17 May

Solicitor Jobs Vacancy in Province Nova Scotia Halifax

Position
Solicitor
Company
Province Nova Scotia
Location
Halifax NS
Opening
17 May, 2018 3 days ago

Province Nova Scotia Halifax urgently required following position for Solicitor. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

Follow the online directions, complete all the necessary fields, and provide all relevant information so your application is submitted correctly. When you click the 'Apply this Job' button (open in new window) you will be taken to the online application form. Here you will be asked to provide personal and contact details, respond to employment-related questions, and show how you meet the key selection criteria.

Solicitor Jobs Vacancy in Province Nova Scotia Halifax Jobs Details:

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 application form, cover letter, or on your resume.


Division Overview



The Legal Services Division of the Department of Justice is the government’s law office, responsible for the provision of all legal services (excluding prosecutions) to the Province of Nova Scotia. As such, the lawyers in the Legal Services Division are accountable for providing legal services on a broad range of matters to the Government and many of its agencies, boards and commissions.




Duties



The solicitor is responsible for providing effective and efficient legal counsel to the Government of Nova Scotia and its agencies, and to ensure that public affairs are administered in accordance with the law.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Providing legal advice and opinions on matters of law and legal policy to senior government officials
  • Conducting research
  • Preparation and review of legal documents
  • Drafting and interpretation of legislation and regulations



Qualifications



The successful candidate must:

  • Be a practicing member in good standing of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society (or eligible for memberships)
  • Have a minimum of one year of practice experience
  • Have a working knowledge of computer software programs, Internet and electronic mail

Assets:

It would be an asset for the candidate to have:

  • Practice experience in one or more of the following areas: administrative law, legislative drafting, privacy law, contracts/commercial law.
  • Experience advising government departments or agencies

Excellent research, analytical and organizational skills are required, along with the ability to communicate effectively and persuasively, orally and in writing, and the ability to function with a minimum of supervision in a team environment. Proven ability to respond to client needs for quality legal services and the demonstrated ability to be effective in demanding circumstances is also required, as is the ability to anticipate problems and work effectively with the client towards a resolution.




Special Statement




This is a term employment opportunity with an anticipated end date of May 14, 2019.



Pay Grade: MCL 20 - MCL 26

Salary Range: $2,768.00 - $5,307.00 Bi-Weekly

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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