors; Issuing briefing summaries on new jurisprudence to regional offices; Providing legal reviews and opinions on individual files for Human Rights Officers; Providing input for changes to the Act, bylaws, policies, procedures and protocols; Reviewing materials maintained by Education and Engagement for training purposes; Supervising legal reviews and opinions conducted by external counsel for the Commission; Completing special projects requested by the Director; Sharing knowledge and championing human rights topics with other parties such as GoA Ministries, Law firms, Municipalities and other jurisdictions through the CASHRA network.   As the successful candidate, you will demonstrate the following competencies:   Highly developed interpersonal skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work well with others within a dynamic environment, as well as on your own; Excellent project management and facilitation skills; A strong attention to detail and good decision-making skills; The ability to identify issues as well as new opportunities; Respond well under pressure; The ability to see the big picture and be proactive and adaptable; A positive outlook and a hardworking, professional attitude; Exceptional organizational and time-management skills; Well-developed analytical, research, and consultation skills that allow you to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a broad range of staff and external stakeholders.   A Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), active member or eligible for full membership with the Law Society of Alberta and some related legal experience. Experience in Civil Litigation or Administrative Law is required. A strong understanding of Human Rights Law and Labour and Employment Law is required. Experience in written and oral advocacy, law of evidence, examination and cross examination of witnesses are essential. Mediation and alternative dispute resolution knowledge and experience is an asset.   $3,055.53 to $6,467.12 bi-weekly   This competition may be used to full current and future permanent and temporary vacancies within the Government of Alberta. Final candidates will be asked to complete a criminal records check.   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. Please create your Profile using the same complete name that appears on your application/resume. 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) -   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 Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada
May 03, 2017
Full time
  Open competition   May 9, 2017   Judicial Clerk/Senior Judicial Clerk   Justice and Solicitor General   If you are an individual who is motivated, hardworking, and ready to face challenges head on, then this is your perfect opportunity! Fort McMurray Court of Queen's Bench has a temporary six-month position. To be successful in this role, you must excel in a fast paced environment and enjoy the challenges of working within all areas of Court of Queen's Bench.   Fort McMurray Court 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 Travel to Circuit Court locations   The Ideal Candidates Will Possess   Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills 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   High School diploma and minimum six months of related experience.   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.   Customer service experience, along with experience dealing with cash register/balancing are considered assets.   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.   Judicial Clerk: $1,616.31 to $1,970.04 bi-weekly   Senior Judicial Clerk: $1,902.55 to $2,335.00 bi-weekly   A valid Driver's License (class 5) (please mention it on the resume).   This position requires Canadian Citizenship in order to obtain a Justice of the Peace appointment.   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 and part-time vacancies. Please note there could be a possibility that this position is extended beyond six (6) months. Final candidates will be asked to undergo a security screening.   Please submit your application on-line by clicking on the button "APPLY NOW" below. Applicants can track competition status on-line. Only one file can be uploaded. Please ensure your cover letter; resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition. YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS AND JOB ID 1041937 MUST BE INCLUDED IN YOUR APPLICATION. If you are unable to apply online, please submit your cover letter and resume, to: Jennifer Montes, Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, 2640 AMEC Place, 801 - 6 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB, T2P 3W2. Fax: 403-355-4747.   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) -   We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed. Only the most suitable candidate(s) will be selected from this competition. If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact Jennifer Montes at phone: 403-355-4740.    
Government of Alberta Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Apr 29, 2017
Full time
Job Description             Job Title:   Barrister and Solicitor   Job ID:   1042054   Location: Calgary     Full/Part Time:   Full-Time                                     Scope   Open competition   Closing Date   May 8, 2017   Classification   Legal Officer 2   Ministry   Justice and Solicitor General   About Us   The Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee (OPGT) is responsible for providing support and services to Albertans by protecting and advocating for individuals who are unable to make personal and financial decisions. The OPGT administers the property of minor children and deceased persons. Additionally the OPGT provides information, education and support to the public, private guardians and private trustees. To learn more about the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee please visit: http://humanservices.alberta.ca/guardianship-trusteeship.html Follow the link to see what else we have to offer: https://www.justice.alberta.ca/jsg/Pages/default.aspx   Role   As a lawyer for the Public Guardian and Public Trustee you will be appearing at all levels of Court, interpreting personal directives, powers of attorney, wills and trust instruments, drafting legal proceedings and providing legal advice on legislation and other matters of law. We are seeking a self-motivated individual capable of taking on important responsibilities, ability to work in a team environment and willing to respond to high volume workload demands. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential, along with the ability to do in-depth and detailed work. This position requires excellent interpersonal and analytical skills along with a commitment to integrity and professionalism. If you are interested in a career that is unique and makes a difference in the lives of others, apply today.   Qualifications   A Bachelor of Laws (L.L.B) or Juris Doctor (JD) and must have related experience in wills and estates. The candidate must be an active member or must have immediate eligibility for full membership with the Law Society of Alberta. Experience commencing and conducting legal proceedings at all levels of the court in respect to matters relating to represented adults (guardianship and trusteeship), deceased estates and minors (Minors Property Act) will be considered an asset. The successful candidate will be expected to exhibit competency in both barrister and solicitor functions.   Salary   $4,391.03 to $5,600.88 biweekly ($114,606 to $146,183 per annum)   Notes   This competition will used to fill one temporary vacancy (1 year term) in our Calgary office. Classification and salary will be determined based on candidate's qualifications. Below is the minimum number of years required for the classification: - Legal Counsel 2: 4 years to 13 years related experience is required ($4,391.03 - $5,600.88 bi-weekly) Final candidates will be required to undergo a security screening. This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same or lower classification level across the Government of Alberta.   How to Apply   Online applications are preferred. Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition. If you are unable to apply online, please submit your cover letter and resume, quoting the Job ID, to: Katelynn Kelly, Email: katelynn.kelly@gov.ab.ca For individuals who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada, it is recommended that you obtain an evaluation of your credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) and include the IQAS assessment certificate as part of your application. Further information on IQAS is available at: http://eae.alberta.ca/labour-and-immigration/overview-of-immigration/international-qualifications-assessment-service.aspx   Closing Statement   We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.          
Government of Alberta Calgary;Edmonton
Apr 19, 2017
Full time
Job description Calgary;Edmonton   Open competition   May 15, 2017   Intern/511ZZA   Alberta Justice and Solicitor General is aiming to hire up to 12 articling students for 2018 - 2019 (up to 8 in Edmonton and up to 4 in Calgary), and in addition, may accommodate one Court student for the completion of articles. Alberta Justice is proud to offer a comprehensive articling program that provides students with a rich and rewarding experience. Our program exposes students to many areas of law, and provides the opportunity for considerable and valuable courtroom experience.   The article consists of rotations, of four to twelve weeks, through the following groups:   Civil Litigation - involving you in all aspects of civil litigation involving the Crown Solicitor Services - assisting with the provision of advice to Alberta government ministries on a variety of matters, including corporate/commercial transactions, information and privacy, statutory interpretation, governance and regulatory compliance Alberta Crown Prosecution Service (ACPS) - involved in conducting summary conviction prosecutions, primarily in Traffic Court and the Provincial Court of Alberta and helping senior Crowns prepare for trials involving indictable offences. ACPS, Appeals - helping to prepare appeals, including legal research and drafting facta and memoranda Public Trustee - appearing in court on matters relating to estate litigation and trusteeship, assisting with estate administration and evaluating estate claims of dependant family members, reviewing and recommending settlements for minors and preparing legal opinions on a variety of related subject matters Social Enhancement Law (formerly Family Law) - appearing in the Provincial Court of Alberta and the Court of Queen's Bench for child protection and maintenance enforcement cases, participating in alternative and judicial dispute resolution and preparing related legal opinions Option - six weeks in a chosen area of practice, such as Legislative Counsel (drafting), Constitutional Law, Aboriginal Law, Environment Law, Specialized Prosecutions, regulatory prosecutions, and a number of other distinct areas of Government legal practice.   Please Visit   Interviews for prospective articling students interested in the 2018 - 2019 Student-At-Law Program will be held in Edmonton and Calgary on June 5 and 6, 2017; second interviews will be on June 8 and 9, 2017. In-person interviews are mandatory.   Successful candidates will have demonstrated academic excellence, superior advocacy skills, and eligibility to article in Alberta for the 2018-2019 articling year. Previous government experience is considered an asset.   THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION MUST BE INCLUDED FOR YOUR APPLICATION TO BE CONSIDERED: (Please note - applications submitted without ALL of the following documents will not be considered, with no exceptions)   Academic Transcripts for Undergraduate/Pre-Law and Law School Grades (unofficial transcripts are acceptable though photocopies of official transcripts will be requested in the interview). Cover letter (maximum 1 page, no less than 12 pt font) including: Statement of candidate's interest in Articling with Alberta Justice Preferred work location of Edmonton, Calgary or no preference Preferred interview location of Edmonton, Calgary or no preference - please note, where possible students should interview in the city in which they would prefer to work Resume   $51,894.64 per annum   When applying only one document can be uploaded; therefore cover letters, resumes and transcripts must be submitted as one document. If you are unable to submit transcripts online, please apply online and either mail or email transcripts to the above contact.   If You Are Unable To Apply Online Please Submit Your Resume To   Please apply online at www.jobs.alberta.ca quoting the competition number 10041172.   Cheryl Stone, Human Resource Services   9th Floor, John E. Brownlee Building, 10365-97 Street, Edmonton, AB T5K 2E8   Phone: (780) 427-0272 E-mail: LawStudent.Recruit@gov.ab.ca   Please provide a valid email address with your application as interview invitations will be sent via email.   Final candidates will be asked to undergo a security screening. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted. Due to the large volume of applicants, we regret we cannot confirm that our office has received resumes. Applicants who apply online will receive an email acknowledging receipt of their application.   If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact LawStudent.Recruit@gov.ab.ca
Government of Alberta Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada
Apr 05, 2017
Full time
Job Title:   Crown Prosecutor  - St. Paul & Grande Prairie   Job ID:   1041550   Location: Grande Prairie;St. Paul     Full/Part Time:   Full-Time   Regular/Temporary:   Regular                                   Scope   Open competition   Closing Date   April 17, 2017   Classification   Legal Officer 1 to Legal Officer 3   Ministry   Justice and Solicitor General   About Us   The Alberta Crown Prosecution Service (ACPS) prosecutes persons charged with Criminal Code, Youth Criminal Justice Act, and provincial statute offences. The ACPS promotes safe communities by vigorously prosecuting cases involving serious and violent crime and working with individuals and organizations in the community to identify and implement improved and alternative approaches to the administration of criminal justice. In addition, the ACPS develops criminal law policy for the province and supports criminal law consultation with other levels of government.   Role   Alberta Justice and Solicitor General has two opportunities for lawyers to join our Regional Prosecutions team in St. Paul and Grande Prairie. 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 either Grande Prairie or St. Paul. In St. Paul as well as in the Provincial Court in Bonnyville, Cold Lake, Lac La Biche, Vermilion, Lloydminster and Wainwright. 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.   Qualifications   A Bachelor of Laws (LL.B)/Juris Doctor (JD), active member or eligible for full membership with the Law Society of Alberta and related legal experience. Recent experience in prosecutions and/or criminal law is preferred. The opportunity in Grande Prairie requires a minimum of 4 years related experience (LO 2-3). The opportunity in St. Paul may be filled at the junior level (LO 1-3).   Salary   $3,125.11 - $6,467.12 Bi-weekly   Notes   In addition to your resume, include a cover letter briefly outlining your criminal law experience. You may be eligible for relocation expenses up to $10,000. Candidates that work and reside in Grande Prairie may be eligible for an annual retention bonus of $6,000.00, less all lawful deductions. All candidates are required to attend the interview in person in St. Paul, Grande Prairie or Edmonton. Candidates must have a valid driver's license for travel to circuit court locations. Final candidates will be asked to undergo security screening. This competition may be used to fill future permanent, and temporary, full and part time vacancies in various locations. Classification and salary will be determined based on candidate's qualifications. 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.   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 1041550, to: Jelena Saric, Justice and Solicitor General, 9th Floor, John E Brownlee Building, 10365 - 97 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5J 3W7. Fax: (780) 644-1395 or email: Jelena.Saric@gov.ab.ca. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of the competition. 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 provide a valid e-mail address with your application as your interview invitation will be sent out via e-mail.   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 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Mar 24, 2017
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 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 Paralegal's 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 a must. 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 (Outlook, Word, and Excel) is required. Experience in family and child welfare law will be considered an 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 This competition may be used to fill future permanent and temporary positions. Candidates with lower qualifications may be considered at a lower classification and salary. Final candidates for this competition will be asked to undergo a Security Screening. 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: Jelena Saric, Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, 9th Floor, John E. Brownlee Building, 10365 - 97th Street, Edmonton, AB, T5J 3W7. Phone: (780) 644-2368 or email at jelena.saric@gov.ab.ca. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of their application. Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. Closing Statement We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Please provide a valid email address as only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted via email.
Government of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Mar 21, 2017
Full 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.  
Government of Alberta Hinton, Alberta, Canada
Mar 14, 2017
Full time
Job description Hinton   Open competition   March 24, 2017   Legal Administration 2   Justice and Solicitor General   The Alberta Crown Prosecution Service (ACPS) prosecutes persons charged with Criminal Code, Youth Criminal Justice Act, and provincial statute offences. The ACPS promotes safe communities by vigorously prosecuting cases involving serious and violent crime and working with individuals and organizations in the community to identify and implement improved and alternative approaches to the administration of criminal justice. In addition, ACPS develops criminal law policy for the province and supports criminal law consultation with other levels of government.   If you are you a highly motivated, well-organized individual looking to work in a challenging environment, Alberta Crown Prosecution Service has an opportunity for you!   We are looking for a legal assistant to assist the Crown Prosecutors office in achieving its goals. As a legal assistant with the Prosecutions Branch in Hinton, you will prepare a variety of correspondence and legal documents; assemble and file court documents; maintain a master diary for court dates; respond to telephone inquiries; and liaise with police and investigators, court personnel, defense counsel and outside agencies.   The ideal candidate is committed to, and experienced in the criminal justice system. The successful candidate will have strong file management skills and problem solving skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks, meet deadlines and ensure a high degree of accuracy. The successful person will be collaborating with various internal and external clients, requiring effective oral and written communication skills.   A two year Legal Assistant diploma and one year related legal experience. Experience with Microsoft Office, JOIN, and Quicklaw programs would be considered assets. Equivalencies will be considered. Candidates with lesser qualifications may be considered at a lower classification and salary.   $1,997.64 - $2,456.16 bi-weekly.   This is a temporary position for a one year term.   Final candidates for this position will be asked to undergo a security screening. This competition may be used to fill future vacancies.   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) -   It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.   Online applications are preferred. If you are unable to submit an electronic version of your resume, please submit your resume, quoting the Job ID 1041042 ,to: Jelena Saric, Justice and Solicitor General, 9th Floor, John E Brownlee Building, 10365 97 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5J 3W7. Fax: (780) 644-1395 or email: jelena.saric@gov.ab.ca. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of the competition. 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 provide a valid e-mail address with your application as your interview invitation will be sent out via e-mail.   We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' education and experience best meets the needs of the position.   Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
Government of Alberta Alberta, Canada
Feb 24, 2017
Contract
Job description Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, Edmonton and Calgary. The Minister of Justice and Solicitor General is seeking applications from individuals interested in serving as public members, legal members or as the Chair of the Provincial Court Nominating Committee.   Meetings are held in Edmonton and Calgary.   The Provincial Court Nominating Committee (Committee) is an advisory committee created under section 7 of the Government Organization Act. The Committee makes recommendations from a list of qualified candidates provided by the Alberta Judicial Council for Provincial Court Judges. Candidates who are approved by the Committee are placed on an Appointment Eligibility List for a period of three years from the date of approval. The Minister selects individuals for appointment to the Provincial Court of Alberta from the Appointment Eligibility List.   Role Description The Committee shall consist of a Chair appointed by the Minister, the Chief Judge of the Provincial Court, the President of the Law Society, the President of the Alberta Section of the Canadian Bar Association, or any of their designates, as well as up to seven additional members appointed by the Minister. Maintaining a balance of lawyers and public members is ideal. The ratio of six lawyers and four public members is the desired complement. The Committee is responsible for the governance of and overseeing the management of the Committee’s business and affairs. The Committee must make all reasonable efforts to ensure that the advice provided to the Minister is evidence-based.   Skills and Experience Required •The Chair must be an active member in good standing with the Law Society of Alberta and have a minimum of 3 years’ experience. • Significant experience with community based organizations outside of Board experience will be considered a substantial asset. •Legal members are required to have a Bachelor of Laws (LLB), and be an active member in good standing with the Law Society of Alberta. Successful candidates must not be current judicial applicants. •All members should possess strong listening and communication skills; ability and willingness to develop consensus; courtesy and professionalism; effective interview skills and telephone consultation skills; and good judgment and assessment of character. Previous experience on a government board, commission, or community committee is an asset. •Previous board or leadership experience will be considered an asset. •A post-secondary education is preferred.   Remuneration and Time Commitment The Committee members are remunerated by honorarium for their time spent conducting Committee business. Expenses are reimbursed in accordance to the Government of Alberta’s Travel - http://www.finance.alberta.ca/business/planning-accountability/accountability/GoA-Travel-Meal-and-Hospitality-Expense-Policy.pdf, Meal and Hospitality Expense Directive- http://www.finance.alberta.ca/business/planning-accountability/accountability/GoA-Travel-Meal-and-Hospitality-Expense-Policy.pdf. Schedule 1, Part A of the Committee Remuneration Order (OC 466/2007) - http://www.qp.alberta.ca/documents/orders/orders_in_council/2007/1007/2007_466.html establishes the following rates of remuneration payable to the members of the PCNC:   A member of a committee, other than the chair, shall be paid: (a) $164 for up to and including four hours in any day, or (b) $290 for over four hours and up to and including eight hours in any day, or (c) $427 for over eight hours in any day, spent on the business of the Committee.   The chair or person acting as the chair of a committee shall be paid: (a) $219 for up to and including four hours in any day, or (b) $383 for over four hours and up to and including eight hours in any day, or (c) $601 for over eight hours in any day, spent on the business of the committee.   Honoraria rates are subject to review. Members should be available approximately six days per year for Committee activities plus preparation time. The Committee meets at least three times each year. Meetings are held in-person in Edmonton and Calgary.   Position Profile Please see the Position Profile for more information on this opportunity and a detailed list of responsibilities https://www.alberta.ca/public-agency-opportunity.cfm?appt=396&print&DPP     Contact Information Cheryl Stone, Human Resource Assistant, 780-427-0272, Cheryl.Stone@gov.ab.ca 9th Floor, John E. Brownlee Building, 10365-97 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 3W7   Carefully read the Recruitment Posting and the Position Profile to ensure this is an appropriate opportunity for you. Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements.   Online applications are preferred, to apply, click on the 'apply' button, create or sign into your account in the ePAAS system; upload your resume, view the listing under Current Opportunities and click on 'submit application'. The uploaded resume will be automatically attached, a cover letter and other documents can be uploaded and attached at this time before clicking the 'apply' button.   If you are unable to apply online, please submit a cover letter and resume, quoting the recruitment posting competition number, to the HR contact provided.   We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to assess which candidates' qualifications most closely match the agency's requirements. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted to advance to the next step in the appointment process. You can check the status of each competition on-line at http://alberta.ca/public-agencies.cfm.   All potential candidates will be screened for potential conflicts of interest.   Please Note: Successful applicants will have the following information about them made publicly available on the Public Agency Secretariat Website: name, public agency and position appointed to, appointment term and remuneration received.   Closing Date: March 27, 2017. Job ID #396   Agency Website: Provincial Court Nominating Committee https://justice.alberta.ca/programs_services/about_us/Pages/pc_nominating_committee.aspx     Link to Enabling Legislation: Government Organization Act http://www.qp.alberta.ca/1266.cfm?page=g10.cfm&leg_type=Acts&isbncln=9780779740758