Legal Secretary & Support to Articled Student & Professional Development Programs

This is a temporary opportunity until July 10, 2020.

This temporary posting is not limited to the geographic area.  Board and lodging and relocation expenses do not apply.

An eligibility list may be established.

Contribute to the administration of justice in a diverse legal environment 

The Legal Services Branch has responsibility for advising the BC Government, its ministers and officials on all matters of law.  Each legal practise within the Branch, having specialized and unique accountabilities, works as a team to support the Attorney General in his role as the Official Legal Advisor to Government.

This position provides legal secretarial and administrative support to the Articling Student Committee, the Articled Student Program and the articled students.  In addition, this position provides secretarial and administrative support to the Professional Development Committee.

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.

The BC Public Service is an inclusive and accessible employer. Please advise the hiring manager if any accommodations are required to assist you to ensure equitable participation.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact 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, 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.

Job Requirements:
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); AND
  • A minimum of four years satisfactory experience in a stenographic/secretarial position in a legal environment or its equivalent; OR
  • An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.
  • Keyboarding speed of 50 words per minute.
  • One year of experience working in a legal office.

Preference may be given to applicants with:

  • Experience working in a legal office environment, particularly working in Small Claims or litigation generally
  • Experience working on committees (taking & preparing minutes, preparing agendas)
  • Experience assisting hiring panels
  • A post-secondary certificate in a related field

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.


Job Category
Administrative Services, Court and Judicial Services

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