Paralegal Grid 18 + 10%
There are two temporary opportunities, one ending March 9, 2020 and the other ending September 8, 2020.
These positions are excluded from union membership.
An eligibility list may be established.
The Constitutional and Administrative Law Group, Legal Services Branch, Ministry of Justice is seeking to fill two temporary full time Paralegal positions in Victoria.
The lawyers in the Constitutional and Administrative Law Group are responsible for appearing on behalf of the provincial government at all levels of court and before administrative tribunals on often complex constitutional issues. They also appear on judicial reviews of statutory decision makers on a wide range of topics including, for example, driving prohibitions, liquor licensing, health and environmental matters, and family law related issues. With respect to constitutional matters, lawyers in this Group appear in court and before administrative tribunals in response to notices of constitutional question in a variety of contexts including on Rowbotham and other Charter applications, constitutional challenges to legislation or state action, and in complex actions that raise constitutional issues.
The Paralegal position provides services within the Legal Services Branch on large, complex, sensitive, high-profile cases, as well as in areas of high-volume litigation, which impact the delivery of Branch and Ministry objectives. These services include:
The management of case information including all elements of document management;
- The management of case information including all elements of document management;
- Legal research;
- Drafting legal documents including affidavits, pleadings and bill of costs;
- Dealing with witnesses, including experts;
- Supporting legal counsel at all stages of litigation; and
- Liaising with clients.
The capital of British Columbia, Victoria is a beautiful city, with beautiful beaches and harbours, and a variety of provincial parks to explore. Located on Vancouver Island, Victoria offers a bustling downtown scene and has a wide range of restaurants and entertainment venues to choose from.
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 Harpreet.Hornett@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 (GED)
- 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 experience in a litigation environment, including high-volume or complex litigation.
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.