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Organization:    Ministry of the Attorney General
Division:    Court Services Division
City:    Toronto
Job Term:    Temporary - Irregular On-Call, duration up to 5.5 months
Job Code:    00036H - Usher and Messenger
Salary:    $19.66 - $22.31 Per Hour*
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    56956
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Consider this challenging opportunity in the Superior Court of Justice as an Irregular On-Call Court Services Officer, where you will provide support to the judiciary, juries and the overall administration of the courts.

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will be responsible for:
• ensuring courtroom readiness;
• maintaining proper decorum in the court;
• conducting jury roll calls;
• calling and escorting witnesses into court;
• attending to juries;
• providing assistance to the public;
• and providing assistance to the judiciary as required.

Court Services Division is committed to a diverse, respectful and professional workplace that reflects OPS values.

You may be required to work at the following four locations:

• 330 University Avenue
• 361 University Avenue
• 393 University Avenue
• 130 Queen Street West

How do I qualify?

Relevant Skills and Knowledge:
• Knowledge of the Superior/Ontario Court of Justice or other adjudicative proceedings and awareness of legislative requirements as they pertain to juries.
• Knowledge of courtroom decorum and confidentiality/impartiality.
• Clerical knowledge and keyboarding skills to ensure accurate completion of court documents.
• Oral communication skills, public speaking skills and interpersonal skills to interact with the judiciary, the public and other stakeholders with tact and diplomacy.
• Judgment to maintain courtroom decorum, to respond to inquiries and to deal with routine issues.
• Job requires attending to juries outside regular business hours.

Additional information:

  • Temporary - Irregular On-Call, duration up to 5.5 months, 361 University Ave, Toronto, Toronto Region or 393 University Ave, Toronto, Toronto Region or 330 University Ave, Toronto, Toronto Region or 130 Queen St W, @ UNIVERSITY AVE, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   3.7
Category:   Legal Services
Posted on:   Saturday, October 5, 2013
  • The successful candidate will be required to undergo a satisfactory criminal reference check prior to the commencement of employment.
  • The number of positions to be filled has not been identified at this time. This competition will be used to create an eligibility list of qualified candidates to fill upcoming opportunities within the next eighteen months following the closing date of the job ad posting.
  • T-AG-53883/13
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Monday, October 28, 2013 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
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