Legal Assistant

  • Government of Yukon
  • Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
  • Jan 04, 2021
Full time Legal Assistant Legal Support

Job Description

This is to fill one full-time permanent position, working 75 hours bi-weekly.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is working to ensure Yukon remains a safe, secure, and healthy place to live and work. We build strong and healthy relationships with others to support good governance and to foster safe communities with opportunities for healing. The Department of Justice provides supportive and dynamic work environments comprised of teams of professionals who are committed to making a difference in the lives of Yukoners.

The principles that guide are:

Reconciliation with Yukon First Nations: Together as DOJ representatives we commit to embracing the spirit of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada entitled Honouring the Truth, Reconciling the Future, by conducting ourselves in our day-to-day business in a manner that embodies the purpose of reconciliation with our First Nations members in the Yukon. We recognize the importance of employee education on First Nations history and the encouragement of innovative thinking by all DOJ personnel on our ability to effect meaningful change towards true reconciliation.
Working as a Team: As DOJ employees we value working together as a team within branches and within the department as a whole, while respecting our respective roles in the administration of justice, to work as one entity to meet our collective objective to serve the public. We are mindful of the impact of our actions on the people around us both in proximity and in the larger department and strive to ensure that we maintain the best interests of the department in our approach to our work.
Identify and Meet our Clients' Needs: DOJ personnel have a wide variety of responsibilities and an equally diverse clientele, internal and external to government, and we are committed to ensuring that they know we work for them and that we treat them with empathy, inclusion, integrity, respect and professionalism.
Initiative and Innovation: Management will encourage DOJ staff at all levels to think innovatively and to take initiative that will improve the work we do and services that we provide to allow for positive change and creativity in the workplace. Management will encourage DOJ personnel to reconsider our approach to the services we provide and adapt to the changing environment.
Communications: We are committed to improving the way we communicate internally with one another and externally to the public in order to better perform as a DOJ Team, share information and ideas with each other, dispel negative myths about the department and to ensure that the public has an appreciation for the excellent work we do.

This position provides a full range of executive, financial and legal administrative assistance to the Director, Regulatory Services and Legal Counsel for Regulatory Services ensuring effective coordination of the activities of the Division, optimum time utilization, and a reasonable and responsive work schedule; directs the day-to-day administrative activities of the office to ensure effective use of resources; and performs other related duties. This position also provides administrative support to program areas of the branch and will occasionally act as the Administrator for the Yukon Review Board and Public Utility Board.



For more information about this position, please contact Michele McDonnell, Director Regulatory Services at

For more information about the recruitment process, please contact Silvia Richards, Human Resource Consultant at (867) 332-5644 or

If you need technical support submitting your application, please contact: 867-667-9453 or

Please do not email resumes to any of the above addresses; resumes may only be accepted through the e-recruitment application system.

Government of Yukon does not sponsor foreign workers for employment in Canada and does not participate in the federal nominee programs. Currently candidates who have the legal right to live and work in Canada in place at the time of the job posting are eligible for consideration on our employment opportunities.



Essential Qualifications
Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications. Please note selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your resume.

  • Completion of an Office Administration program; a Legal Administration certificate is preferred;
  • Extensive experience providing senior level executive and administrative support;
  • Experience working with legal and/or court processes;
  • Experience providing financial administration (processing invoices, and creating and reconciling budget reports) and financial management systems;

Candidates who have education, training, and/or experience equivalent to the essential qualifications listed above may be equally considered.



Desired knowledge, skills & suitability
Candidate should have and may be assessed on their:



  • High-level of organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Self-motivation, ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Professionalism, including tact and diplomacy
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to respect and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work collaboratively and contribute to a team environment
  • Ability to take direction from multiple sources and work with competing deadlines
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills