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Juridical Officer, Civil (French)
This is a Position of Trust and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required.
As per HRM Directive 518, this employment opportunity is restricted to current Government of Nunavut employees.
Under the general direction of the Civil Supervisor, the Juridical Officer Civil (French) provides day-to-day administrative support to the judiciary in both English and French as required to ensure all court documentation related to Civil, Family and Child Protection, Divorce, Probate, Appeals, and Bankruptcy matters are properly prepared, filed and maintained within the Nunavut Court of Justice. The Juridical Officer Civil (French) provides courtroom services, courtroom simultaneous digital recording services and maintains complete records of court proceedings as well as clerking services (pre-Courtroom, Courtroom and post-Courtroom duties) for the Nunavut Court of Justice in French and English as required. The Juridical Officer Civil (French) also provides minor French interpreting and translation services to the Nunavut Court of Justice as required. This position also provides assistance, in both English and French, to the legal profession and public who have court inquiries on a daily basis.
The successful candidate will have as a minimum Grade 12 education plus one year of office administration experience and solid computer proficiency (i.e. MS Office suite). The incumbent must be able to read, speak and write in French in addition to English to properly record the occurrences in the courtroom including unilingual witnesses, as well as the use of French language words used in court. The incumbent will also provide accurate consecutive or simultaneous interpretation in court or elsewhere as required. We are looking for a team player who has good oral communication and interpersonal skills and who have experience in providing employee training and coaching. Experience working in a court setting or a legal environment will be considered assets.
The incumbent must successfully complete all identified training and acquire a sound working knowledge of the procedural requirements of Nunavut statutes and the Rules of the Nunavut Court of Justice within a reasonable period of time.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English, and French. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.
Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.