Paralegal

Paralegal Working Level - LSB
Paralegal 18 + 10%

OR

Paralegal Growth Level 3-4 (Paralegal 16 step 3 + 10% / Paralegal 17 step 3 + 10%) LSB

This posting is to establish an eligibility list for future permanent and/or temporary vacancies.
Applicants will be appointed to the appropriate classification level based on their qualifications.
Currently there is a temporary opportunity available until July 10, 2020.

This position is excluded from union membership.

An exciting next step in your legal focused career

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. Legal Services Branch (LSB) supports the Attorney General 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.

The Revenue & Taxation Group at LSB is seeking to fill a temporary full time Paralegal position in Victoria.

The lawyers in the Revenue & Taxation Group are responsible for appearing on behalf of the provincial government at all levels of court in connection with bankruptcy and insolvency matters, provincial taxation matters, and foreclosure and other collection matters.

The paralegals in the Revenue & Taxation Group fill a critical role in providing services to legal counsel and clients in the preparation and conduct of legal services to Government.  They are an integral part of our team environment.

Specific responsibilities will include review of Petitions served on the Province, drafting Responses to Petitions, review of Notices of Application, drafting Application Responses, corresponding with representatives of client ministries, lawyers, paralegals and other support staff.

You value building positive working relationships in a collegial, team-based environment. In addition to having a high level of organizational skills, you possess excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) and the ability to manage challenging files with competing priorities. You have excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to think strategically and creatively.

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.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact David.Hatter@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 for either the Working Level (Paralegal 18 +10%) or Growth Level 3 - 4 (Paralegal 16+10% & Paralegal 17+10%) as outlined below:

Working Level (Paralegal 18 +10%) 

  • Secondary school graduation or equivalent plus 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 or Diploma.
     

Growth (Level 3-4) (Paralegal 16 step 3 +10% & Paralegal 17 step 3 + 10%)

  • Must have completed a minimum of two courses in a Paralegal Certificate or Diploma program.
     
  • Two years of experience working in a legal office environment

 

PREFERENCES FOR EACH LEVEL:  

  • Preference may be given to applicants with 1 - 3 years of experience as a paralegal or legal assistant. Additional preference may be given to applicants with 3 or more years of such experience.
     
  • Preference may be given to applicants with 1 - 3 years of experience as a civil litigation paralegal or legal assistant. Additional preference may be given to applicants with 3 or more years of such experience.
     
  • Preference may be given to applicants with experience relating to litigation commenced by a Petition to Court.
     
  • Preference may be given to applicants with experience relating to Summation Pro.
     
  • Preference may be given to applicants with experience relating to Legal Files.

 

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 will be required.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: 


Cover Letter: NO - Do not submit a cover letter with your application as it will not be reviewed.  

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 (COMPREHENSIVE) As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements.  Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.

 

 

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