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Ministry of the Attorney General
Court Services Division
Anywhere in North
Job Term:
1 Temporary - Up to 12 months with possible extension
Job Code:
02790 - Translator 1
$31.79 - $37.99 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Location: Anywhere in the Northeast.

Are you interested in applying your language skills in a legal environment? Consider this exciting opportunity where you will provide interpretation services in French.

Note: The work headquarters for this position will be either Sudbury, North Bay, Parry Sound, Sault Ste. Marie, Timmins, Cochrane or Haileybury depending on the location of the successful candidate and operational needs. Travel will be required between satellite court locations with limited access to public transportation in the region.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:
• provide a full professional level of interpretation for all levels of courts (both in person and/or through remote technology)
• ensure that the meaning, feeling and intent of the original and often technical words of testimony spoken are accurately transmitted
• ensure that appropriate legal terminology is used
• provide technical guidance on procedural matters or interpretation problems, informing/clarifying directives
• travel to various court sites
• assist courts, in locating and scheduling freelance interpreters

How do I qualify?


• You will be required to attain and maintain accreditation in English and French, in accordance with ministry accreditation testing, training, practices and standards.
• You have valid driver's license for travelling to/from court locations for interpreting assignments.

Specialized Knowledge

You have:
• knowledge of legal terminology to ensure accurate rendering of legal terms and ideas
• knowledge of interpretation methods
• understanding of courtroom proceedings

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

You have:
• superior oral communication skills, both in terms of vocabulary and facility with grammar and sentence structure, in English and French, to provide oral interpretations on a variety of subjects
• demonstrated cultural knowledge and sensitivity to the target culture/language which is being translated
• interpersonal skills to provide client service, maintain the confidence of those for whom interpretation is provided, and to work cooperatively with staff, stakeholders, court officials and legal counsel

Analytical, Evaluative and Research Skills

• You have demonstrated analytical and evaluative skills to listen to original statements and render a message
• You can research and acquire knowledge of terminology of subject matters not immediately known for upcoming trial situation

Organizational Skills

• You have organizational skills and the ability to work under pressure

Other Essential Skills

• You have demonstrated understanding of quality service standards and to deal with challenging situations demonstrating a high degree of emotional intelligence, professionalism, respect and integrity

Additional Information:

  • 1 Bilingual Temporary, duration up to 12 months, Anywhere in North, North Region, Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Administrative and Support Services
Posted on:
Friday, June 25, 2021
  • This ad is also available in French.
  • 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), Talent Acquisition Branch (TAB), HR Service Delivery Division (HRSDD) 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.
  • N-AG-165761/2021
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 Monday, July 12, 2021 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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