Legal Assistant

  • Government of Alberta
  • Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada
  • Nov 18, 2021
Full time Legal Assistant Legal Support

Job Description

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 positions available at Grand Prairie. Join a supportive team environment that provides challenging work in the legal field.

Your key responsibilities will be:

  • Effective management and organization of legal files and documents in preparation for court proceedings in all levels of court providing specialized legal assistance/support in cases which are complex due to high level charges, multiple accused/respondents and/or multiple witnesses and may include multiple jurisdiction.
  • Effective management of witnesses in high- level complex cases, which may involve several witnesses including professionals.
  • Problem solve and research information when required.
  • Organization and delivery of disclosure to accused/defence counsel.
  • Provide accurate and timely administrative support to crown counsel, HRO manager and paralegals involved in the prosecution of serious/complex cases.
  • Liaise and communicate effectively with various internal parties an external stakeholders.
  • Manage cases in summation and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Collect and organize offender background materials into electronic trial/hearing binders for the high risk offender unit for the use of bail, sentencing and or/Dangerous Offender, Long Term offender or High Risk Offender. Recognizance applications.
  • Assist the paralegal and the HRO manager in the file preparation for bail, sentencing and/or DO/LTO/HRO Recognizance Applications on High Risk Offenders.
  • Assist HRO Unit coordinator (Crown Counsel) in file preparation for ARB hearings.

As the ideal candidate you possess:

  • A comprehensive understanding of the criminal justice system and processes.
  • Proficient in Microsoft office suite and JOIN.
  • Familiar with basic assessment tools and relevant leading cases.
  • Familiar with section 810.1,810.2, criminal code part XX.1- Mental disorder and DO/LTO guidebook and policy.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills.

Qualifications

A two year diploma in a related field such as a legal assistant, paralegal, or criminology, plus extensive related criminal experience or equivalencies are required.



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.

APS Competencies Section

Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. 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:

 

Creative Problem Solving: Ability to gather information from varied sources, analyze and interpret information to formulate reports and make decisions related to case planning.

Agility: Ability to prioritize competing workload pressures in an effective manner and contribute to the organizational goals.

Drive for Results: Sets and accomplishes goals and priorities in order to deliver outcomes consistent with departmental objectives and directives.

Building Collaborative Environment: Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with a variety of teams within the workplace, community and other Government ministries/agencies to meet client and ministry goals and objectives.

Developing Networks: Ability to interact positively, build relationships and work effectively with others.

Salary

$2,2017 to $2,480 bi-weekly: $52,659 to $64,737/year

Notes


Links and information on what the GoA has to offer to prospective employees.

  • Working for the Alberta Public Service –
  • Pension plans:
    • Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) –
    • Management Employees Pension Plan (MEPP) –
  • 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

Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.

Resources 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

The Government of Alberta is implementing a proof of COVID 19 vaccination policy for all Alberta Public Service employees, to improve the health and safety of Alberta Public Service employees and Albertans we serve.

Any candidates in the process for applying for employment with the Government of Alberta, must be able to comply with one of the following:

  • Proof of COVID 19 vaccination;
  • If you are a successful candidate and have not provided proof of COVID 19 vaccination, you may select to produce a negative PCR (molecular polymerase chain reaction) or rapid test result, date-stamped within 72 hours of every scheduled work day/shift, on an ongoing basis starting on December 14, 2021. These tests will be paid for by the employee;
  • Candidates and employees who are unable to get vaccinated based on a protected ground under the Alberta Human Rights Act may request approval for an exemption and accommodation.

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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