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Clerk 5 (Dartmouth Provincial Court)

Date: Nov 26, 2018

Location: DARTMOUTH, NS, CA, B2y 4B7

Company: The Government of Nova Scotia



Apply By: 12/10/2018  




Clerk 5 (Dartmouth Provincial Court), Permanent, DARTMOUTH 


Competition # 17553  



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 Justice Officer 3 coordinates and manages court hearings held in all levels of Court and provides confidential secretarial, administrative and organizational support to the Judiciary.


About Our Opportunity


The Justice Officer 3 is responsible for exhibit control, scheduling and monitoring cases, and the preparation and distribution of court orders and dockets.  You are also accountable for document management, statistical data collection, and general accounting.  As a Justice Officer 3, you will scrutinize documents, apply relevant Acts, statutes, policies and procedures and determine corrective measures where necessary. 


In this role, you will train and mentor new staff in day to day operational activities, liaise with the Judiciary and legal profession, schedule Court cases and respond to inquiries and information requests from the public.


As a Justice Officer 3, you may be required to attend Court, perform Court-related functions and perform the duties of a Justice of the Peace.  Your duties are performed in accordance with and as assigned under the Court Officials Act.  The Clerk will be required to work scheduled shifts at the Justice of the Peace Centre on a rotational basis including daytime, evening and weekend shifts.


About You


You have two years post-secondary education in a related discipline plus five years relevant experience in a legal environment; an acceptable equivalent combination of training and experience with exposure to the justice system will be acceptable.


You will have experience and competency in typing, word processing and other standard computer applications as required. As the successful candidate you must have demonstrated understanding and knowledge of the Rules and Statutes that govern the courts, as well as a sound working knowledge of legal documents, forms court process and legal terminology. In conjunction with legal research skills, the Clerk will demonstrate a high level of initiative and problem-solving abilities and readily accept responsibilities.


As the Justice Officer 3 you must be fair and impartial to all clients and complete all duties with a high degree of confidentiality, sensitivity, discretion and tact.  The clerk must have excellent communication skills, demonstrate a high level of initiative and problem-solving abilities that are essential to dealing with people in complex and stressful situations. Excellent interpersonal skills, self-motivation, flexibility and creativity is required.  All duties must be completed with a high degree of confidentiality and impartiality. 


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


Bilingual, with oral and written skills in English and French will be considered an asset.


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

This position will require shift work, including weekends at the Justice of the Peace Centre



Pay Grade:  CL 24  


Salary Range:  $1,918.30 - $2,089.57 Bi-Weekly


This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU).


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



Failure to apply correctly means that your application will not be given first consideration as a bargaining unit applicant, and will only be included if external applications are pursued.  


External applicants and current casual employees will only be considered if there are no qualified civil service bargaining unit candidates.


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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