Judicial Officer Cree Court - Provincial Court - #94642
The Ministry of Justice and Attorney General is responsible for providing a fair justice system that upholds the law and protects the rights of all individuals in Saskatchewan; promotes safe and secure communities; and provides legal and justice policy advice to government.
The Courts and Community Justice Division is seeking an assertive, respectful, culturally aware individual to support our mission and values by providing conscientious dependable support to the Provincial Court of Saskatchewan in Prince Albert, as well as other court locations throughout the Province.
While Court is in session, as the Chief Court Official, you will call court to order and maintain court protocols to uphold the dignity of the court. Being thorough, analytical, accurate and paying attention to detail are key attributes required in this position. You will be responsible for writing down the relevant appearance details and the disposition of each matter before the court which forms the official court record, as well operating the digital recording sound system and closed circuit television equipment. Your duties will also require you to administer oaths, receive, safeguard and maintain an accurate list of exhibits tendered in evidence as well as, create accurate lists of witnesses.
Using the Criminal Justice Information Management System and other software programs, you will produce and explain court documents in accordance with the order of the court and applicable legislation and coach clerical support in this regard.
The environment in which you will work is potentially hostile, therefore, you must be able to recognize volatile situations and react appropriately. The successful candidate must demonstrate good character in order to maintain the integrity of the justice system and the people it serves and ensure confidentiality within and outside of the place of work in accordance with your Oath of Office.
The successful candidate will have developed their knowledge and skills through a related diploma/degree such as a Human Justice Degree, Police studies, Legal Assistant course and/or have experience in a court/legal environment. Specifically, you must have knowledge of the justice system as it pertains to the various levels of court as well as legal terminology, Acts, regulations, policies, protocols and procedures as they apply to court processes.
You will be in possession of a valid driver's license as you will be required to travel when covering circuit court and will require flying in small aircraft to some locations throughout the province and staying overnight.
Working overtime is a requirement of this position when court sittings run late and for travelling. You must be flexible as assignments will change according to position requirements.
You will be required to climb ladders to retrieve files and carry heavy boxes up to 20 kg that contain files and documents.
To learn more about the Courts of Saskatchewan go to http://www.sasklawcourts.ca/.