An eligibility list may be established for permanent and/or temporary opportunities in the BC Prosecution Service within Criminal Appeals and Special Prosecutions (CASP).
Contribute to the administration of justice in a diverse legal environment by bringing your thoroughness, good judgment and initiative to this specialized role.
The BC Prosecution Service contributes to the protection of society by preparing for and conducting prosecutions diligently and fairly, and by striving to develop the most effective methods to administer justice in the Province. The BC Prosecution Service prosecutes offences under the Criminal Code of Canada, the Youth Criminal Justice Act, and provincial statutes in the Provincial, Supreme and Appeal Courts of British Columbia and in the Supreme Court of Canada. The BC Prosecution Service provides legal advice to government and police on criminal law matters, and develops policies and procedures on issues relating to the prosecution of criminal offences.
In addition to providing a variety of legal support services for Crown counsel you are also an integral point of contact for the public, police, and other BC Prosecution Service partners. You provide redaction services (at the advanced level) for the purpose of disclosure to Defence Counsel. You are responsible for providing witness management and financial functions. The Legal Assistant receives administrative supervision from the Legal Officer Manager or District Administrator and reports to Crown Counsel for daily assignments and direction. Your ability to deal with issues of a sensitive and confidential nature with tact, diplomacy, discretion and good judgment will prepare you to work effectively in a demanding environment where some of the most challenging criminal and appellate cases are managed. You are well versed in legal terminology, an accurate and efficient recorder and researcher, and are adept at handling enquiries from a variety of persons, including those that are possibly highly emotional, irate or resistant. Working with limited direction, you exhibit exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders.
If you are seeking to gain valuable experience to advance your legal administrative career in a dynamic environment, we look forward to your application.
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 Tracy.Buchanan@gov.bc.ca or Kaizad.Irani@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:
- Grade 12 graduation or equivalent, and successful completion of a recognized Legal Assistant or Paralegal program OR a combination of 4 years of education, training, and administrative support/clerical experience in a legal office.
- 12 months of recent experience (within the last 2 years) working in a legal office as a Legal Assistant or Paralegal OR any recent experience (within the last 2 years) working as a Legal Clerk or Legal Assistant with the BC Prosecution Service.
Preference may be given to applicants who have one or more of the following:
- Completion of a Legal Assistant Certificate or Paralegal Certificate.
- Experience working as a Legal Assistant in the criminal law field and/or the Justice Sector.
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.
Enhanced Security Screening will be required, which may include a Criminal Records Review Act (CRRA) check.
Cover Letter: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter 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.
Online Questionnaire: YES - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.