CLK ST 09R - Junior Legal Assistant

  • BC Public Service
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Apr 06, 2021
Full time Legal Assistant Legal Support

Job Description

Junior Legal Assistant
Clerk 09R

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

Bring your administrative experience and superior organizational skills to this rewarding position

The Legal Services Branch (LSB) supports the Attorney General as the legal advisor to the government of British Columbia and ensures that the administration of public affairs is carried out in accordance with the law. LSB’s mission is to provide excellent, innovative, timely, practical and cost effective legal and legislative services to the government in accordance with the rule of law. A shared service, LSB provides a wide range of legal services on a cost recovery basis to government ministries, the Attorney General, Cabinet, Crown corporations and public agencies.

LSB is located within the Ministry of Attorney General, and has approximately 550 staff members, including legal and legislative counsel and professional support staff. LSB’s organization structure consists of five legal groups that work collaboratively to support government. The Litigation Group represents the Attorney General, the Province and other government associated persons and entities in all levels of court and before administrative tribunals in diverse areas of civil litigation including constitutional law, class actions, administrative law, personal injury law, law enforcement and corrections law, environment and land law, etc. The Group has a team in both Vancouver and in Victoria.

In this role you will provide a variety of office administrative and secretarial support services and to coordinate the day to day priorities of the Litigation Group, its clients and other stakeholders.

The BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please see What We Offer.

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 Harpreet.Hornett@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your 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 Standard 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 equivalent (e.g. GED).
  • Minimum 1 year of experience working in a legal office environment; OR
  • 2 years of experience working in a non-legal office environment.


Preference may be given to applicants with:

  • More years of experience in the above statements.
  • Successful completed coursework related to legal practices and procedures.
  • Experience working in a government setting.


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.

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Cover Letter: YES - A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.

Resume: YES - Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Questionnaire (STANDARD): YES - You will be required to answer a standard questionnaire.