Legal Assistant - Public Prosecutions

  • Government of Canada
  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Sep 03, 2020
Full time Law Clerk Legal Assistant Legal Support Legal Secretary Paralegal

Job Description

Public Prosecution Service of Canada - Alberta Regional Office
Calgary (Alberta), Edmonton (Alberta)
$52,162 to $56,471

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

Closing date: 28 August 2020 - 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

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 or an acceptable combination of education, training, and/or experience.

Degree equivalency


  • Experience providing legal or administrative support in a legal environment.

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

Asset Qualification - Education:

  • Successful completion of a post-secondary diploma or degree in a law related field (already obtained OR obtained before appointment).

Degree equivalency

Asset Qualifications - Experience:

  • Significant** experience as a legal secretary or a legal administrative assistant.
  • Experience in reviewing, formatting and processing a variety of legal and non-legal documents.
  • Experience in dealing with more than one level of court litigation such as Provincial Court, Supreme Court, Tax Court, Federal Court, Court of Appeal, or the Supreme Court of Canada.
  • Experience corresponding and liaising with a police enforcement agency (i.e. RCMP, Edmonton Police Service, etc).
  • Experience corresponding and liaising with a regulatory investigative agency (i.e. Department. of Fisheries, Canada Revenue Agency, Environment and Climate Change Canada, etc.).
  • Experience working with an electronic information management system (such as iCase, GCDOCS, etc.).
  • Experience making travel arrangements through the HRG Shared Travel Services.

**Significant experience refers to the depth & breadth of experience normally associated with performance of the duties on a continuous basis over a period of 12 months.

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 procedures and practices.


  • Communication
  • Working effectively with others
  • Showing initiative and being action oriented
  • Thinking things through
  • Dependability

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 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:

  • Willingness and ability to travel for court and/or training when required.
  • Willingness and ability to work overtime when required.
  • Willingness to assist lawyers in Court when required.

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.

Practice Area(s)

Public Law