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Judicial Secretary/Assistant Trial Coordinator - Bilingual (English/French)

Ministry of the Attorney General
Court Services Division
Language of Position(s):
Bilingual English/French
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
09OAD - Office Administration 09
$26.41 - $30.78 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Consider this challenging opportunity where you will provide secretarial and administrative assistance to the Superior and Ontario Court of Justices, per diem justices, local administrative justices, and visiting justices in French and English. You will also provide administrative assistance to the Trial Coordinator and perform Trial Coordinator duties as required.

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 and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion 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. Refer to the "How to apply" section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will:

• provide administrative, secretarial and financial support services to the judiciary
• maintain filing systems, judicial library, books and update publications
• respond and resolve inquiries by telephone, in writing and in person regarding the status cases from judiciary, lawyers and the general public
• assist the Trial Coordinator by preparing, distributing, maintaining and updating court lists and court documents
• receive materials prior to pre-trials and trials and ensure that documents are filed according to established rules and procedures
• assist in the preparation of statistical information related to trials, pre-trials
• coordinate judiciary meetings, prepare agendas and meeting minutes, and participate in judicial projects as required

How do I qualify?


• You must possess oral and written French language skills at the superior level. Your proficiency level will be confirmed before hire
• You are able to type 50 words per minute

Courts Knowledge:

• You have knowledge of procedures and practices related to trial coordination in order to liaise between the judiciary and all users of the justice system
• You are able to acquire knowledge of statutes, rules and regulations (e.g. Criminal Code of Canada, the Courts of Justice Act, Family Law Act and the Rules of Civil Procedure) to respond to inquiries from users of the justice system

Communication and Interpersonal Skills:

• You demonstrate written communication skills to compose correspondence to lawyers and the public, prepare factual reports for judiciary and draft acknowledgement letters, minutes and requests for information
• Your oral communications and interpersonal skills enable you to provide explanations of legal office policies, procedures and terminology to the public, and interact with the Supervisor of Court Operations, Crown Attorneys, the judiciary and Trial Coordinator

Administrative Knowledge and Skills:

• Your knowledge of secretarial and administrative procedures to enable you to perform support services such as sorting and distributing mail, ordering office supplies, maintaining filing systems, responding/redirecting enquiries, making travel arrangements, scheduling meetings, etc.
• You can determine appropriate administrative procedures and processes when typing to 50 words per minute and when preparing legal documents and handling correspondence

Problem Solving Skills:

• You are able to assess court caseload, identify high volume cases and recommend solutions for trial scheduling conflicts/issues
• You are able to identify problems causing case delays by monitoring the progress of all cases, backlog, disposition of cases and caseload statistics

Computer Skills:

• You have knowledge of personal computers and related software such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Quicklaw for scheduling and researching, and produce letters, memos, reports, and legal documents

Additional Information:

  • 1 Bilingual English/French Permanent, 29 Second St W, Cornwall, East Region, Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Administrative and Support Services
Posted on:
Friday, September 8, 2023
  • 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), 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.
  • E-AG-203929/23
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 Friday, September 22, 2023 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.

All Ontario Public Service external job advertisements are posted in English and French. To confirm the language requirements of a job, check the "language of position" information at the top of each job ad. For all positions, candidates will be assessed in English, the business language of the Ontario Public Service. For English/French designated bilingual positions, candidates will also be assessed through French-language proficiency testing.

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