Law Student (Diversity Summer Student) (Halifax - Department of Natural Resources)

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Land Services Branch

Competition #16-9999-DNR10

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.

The incumbent will be responsible to primarily work on the Land Titles Clarification Act project, which includes clarifying land titles in the Preston area. The law student will be required to work with other professionals and community members working on the project in the local community and attend meetings related to the project.  The law student will also work on a project to address right of way and road access issues related to specific Crown Lands.  The law student will do title research, review and analyze documents, prepare file reviews, draft documents, prepare reports, conduct legal research and perform administrative tasks and other related duties associated with both projects.

The applicant must be an Aboriginal student, a student with disability, a racially visible student, an African Nova Scotia student, or a female law student, who attends a full‑time university law school program and is returning to full time study in the fall of 2016. The applicant must demonstrate strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills, research and problem solving ability, and knowledge of relevant legislation and law. The applicant must also demonstrate the ability to work as part of a team as well as the ability to work unsupervised. Must have a good working knowledge of computer applications such as Microsoft Access, Microsoft Publisher, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop, Property Online. A valid driver’s license would be an asset.

This position is being offered to assist a post-secondary student in the designated groups to gain experience in their field of study. Aboriginal students, students with disabilities, and other racially visible students who attend a full-time university law school program are eligible for this program. To be considered for this opportunity, you must self-identify as belonging to one of the groups mentioned above.

This is a 16 week summer student position.

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 or will result in termination of your employment. 

Hourly Rate:  $21.36- $24.72

Closing Date:   March 16, 2016

To Apply:

• Please demonstrate in your application how you meet the above qualifications. In your cover letter identify the competition number, position and department.

• To apply, simply click on the “Apply Online Now” button on the CareerBeacon job posting for this position. To serve you better, we are using a user-friendly on-line application system through Career Beacon. Online applications are required and will provide benefits for you, as outlined below.  All submissions must be received by midnight on the closing date.

• First time users to this on-line application system simply need to complete a quick basic registration to receive a username and password. If an email is not immediately received, please check your junk mail folder to ensure that it did not get directed there. Once registered, you will be able to upload your resume and cover letter in seconds or create them using the editor option in the system. Clicking on the “Apply Online Now” button will bring you to the registration or sign on screen. If you encounter any difficulties with your registration or technical issues, simply call 1-888-878-7637 for assistance (Mon-Fri, 8:30-4:30).

• Benefits of applying online - The system will allow us to send an immediate confirmation email that your application was received. In addition, you can store your application on the system and access a copy of it as well as the posting at a later date if needed.

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

Expiry Date: 
Thursday, March 17, 2016