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PARALGL GROWTH – Paralegal (Growth)

Job Information
Author ahnationtalk
Date September 3, 2019
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $50,926.05 - $55,396.19 - Annual
Location Nanaimo, BC
Category Miscellaneous
Client BC Public Service
Contact Information
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PARALGL GROWTH – Paralegal (Growth)

Posting Title: PARALGL GROWTH – Paralegal (Growth)
Position Classification: Paralegal Growth
Union: GEU
Location: Nanaimo, BC V9T6L8 CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $50,926.05 – $55,396.19 annually Growth
Close Date: 9/11/2019
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date
 Ministry/Organization:BC Public Service -> Attorney General
Ministry Branch / Division: BC Prosecution Service
Job Summary:

Paralegal (Growth)
Paralegal 18

Currently there is one permanent opportunity and one temporary opportunity until August 1, 2020.
Both positions will be in Nanaimo, BC.
An eligibility list may be established.

Successful candidates will be placed at a level along the continuum that is commensurate with their level of education, experience, knowledge and skill. To be considered for placement in the paralegal growth plan, candidates who are not already enrolled in a certified Paralegal Certificate/Diploma/Degree program should specify their intention to enrol within the next 18 months or outline how their education and/or experience is equivalent. Those placed within the paralegal growth plan are expected to proceed through the levels until they reach the full working Paralegal 18 level. Please review the attached job profile for the accountabilities required for each classification level.

Bring your paralegal skills and experience to this challenging and rewarding opportunity which contributes to the legal protection of B.C. citizens.
The BC Prosecution Service (BCPS) contributes to the protection of society by preparing for and conducting prosecutions diligently and fairly. 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. In addition, 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 cases for the BCPS.

As a Paralegal, you will provide a variety of legal administrative support services to Crown Counsel. The file(s) you will work on are large and/or high-profile, complex, sensitive cases which impact the delivery of BC Prosecution Service and Ministry objectives. The services you will provide include, but are not limited to: the management of case information/disclosure/redaction/witnesses; preliminary case-related research and analysis, including noting up of cases, assessing and summarizing material; the coordination of communication flow among parties involved in a case; training in case-related procedures and technology; and BC Prosecution Service project planning and implementation.

A BC Prosecution Service Paralegal has an understanding of substantive and procedural law, uses analytical skills and originates his or her own work. The ability to deal with issues of sensitive and confidential nature with tact, diplomacy and good judgment is a must. The successful applicant will enjoy working with limited direction in a demanding environment, working as part of a team, and have exceptional organization skills, verbal and written communication skills, and attention to detail. This is an outstanding opportunity for someone who is completing their paralegal certification and/or for a full paralegal, who enjoys the challenge of a high-profile, high-volume work environment.
Travel may be a requirement of this position.

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 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. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to, 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 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:

Level 1-2 (Paralegal 14-15):

  • Three years of experience working in a legal office environment or equivalent, with preferred experience working in a criminal justice setting.
  • One year of post-secondary education (with an academic focus) in a related field preferred.
  • Stated intention to enrol in a certified Paralegal Certificate/Diploma/Degree Program within 18 months.

Level 3-4 (Paralegal 16-17):

  • Four years of experience working in a legal office environment or equivalent, with preferred experience working in a criminal justice setting.
  • One year of post-secondary education (with an academic focus) in a related field preferred.
  • One year completion of a certified Paralegal Certificate/Diploma/Degree Program or equivalent.

Full Working Level (Paralegal 18):

  • Five years of experience working in a legal office environment with preferred experience working in a criminal justice setting.
  • Secondary school graduation and completion of a recognized Paralegal Certificate or equivalent.

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 an 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: 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 – You will be required to answer a standard questionnaire.

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