Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> Attorney General
Ministry Branch / Division: Attorney General, BC Prosecution Service, Crown Counsel
Legal Assistant Clerk Stenographer 11
Three temporary opportunities available until December 31, 2018
An eligibility list may be established for future temporary vacancies in Surrey Crown Counsel
Contribute to the administration of justice in a diverse legal environment
The BC Prosecution Service contributes to the protection of society by preparing for and conducting prosecutions diligently and fairly. The Branch 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 BC Prosecution Service 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.
As a Legal Assistant, you provide administrative and secretarial services to Crown Counsel. You are responsible for providing witness management functions and financial functions. The Legal Assistants receive administrative supervision from the District Administrator, Legal Office Manager or Business Manager, Regional Operations and report to Crown Counsel for daily assignments and direction.
Your ability to deal with issues of a sensitive and confidential nature with tact, diplomacy and good judgement will prepare you to work effectively in a very demanding environment where criminal cases are managed. You are well versed in legal terminology, an accurate and efficient information recorder and researcher and adept at handling inquiries from a variety of persons, including those that are possibly irate or resistant. Working with limited direction, you exhibit exceptional organizational, verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to build and maintain productive working relationships with key stakeholders. If you are seeking to gain valuable experience to advance your career, we look forward to your application.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Cheryl.Merrett@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website.
NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
Secondary school graduation or equivalent, and successful completion of a recognized legal assistant program or a combination of 4 years of education, training and administrative support/clerical experience.
A minimum of 6 months’ legal assistant experience working in a legal office.
Experience in word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, Internet and other standard computer applications in MS Office.
Preference given to experience in the Justice Sector and/or in Legal Assistant training.
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.
Enhanced Security Screening will be required, which may include a Criminal Records Review Act (CRRA) check.
Cover Letter: NO – Do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.
Resume: YES – Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.
Questionnaire – 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.