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Ministry of the Attorney General
Office of the Public Guardian & Trustee
Job Term:
1 Permanent, 1 Temporary - 6 months (with the possibility of extension)
Job Code:
09OAD - Office Administration 09
$24.15 - $28.15 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Do you enjoy a stimulating, fast-paced, high-volume environment? Are you personally gratified by providing superior client service? Then consider this opportunity with the Office of the Public Guardian & Trustee (OPGT) as a Senior Trust Account Clerk.

What can I expect to do in this role?

• Provide trust, custodial and estate accounting services
• Accurately perform required complex accounting calculations
• Respond to informational requests including those from other areas
• Draft correspondence in response to verbal and written requests

How do I qualify?

Customer Service and Communication Skills

You have:
• Oral and written skills to effectively communicate with the public, banking officials and other program area representatives

You can:
• Draft unique correspondence/reports and/or substantial variations to standard formats
• Provide general assistance and information by responding to inquiries at reception and answering telephone queries
• Support program area by explaining accounting policies, procedures, practices and directives as they apply to financial processing

Technical Knowledge

You have knowledge of:
• Trust accounting policies, procedures & practices and banking/surety procedures (e.g. funds credited to trust/custody and other liability accounts are balanced to funds deposited)
• Applicable statutory provisions for each program area and related legislation (e.g. knowledge of Substitute Decisions Act for guardianship clients, Courts of Justice Act, Rules of Civil Procedure and Insurance Act for minor clients, OAS/CPP legislation for entitlement to benefits by guardianship clients etc.)

You have the ability to:
• Perform mathematics to recognize errors, perform necessary calculations, quantify data and prepare financial statistics, calculate investment income and compensation fees
• Acquire knowledge of various policies and procedures in order to provide assistance/information to the public
• Administer trust and custodial accounts

Computer Skills

You have knowledge of:
• Online, fully-programmable database computer system
• Word processing, presentation software, spreadsheet and database applications
• The use of calculators, telephones, facsimile machines, e-mail, photocopiers, microfiche readers, personal computers and printers

You have:
• Typing and keyboarding skills to OPS standards

Analytical and Problem Solving Skills

You can:
• Review legal documents and financial data and arrive at suitable relevant conclusions
• Identify and handle discrepancies and/or missing/inadequate/conflicting information in legal documents, correspondence and client accounts
• Perform periodic reviews of dormant vendors
• Archive dormant vendors as required including scanning and sending documents offsite for storage

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent - Full Time, 595 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region, Enhanced - Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC), Credit Check
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 6 months, 595 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region, Enhanced - Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC), Credit Check
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Administrative and Support Services
Posted on:
Friday, November 10, 2017
  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service Employment Screening Checks Policy, the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Please refer to the Additional Information / Address section above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

    You will be responsible for obtaining the criminal record check at your own expense and provide it, along with your written consent, to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), HR Service Delivery Division to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional screening checks as indicated in the Additional Information / Address section above that were not obtained directly by you. (Note: If a Vulnerable Sector Screening/Check is required, it must also be obtained in person at your local police service.)

    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 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 screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.
  • T-AG-80937/15
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
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 Tuesday, November 28, 2017 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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