Legal Assistant –Term until January 2020

  • The Workers' Compensation Board
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Nov 10, 2018
Contract Legal Assistant

Job Description

Legal Assistant –Term until January 2020

By working to keep Nova Scotians safe, healthy, and on the job, and supporting them when their lives are
impacted by workplace injury, WCB Nova Scotia is contributing to a safer, stronger province. We provide
workplace injury insurance to approximately 19,500 employers and 335,000 workers across the province.
Our vision is a Nova Scotia safe and secure from workplace injury.

WCB Nova Scotia is consistently recognized as a top employer in Atlantic Canada and across Canada,
including the national honour of being a Top 100 Employer and one of Canada's Most Admired Corporate

About the Role

The WCB is seeking a service-oriented, adaptable individual with administrative
experience to join our Legal Services Team.

As a Legal Assistant, you deliver high-quality clerical and administrative support services to
the Legal Services team. This may include legal work associated with third party,
investigations, contracts, privacy, labour relations, and interjurisdictional matters.

The specific duties of this role may include: scheduling and organizing meetings for legal
counsel; creating agendas; compiling and distributing minutes; creating and maintaining filing
systems (both paper and electronic); formatting reports; maintaining office supply inventory; as well as
typing, transcribing and copying various legal correspondence.

As an ideal candidate, you possess:

Graduation from an office administration program and a minimum of three years’ experience in an
office environment.

Experience in a legal office environment would be an asset, as would experience working
in a team environment.

As safety champions, all employees are responsible for following safe work procedures; using
personal protective and safety equipment as required; knowing and complying with all
regulations; reporting any illness or injury immediately to their manager; reporting unsafe acts and
unsafe conditions; and cooperating with occupational health and safety initiatives. We are a
scent free environment. WCB champions safety and promotes a diverse and respectful

We offer a competitive compensation package including a salary range of $36,792-45,942

Please email your resume and cover letter as one document with your name and the job title in the
document title (Microsoft Word format) to by 4 pm, November 20, 2018 In
the subject line of your email, please quote competition number: JV 115-18 EXT Legal Assistant.

We thank all candidates for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be

Any offer of employment will be conditional upon the completion of all applicable background
checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer.

The WCB is an equal opportunity employer committed to supporting and developing our employees. For
more information, visit our website at