The mandate of the Department of Justice is to administer justice, including policing, community justice, victims services and corrections in the Northwest Territories. This mandate will be carried out in a manner which respects community and indigenous values and encourages communities to assume increasing responsibilities.
The Bilingual Jury Administrator is responsible for the administration of the jury management process, administration and coordination of document services and provides administrative and financial support to the Sheriffs Office.
Located in Yellowknife, the Bilingual Jury Administrator reports directly to the Manager, Sheriff Services. The Bilingual Jury Administrator must conduct oneself at all times (including outside of office hours) in a manner that will not cause the administration of justice to be or be seen to be in disrepute, and must also ensure that the independence of the judiciary is upheld at all times.
There will be regular contact with the general public, legal community and other clients to provide and receive information. The Bilingual Jury Administrator is the first contact with the Sheriffs Office for most clients and prospective jurors. The incumbent is the "face" of the Sheriffs Office.
There are approximately 50 jury trials scheduled each year necessitating the Bilingual Jury Administrator issuing and coordinating service of approximately 15000 jury summonses annually as well as processing approximately 900 documents services.
Holds the statutory appointments of Notary Public and Deputy Sheriff for administrative purposes.
Critical Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- A demonstrated ability to understand and apply the provisions of the Judicature Act, Seizures Act, Creditors Relief Act; Exemptions Act and jury Act as they relate to the duties of the Jury Administrator.
- Ability to appropriately apply procedures related to civil enforcement and jury management.
- Demonstrated organizational skills.
- Demonstrated math and financial skills.
- Ability to perform duties while dealing with difficult people in a stressful environment with tact and discretion.
- Knowledge of and ability to communicate in a cross-cultural environment.
- The incumbent must be bilingual with the ability to speak, read and write in English and in French.
Typically attained by:
- Successful completion of Grade 12 with a minimum of 2 years of experience in a legal secretarial or paralegal position working in an automated office environment.
For more information on this position and application process please visit this link: https://www.gov.nt.ca/careers/en/job/20478