Legal Assistant

  • Government of Alberta
  • Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada
  • Sep 30, 2021
Full time Law Clerk Legal Assistant Legal Support Legal Secretary Paralegal

Job Description

Job Requisition ID: 16157

Ministry: Justice & Solicitor General

Location: Wetaskiwin

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Permanent

Ministry: Justice & Solicitor General

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: October 13, 2021

Classification: Legal Administration 2

About Us



The Alberta Crown Prosecution Service (ACPS) prosecutes persons charged with Criminal Code, Youth Criminal Justice Act, and provincial statute offences. The ACPS promotes safe communities by vigorously prosecuting cases involving serious and violent crime and working with individuals and organizations in the community to identify and implement improved and alternative approaches to the administration of criminal justice. In addition, the ACPS develops criminal law policy for the province and supports criminal law consultation with other levels of government.

Role

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to develop in Crown Prosecution Services? If you have the right knowledge and skill here is the time for you to apply!!!

Alberta Justice and Solicitor General has a Legal Assistant position available at the Regional Prosecutions Office in Wetaskiwin. Join a supportive team environment that provides challenging work in the legal field.

As the successful candidate you will:

  • Facilitate pre-charge consultation and/or contact with stakeholders.
  • Manage witnesses, including scheduling interviews, explaining the criminal process, answering and/or resolving questions and concerns.
  • Liaise with external and internal stakeholders to ensure appropriate handling of criminal files.
  • Manage, organize and maintain Crown files.
  • Track and maintain disclosure.
  • Prepare court brief (trial books).
  • Prepare and file complex legal documentation such as Notices of Motion, Orders and a wide variety of other court documents.
  • Respond to and follow up from enquiries from the public, defense counsel and the accused.
  • Create and complete all forms of correspondence.
  • Perform specialized ad hoc administrative tasks as assigned by the Chief Crown Prosecutor.
  • Cover reception duties
  • Assist other Legal Assistants as required

As the ideal candidate you possess:

  • A comprehensive understanding of the justice system and processes.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional organizational ability and attention to detail.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to work independently.
  • A high degree of initiative.

Qualifications

A two year Diploma in a related field such as a legal assistant, paralegal, or criminology, plus a minimum of one year related experience are required.

Experience in a legal environment specializing in criminal or traffic law is preferred.

Equivalencies will be considered. (Directly related education or experience considered on the basis of: 1 year of education for 1 year of experience; or 1 year of experience for 1 year of education.)

Candidates with lesser qualifications may be considered at a lower classification and salary.

 

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans, and the foundation for our talent management programs, including hiring decisions. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process. The link below will assist you with understanding competencies:


In this role, you will contribute to our team by demonstrating the following behavioral competencies:

  • Agility: Ability to anticipate, assess, and readily adapt to changing priorities, maintain resilience in times of uncertainty and effectively work in a changing environment.
  • Drive for Results: Sets goals and prioritizes work to accomplish them. Follows through on duties and tasks and reports on progress.
  • Develop Self and Others: A commitment to lifelong learning, and the desire to invest in the development of the long-term capability of yourself and others.
  • Build Collaborative Environments: Leads and contributes to the conditions and environments that allow people to work collaboratively and productively to achieve outcomes.
  • Develop Networks: Proactively building networks, connecting, and building trust in relationships with different stakeholders.
  • Systems Thinking: Understands how work contributes to the achievement of departmental goals. Anticipates changes in own area based on activities in other areas,
  • Creative Problem Solving: Ability to assess options and implications in new ways to achieve outcomes and solutions.

Salary

$2,017.62 to $2,480.37 bi-weekly ($52,659 to $64,737 per year)

Notes

This competition will be used to fill one permanent opportunity.

This competition may be used to fill current and future vacancies. Candidates with lesser qualifications may be considered at a lower classification and salary.

What the GoA has to offer to prospective employees:

  • Working for the Alberta Public Service –
  • Pension plans:
  • Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) –
  • Leadership and mentorship programs
  • Professional learning and development
  • Positive workplace culture and work-life balance

How To Apply



If you are not currently an employee with the Government of Alberta, the first step in applying for a job is creating your candidate profile within our online application system

Existing employees should access the Career tile in 1GX to submit their application in order to be recognized as an internal applicant.

Once you have created your candidate profile, visit the Alberta Public Service job site to apply for jobs at

Tips for applicants:

It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)

Closing Statement

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, and/or require a disability related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Eunice Mingollo at eunice.mingollo@gov.ab.ca

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