Clerk Stenographer R11
This posting is to establish an eligibility list for future permanent and/or temporary vacancies.
Currently there is a temporary, one-year opportunity available.
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 position you will provide support covering a variety of specialized legal matters before the B.C. Provincial Courts including Adult and Youth, the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal. 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.
Dawson Creek is a historical and beautiful town, with outdoor activities like bird watching and hiking past waterfalls in alpine meadows and mountains ridges. Camping and fishing spots can be found in the provincial parks of Swan Lake and Kiskatina. Downhill and cross-country skiing at the nearby Bear Mountain is popular with locals and those in nearby towns.
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.ca. DO 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.
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 (Grade 12) or equivalent (GED),
- Successful completion of a recognized legal assistant program; OR a combination of four years of education, training, and administrative support/clerical experience.
- One (1) year or more years of experience working in a legal environment, OR six months of experience with the BC Prosecution Service
- Experience in record keeping, researching, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, Internet, Outlook and other standard computer applications in MS Office.
- Experience using tact, diplomacy, discretion and good judgment when dealing with sensitive situations, confidential material and demanding/difficult people.
- Preference may be given to those with experience working in the Justice Sector.
- Valid Driver’s License. Travel is a requirement of this position.
Important: We remain open to different combinations of relevant experience, education and/or training that would result in an applicant meeting the standards listed in the job profile. Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for a lower classification, a Legal Assistant, Clerk Stenographer 9.
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.
Cover Letter: YES – A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.
Resume required: 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. A resume is required as part of your application; however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.
Questionnaire: YES (COMPREHENSIVE) – 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.