Legal Assistant

  • Government of Canada
  • Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Jun 28, 2019
Full time Legal Assistant

Job Description

Public Prosecution Service of Canada - Saskatchewan Regional Office
Saskatoon (Saskatchewan)
$52,162 to $56,471

For further information on the organization, please visit Public Prosecution Service of Canada

Closing date: 19 June 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

The Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC) office is located downtown Saskatoon in the Scotia Centre Towers with a small sub-office co-located with RCMP in Regina. As a legal assistant, you will have the opportunity to work in a team-oriented environment working with lawyers, paralegals and administrative staff. PPSC is responsible for federal prosecutions throughout the province which includes drugs, organized crime, money laundering, proceeds of crime, economic crime, and regulatory offences.

Intent of the process

The immediate need is to staff one (1) position for a period of one (1) year.

A pool of qualified candidates may be established from this process and may be used to staff similar positions at Public Prosecution Service of Canada in the Saskatchewan Regional Office, with varying tenures (such as indeterminate and specified period) according to the position to be staffed. In the event that an employee of the public service is qualified through this process, and there is a temporary need, he/she may be considered for acting or assignment/secondment opportunities. The approval of his/her substantive supervisor will be required before an acting/assignment/secondment is offered.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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

A secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training, and/or experience.

Degree equivalency

Experience in the delivery of administrative support services.
Experience using Microsoft Office Suite (such as Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, or Excel).

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

Asset Qualification - Education:
Possession of a legal secretarial certificate or diploma (already obtained OR obtained before appointment).

Degree equivalency

Asset Qualifications - Experience:
Experience working in a Crown Prosecutor’s Office.
Experience working with an electronic information management system (such as iCase, GCDocs, etc.).
Experience booking travel.
Experience working in a legal environment.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

Knowledge of legal terminology.
Knowledge of legal practices and procedures.

Ability to proofread documents for grammatical, spelling, and punctuation errors in English and/or French (depending on the language requirements of the position).
Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
Ability to communicate effectively orally.
Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
Ability to work in a team.

Personal Suitability:
Interpersonal relationships
Attention to detail

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

Asset Qualifications - Knowledge:
Knowledge of legal research methods and practices.
Knowledge of the procedures for making travel arrangements in accordance with the National Joint Council Travel Directive.

Organizational Needs:
The organization is committed to establishing and maintaining a representative workforce. Qualified applicants who self- declare as members of a visible minority group, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and/or women, may be selected for appointment to fulfill organizational needs.

Operational Requirements:
Ability and willingness to work outside normal working hours which may include working evenings and weekends based on operational needs.
Ability to lift heavy boxes (approx. 15 kg)

Conditions of employment

Secret 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


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.

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