Legal Assistant – General Counsel

Legal Assistant – General Counsel
​Req ID: 174772
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Provincial Zone, Corporate Office, Halifax or Truro
Department: GC Legal Services Labour
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Status: Management/Non Union Position
Posting Closing Date: 20-May-24

Nova Scotia Health is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, with some specialized services also offered to clients throughout Atlantic Canada. We’re on a mission to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together, which is reflected in the hospitals, health centres and community-based programs we operate across the province. Our passionate team of professionals provides a variety of high-quality inpatient and outpatient services including academic, tertiary, and quaternary care, as well as continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions. Join a diverse team of innovators, collaborators and creative thinkers today.

Nova Scotia Health employs professionals in all corners of our beautiful province. We believe there’s a place here for everyone to call home, from vibrant cities with exuberant nightlife to quaint towns with picturesque trails. The work-life balance that comes with an Nova Scotia Health role means you’ll have the time to explore, discover, and participate in that coveted Atlantic lifestyle. Visit us today and check out to see why more people from across the globe are moving here.

About the Opportunity
The Legal Assistant is responsible for specific paralegal duties as well as providing comprehensive administrative support to the Nova Scotia Health Legal Services team by effectively coordinating the day-to-day operation of the NSH Legal Services office. The position coordinates all administrative activities, establishes administrative procedures and guidelines and acts as a liaison with other administrative assistants across the health authority. This position works closely with, and takes functional direction from, the Assistant to the General Counsel. This role is an integral part of the NSH Legal Services team and contributes significantly to its efficiency and success.

About You
We would love to hear from you if you have the following:

High School completion plus successful completion of a post-secondary diploma in office administration or paralegal technology from a recognized institution. An equivalent combination of training and experience may be acceptable

A minimum of 3 recent years of progressively responsible experience, providing administrative support and office coordination in a law firm, in-house legal department or government

Excellent communication, interpersonal, prioritizing and organizational skills are required.

Demonstrated competencies requiring advanced skills and abilities in all facets of modern office practices and technology and with information and meeting technologies

Experience utilizing technology in meeting planning to create efficiencies and streamline tracking and retrieval of information

Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook). Intranet and Internet websites, SharePoint maintenance and development.

Accurate keyboarding skills

Competencies in other languages an asset; French preferred

Please ensure your resume is up to date and includes all relevant education, experience, training, and certifications.

Permanent, full-time position, 75 hrs bi-weekly
Compensation and Incentives
$22.98 – $28.72 Hourly

Successful candidates may be eligible for our benefits package which includes health, dental, travel, long-term disability, and life insurance coverage as well as a defined benefit pension plan.

Once You’ve Applied

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Some opportunities may be eligible for our Employee Referral Program. If a Nova Scotia Health employee refers a candidate who is not working for the organization and the candidate is hired, the employee who made the referral may be eligible to earn up to $1000. For more details and instructions, please visit please visit Recruitment – Incentives

Preferred candidates must be able to demonstrate proof of primary series of COVID -19 vaccine at time of hire.

Nova Scotia Health is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. We encourage all qualified applicants who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotian, Persons of Colour, Foreign Nationals/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply and self-identify.

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Job Deadline/Expiry Date: 05/20/2024