Paralegal R18 + 10%
An eligibility list may be established for future permanent and/or temporary vacancies in Victoria.
Currently there is one full-time temporary opportunity available until March 19, 2021.
Become part of a skilled team contributing to the legal protection of B.C. citizens
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. The Ministry of Attorney General is structured to carry out this mandate under the direction of the Attorney General, and Legal Services Branch (LSB) supports the Ministry 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 Paralegal position provides services within the Legal Services Branch on large, complex, sensitive, high-profile cases, as well as in areas of high-volume litigation, which impact the delivery of Branch and Ministry objectives. These services include:
The management of case information including all elements of document management
Drafting legal documents including affidavits, pleadings and bill of costs
Managing witnesses, including experts
Supporting legal counsel at all stages of litigation; and
Liaising with clients
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.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Harpreet.Hornett@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:
Paralegal Certificate, Diploma or Degree from a recognized institution. A Bachelor of Law degree may be considered as an equivalent to a Paralegal Certificate. Candidates will be required to provide proof of completion of a paralegal certificate/diploma/degree or equivalent.
Two (2) years of experience as a Growth Paralegal or equivalent and demonstrated ability to perform the required accountabilities of this position.
Preference may be given to applicants who have the following:
Experience in a litigation environment, including high-volume or complex litigation.
Experience managing and coordinating document production and disclosure.
Experience in drafting pleadings.
Experience with Summation Pro.
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, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.
Questionnaire: YES - You will be required to answer a standard questionnaire.