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April 4, 2014
Legal Officer 2
Justice and Solicitor General
One of Alberta Justice's core businesses is to provide Legal and Strategic services to government; this is accomplished through our Legal Services Division. Legal Services is proud to be a learning organization and offers employees opportunities to learn and grow in their careers. As a lawyer with Alberta Justice you are able to focus your time on legal and strategic issues and are given opportunities to work with a very diverse client base on challenging and exciting legal matters.
If you are client focused and teamwork oriented, then we have an intellectually stimulating and rewarding legal practice for you. The Aboriginal Law Team requires a lawyer to perform challenging barrister and solicitor work in the evolving area of aboriginal law.
As a member of our aboriginal law team, your key responsibilities will include providing legal advice to client Ministries, participating on a team dealing with complex and large litigation files, and drafting legal opinions and court documents. You will be able to effectively communicate legal advice on consultation and other issues relating to aboriginal law while building relationships with client stakeholders within JSG and client ministries.
The ideal candidate must possess excellent written and oral communication skills, very good problem solving and interpersonal skills, trial experience, knowledge of e-discovery issues, and demonstrated experience with litigation files. Familiarity with administrative law, aboriginal law, environmental law or constitutional law is an asset.
The candidate also possesses the following key competencies:
Agility, including being able to thrive in a dynamic work environment and respond quickly to address highly complex, sensitive legal issues and client ministry needs.
Develop Networks, including excelling in a collaborative team environment and building strong stakeholder relationships with a client focus.
Systems-Thinking, including analyzing complex problems, initiatives, and issues with a strategic focus.
The ideal candidate also has a strong commitment to the Vision and Values of the Alberta Public Service.
LL.B, eligible for membership with the Alberta law society and a minimum 4 years of related legal experience. Candidates with aboriginal, administrative, environmental or constitutional law experience will be given preference
$4,336.52 to $5,370.23 bi-weekly ($113,183.17 to $140,163.00 annually)
This is a 12-month temporary term position.
Final candidates for this position will be asked to undergo a Security Screening. This competition may be used to fill future permanent and temporary vacancies.
How to Apply
Online applications are preferred. As only one file can be uploaded to your online application, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. If you are unable to submit an your application online, you may submit your application, quoting the Job ID, to Kristin Houle, Alberta Justice and Solicitor General: by mail at 1st Floor Bowker Building, 9833 109 Street, Edmonton, AB T5K 2E8; by email at email@example.com; or by fax at 780.422.1330.
We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only those individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
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