Job title: CLK ST 11R – Legal Assistant
Company: BC Public Service Agency
Job description: Legal Assistant
Clerk Stenographer R11
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Contribute to the administration of justice in a diverse legal environment
The BC Prosecution Service contributes to the protection of society by thoroughly and fairly preparing for and conducting prosecutions. The BC Prosecution Service prosecutes offenses under the Criminal Code of Canada, the Youth Criminal Justice Act and provincial statutes in the provincial, supreme and appellate courts of British Columbia and in the Supreme Court of Canada. The BC Prosecution Service provides legal advice to the government and the police on criminal matters and develops policies and procedures on issues relating to the prosecution of criminal law.
As a legal assistant, you provide administrative and secretarial services to Crown Counsel. You are responsible for providing evidence management functions. The Legal Assistant receives administrative supervision from the Legal Office Manager or Deputy Director, Regional Operations and reports to Crown Counsel for daily assignments and guidance. Your ability to handle issues of a sensitive and confidential nature with tact, diplomacy and good judgment 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 skilled in handling queries from a variety of persons, including those who may be angry or resilient. When working with limited direction, you demonstrate exceptional organizational, oral and written communication skills, and the ability to build and maintain productive working relationships with key stakeholders. If you want to gain valuable experience to advance your administrative career in a dynamic environment, we look forward to your application.
The BC Public Service is an award-winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to participate in a rewarding job with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, 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.
The indigenous applicant advisory service is available to applicants who identify themselves as indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis or Inuit) who are looking for work or are already working in the BC Public Service. For advice and guidance on applying and / or preparing for an interview for this event, we invite applicants to contact Indigenous Applicant Advisor Amanda by email: IndigenousApplicants@gov.bc.ca or by phone: 778-698 -1336.
Consult the attached job profile for full details on this event, including liabilities. Contact Veronica.Couture@gov.bc.ca for specific mail-related inquiries, do not send your application to this e-mail address. For more information on completing your job application, add or edit your CV and for more useful tips when applying for a job, consult the page with your job application on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulties in applying for a competition, please email BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca, before the stated closing time, and we will respond to you as soon as possible. to help.
PLEASE NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 23:00 Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.
To be considered for this position, your application must clearly indicate how you qualify for the education and experience, as set out below:
- Grade 12 grade or equivalent (eg GED).
- Successful completion of a recognized legal assistant or attorney program; OR
- A combination of training, education and administrative support / administrative experience in a law firm.
- 1 year of recent experience (within the last 3 years) in a law firm as a legal assistant or lawyer; OR
- Recent experience (within the last 3 years) as a legal assistant or lawyer at the BC Prosecution Service.
Preference can be given to applicants with:
- Successful completion of a Legal Assistant Certificate or Paralegal Certificate.
- More than 1 year experience (within the last 3 years) in a law firm as a legal assistant or lawyer.
- Experience as a legal assistant for the BC Prosecution Service.
- Experience as a legal assistant in the field of criminal law.
Candidates selected to proceed in the recruitment process can be judged on the basis of the knowledge, skills, competencies and skills set out in the attached job profile in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the post.
A Criminal Records Act (CRRA) review and enhanced security investigation will be required.
Cover letter: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.
CV: YES – Make sure that your CV includes your educational achievements, work history, including start and end dates (month and year) of your work, and all relevant information about the job you are applying for.
Questionnaire (COMPREHENSIVE): YES – As part of the application process, you will be asked to complete an extensive online questionnaire to indicate how you meet the job requirements. Give about 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.
IMPORTANT: Comprehensive answers to the questionnaire will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Make sure you include all relevant information about your educational achievements and work history, including positions, start and end dates (month and year) of your service, and your responsibilities and achievements.
Location: Chilliwack, BC
Job date: Thu, 23 Sep 2021 22:58:04 GMT
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