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BC Public Service Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Jul 05, 2021
Full time
Legal Counsel Legal Counsel 1 / 2 / 3 An eligibility list may be established. An exciting opportunity to practice public law in the Central Services Group The Central Services (CS) Group within Legal Services Branch (LSB) of the Ministry of Attorney General is seeking to fill one full-time permanent Legal Counsel 1/2/3 position. One of the key practice areas of LSB’s Central Services Group involves the government’s strategic commercial transactions involving or related to technology software, hardware and cloud services. Our counsel work closely with all government ministries and the Central Services’ procurement team to support ministry business owners to execute their procurement and contract strategy. Our counsel assist our clients to negotiate, draft and manage complex, multi-year commercial agreements as part of an integrated legal team. This position will provide the successful applicant with a unique opportunity to work on a significant government initiative, working alongside procurement counsel and as part of a transactional team involved in the Province’s current strategic contract portfolio. The position provides direct legal support to the deal team, which includes the Strategic Partnerships Office of the Ministry of Citizen’s Services, the ministry-specific program transactional team and procurement counsel. These strategic contracts involve counsel from early stage planning through to execution, which can be a multi-year process. Counsel form part of a team that retains accountability for legal advice over the life of the contract. We are seeking a person with existing experience in advising on, drafting, negotiating, managing and settling: Commercial transactions Outcome-based transactions Complex contracts Complex service delivery solutions Competitive procurement documents Privacy and security matters in relation to IM/IT Relevant chapters of Core Policy Experience advising public sector entities regarding the following would be an asset: Alternative Service Delivery transactions Complex service delivery planning and negotiation Outcome-based negotiations, transactions and governance Complex negotiated procurements Complex commercial matters IM/IT or telecommunications You are able to ascertain your client representative’s business objectives and provide relevant, creative and pragmatic legal assistance. You value building positive client relationships and working in a collegial, team-based environment. The ideal candidate will be able to creatively identify, analyze and propose solutions to legal issues and provide practical advice on a wide variety of legal and transactional issues that arise in the commercial, IM/IT and procurement context. Interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team are essential. You must have excellent organizational skills, be comfortable in large dynamic deal teams, enjoy the challenge of complex commercial transactions and have the ability to manage files with competing priorities and deadlines. If you are interested in this posting, you may also be interested in Req 78109. Please click on the link and apply to each posting separately. The capital of British Columbia, Victoria is a beautiful city, with beautiful beaches and harbours, and a variety of provincial parks to explore. Located on Vancouver Island, Victoria offers a bustling downtown scene and has a wide range of restaurants and entertainment venues to choose from. 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 Carla.Tait@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.Cntre@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: Must be a member of the Law Society of British Columbia in good standing OR immediately eligible for call to the Bar. Legal Counsel Level 1: 1 to 6 years of call Legal Counsel Level 2: 7 to 11 years of call Legal Counsel Level 3: 12 or more years of call Experience in advising on, drafting, negotiating, managing and settling: Commercial transactions Outcome-based transactions Complex contracts Complex service delivery solutions Competitive procurement documents Privacy and security matters in relation to IM/IT Relevant chapters of Core Policy Preference may be given to applicants with experience advising public sector entities regarding the following: Alternative Service Delivery transactions Complex service delivery planning and negotiation Outcome-based negotiations, transactions and governance Complex negotiated procurements Complex commercial matters   IMPORTANT: Where there is a difference between the qualifications reflected in the posting and the job profile/description, those stated on the job posting will be used for shortlisting. 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 Records Review Act Check and Enhanced Security Screening 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. Please indicate your 'Year of Call' in your cover letter. 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.
BC Public Service Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Jun 16, 2021
Full time
Legal Counsel Legal Counsel Level 1 / 2 / 3 An eligibility list may be established. An exciting opportunity to practice public law in the Litigation Group The Central Services (CS) Group within Legal Services Branch (LSB) of the Ministry of Attorney General is seeking to fill one full-time permanent Legal Counsel 1/2/3 position, providing legal advice and services to certain areas within the Ministry of Finance and in support of LSB colleagues on government finance matters. Government finance legislation, transactions and core government policy are relevant to all areas of legal practice within the Province and have a significant impact on government operations. The successful applicant will engage in dynamic and varied opportunities to provide legal advice and support our clients. This position will primarily provide advice to Treasury Board Staff, the Provincial Treasury, the Risk Management Branch, the Office of the Comptroller General, the Financial and Corporate Sector Policy Branch, the Crown Agencies Secretariat, the Public Service Agency and the Public Sector Employers' Council Secretariat (in relation to non-labour relations matters), and other areas of the Ministry of Finance not assigned to other groups within LSB. Finance lawyers in the CS Group also work closely with LSB lawyers in most areas of government practice. This position will have a varied practice, including: providing advice and guidance regarding core government finance legislation and related statutory interpretation providing advice to Ministry of Finance Policy and Legislation (non-taxation) Division, including reviewing requests for legislation and advising on business statutes providing advice on Treasury Board submissions in relation to a diverse set of programs and initiatives providing advice and support to the Provincial Treasury providing advice and guidance on core government policy providing support on strategic and multi-ministry transactions advising on appropriations / estimates and government financial reporting advising on government banking and borrowing advising on budgetary matters advising on crown corporation governance, statutory interpretation and reporting advising on crown corporation and other entity creation, wind-ups and reorganizations supporting colleagues advising other ministries when issues of government finance law and policy arise in their practices Knowledge and experience with the following would be an asset: financial legislation, including the Financial Administration Act or similar legislation requests for legislation statutory interpretation corporate and commercial law, financial transactions, banking, securities and contract law the ability to draft contracts and other legal instruments and to close complex commercial transactions government assets crown corporation governance and reporting Interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team are essential. You must have excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage files with competing priorities and deadlines. We are looking for applicants who take initiative, consider practicing law a lifelong learning opportunity and have a desire to fully engage in this area of law. The capital of British Columbia, Victoria is a beautiful city, with beautiful beaches and harbours, and a variety of provincial parks to explore. Located on Vancouver Island, Victoria offers a bustling downtown scene and has a wide range of restaurants and entertainment venues to choose from. 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 Carla.Tait@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.Cntre@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: Must be a member of the Law Society of British Columbia in good standing OR immediately eligible for call to the Bar. Legal Counsel Level 1: 1 to 6 years of call Legal Counsel Level 2: 7 to 11 years of call Legal Counsel Level 3: 12 or more years of call Experience as a solicitor. IMPORTANT : Where there is a difference between the qualifications reflected in the posting and the job profile/description, those stated on the job posting will be used for shortlisting. 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 Records Review Act Check and Enhanced Security Screening 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. Please indicate your 'Year of Call' in your cover letter. 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.          
BC Public Service Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Jun 11, 2021
Full time
LGL CNSL 1 - Legal Counsel - (77793)     Posting Title LGL CNSL 1 - Legal Counsel Position Classification Legal Counsel Level 1 Union N/A Location Victoria, BC V9B6X2 CA (Primary) Salary Range $92,531.96 - $119,850.85 annually Close Date 6/24/2021 Job Type Regular Full Time Temporary End Date   Ministry/Organization BC Public Service -> Attorney General Ministry Branch / Division Legal Services Branch Job Summary Legal Counsel 1 Legal Counsel  Level 1 Currently there are two (2) positions available: one (1) permanent opportunity and one (1)  18-month temporary opportunity. This position is excluded from union membership. This posting may establish an eligibility list for future permanent and/or temporary vacancies. Become an integral part of B.C.'s legal service The Attorney General is the legal advisor to the government of British Columbia and is charged with ensuring that the administration of public affairs is carried out in accordance with the law.  Legal Services Branch (LSB) supports the Attorney General in fulfilling this mandate by serving as legal advisor to government in civil law matters. LSB provides legal advice to government and ensures that legal risks associated with government operations are reduced. LSB’s clients include all ministries of the government, Cabinet and certain public agencies. The Natural Resources, Transportation and Indigenous Legal Group (NATRIL Group) within LSB is seeking solicitors for one full-time permanent position within the Transportation and Land Unit of NATRIL, and one  full-time 18-month temporary position within the Resource and Environment Unit (which may become permanent).   The Transportation and Land Unit provides legal advice on transportation infrastructure projects and Crown Land transactions, and the Resource and Environment Unit provides legal advice on all aspects of natural resource law (e.g. environment, forestry, mines, oil & gas, energy, agriculture, water, wildlife, contracts, escheats) to a wide variety of government ministries.  Both Units are advice-driven organizations that support government in the management and administration of the Province’s transportation corridors, Crown land management, and natural resources.  Some tribunal work (e.g. representing clients before administrative tribunals like the Environmental Appeal Board) may be required.  These two positions are for solicitors with excellent organizational, legal research and writing skills, who can work collaboratively with other counsel in LSB and with our instructing clients, able to manage multiple files with competing priorities, pressing deadlines and multiple stakeholders. The capital of British Columbia, Victoria is a beautiful city, with beautiful beaches and harbours, and a variety of provincial parks to explore. Located on Vancouver Island, Victoria offers a bustling downtown scene and has a wide range of restaurants and entertainment venues to choose from. 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 Ian.Wiebe@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 the closing time of June 24, 2021, at 11:00 pm Pacific Time. 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: • Must be a member of the Law Society of British Columbia in good standing OR immediately eligible for call to the Bar; • Level 1 is based on years of call (up to five years of call for Legal Counsel 1). Preference may be given applicant with one or more of the following: • Experience in administrative law and advising statutory decision makers in the conduct of their business; • Experience in the registration of interests in land, conveyancing, and files involving the Land Title and Survey Authority; • Experience in negotiating, drafting and the successful completion of agreements involving natural resource and land related matters; • Experience in drafting and interpretation of legislation and regulations; • Administrative tribunal experience. IMPORTANT : Where there is a difference between the qualifications reflected in the posting and the job profile/description, those stated on the job posting will be used for shortlisting. 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 records review act check and enhanced security screening 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: YES - You will be required to answer a standard questionnaire. Job Category Court and Judicial Services Additional Information Job Profile_77793           v16.3.0.2 Last sync: 2021-05-04 14:30:04  
BC Public Service Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Apr 06, 2021
Full time
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.
BC Public Service Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Mar 24, 2021
Full time
Legal Counsel Legal Counsel Level 2/3 Litigation Group (Vancouver) This position is located in Vancouver. An eligibility list may be established. The BC Public Service and its hiring managers are committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens per the Public Service Act . We welcome and encourage applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (LGBTQ2S+), and others who may contribute to diversity in the BC Public Service. An exciting opportunity to practise in the Litigation Group. Lawyers in the Legal Services Branch discharge the duties and functions assigned to the Attorney General under the Attorney General Act . Legal Counsel 2/3 represent the Attorney, the Province and other government associated persons and entities in all levels of court. Legal Counsel 2/3 are expected to negotiate and recommend settlements where appropriate and provide litigation-related advice in every area of government practice. The work of a Legal Counsel 2/3 involves matters of a confidential and sensitive nature. This position will be dedicated to help the Transportation Investment Corporation with legal advice and strategy to address claims and contract administration issues related to large infrastructure projects and other construction projects. The work will include a focus on helping clients navigate contract administration issues as well as formal dispute resolution processes. Candidates should be comfortable providing advice and making recommendations on short notice. Good judgment, service orientation and strategic orientation are required. The successful candidate will have the following skills and abilities: excellent verbal and written communication skills; previous experience managing a large and varied litigation caseload; strong analytical abilities and research skills; strong organizational skills and the ability to manage competing priorities; strong interpersonal skills and a collaborative approach to their work; ability to mentor colleagues; and ability to work independently and as part of a team. 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 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: must be a member in good standing, or immediately eligible to become a member, of the Law Society of British Columbia; six or more years of call to the bar in a Canadian jurisdiction; experience in the conduct of civil litigation at the Supreme Court of British Columbia and the British Columbia Court of Appeal; significant experience with the law of evidence. Preference may be given to candidates with: experience and interest in resolving large infrastructure project-related disputes and other construction-related disputes. experience providing advice and strategy in relation to construction contract administration issues; experience with litigation for or against government entities; experience with lengthy trials or arbitrations; experience and interest in mentoring junior counsel. 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 Records Check and/or an enhanced security screening will be required. APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Cover Letter: YES - A cover letter is required as part of your application. Please indicate your year of call in your cover letter. The content and/or format of your cover letter, resume and/or case history 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. A list of matters demonstrating your experience with construction disputes may be requested during the assessment phase. Questionnaire: YES - You will be required to answer a standard questionnaire.
BC Public Service Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
Feb 25, 2021
Full time
Legal Counsel (Full Time, Permanent)   Salary: $89,007.00 - $139,073.00/Annually Job Type: Full Time, Permanent Start Date: As soon as possible Language: English Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree Positions Available: 1 NOC Group: Lawyers and Quebec Notaries (4112) NOC Job Title: Legal Counsel Expires in 58 days Expires: 2021-04-23 Posted: 2021-02-23 Last Updated: 2021-02-23 Job Location(s) Kamloops, British Columbia Job Description Job Summary:  Reporting to the Senior Legal Counsel, the Legal Counsel will support BCLC’s ongoing business by providing legal advice and guidance on a broad spectrum of legal matters including risk assessment, compliance, legal drafting of contracts, and negotiations.  This role involves building influential relationships and working cooperatively with the business units it serves, other counsel, and articling students. Key Accountabilities: •    Proactively identifies and evaluates complex legal issues regarding business initiatives, particularly those with visibility or risk, and develops and recommends solutions to achieve business objectives efficiently with minimum legal and practical risk. •    Supports all Senior Legal Counsel, as well as all levels and business units in the company to resolve unanticipated issues and risks as they arise. •    Supports the resolution of pending or threatened disputes between the corporation and third parties. Assesses and coordinates management of litigation and provides instruction to external counsel in conjunction with Senior Legal Counsel, as required. •    Develops and implements mitigation strategies to reduce impact of the corporation’s exposure to legal and business risks. •    Provides practical legal advice to all business units on a wide variety of matters.   •    Implements and supports best practices recommendations regarding corporate compliance. •    Drafts and edits correspondence, memos, internal/external briefing papers, and legal briefs regarding sensitive issues with reputational and other risks. •    Establishes and maintains strong communications and working relationships within the corporation to ensure that legal advice is sought by internal clients when needed and at times, to external stakeholders, as required. Supports and fosters a culture of compliance and collaboration. •    May provide support on freedom of information matters, including preparing submissions, attending hearings and court proceedings. Works closely with the BCLC Freedom of Information (FOI) department and assists with preparation of FOI responses, as needed. Education and Experience: •    Law degree and a current member in good standing of the Law Society of British Columbia; •    Minimum 3-6 years in public or private law practice in a related field, including corporate and commercial law, intellectual property law, information technology law, creditors’ remedies, administrative law or contract interpretation, drafting, and negotiation would be an asset.  •    Experience giving practical legal advice to businesses through building strong knowledge of the business and understanding strategies and risks. •    Experience with regulatory, administrative and privacy law proceedings and commercial and inter-jurisdictional agreements would be an asset; •    Experience with government procurement law would be considered an asset; •    Experience with general litigation would be considered an asset; •    Experience with gaming law would be considered an asset; •    An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.  
BC Public Service Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Feb 23, 2021
Full time
Paralegal Paralegal 18 + 10% This position is excluded from union membership. An eligibility list may be established. Contribute to the administration of justice in a diverse legal environment The Attorney General is the legal advisor to the government of British Columbia and is charged with ensuring that the administration of public affairs is carried out in accordance with the law. The Ministry of Attorney General is structured to carry out this mandate under the direction of the Attorney General, and Legal Services Branch (LSB) supports the Ministry in fulfilling this mandate by serving as legal advisor to government in civil law matters. LSB provides legal advice to government and ensures that legal risks associated with government operations are reduced. LSB’s clients include all ministries of the government, Cabinet and certain public agencies. The Paralegal provides paralegal services to legal counsel in the preparation and conduct of legal services to Government under the direct supervision and guidance of Legal Counsel. Here is a great opportunity to utilize your strong paralegal skills. The Victoria Legal Services Branch, Ministry of Attorney General, is recruiting a skilled and knowledgeable paralegal for a permanent, full-time position. The Paralegal works in the Transportation and Land Unit (T L Unit), which is part of the Natural Resources, Transportation and Indigenous Legal Group in the Legal Services Branch in the Ministry of Attorney General. The Paralegal supports T L Unit land counsel in relation to real property matters involving the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. Strong knowledge of legal processes, including solicitor/client privilege is required. A high standard in the delivery of legal support, strong initiative and self-motivation, as well as the ability to work well under pressure are highly valued in this busy work environment. Excellent time management and organizational skills, the ability to prioritize, along with flexibility in responding to shifting work demands are required. Experience with significant file management of large and complex files is a necessity. The successful candidate will also have a keen attention to detail and good interpersonal skills. The ability to work independently and as part of a team is essential. The capital of British Columbia, Victoria is a beautiful city, with beautiful beaches and harbours, and a variety of provincial parks to explore. Located on Vancouver Island, Victoria offers a bustling downtown scene and has a wide range of restaurants and entertainment venues to choose from. 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 Ian.Wiebe@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: Paralegal Certificate, Diploma or Degree from a recognized institution. A Bachelor of Law degree may be considered as an equivalent to a Paralegal Certificate. Candidates will be required to provide proof of completion of a paralegal certificate/diploma/degree or equivalent. Two (2) years of experience as a Growth Paralegal or equivalent and demonstrated ability to perform the required accountabilities of this position. Current experience with computer software tools and techniques used for legal purposes, including MyLTSA, BCOnline, and the directives and practices of the Land Title and Survey Authority. Preference may be given to candidates with: Experience with real estate transactions. Experience with research and analysis of real property status and registered interests as well as historical land and title documents. Experience preparing applications to deposit plans and obtaining necessary signatures. Experience assisting with property conveyances. Proviso: Occasional travel within the province may be required.   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. 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
BC Public Service Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Feb 11, 2021
Full time
Legal Assistant Clerk Stenographer 11 There are two (2) permanent vacancies available. An eligibility list may be established for future temporary and permanent vacancies. Contribute to the administration of justice in a diverse legal environment by bringing your thoroughness, good judgement and initiative to this specialized role BC Prosecution Service 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 BC Prosecution Service 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 Terri.Wallace@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: Secondary school graduation or equivalent, and successful completion of a recognized legal assistant program or paralegal program OR a combination of 4 years of education, training and administrative support/clerical experience may be considered. Related experience must include working in a legal office Preference may be given to applicants with the following: Experience within the last two years working in a legal office Experience working as a legal assistant in the criminal law field and/or the Justice Sector 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 - 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: YES (COMPREHENSIVE) - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire. IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.
BC Public Service Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Jan 07, 2021
Full time
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.
BC Public Service Nelson, British Columbia, Canada
Dec 30, 2020
Full time
Legal Assistant Clerk Stenographer R11 An eligibility list may be established. Contribute to the administration of justice in a diverse legal environment by bringing your thoroughness, good judgement and initiative to this specialized role The BC Prosecution Service 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 a variety of legal support 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. Located in the heart of the Selkirk Mountains, Nelson is home to a large variety of outdoor activities, and its proximity to Whitewater Ski Resort allows for skiers of all levels to test out the Nelson powder. Nelson also hosts events all year long, such as the Cottonwood Farmers Market and the Shambhala Music Festival. With over 200 different occupations available in 280 communities across the province, we offer exciting opportunities for your career. Come be a part of the BC Public Service, a Top 100 Employer that embraces diversity, health and career growth. 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 Stacey.Allan@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 equivalent; and Successful completion of a recognized legal assistant program or paralegal program; OR A combination of 4 years education, training, and administrative support/clerical experience; One year of experience working in a legal office. Preferences may be given to: Those with experience within the last two years working in a legal office. Those with experience working as a legal assistant in the criminal law field and/or the Justice Sector. 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 Review Act Check (CRRA) and Enhanced Security Screening (ESS) will be required. APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Cover Letter: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed. Resume required: 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, 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.
BC Public Service Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada
Dec 10, 2020
Full time
Legal Assistant Clerk Stenographer R11 An eligibility list may be established. Contribute to the administration of justice in a diverse legal environment by bringing your thoroughness, good judgement and initiative to this specialized role The BC Prosecution Service (BCPS) contributes to the protection of society by preparing for and conducting prosecutions diligently and fairly, and by striving to develop the most effective methods to administer justice in the Province. The BCPS 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 BCPS 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. The Assistant Deputy Attorney General (ADAG) is responsible for the administration of the BCPS, which is divided into Office of the ADAG, Criminal Appeals and Special Prosecutions (CASP) and five regions which are headed by a Regional Crown Counsel. In this role you will perform a variety of legal support services for Crown Counsel and the public for criminal justice files and performs redaction services (at the advanced level) for the purpose of disclosure to defence counsel. Quesnel: Known as “the Goldpan City”, Quesnel has a rich past connected to the Cariboo gold rush, and is also known for its agricultural beauty. Home to many farms and ranches, Quesnel hosts regular events such as The Quesnel Old Time Farmer's’ Market. Festivals and other events are also held, such as the Billy Barker Days and the Quesnel Rodeo. With over 200 different occupations available in 280 communities across the province, we offer exciting opportunities for your career. Come be a part of the BC Public Service, a Top 100 Employer that embraces diversity, health and career growth. 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 Carrie.Vilac@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: Secondary school graduation or equivalent (e.g. GED). Successful completion of a recognized legal assistant program; OR a combination of 4 years of education, training, and administrative support/clerical experience. 1 or more years of experience working in a legal environment, OR 6 months of experience with the BC Prosecution Service Experience in record keeping, researching, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, Internet, Outlook and other standard computer applications in MS Office.