Legal Assistant

  • Government of Saskatchewan
  • Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • May 15, 2019
Full time Legal Assistant Legal Support Legal Secretary

Job Description

Legal Assistant - ADM015974   Employment Type: Permanent Full-time Location(s): SK-Regina and Area-Regina Ministry: 030 Government Relations Salary Range: $22.648-$28.384 Hourly Grade: SGEU.06.

 

The Saskatchewan Municipal Board (SMB) is an independent administrative tribunal established for regulatory and quasi-judicial purposes. The SMB’s regulatory function is to provide approvals for municipalities with respect to local improvements, borrowing, utility rates, set city debt limits and ensure fiscal health of municipalities. The quasi-judicial function is to hear appeals from interested parties, with the majority of appeals relating to property tax assessment and planning and development. Key stakeholders include municipalities, ratepayers, developers, tax agents, financial institutions, crowns and ministries.   The SMB has an exciting and rewarding opportunity for a highly motivated Legal Assistant. As the successful candidate, you will work in cooperation with the administrative team, directors, Board members and stakeholders to support and facilitate the smooth operation of the appeal process. Reporting to the Legal Coordinator, your main responsibilities will be:
  • Request, receive and review appeals from clients, ensuring complete applications received are in accordance with legislated timelines.
  • Identify and request missing information.
  • Liaise with stakeholders to provide non-biased assistance in completing applications and outlining the appeal process.
  • Accurate calculation of fees and receipt and balancing of same, including processing refunds when applicable.
  • Prepare documents, including hearing books, ensuring compliance with timelines, accuracy and completeness of information. Follow-up with boards of revision, development appeals boards or parties as required.
  • Prepare written materials and legal documents.
  • Prepare record books for Court of Appeal and Court of Queen’s Bench when decisions are appealed to the higher courts.
To be successful in this role, you will have:
  • extensive knowledge and experience with legal terms and concepts, documents, legislation and the appeal process;
  • knowledge about the mandate of the SMB and its governing legislation;
  • advanced knowledge and abilities with technology such as the Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat and desktop publishing;
  • familiarity with legal software including CanLII, BoardEffect and ProLaw;
  • superior verbal and written communication skills;
  • experience in establishing and maintaining effective relationships and demonstrate good judgment and discretion when dealing with stakeholders;
  • exceptional organizational skills;
  • the ability to work with and take direction from various individuals while prioritizing tasks; and
  • a self-starter who uses innovation to modify and simplify processes
Typically, the competencies required for this position would be:
  • obtained through a certificate or diploma in business or office education with a legal specialization;
  • extensive experience in a progressively senior administrative role; and
  • legal experience in a senior level position and the proven understanding of legislation and the law.
What we offer:
  • A fast-paced environment.
  • Challenging work.
  • A small, close knit staff.
  • Comprehensive benefit package and pension plan.
  • Vacation and EDO’s (every second Friday off).

 

We are committed to workplace diversity.

Practice Area(s)

Legal Assistant