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COURT CLERK APPLICANT INVENTORY
Bring your confidence and enthusiasm to the Court Services Branch on Vancouver Island!
This posting is to establish a pre-qualified pool of applicants (Applicant Inventory) for Court Clerks who will be eligible to apply on permanent full-time, permanent part-time, and auxiliary positions in Court Services Branch offices across Vancouver Island and Powell River.
Applicant inventories are used to streamline the recruitment experience. They are designed so applicants can be considered for multiple Court Clerk opportunities within Region 1 of Court Administration (Victoria, Western Communities, Duncan, Nanaimo, Port Alberni, Courtenay, Powell River, Campbell River, and Port Hardy). Successful applicants will be placed into an applicant inventory and will be able to submit their application to opportunities as they become available.
Before you apply, please read this important information on Applicant Inventories and how they work – Applicant Inventories on MyHR.
COURT CLERK POSITION TYPES
A permanent full-time Court Clerk has a set schedule of 35 hours per week.
A permanent part-time Court Clerk has flexible schedule that can range from 0.5 FTE (17.5 hours per week) up to 0.8 FTE (28 hours per week) after the completion of an initial 6 month (full-time) training period.
An auxiliary Court Clerk has a flexible schedule based on their regular and on-call availability after the completion of a 6 month training period (full-time).
Court Services Branch is responsible for the delivery of all court administration services in BC. As a Court Clerk, you bring excellent client service and administrative skills to support all levels of courts in the province. Confident and comfortable in a court environment, you are responsible for a wide range of in-court duties such as calling the cases, reading charges, taking pleas, taking re-elections, clerking jury selection, and administering oaths or affirmations. Performing pre-court, in court, and post court duties, you interpret documentation in court files to ensure accurate information in processing documents and concluding files.
We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who have: a strong grounding in office administration, professionalism when dealing with the public and difficult clients, the flexibility to work in a fast-paced environment, and who exemplify the values of the BC Public Service.
Why work for us!
The role of a Court Clerk provides more than simply an exciting career opportunity – you will gain extensive experience interacting with the judiciary, members of the legal profession, and justice system partners. Other features of this opportunity include flexible work schedules, a competitive salary and benefits package, career development opportunities, and more.
In addition to this exciting opportunity, the BC Public Service is an award winning employer in British Columbia, including such accolades as being one of BC’s Top Employers for 2019, one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2019, one of Canada’s Top Family-Friendly Employers in 2018, one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People for 2019, and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for 2019. The BC Public Service encourages a healthy work/life balance that enables you to take advantage of the community and surrounding area in which you live. We are committed to continuing to be an employer of choice, providing a professional environment Where Ideas Work. For more information, please visit What The BC Public Service Offers You.
COME WATCH US IN ACTION!
As part of this Inventory Intake, we are pleased to offer interested applicants a guided Observation & Information Session at the Victoria Courthouse.
Please contact Tawnya.Watson@gov.bc.ca by email for details regarding the date and time. Space is limited and the sessions will be offered on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Applicants who are not able to attend this session are invited and encouraged to observe our Court Clerks in action at your local courthouse. With few exceptions, all courts are open to the public. You may sit in the public gallery and watch what happens.
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 review to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Melanie.Neal@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. Information and tips about how to complete your job application, including adding or editing your résumé and applying for jobs, are available at the following link: Your Job Application. If you still experience technical difficulties applying for a competition, please send an email 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 each of the education and experience requirements listed below:
- Grade 12 graduation or equivalent (e.g. Adult graduation, GED, completed post-secondary education).
- Two years office experience (e.g. providing clerical, secretarial, receptionist, administrative support or client service delivery in an office an environment)), OR
- One year office experience (as defined above) and education/training in a related field (e.g. Legal Office Assistance, Business Administration, Law).
- Valid BC driver’s license (minimum class 7), or equivalent
- Preference may be given to candidates with recent Legal Office Assistance training or certification.
Note: Current Court Clerks employed with Court Services Branch will be considered as equivalent to the criteria as outlined above and in the attached job profile and will not need to re-qualify during initial skills testing component of the assessment, but must submit an application to the inventory to be considered for future court clerk vacancies and opportunities. Please ensure you indicate that you are a current Court Clerk when completing the online questionnaire.
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.
A Criminal Records Check is required.
Questionnaire – YES – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.
NOTE: Applicants indicating through the questionnaire that they meet the minimum job requirements will be invited to participate in a series of online skills assessments tentatively scheduled to be completed between May 30th and June 3rd, 2019.
Resume – YES – A resume is required as part of your application. It may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes, but will be reviewed later in the process and verified 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, accountabilities and any relevant information that relates to the position to which you are applying.
Cover Letter – NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.