On Demand Legal Professionals Inventory
Health Canada
Calgary (Alberta)
4d ago

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We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact below to request specialized accommodation.

All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies.

As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

All job applications must be submitted on-line. For persons with disabilities, should you not be able to apply on-line, you are asked to contact 1-800-645-5605 for assistance.

During the application process you will be asked a series of questions in order to determine the type of job(s) that would best suit your qualifications.

You will be asked to provide either a yes or no response to each question. Your response will be used to assist with the screening of applications.

It is important that your education and work experience be clearly detailed in your résumé and that you provide the following information in support of your responses :

  • 1) Name of the department or organization where the experience was acquired;
  • 2) Title of the position occupied and duration (month / year) for which you exercised the functions;
  • 3) Specific details of tasks, projects or accomplishments demonstrating the experience was acquired.

    Work environment

    Are you a legal professional looking to make a difference and contributing to a dynamic and rewarding work environment? Are you a lawyer (LP), a law student (LP), a paralegal (EC) or a legal assistant (CR) interested in joining Canada’s largest law firm on a short term basis?

    Are you interested in working for one of Forbes’s list of Canada’s Best Employers for 2018? If so, then make your interest in the Department of Justice Canada, known by applying to our On Demand Legal Professionals Inventory.

    Our offices are located across Canada (see above) and we offer a wide range of interesting and challenging work in multiple streams and fields of legal work including litigation, advisory, legislative drafting, policy and legal programs, to name but a few.

    Your interest in joining Canada’s Legal Team will be considered when potential opportunities arise.

    Intent of the process

    An inventory for casual opportunities will be established from this process, which may be used to staff short-term vacancies within the Department of Justice Canada, this includes our Legal Services Units located in each government department.

    These vacancies may require various language requirements, operational requirements, condition of employment and / or work locations.

    Positions to be filled : Number to be determined

    Information you must provide

    Your résumé.

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

    ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA :

    1. You must meet the education requirement related to the position that is of interest to you as outlined below :

    Legal Assistant (CR) :

  • A secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and / or experience.
  • Legal Counsel (LP) :

  • A bachelor of law degree.
  • Eligibility for membership in the Bar of one of the provinces or territories of Canada or in the Order of Notaries in the Province of Quebec.
  • Paralegals (EC) :

  • Successful completion of two years of a post-secondary program with acceptable specialization in social science, statistics, library / archival work or a law-related field.
  • 2. You cannot be employed as a term or indeterminate employee in the Public Service.

    If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

    EDUCATION : Legal Assistant (CR) :

    Legal Assistant (CR) :

  • A secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and / or experience.
  • Legal Counsel (LP) :

  • A bachelor of law degree.
  • Eligibility for membership in the Bar of one of the provinces or territories of Canada or in the Order of Notaries in the Province of Quebec.
  • Paralegals (EC) :

  • Successful completion of two years of a post-secondary program with acceptable specialization in social science, statistics, library / archival work or a law-
  • related field (see Note 1 to 4)

    EXPERIENCE / STREAM :
  • Client Services
  • Client Services
  • Legal Support applicable to : Legal Assistant
  • Paralegal Legal Support applicable to : Paralegal
  • Legal Policy applicable to : Counsel
  • Legal Advisory Services
  • Legal Program Delivery
  • Legal Risk Management
  • Public Law
  • Civil litigation Support
  • Tax Law
  • Civil litigation
  • Policy development
  • Managing or supervising employees
  • Administrative support includes clerical and secretarial support
  • Executive support services e.g. assistant to DG, ADM, VP, CEO etc.
  • Legislative Drafting / Editing
  • OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS :

  • Willing and able to work Monday to Friday from 8 : 00 am to 4 : 00 pm.
  • Willing and able to work Monday to Friday from 9 : 00 am to 5 : 00 pm.
  • Willing and able to work overtime on short notice.
  • Willing and able to travel.
  • Note : The operational requirements (if any) may vary according to the position to be staffed.

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

    Various language requirements

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

    ORGANIZATIONAL NEEDS :

    The Department of Justice is committed to maintaining a representative workforce reflective of Canadian society. In support of achieving a diversified workforce and our employment equity goals, qualified candidates who self-

    declare in a staffing process as members of Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and / or women may be selected for appointment to fulfill organizational needs including reducing representation gaps.

    Conditions of employment

    Security and Reliability :

    Varies according to the requirements of the position to be staffed

    Note : Other conditions of employment may apply depending on the position to be staffed.

    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.

    QUESTIONS & ANSWERS :

    Q. As I complete the online application, I am being asked many questions regarding my experience. Do I have to respond to them all?

    What will you do with my responses?

    A. Yes, you need to respond to all of these questions with a simple yes or no response. Your responses will determine the type of opportunity you will be considered for and assist with the screening process for possible opportunities.

    Q. Can I email you my résumé?

    A. No, all job applications, must include your résumé and be submitted using the public service jobs web site. No résumés will be accepted via email.

    Q. Will you use random selection when conducting your searches?

    A. As a means to manage high volumes we may use random selection. For example, we may ask the system to provide us with 50 random applications who meet our search criteria.

    Q. Will an interview be conducted?

    A. Yes, an interview will be conducted. Since this is for casual opportunities the interview may be informal in nature .

    Q. Will you request references?

    A. Yes, you should be ready to provide references.

    Q. Will an exam be administered?

    A. Depending on the position, an exam may be administered.

    Q. I am currently in a pool of qualified candidates. Will I be considered for an appointment from this inventory?

    A. No, this inventory has been established to assist the Department in meeting short term (casual) needs only.

    DEFINITION :

    Casual worker is defined as :

    Casual workers are hired for specified periods that may not exceed 90 working days in one calendar year, in a department or in an agency to which the Public Service Commission (PSC) has exclusive authority to make appointments.

    The period of casual employment may be for one or more than one term, but is not to exceed 90 working days in a department or agency in a calendar year.

    MEANING OF THE VARIOUS CLASSIFICATION GROUPS :

    CR Clerical and Regulatory

    EC Economics and Social Science Services

    LP Law

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