Legal Assistant

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Assessment accommodation

***VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: It is the responsibility of the candidate to clearly outline that they meet each of the screening criteria (i.e. Education and Experience Qualifications, both Essential and Assets) by RESPONDING TO THE SCREENING QUESTIONS IN THE ONLINE APPLICATION. Please note that it is not sufficient to only state that the requirement is met or to provide a listing of current responsibilities, rather the candidate must provide concrete examples that illustrate how they meet the requirement. Lack of EXAMPLES and DETAILS may result in your application being rejected as the Assessment Board will have insufficient information to determine whether or not you meet the qualifications.


Intent of the process

The intent of this selection process is to staff 2 indeterminate positions - Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB. However, applicants should be aware that a pool of qualified candidates (fully assessed or partially assessed) may be established and may be used to staff similar positions.

Positions to be filled: 2

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

As noted in the process intent, the immediate need is to fill Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB positions. Therefore, the selection board committee may first consider individuals who are interessted in being considered for bilingual positions.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

Successful completion of a post-secondary school program with acceptable specialization in social science, statistics, library/archival work or a law-related field. An acceptable combination of training and experience may be considered.

Degree equivalency

*Recent experience in providing administrative support to multiple legal counsel at the same time in the following areas:

Maintenance of ongoing litigation and/or advisory files.
Maintaining a BF system. 
Classification of legal work.

*Recent is defined as within the last 3 years.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Various language requirements
Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB
English Essential

Information on language requirements

Ability to communicate effectively orally
Ability to communicate effectively in writing
Ability to identify file classification of incoming correspondence/legal opinion after reading them. 
Ability to determine work priorities

Details oriented
Effective interpersonal relationships
Perform effectively under pressure

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Experience with CCM Mercury

Experience with ICase

Experience with GCDocs

Experience in working in Legal Services within a Federal Department

Conditions of employment

Secret security clearance

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

All candidates that apply to this selection process must include in their application a valid email address and ensure that this address is functional at all times and that it accepts messages from unknown users. Failure to do so may result in important messages not being received. Communication for this process will be conducted via the e-mail address provided in your application. It is your responsibility to ensure that you check for messages regularly.

Please note that in addition to all assessment methods such as the application, exam, interview, correspondence and communication in relation to this selection process may also be used to assess certain qualifications.

Candidates must provide their proof of education credentials, in the form of a diploma or official transcripts (original documents only) at a later time in the process.


Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


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