Legal Assistant

  • BC Public Service
  • Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
  • Jan 07, 2021
Full time Legal Assistant Legal Support Legal Secretary

Job Description

Legal Assistant
Clerk Stenographer 11

An eligibility list may be established.
This position is excluded from union membership.

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

The Criminal Justice Branch 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 Business Manager, Regional Operations 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.

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 Lis.Kingsley@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the 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 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:

  • Grade 12 graduation or GED equivalent, and completion of a Legal Assistant certificate or three years administrative support/clerical experience within a legal setting (within the last 5 years).

    Preference may be given to applicants who possess:
  • Experience using BC Online (including Court Services Online, BC Registry Services) and myLTSA.

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.

Enhanced Security Screening will be required, which may include a Criminal Records Review Act (CRRA) check.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Cover letter required: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume required: YES - A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.

Online Questionnaire: YES - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.