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Juridical Officer, Criminal
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 Supervisor, Criminal Registry, the Juridical Officer, Criminal (JOCR) 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.
The JOCR is an officer of the Nunavut Court of Justice and is required to act as an aid to the judiciary and perform juridical clerical functions prior to, during, and following court proceedings including the administering of oaths, the accurate marking of exhibits and the safe guarding and proper storage of exhibits, court monitoring and annotations of recordings. The incumbent is required to issue documents and Orders resulting from Court proceedings. Those documents and Orders must accurately reflect the decisions of the presiding judge or Justice of the Peace to protect the rights of accused persons and litigants before the Court. The position prepares and has control of court files and documents and coordinates courtroom activities with the Sheriff, Jury Guard(s), members of the RCMP, Crown and Defense counsel and private contractors to ensure that court proceedings take place in an appropriate environment and are conducted in an organized fashion to facilitate the most efficient use of judicial resources. The JOCR travels with the circuit court to 24 remote communities throughout Nunavut.
The successful candidate will have as a minimum Grade 12 education plus one year of office administration experience. Familiarity utilizing audio and video equipment, experience in preparing written reports and computer proficiency (i.e. MS Word, MS Outlook, Excel, etc.) is essential for this position. We are looking for a team player who has good oral communication and interpersonal skills, and who has experience in providing employee training and coaching.
Experience working in a court setting or a legal environment, and the ability to communicate in more than one of the Nunavut’s Official Languages will be considered assets.
The incumbent must successfully complete all training identified via the Court Clerk Certificate Training Course within identified timeframe.
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.