Legal Counsel Level 2 / Legal Counsel Level 3
This posting is to establish an eligibility list for future permanent and/or temporary vacancies.
This position is excluded from union membership.
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The Attorney General is the legal advisor to the government of British Columbia and is charged with ensuring that the administration of public affairs is carried out in accordance with the law. The Ministry of Attorney General is structured to carry out this mandate under the direction of the Attorney General, and the Legal Services Branch (LSB) supports the Ministry in fulfilling this mandate by serving as legal advisor to government in civil law matters. LSB provides legal advice to government and ensures that legal risks associated with government operations are reduced. LSB’s clients include all ministries of the government, Cabinet and certain public agencies.
Duties of this position include working primarily on hearings before the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal and providing advice and legal opinions in the human rights context. In addition, some labour/employment written and oral advocacy may be required.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Maria.Molloy@gov.bc.ca. 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 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 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:
- Membership in good standing with the Law Society of British Columbia or eligible for immediate membership, with at least six years of Call to the Bar
- Legal Counsel Level 2: 6 to 11 years of call; and
- Legal Counsel Level 3: 12+ years of call.
- Experience conducting hearings before Courts or administrative tribunals.
Preference may be given to applicants with any of the following:
- Experience practicing in the area of human rights and/or representing Government.
- Experience conducting hearings before the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal, other administrative tribunals and/or disciplinary bodies.
- Experience in labour arbitration will be considered an asset.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Demonstrated knowledge of administrative law and procedure.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Ability to meet deadlines through excellent organization and prioritization skills;
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team and be client focused in the provision of legal advice.
* IMPORTANT: Where there is a difference between the qualifications reflected in the posting and the Job Profile, those stated on the job posting will be used for screening and/or assessment purposes.
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.
The duties of this position meet the requirements of a Criminal Record Check; this check must be completed with a satisfactory outcome at time of offer.
Cover letter required: YES – A cover letter is required as part of your application. Clearly identify how you meet the qualifications necessary for this position. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.
Resume: YES – Your resume must provide detailed information about your education and employment history in order to clearly demonstrate how you meet the required job qualifications. Please ensure your resume includes the month and year(s) for each job in your employment history as well as the job related responsibilities.
Questionnaire: YES – You will be required to answer a standard questionnaire.