Legal Assistant (Full Time)

Description

CLK ST 11R – Legal Assistant – (79703)

Posting Title
CLK ST 11R – Legal Assistant
Position Classification
Clerk Stenographer R11
Union
GEU
Location
Prince Rupert, BC V8J 4M8 CA (Primary)
Salary Range
$46,182.50 – $52,157.99 annually plus $38.87 bi-weekly isolation allowance
Close Date
9/3/2021
Job Type
Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date
Ministry/Organization
BC Public Service -> Attorney General
Ministry Branch / Division
BC Prosecution Service
Job Summary

Legal Assistant
Clerk Stenographer R11

An eligibility list may be established.
Lesser qualified applicants may be considered at a lower classification.

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. This position receives administrative supervision from the Legal Office Manager, District Administrator or Deputy Director Regional Operations and reports to Crown Counsel for daily assignments and direction.

Prince Rupert is a quaint marine city where deer and grizzly bears can be easily spotted and whale-watching and nature excursions are popular activities. Other attractions include the old-growth rainforest and ancient rock carvings.

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 Carrie.Vilac@gov.bc.caDO 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.).
  • Successful completion of a recognized legal assistant program or paralegal program; OR
  • A combination of 4 years 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.

Preferences may be given to applicants with:

  • Experience within the last 3 years working in a legal environment.
  • Experience working as a legal assistant in the criminal law field and/or the Justice Sector.

Proviso

  • Valid BC Driver’s License. Travel is a requirement of this position.

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 will be required.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Cover letter: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume: YES – A resume is required as part of your application; however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.

Questionnaire (COMPREHENSIVE): YES – 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.

Job Category
Administrative Services, Court and Judicial Services