Dept of Justice (Provincial) Solicitor 1-3 Permanent

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Apply By: 9/14/2018  

Justice  Solicitor 1-3, Permanent, HALIFAX   Competition # 15942 

About Us

The Department of Justice, Legal Services Division, is the law firm for the Province of Nova Scotia.  Justice lawyers have the opportunity to participate in a broad range of legal issues, providing legal services to government and agencies and promoting the fair and lawful administration of public affairs in accordance with the law.  The Legal Services Division consists of Solicitor Services, Litigation Services and the Registry of Regulations.  We are currently recruiting for a lawyer for one of our Solicitor Services teams. About Our Opportunity The Solicitor is responsible for providing effective and efficient legal counsel to the Government of Nova Scotia and its agencies, and ensuring that public affairs are administered in accordance with the law.  In this role, you will provide legal advice and opinions on matters of law and legal policy to senior government officials.  As a Solicitor, you will conduct research, prepare and review legal documents, and draft and interpret contracts, legislation and regulations.  Excellent research, analytical, drafting and organizational skills are required.  The ability to communicate effectively and persuasively, both orally and in writing, and the ability to function with minimum supervision in a team environment is a must. Your proven background in providing quality legal services under demanding circumstances is essential to meeting the diverse needs of our clients.  Clients rely on your ability to anticipate problems and offer creative and innovative solutions to complex challenges.  Solicitor's must have flexibility to adapt and thrive in a continuously changing and demanding environment.  

About You As our successful candidate, you will:

  • Be a practicing member of the Nova Scotia Barristers Society (or eligible for practicing membership), in good standing
  • Have a minimum of three years of law practice experience
  • Possess a working knowledge of computer software programs, internet and electronic mail
  • Have experience in contracts law, real property, real estate development, financing and security

Your experience working with public administration policies and programs and/or experience advising government departments or agencies would be considered assets in this role. As our successful candidate, you will possess excellent research, analytical and organizational skills.  You communicate effectively and persuasively, orally and in writing, and function with a minimum of supervision in a team environment.  You have demonstrated abilities to effectively respond to client needs for quality legal services, to anticipate problems, and to work effectively with your clients toward resolutions.  In addition, you offer creative and innovative solutions to complex challenges, and use your flexibility to adapt and thrive in a continuously changing and demanding environment. 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.

Pay Grade:  MCL 20 - MCL 26   Salary Range:  $2,768.00 - $5,307.00 Bi-Weekly   

All current employees who wish to be considered an internal candidate, please click here. 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.

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Expiry Date: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018