Lawyer 1 or Lawyer 2

  • Government of New Brunswick
  • Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
  • Jul 15, 2019
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel) Lawyer (Public Sector)

Job Description

Department of Justice and Office of the Attorney General
Legislative Services Branch
Lawyer 1 or Lawyer 2
Open Competition

The Department of Justice and Office of the Attorney General is seeking an individual to join the Legislative Services Branch as a Lawyer 1 or Lawyer 2 in Fredericton.

The successful candidate will perform law reform functions including legal research, legal writing and formulating law reform recommendations. The work will also include presentations, preparation of memorandums to Cabinet and the provision of legal advice, opinions and counsel to the Assistant Deputy Attorney General of Legislative Services and Deputy Attorney General and, in some instances, to government departments and agencies.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: Law Degree; completion of Articling; and membership in good standing or eligibility for membership in good standing with the Law Society of New Brunswick. Candidates with less than 8 years of membership in good standing at the bar will be considered as a Lawyer 1. Candidates with 8 years or more will be considered as a Lawyer 2. Please state your date of admission to a Canadian Law Society.

A high level of competency in written English is essential for this position. Comprehension of written French and oral communication skills in French are also required. Please state your language capability.

With the résumé, an applicant is also required to submit an English writing sample of no more than ten pages that the applicant has authored.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate the essential qualifications on their resumé to be given further consideration. Please ensure that preferred language for assessment is identified on your resumé.

ASSET QUALIFICATIONS: Preference may be given to candidates that demonstrate:

  • Law reform experience or similar experience

Subject to the response to this competition, candidates may be required to demonstrate on their application the asset qualifications in addition to the essential qualifications in order to be given further consideration.

OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: The following is also required:

  • Working outside of regular hours of work without prior notice

BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES: The successful candidate will possess the following behavioral competencies: analytical thinking / judgment, concern for order, effective interactive communication, initiative, self-control and teamwork and cooperation.

Resumés should be in chronological order specifying education and employment in months and years including part-time and full-time employment.

Salary: from $53,144 to $132,366 annually, depending on education and experience.

We encourage applicants to apply on-line or by mail at the following address by July 29, 2019 indicating competition number: R44-2019/20-399. This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same level.

Department of Justice and Office of the Attorney General
Human Resource Services
Marysville Place
20 McGloin St., 3rd Floor
P.O. Box 6000
Fredericton, NB E3A 5T8
Tel: (506) 453-2719

As per the Civil Service Act, candidates registered with the Equal Employment Opportunity Program and veterans, who demonstrate they are among the most qualified, shall be given preference at the time of appointment.

We promote a scent-reduced environment.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

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