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Justice Officer 2 (Clerk 3)

Date: Jan 10, 2019

Location: AMHERST, NS, CA, B4H 3A6

Company: The Government of Nova Scotia




Apply By: 1/24/2019  




Justice Officer 2 (Clerk 3), Relief, AMHERST


Competition # 17783  




About Us


The Court Services Division of the Nova Scotia Department of Justice is dedicated to excellent service and the provision of fair and accessible administration of justice.


The Division provides administrative support to the: Nova Scotia Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of Nova Scotia (including Family Division), Provincial Court, Family Court, Small Claims Court, Probate Court, and Bankruptcy Court.


The courts act independently from the government to address individual cases.


About the Opportunity


As a Justice Officer 2, you will provide a broad range of administrative support while acting as the first point of contact for the public and clients of the court system.  You will receive and balance monies paid into the court, enter and retrieve data from automated systems, record and process documentation, maintain filing systems, and monitor new processes—all while working as a team player to develop solutions. 


In the role of Justice Officer 2, you may be required to attend Court to call cases and swear or affirm witnesses, interpreters and translators.  The incumbent will also perform duties as a Justice of the Peace as needed. 


About You


Four years' related experience or a combination of post-secondary education and relevant experience may be considered.  Post-secondary training in a related discipline and experience in a legal environment are considered assets.


In this position, you are required to have experience and competency in an automated computerized environment with proficient and accurate keyboarding and data entry skills. As the successful candidate, you will demonstrate above average customer service skills, have experience processing large amounts of money, and possess understanding of accounting and bookkeeping principles. 


The ideal candidate has a demonstrated ability to deal effectively with the public in a multifaceted and stressful environment, often in confrontational and sensitive situations.  Your key skills will include attention to detail, confidentiality, and the ability to work under pressure and deadlines.  You are also required to display strong interpersonal and communication skills.   


We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.


Other Considerations


Sound knowledge of the justice system and government services for referral are assets in this position.  Bilingualism in the French Language (oral and written) will also be considered an asset. 


Overtime and travel may be required.


This position will require an enhanced level of security screening for external applicants.


Pay Grade:  CL 18 


Salary Range:  $21.57 - $24.13 


A relief employee is an employee who is not regularly scheduled by the Employer, but who works relief assignments on an as-needed basis as operational requirements demand. As such, a relief employee does not have guaranteed hours of work.


Please note: when competing for vacancies, a successful Temporary, Term or Permanent Relief Employee who is currently employed with the Province will maintain their bargaining unit status, seniority and benefit level at the new workplace.


If applying from outside a government office, employees must apply correctly via this link:




Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve.  The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy and we welcome applications from Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  If you are a member of one of the equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.


Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer.


We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  For questions or concerns, please contact


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