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Government of Alberta Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Aug 17, 2022
Full time
Job Information   Job Requisition ID: 31895 Ministry: Justice & Solicitor General Location: Calgary Full or Part-Time: Full Time Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week Regular/Temporary: Temporary (Permanent) Scope: Open Competition Closing Date: August 25, 2022 Classification: Legal Officer 1-3 About Us Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, Legal Services Division, is responsible for providing quality legal advice to the Government of Alberta. Within the Division, the Family and Surrogate Court Litigation Team provides legal services and advice to Children’s Services, Community and Social Services and Maintenance Enforcement. FASCL also acts as the Central Authority with respect to Hague Convention matters (International Child Abduction). FASCL Calgary is committed to providing excellent legal services to our multiple stakeholders. Role Family and Surrogate Court Litigation Calgary (FASCL Calgary) has an exciting opportunity for 2 lawyers to join the Calgary office. As a member of the team, your key responsibilities will include: Appearing primarily in Provincial Court on child protection applications and trials under the Child, Youth, and Family Enhancement Act; Appearing in Queen’s Bench to handle appeals, as necessary, on child protection matters; Managing a busy caseload; Reviewing and assessing documents for disclosure; Providing advice and support to the client with respect to child protection issues; and Drafting clear, concise, and accurate legal opinions. In order to be the successful candidate, you should have knowledge and experience in handling child protection matters. In addition, you should have: Exceptional oral advocacy skills; Trial experience; Familiarity and experience in Provincial Court and Queen’s Bench with child protection matters; Excellent negotiation and alternate dispute resolution skills; Effective problem solving and interpersonal skills; Exceptional relationship building skills with clients and stakeholders; Ability to think strategically; Ability to work independently; Knowledge of the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act; and Strong commitment to the Vision and Values of the Alberta Public Service. This position may involve travel outside of Calgary to other judicial centres, e.g. Lethbridge and Medicine Hat, to handle child protection files. Qualifications Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) or Juris Doctor (JD). The candidates must be active members or must have immediate eligibility for full membership with the Law Society of Alberta. Experience in handling child protection matters will be considered a strong asset. APS Competencies Competencies are behaviours 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. Build 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. Develop Networks: Ability to interact positively, build relationships and work effectively with others. Salary Classification and salary will be determined based on candidate's qualifications. Below is the minimum number of years required for each classification: Legal Counsel 1 (up to 4 years of related experience): $3,055.53 - 3,936.73 bi-weekly. Legal Counsel 2 (4 years to 13 years of related experience): $4,391.03 - $5,600.88 bi-weekly. Legal Counsel 3 (more than 11 years of related experience): $5,535.55 - $6,467.12 bi-weekly Notes Hours of work: Monday – Friday, 8:15 am - 4:30 pm (36.25/week). Positions Currently available: 1 permanent position 1 temporary (14 months) position This competition may be used to fill current and future permanent and temporary vacancies within the Government of Alberta. Final candidates will be asked to undergo a security screening. What we offer: Working for the Alberta Public Service – Comprehensive benefits plan: Pension plan: Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) – Management Employees Pension Plan (MEPP) – Health Spending Account: Leadership and mentorship programs Professional learning and development Positive workplace culture and work-life balance Opportunity to participate in flexible work arrangements such as working from home up to two days per week and modified work schedule agreements Research Alberta Public Service Careers tool – Please outline how your experience as it relates to the qualifications in detail in your cover letter. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. 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 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 Veronica Noronha, TAS Administrator at Veronica.Noronha@gov.ab.ca. If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check      
Government of Alberta Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada
Nov 18, 2021
Full time
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 If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check      
Government of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Sep 29, 2021
Full time
Job Requisition ID: 16305/16306 Ministry: Justice and Solicitor General Location: Edmonton Full or Part-Time: Full Time Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week Regular/Temporary: Permanent and Temporary Scope: Open competition Closing Date: September 24, 2021 Classification: Legal Administration 2 About Us One of Alberta Justice’s core businesses is to provide Legal and Strategic services to government; this is accomplished through our Legal Services Division. Legal Services is proud to be a learning organization and offers employees opportunities to learn and grow in their careers Role Are you looking for a new and exciting opportunity to utilize your legal administration skills? If so, take the next step and develop a career with us in an atmosphere that fosters learning and growth in a supportive, respectful and healthy work environment. We are looking for motivated Legal Assistants to provide legal support to the lawyers on a variety of our legal teams including: The Labour and Employement Legal Team – Permanent position The Family and Surrogate Law Team – Position expires in August 2022 The Litigation Team – Position expires in September 2022 The Legal Assistants within our division play and integral part in all of our teams. In all of our challenging legal assistant roles you will assist the legal team by: Preparing and processing a variety of documents from lawyer’s dictation, written instructions or verbal instructions Preparing letters, memos, reports and outside counsel retainers Uploading legal documents into the ARTS system Preparing pleadings and other court documents such as briefs, orders, books of authorities, factums, affidavits, responses to undertakings and trial binders Preparing briefing notes Maintaining and organizing electronic and paper filing system, calendars and diary system Arranging appointments, scheduling meetings, making travel arrangements Utilize research tools such as e-Carswell, CanLii, Westlaw to pull and cite various cases and statutes Effectively manage and organize legal files and documents in preparation for court proceedings Other duties as required To succeed in this role you will need to pay attention to detail and demonstrate an ability to encourage others and work as part of a team. You must also be able to work independently and handle a high volume workload for multiple lawyers while meeting necessary deadlines and ensuring high quality standards are met. You will also need a strong knowledge of court procedure and relevant legislation and a firm foundation in general litigation. Qualifications A Legal Assistant diploma supplemented with at least 1 year of related experience. Related experience or education may be considered as an equivalency on a one for one basis. Experience in litigation, family law, solicitor work, adobe programs, legal research, and experience working in a legal government setting will be considered as assets This competition may be used for future legal assistant vacancies. APS Competencies Competencies are behaviours 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: The competencies that are critical to the success of this position are: Systems thinking – Seeks Clarity - Identifies several analytical techniques and sources of knowledge to break apart complex problems. Agility – Seeks out new opportunities - Identifies alternative approaches or courses of action in unclear and complex situations. Supports others to identify, assess, and use alternative approaches. Drive for Results – Plan for results - Sets goals and prioritizes work to accomplish them. Follows through on duties and tasks and reports on progress. Build Collaborative Environments – Encourages diversity – Promotes collaboration and positive relationships (even in challenging circumstances) within and across groups and builds commitment to reach desired results. Salary $2,017.62 - $2,480.72 bi-weekly or $52,659 - $64,746/year Notes Hours of work are 36.25 per week. Final candidates will be required to undergo a security screening. What we offer: Comprehensive benefits plan: Pension plan: 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, please contact Darlinda Rowbottom at darlinda.rowbottom@gov.ab.ca If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check