Legal Assistant

  • BC Public Service
  • Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada
  • Feb 10, 2019
Full time Legal Assistant Legal Support Legal Secretary Judicial Court Staff

Job Description

Legal Assistant
Clerk Stenographer R11

An eligibility list may be established for future permanent and / or temporary vacancies.

Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position, but at a lower classification.

Contribute to the administration of justice in a diverse legal environment by bringing your thoroughness, good judgement and initiative to this specialized role.

The BC Prosecution Service (BCPS) contributes to the protection of society by preparing for and conducting prosecutions diligently and fairly. The Branch prosecutes offences under the Criminal Code of Canada, the Youth Criminal Justice Act and provincial statutes in the provincial, Supreme and Appeal Courts of British Columbia and in the Supreme Court of Canada. The Criminal Justice Branch provides legal advice to government and police on criminal law matters and develops policies and procedures on issues relating to the prosecution of criminal justice.

As a Legal Assistant, you provide administrative and secretarial services to Crown Counsel. You are responsible for providing witness management functions and financial functions. The Legal Assistant receives administrative supervision from the Legal Office Manager or District Administrator and reports to Crown Counsel for daily assignments and direction. Your ability to deal with issues of a sensitive and confidential nature with tact, diplomacy and good judgement will prepare you to work effectively in a demanding environment where criminal cases are managed. You are well versed in legal terminology, an accurate and efficient information recorder and researcher and adept at handling inquiries from a variety of persons, including those that are possibly irate or resistant. Working with limited direction, you exhibit exceptional organizational, verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to build and maintain productive working relationships with key stakeholders. If you are seeking to gain valuable experience to advance your administrative career in a dynamic environment, we look forward to your application.

Occasional travel is required. Transportation arrangements must meet operational requirements of the ministry.

Prince Rupert is a quaint marine city where deer and grizzly bears can be easily spotted and whale-watching and nature excursions are popular activities. Other attractions include the old-growth rainforest and ancient rock carvings.

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Susan.McGreish@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Requirements:
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

    • Secondary school graduation (Grade 12) or equivalent (GED),
    • Successful completion of a recognized legal assistant program; OR a combination of four years of education, training, and administrative support/clerical experience.
    • One (1) or more years of experience working in a legal office, OR six (6) months of experience working with the BC Prosecution Service.
    • Experience in record keeping, researching, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, Internet, Outlook and other standard computer applications in MS Office.
    • Experience using tact, diplomacy, discretion and good judgment when dealing with sensitive situations, confidential material and demanding/difficult people.
    • Preference may be given to those with experience working in the Justice Sector.
    • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License. Travel is a requirement of this position.

 

Important: We remain open to different combinations of relevant experience, education and/or training that would result in an applicant meeting the standards listed in the job profile. Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for a lower classification, a Legal Assistant, Clerk Stenographer 9.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

A Criminal Record Review Act Check (CRRA) and Enhanced Security Screening will be required.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Cover Letter: YES - A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.

Resume: YES - Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Questionnaire: YES - You will be required to answer a standard questionnaire.

 

Practice Area(s)

Legal