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CLK ST 11R – Legal Assistant

BC Public Service Agency

This is a Contract position in Victoria, BC posted June 1, 2021.

Legal Assistant
Clerk Stenographer 11

An eligibility list may be established to fill future permanent and temporary part time vacancies.
This position is excluded from union membership.

Contribute to the administration of justice in a diverse legal environment by bringing your thoroughness, good judgement and initiative to this specialized role

As a Legal Assistant, you provide administrative and secretarial services to Counsel. You are responsible for providing witness management functions and financial functions. The Legal Assistant receives administrative supervision from the Legal Office Manager or Business Manager, Regional Operations and reports to 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 demanding environment where 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 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 engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please 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 that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For advice and guidance on applying and/or preparing for an interview for this opportunity, we invite applicants to connect with the Indigenous Applicant Advisor Amanda by email: IndigenousApplicants@gov.bc.ca or by phone: 778-698-1336. 

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact Lis.Kingsley@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.

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:

• Grade 12 graduation or GED, plus legal Assistance diploma or equivalent.
• Keyboarding speed of 50 words per minute.
• Experience in transactional documents and document preparation.
• One year of experience (within the last five years) working in a legal office.

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 Check (CRC) will be required.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

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 (STANDARD): YES – You will be required to answer a standard questionnaire.

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