• Government of Canada
  • Gatineau, Québec, Canada
  • May 12, 2019
Full time Law Clerk Legal Assistant Legal Support Legal Secretary Paralegal

Job Description

For further information on the organization, please visit Canadian Transportation Agency

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Closing date: 2 May 2019 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.

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Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

Work environment

Make a difference by working for Canada’s largest employer: The Government of Canada

Canada’s public service is diverse, innovative, and non-partisan. We are continually engaged in projects and initiatives to improve how we serve Canadians. Together, public servants are making a difference in the lives of Canadians every day. The Government of Canada offers a breadth of rewarding careers in many locations, with great opportunities for learning and development. Whatever you’re passionate about, Canada’s public service has a career path where you can make a difference.

Come work for the federal government’s first independent regulatory body: The Canadian Transportation Agency

An important mission: The Canadian Transportation Agency is a small organization (about 280 people) with an important mission – to advance Canadians’ economic and social well-being by:

  • Helping to keep the national transportation system running efficiently and smoothly
  • Protecting the fundamental right of persons with disabilities to accessible transportation
  • Providing consumer protection for air travelers

A great place to work:
We are committed to creating a healthy and respectful workplace. Our small size enables us to meet regularly at all-staff events, and encourages dialogue and collaboration – both between managers and employees, and through inter-branch networks and tiger teams. You will have the opportunity to get to know and collaborate with many colleagues across the Agency.

We are located at 15 Eddy, in the heart of Gatineau, with easy access to fitness facilities, public transportation and restaurants.

Intent of the process

A pool of partially or fully qualified candidates may be established through this process to staff future positions with various tenures (indeterminate, determinate, deployment, acting, and assignment/secondment) with similar requirements, various language requirements and profiles and various security requirements, which may vary according to the position being staffed.

Results of this staffing process may be used for similar positions in the Agency and other departments and agencies in the federal government.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)


Successful completion of a post-secondary school program with acceptable specialization in social science, statistics, library/archival work or a law-related field, or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Degree equivalency

Experience in providing paralegal support services.

Experience in writing and editing legal documents, correspondences and case summaries.

Knowledge of Federal Courts Rules, procedures and practices as it relates to appeals.

Ability to perform legal research and draft research memoranda.

Ability to maintain a consistently high level of productivity in an environment of numerous competing demands.

Ability to coordinate hearings.

Ability to communicate effectively orally.

Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

Working effectively with others

Initiative and being action oriented

Attention to detail


If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)


Successful completion of two years of post-secondary program with acceptable specialization in paralegal studies.

Degree equivalency

Experience in working in a court or quasi-judicial tribunal.

Experience in liaising with the judiciary or members of an administrative tribunal.

Experience in providing advice to senior management (director level or equivalent and above), the judiciary, or tribunal members on case management issues.

Experience in hearing or event coordination.

Significant* experience providing paralegal support services.

  • Significant experience is defined as the depth and breadth of experience normally associated with having performed the duties for approximately three (3) years.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

English essential

Information on language requirements

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)


Willingness and ability to work overtime or irregular hours, as required.

Willingness and ability to travel in Canada, as required.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

A written examination may be administered.

An interview may be administered.

Reference checks may be sought.

Please ensure that your Personal Record Identifier (PRI) is included in your application (for internal candidates).

Please identify clearly your substantive group and level and your employment status on your resume and/or application form (for internal candidates).

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application


It is your responsibility, as an applicant, to clearly demonstrate how you meet each factor of the screening criteria (Experience) for all Essential and applicable Asset Qualifications and that adhere to the stipulated format. Please note that it is not sufficient to simply state that the qualification is "met" or to provide a listing of current or past responsibilities. You must provide concrete examples which clearly demonstrate how you meet each factor of the screening criteria (Experience) for all Essential and applicable Asset Qualifications.

The Asset Qualifications contained in the Statement of Merit Criteria may be used as a screening tool. Candidates must meet all of the essential qualifications to be appointed to a position. A candidate may be appointed to a position even though he/she does not meet any or all of the asset qualifications or operational requirements. However, meeting these criteria is desirable and may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed.

Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required. Candidates who apply to this selection process should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users, including users from outside the Public Service (some email systems block these types of email).

Indeterminate employees at the same group and level or equivalent could be considered for deployment. If no deployment is made, applicants from other groups and levels will be considered in the advertised appointment process (for internal candidates).

Locations, dates and times for exams and/or interviews will be determined by the employer. Scheduling of alternative exam and interview dates will only be considered for religious reasons, death in the family, in cases of serious illness or for a reasonable reason approved by the selection committee. A doctor's certificate or other proof will be required.

Pass marks will be established for each qualifications. However, achieving the pass mark is not a guarantee of an appointment or that candidates will be put through the next stages of the assessment process. Cut-off scores and/or top-down approach may be used at any stage of the staffing process if there are a sufficient number of candidates to meet anticipated staffing needs.


Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Practice Area(s)

Hearing Law