Litigation Assistant (4 positions)

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The Alberta Crown Prosecution Service (ACPS) prosecutes persons charged with Criminal Code, Youth Criminal Justice Act, and Provincial statute offences. The ACPS promotes safe communities by vigorously prosecuting cases involving serious and violent crime and working with individuals and organizations in the community to identify and implement improved and alternative approaches to the administration of criminal justice.
In addition, the ACPS develops criminal law policy for the province and supports criminal law consultation with other levels of Government.
The Government of Alberta is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported. For more information on diversity and inclusion, please visit: https://www.alberta.ca/diversity-inclusion-policy.aspx
 

 

Role

 

In partnership with Crown Prosecutors, this position is responsible for the control and management of 200+ files per day; ensuring each file is properly tracked, updated with the most current information and organized according to the docket sheets provided by the Court. This critical role is essential in assisting the Crown Prosecutors attending docket court. 
Our Litigation Assistants are also responsible for attending court with our Crown Prosecutors to provide support relating to the preparation and processing of court case files. This assists with providing efficiencies within the operation of that courtroom due to the large volume of hard-copy and electronic case files. As the Litigation Assistant you will be required to address and forward urgent matters for follow-up and immediate attention, as well as update the Prosecutor Information System Manager (PRISM) with the most current data as docket court is in session.
Other duties include but are not limited to:
- Serving as the primary point of contact for Crown Prosecutors, Defence Counsel, Court Clerks, and other legal professionals and stakeholders throughout the docket process
- Ensuring that dissemination of information is accurate and ensuring that knowledge management principles are implemented
- Verifying files are correctly endorsed and are prepared to be elevated to the next phase of the court
- Utilizing various computer databases systems

The ideal candidate will possess:
- Knowledge of Criminal Justice System
- Exceptional computer skills and knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, PRISM and JOIN
- Outstanding data entry skills
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Exceptional organizational ability and attention to detail
- Excellent problem solving skills
- Ability to work independently and in a team environment
- Capable of working in a high volume and demanding environment 
- Ability to manage competing priorities in tight timelines
- Maturity and professionalism at all times when dealing with Crown Prosecutors, Defense Counsel or the general public
 

 

Qualifications

 

A High School Diploma plus a minimum of two years of related administrative assistant experience in a legal environment is required. 

A Legal Assistant Diploma would be considered an asset. 

Criminal law experience is preferred.

Equivalencies will be considered.
 

 

Salary

 

$1,691.44 to $ 2,066.65 bi-weekly ($44,147 to $53,940 annually)
 

 

Notes

 

We are recruiting for both Permanent and Temporary Full-Time positions - these positions are located in Edmonton.
In your resume, please include dates (including months and years) associated with all education and work experience. Also, please indicate whether your work experience is casual, part-time or full-time.
For example: January 15, 2006 - June 25, 2009: Assistant (PT three 8 hr. shifts/week).
The Alberta Public Service is a great place to work! 
What we offer:
- Comprehensive benefits plan: http://www.chr.alberta.ca/employees/DocList122.cfm 
- Pension plan: http://www.pspp.ca/ 
- Professional learning and development
- Positive workplace culture and work-life balance
- Accessible career consulting services

Tips on Applying on Alberta Government Jobs see here: https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-public-service-hiring-process.aspx
Final Candidates for this position will be asked to undergo a security screening. 
This competition may be used to fill current and future vacancies at equal or lesser classifications across the Government of Alberta; candidates with lesser qualifications may be considered at a lower classification and salary.
 

 

How to Apply

 

Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.

Online applications are preferred. Please visit https://www.jobs.alberta.ca to apply online. If you apply online, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted as ONE file and that you include the Job ID #1053466. Please ensure that this document is saved using the naming convention of your lastname, firstname_JobID# (Smith,Joe_XXXXXXX). Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition.

Please do not submit multiple applications.

Your valid email address and the Job ID#1053466 must be included with your application. Please note that interview invitations will be sent out by email. 

If you are unable to apply online, please contact Brenda Hoang at (780) 643-9231 or Brenda.Hoang@gov.ab.ca for assistance or submit your cover letter and resume, quoting the Job ID #1053466 to Brenda Hoang, Human Resources, 9th Floor, John E. Brownlee Building, 10365-97 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3W7; Fax #: (780) 644-1395.; 

For individuals who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada, we recommend that they obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) and include their IQAS assessment certificate as part of their resume. http://www.alberta.ca/iqas.aspx
 

 

Closing Statement

 

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed. Only the most suitable candidate(s) will be selected from this competition.

If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to checkhttp://www.jobs.alberta.ca for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.

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