Paralegal 18 + 10%
This position is excluded from union membership.
An eligibility list may be established.
Become part of a skilled team contributing to the legal protection of B.C. citizens
The mission of the Legal Services Branch is to provide excellent, innovative, timely, practical and cost effective legal and legislative services to the government of British Columbia in accordance with the rule of law. We accomplish this by:
• implementing the Attorney General Act.
• identifying legal risks and providing options to manage these risks.
• providing solutions to achieve government objectives consistent with the rule of law.
• thoroughly knowing the business, goals and objectives of ministries and government.
• fostering strong relationships with government officials.
The Paralegal position provides services to Legal Counsel within the Legal Services Branch on large, complex, sensitive, high-profile cases which impact the delivery of Branch and Ministry objectives. These services include: 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 Branch project planning and implementation.
A Legal Services Branch Paralegal has an understanding of substantive and procedural law, uses analytical skills and originates his or her own work. This is an outstanding opportunity for an experienced paralegal who enjoys the challenge of a high-profile, high-volume work environment.
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.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Sonia.McKinnon@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.
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
- Secondary school graduation or equivalent.
- Completion of a Paralegal Certificate or Diploma. An advanced legal degree, such as a law degree, may be considered as an equivalent to a Paralegal Certificate.
- Preference may be given to candidates with previous experience in Civil Litigation.
- Preference may be given to candidates with at least three (3) years of experience in a legal office environment.
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.
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.