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Court and Client Representative

  • Full Time
  • Fort Frances
  • 2023-02-08

Ministry of the Attorney General

Do you want an exciting career supporting an accessible, fair, timely and effective justice system for Ontarians? Consider joining the Ministry of the Attorney General, Court Services Division, where we offer an extensive training program to teach you everything you need to know to become a Court and Client Representative in the Superior Court of Justice and/or Ontario Court of Justice.

Please note:

• Located approximately 1,700 kilometres northwest of Toronto, Fort Frances is a small town situated on Rainy Lake in Ontario, Canada, on the Canada-US border north of Minnesota.

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy < https://www.ontario.ca/page/ontario-public-service-anti-racism-policy > and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint < https://www.ontario.ca/page/ops-inclusion-diversity-blueprint > pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario’s Human Rights Code < http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/ontario-human-rights-code >. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In a fast-paced team environment, you will perform a wide range of duties, both in and out of the courtroom, to support in-person and virtual hearings.

You will:

• Prepare and maintain courtrooms for proceedings, e.g., ensure court decorum; set up open/close court; prepare dockets and files; facilitate communication between parties; speak publicly during court proceedings; support case flow; handle, mark and record all court-related documents; maintain logs and court exhibits.
• Attend to juries and witnesses, e.g., coordinate and assist jury panels; attend to witnesses’ needs.
• Provide customer service, respond to inquiries and resolve issues, e.g., assist the public, court personnel and justice participants to address questions and provide information on protocols and procedures; process filings; set court dates and notify parties; issue court-related documents; save records; conduct and reconcile financial transactions.
• Record proceedings and maintain court technology, e.g., document and record proceedings; ensure that all courtroom equipment and technology are maintained in working order.
• Support court operations and services, e.g., use your attention to detail to record statistical data; prepare and review reports from various systems; collaborate with staff on operational/procedural changes; address and resolve operational matters, client service issues, and technology issues.

Location: Fort Frances

How do I qualify?

Mandatory

• Typing and fully programmable word-processing skills to 30 words per minute (wpm)

Please note:

You will be required to:
• Undergo a security screening check under the Ontario Public Service (OPS) Employment Screening Check Policy, which includes a criminal record check (Criminal Records and Judicial Matters Check)
• Become a Commissioner of Oaths

You may be required to:
• Work on weekends and statutory holidays
• Report to work at other court locations (potentially in small aircraft or driving a motor vehicle, as required) when scheduled or on an as-needed basis
• Have a valid Driver’s Licence within the Province of Ontario, where required

Communication and Client Service Skills:
• You have knowledge of, and experience applying, customer service principles to deliver high-quality service.
• You possess professionalism, oral communication and interpersonal skills, tact and good judgement.
• You have the ability to write detailed, accurate and clear reports and documentation.

Technical Proficiency:
• You have basic technical skills and can learn to troubleshoot court equipment (e.g., digital recording, video equipment and display devices).
• You are proficient with computer software and case management systems (database programs) to access and retrieve information.

Planning and Organizational Skills:
• You have organizational skills, and the ability to prioritize workload, multi-task in a fast-paced environment, meet deadlines and adapt to changing priorities.
• You have the ability to work independently – within a court setting or from home – and in a team environment, proposing solutions for the optimal use of time and resources to ensure that operational requirements are met.

Problem-Solving and Judgement Skills:
• With little or no guidance/assistance from others, you can identify, address, and resolve problems.
• With little or no guidance/assistance from others, you can interpret and assess situations, make sound judgements, and defuse difficult situations.

Specialized Knowledge:
• You have the ability to interpret/apply and explain legislation, regulations, policies, and practices.

Administrative and Mathematical Skills:
• You have math skills to receive payments, calculate fees and collect and balance monies/accounts.
• You have the ability to operate a cash register/financial management system, including handling card transactions and cash.
• You have the ability to manage active and archived files.

Salary Range:  $26.15 – $30.48 Per Hour

Additional Information:

·       1 Permanent, 333 Church St, Fort Frances, North Region, Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check

Note:

In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.
Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Corporate Talent Programs Branch, Talent and Leadership Division to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.

A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual’s employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.

Please apply online, only, at www.ontario.ca/careers, quoting Job ID 193681, by Wednesday, February 8, 2023. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/ContactUs.aspx to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

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