Competition # : 27070
Type of Employment: Term
Union Status: Legal - NSPG
Closing Date: 10/12/2020About Us
The Legal Services Division of the Department of Justice is the government’s law office, responsible for the provision of all legal services (excluding prosecutions) to the Province of Nova Scotia. The lawyers in the Legal Services Division provide legal advice and services on a broad range of matters to the Government and many of its agencies, boards and commissions. The Legal Services Division consists of Solicitor Services, Litigation Services and the Registry of Regulations.
For more information on the Department of Justice Legal Services please visit our website: https://novascotia.ca/just/Legal_Services/About Our Opportunity
We are recruiting for a lawyer for our labour, employment and human rights team. The lawyer is responsible for providing effective and efficient legal counsel to the Government of Nova Scotia and its agencies, and to ensure that public affairs are administered in accordance with the law.
In this role, you will conduct litigation on behalf of the Province of Nova Scotia. You will appear before Courts, as well as tribunals and other related administrative decision makers. You will also provide legal advice and opinions on matters of law and legal policy to senior government officials.Primary Accountabilities
As our successful candidate, you will:
The following are assets:
Our successful candidate will have excellent research, analytical and organizational skills. You communicate effectively and persuasively, orally and in writing, and have the ability to function with minimal supervision in a team environment. Our ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to offer creative and innovative solutions to complex challenges and have the flexibility to adapt and thrive in a continuously changing and demanding environment.
We will assess the above qualifications using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.Benefits
Based on the employment status and Union agreement, the Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs. Click here to learn more about our various benefits offering and eligibility criteria.
What We Offer
This is a Term/ employment opportunity with an anticipated end date of November 30, 2021.
Pay Grade: MCL 20 - MCL 26
Salary Range: $2,881.13 - $5,523.17 Bi-Weekly
Employment Equity Statement:
Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.
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