Apply By: Friday, December 6, 2024 11:59 pm EST

Court and Client Representative (irregularly scheduled hours and on-call contracts) - Unilingual (English) and Bilingual (English/French)

Ministry of the Attorney General
Court Services
Barrie, Bracebridge, Cobourg, Lindsay, Markham, Newmarket, Orillia, Oshawa, Peterborough
Language of Position(s):
Both English and bilingual
Job Term:
2 Temporary - multiple vacancies for up to 6 months
Job Code:
10OAD - Office Administration 10
$29.53 - $34.75 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
There is an ongoing need to recruit for irregularly scheduled and on-call contracts for a duration of up to 6 months, with the possibility of longer-term employment based on operational needs.

This is a continuous posting based on operational needs and may be extended or closed at any time without notice. Please only submit your completed application ONCE under this Job ID.

At this time, a resume and cover letter is not required. If you are interested and demonstrate the qualifications outlined below, CLICK HERE to complete an application.

Based on your application, you may be contacted for a resume and further assessments.

Are you interested in launching your career in the Ontario Public Service (OPS) and gaining practical experience in the Ontario justice system where you will deliver accessible, fair, timely and effective services for Ontarians? Working inOntario Courts offers a unique and dynamic professional environment that combines the pursuit of justice with the intricacies of legal proceedings. As a court employee, you become an integral part of a vital institution that upholds the principles of fairness, impartiality, and the rule of law.

The Ministry of the Attorney General, Court Services Division has a great opportunity where we offer an extensive training program to teach and prepare you with everything you need to know to be successful in the Court and Client Representative role.

As one of the largest employers in the province, we offer a wide range of exciting career opportunities. We believe in the core values of trust, fairness, diversity, excellence, creativity, collaboration, efficiency and responsiveness. We are committed to being an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment. We invite you to join our team!

We offer:
• A defined benefit pension plan
• Opt-in for comprehensive health plan
• Collegial and professional work culture
• Career growth and development opportunities across multiple business areas
• We provide on-the-job training to support your success in the role

Please note:
• This position is for irregularly scheduled hours, with an opportunity to be called in based on operational requirements, working up to 36.25 hours per week. There is no minimum guaranteed number of hours per week, but it is not uncommon for some sites to average 20-30 hours per week. Schedules are set in advance of the work week.
• This position requires the incumbents to report to work on site. You are encouraged to click the hyperlinks below and view the geographic locations in Google Maps to determine commute feasibility.

Opportunities may become available in the following communities in the Central East Region (click links to view in map):
• Bracebridge
• Cobourg
• Lindsay
• Markham
• Newmarket
• Orillia
• Oshawa
• 70 Simcoe St., Peterborough
• 470 Water St, Peterborough

In your application, please indicate all the location(s) you are interested in.

Want to learn more about this role?

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?

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. From interacting with judges, attorneys, and jurors to managing case files and facilitating courtroom proceedings, you will:

• Support the modernization of courts by participating in pilot projects and actively engaging in improvements to the delivery of court services
• Carry file cases from intake, bail hearing, all court appearances, to final disposition
• Prepare and review legal materials e.g., books of documents, court forms, previous decisions, submissions made by parties' counsel
• Preparing, signing and issuing court orders and default judgements
• Prepare and maintain both physical courtrooms and virtual hearing rooms for proceedings e.g., ensure court decorum; set-up open/close court; 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 witness' needs
• Assist public, court personnel and justice participants by responding to questions and providing information on protocols and procedures
• Complete and reconcile financial transactions
• Operate specialized courtroom technology to support in-person, virtual and hybrid court proceedings, court audio and video recording equipment, electronic display evidence equipment, ensuring equipment is in working order at all times and is tested prior to court, during court and after each recess
• Ensure all proceedings are recorded and annotated in accordance with legislative requirements, ministry guidelines and standards

At this time, a resume or cover letter is not required. If you are interested and demonstrate the qualifications outlined below, CLICK HERE to submit an application.

How do I qualify?


• Typing skills to 30 words per minute (wpm)

Mandatory Requirement (for bilingual positions):
• You must possess oral French language skills at the advanced level and written French at the advanced-minus level. Your proficiency will be confirmed before hire

Please note:
You will also 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 variable and staggered hours
• 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 as required according to geographic location
• Have a valid Driver's License within the Province of Ontario, where required

Communication and Client Service Skills:

You have:
• Communication and interpersonal skills to work and liaise with senior officials and judiciary regarding court orders and judgements and court proceedings, ensuring clear and concise responses are provided, including explanations and clarifications, as required
• Ability to write detailed, accurate and clear written reports and documentation

Technical Proficiency:

You have:
• The ability to interpret/apply and explain legislation, regulations, policies, and practices
• Technical skills and can learn to troubleshoot court equipment and various in-court and office technologies (e.g., digital recording, video conferencing technology for virtual hearings, equipment, and display devices)
• Ability to ensure all courtroom technology, including remote appearance, court audio and video recording equipment, display evidence equipment, is in working order at all times
• Ability to operate specialized digital recording equipment to ensure the accurate recording and annotation of court proceedings, and to provide playback of proceedings upon request of the court
• Proficiency with computer software and case management systems (data base programs) to access and retrieve information

Planning and Organizational Skills:

You have:
• Organizational skills, the ability to prioritize workload, multi-task in a fast-paced environment, meet deadlines and adapt to changing priorities
• 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 operational requirements are met

Problem-Solving and Judgement Skills:

You can:
• Identify, address, and resolve problems
• Interpret and assess situations, make sound judgements, and diffuse difficult situations

Administrative and Mathematical Skills:

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


At this time, a cover letter or resume is not required. If you are interested and demonstrate the qualifications outlined above, CLICK HERE to submit an application.

NOTE: This is a continuous posting based on operational needs. This posting may be extended but could close at any time without notice. Please only submit your application ONCE under this Job ID.

Additional Information:

  • 1 English Temporary - Irregular On-Call, duration up to 6 months, 150 Bond St E, Oshawa, Central Region or 860 William St, Cobourg, East Region or 70 Simcoe St, Peterborough, East Region or 470 Water St, Peterborough, East Region or 440 Kent St W, Lindsay, East Region or 50 Eagle St W, Newmarket, Central Region or 8500 Leslie St, Markham, Central Region or 75 Mulcaster St, Barrie, Central Region or 3 Dominion St, Bracebridge, Central Region or 700 Memorial Ave, Orillia, Central Region, Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check
  • 1 Bilingual English/French Temporary - Irregular On-Call, duration up to 6 months, 150 Bond St E, Oshawa, Central Region or 860 William St, Cobourg, East Region or 70 Simcoe St, Peterborough, East Region or 470 Water St, Peterborough, East Region or 440 Kent St W, Lindsay, East Region or 50 Eagle St W, Newmarket, Central Region or 8500 Leslie St, Markham, Central Region or 75 Mulcaster St, Barrie, Central Region or 3 Dominion St, Bracebridge, Central Region or 700 Memorial Ave, Orillia, Central Region, Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Legal Services
Posted on:
Friday, June 7, 2024
  • 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.

How to apply:

  1. You must submit your application using only one of the methods identified below.
  2. Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources.
  3. Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us.
  4. Be sure to quote the Job ID number for this position.
  5. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
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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.

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Please do not provide more personal information than what is asked of you. For example, do not include your social insurance number, photograph, or banking information, etc. with your application. We strongly encourage you not to provide us with information beyond that which is requested in the job posting.

If you have any questions about the collection, use, disclosure, or retention of your personal information, please contact us.

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, December 6, 2024 11:59 pm EST. 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.

Toutes les offres d'emploi externes de la fonction publique de l'Ontario sont affichées en anglais et en français. Pour connaître les exigences linguistiques, vérifiez les renseignements sur la « langue du poste » figurant dans le haut de chaque offre d'emploi. Pour tous les postes, l'évaluation des candidates et candidats se fera en anglais, la langue usuelle de la fonction publique de l'Ontario. En ce qui concerne les postes désignés bilingues, la maîtrise du français des candidates et candidats sera également évaluée.

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