Three (3) temporary appointments, which may become permanent.
An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies.
Contribute to the administration of justice in a diverse legal environment by bringing your thoroughness, good judgement and initiative to this specialized role. To perform a variety of legal support services for counsel.
As a Legal Assistant you will provide administrative and secretarial services to Barristers and/or Solicitors for all levels of Ministries within Legal Service. The Legal Assistant performs specialized, skilled work, including work of a complex nature in Legal Services Branch. This position is responsible for performing a variety of legal support services, with a high degree of independence and under limited supervision, for assigned legal counsel.
The work is carried out in a high-profile and fast-paced office in which flexibility, teamwork, tact, diplomacy, communication and organization are essential for the efficient, accurate, successful and timely completion of responsibilities. The Legal Assistants must work under extreme time-sensitive deadlines that are not within their control and yet be able to produce high-quality work.
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.
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:
- 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.
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.
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.
YES - You will be required to answer a standard questionnaire.