Job Requisition ID: 31895
Ministry: Justice & Solicitor General
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
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.
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:
In order to be the successful candidate, you should have knowledge and experience in handling child protection matters.
In addition, you should have:
This position may involve travel outside of Calgary to other judicial centres, e.g. Lethbridge and Medicine Hat, to handle child protection files.
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.
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.
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
Hours of work: Monday – Friday, 8:15 am - 4:30 pm (36.25/week).
Positions Currently available:
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:
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.
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)
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.
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