New job Paralegal (Senior) in Nova Scotia

Paralegal (Senior)

Company : Public Services and Procurement Canada
Salary : $74,122 - $85,778 a year
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Public Services and Procurement Canada - Legal Services Unit – Atlantic Region
Halifax (Nova Scotia)
$74,122 to $85,778

Self-declaration: Want to learn more?

Closing date: 12 October 2021 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.

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Giving you the best chance to succeed!
At Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) we are committed to running inclusive and barrier-free recruitment processes.

If you have a limitation that may impact your performance at any steps of the assessment process (such as during a written test or an interview), you may request an accommodation. Assessment accommodations are designed to remove barriers, and to ensure that candidates with limitations can fully demonstrate their abilities. Should you wish to be accommodated, please direct your inquiry to the contact identified at the bottom of this poster. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

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The Legal Services Unit (LSU) of Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) Atlantic is a dynamic and fast-paced work environment. The team is comprised of lawyers, paralegal and legal assistants and works in close collaboration with PSPC clients to help achieve its objectives within the law. The LSU provides advice on procurement activities, contract disputes, and federal real property transactions, in addition to conflict of interest and access to information issues. An integral part of the PSPC team, the LSU provides timely strategic legal advice to assist PSPC carrying out its mandate in the Atlantic Provinces.

We also invite you to visit the following link to discover the top 10 reasons to come work for PSPC:

Work environment

We are One PSPC!
Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) helps the Government of Canada serve Canadians. With a strong focus on quality customer service, we provide innovative common services such as real estate and building management, purchasing, banking, pay and pensions, and translation to other government departments, agencies and boards. By providing these centralized services to departments and agencies, we enable them to focus on what they do best: providing their programs and services to Canadians.

At PSPC, we are committed to achieving a competent, representative workforce that reflects the diversity of the Canadian population. We work hard to create a welcoming, respectful and inclusive workplace through a variety of programs and initiatives. In fact, we have been named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for the fifth year in a row and here is a list of some of our diversity and inclusion achievements:
  • five diversity networks;
  • a Task Force on Anti-racism, Workplace Culture and Equity;
  • a national Reconciliation and Indigenous Engagement Unit;
  • an Ombudsman for Mental Health (the first such position within the federal public service);
  • an Accessibility Office and;
  • a Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA+) Centre of Expertise.

While many programs and initiatives have already been implemented in line with our commitments to diversity and inclusion, we aim to get better! That's why we invite you to be part of the change by joining an organization where individual differences are recognized, valued and respected. Be part of the solution!

Intent of the process

The intent of the process is to staff one position on an indeterminate basis. A pool of candidates may be established to staff similar positions with various tenures, linguistic profiles, and/or security requirements.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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

  • 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 or acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Degree equivalency

  • *Recent and significant experience conducting and analysing comprehensive title search reports, property migrations and registrations;
  • Experience working in a legal environment and providing paralegal or complex legal assistant support services and recommendations to counsel and clients;
  • *Recent and significant experience in real estate property transactions in Atlantic Canada;
  • Experience in organizing large volumes of documents, including managing filing systems and using legal document management software;
  • Experience in overseeing, prioritizing and delegating workload to administrative employees.

  • Recent experience is defined as experience acquired over the normal course of the last five (5) years. Significant experience refers to the depth and breadth of experience that is generally associated with the carrying out of a large array of complex and interrelated activities (as a paralegal) which is normally acquired during a period of approximately three (3) years.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

  • Knowledge of federal real property policies, legislation, regulations, and directives;
  • Knowledge of the land title systems and associated processes, applicable legislation and regulations, in all four (4) Atlantic provinces.
  • Client Service Competency Level 1- Delivers high-quality client service;
  • Showing initiative and being action-oriented;
  • Thinking Things Through;
  • Values and Ethics - Serving through integrity and respect;
  • Working effectively with others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing;
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally;
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure within tight deadlines and competing priorities.

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

  • Experience working as a legal assistant or real property paralegal in the Federal Public Service;
  • Experience supervising employees.

  • Be willing and able to travel occasionally or when required;
  • The incumbent may be required to work overtime.

In support of achieving a diverse workforce, consideration may be given to candidates who, at the time of application, self-declare* as belonging to one of the following designated Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal person, Person with a Disability, Member of visible Minority group, Woman.

  • We encourage you to self-declare during the online application process by selecting the appropriate box under the Employment Equity (EE) section. Please note that you must complete this questionnaire if you wish to be considered for these opportunities. To complete the questionnaire, you must be a member of an EE group and select Collection Purpose 1 to be considered for job opportunities where belonging to an EE group is a condition for eligibility, or a screening or selection criterion specifically targeting EE groups.

To learn more about employment equity, click on the link below.

Information on employment equity

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

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.

Information on employment equity


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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