Administrative Assistant to Legal Officer and PSM –NJC Officer

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
Public Service Alliance of Canada
  • Administrative / Clerical Support
  • Legal: Other Services
Contract - Full Time
  • Ontario - Ottawa Area - Ottawa
Experienced (Non-manager)$55,000 - 65,0002019-02-082019-02-22

Competition Start Date: February 7, 2019

Competition Number:


Position Title:

Administrative Assistant to the Legal Officer and PSM - NJC Officer


Representation and Legal Services Branch

Employment Type:

Term – Up to eight (8) months


Bilingual  (English and French)


Band 6


$57,802- $65,054 plus $1,486.43 bilingual allowance  




Ottawa, Headquarters


Purpose of Position

Under the direction of the Director, Representation and Legal Services Branch (RLSB), provides administrative, clerical, filing and research support to the Legal Officer and the Public Service Modernization (PSM) – National Joint Committee (NJC) Officer. Provides administrative assistance to the RLSB Director by performing various required duties (photocopying, recording incoming mail, distributing documents) in the absence of the Administrative Assistant to the Director.



Education and Experience:

  • The candidate for this position requires general administrative and secretarial knowledge and ability associated with successful completion of legal secretarial training, or equivalent, normally acquired through several years of experience in providing secretarial services relevant to the duties of the position.


  • Basic knowledge of Federal Court, Administrative Tribunals and Canadian Human Rights Commissions structures and practices:
  • Basic knowledge of trade union roles, objectives and activities:
  • Proficiency in the use of a personal computer, including the use of Windows, e-mail, spreadsheets (ideally Excel) and database software (ideally Access) :
  • Proficiency in spelling and in the application and usage of English and French grammar.


  • Ability to effectively type, transcribe and perform other word processing functions using Microsoft Word:
  • English and French written and oral communication skills. are preferential:
  • Ability to independently organize, plan and determine work priorities in order to meet strict deadlines, in an environment with multiple and competing priorities:
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others:
  • Ability to perform research on Quicklaw, Ministry of Justice, Law Pro, etc.

Personal Suitability

  • Understanding and commitment to trade union and equity principles:
  • High level of initiative and good judgment.


A detailed job description is available on our website: or on the attached document


Area of Search – This competition is open to:


Employees of PSAC, Components, and PSAC Holdings Ltd.

Members giving PSAC membership number.

General public.

Closing Date:

February 22, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. (Eastern time)


How to Apply

Internal applicants should submit their résumé online through the intranet.


Indeterminate PSAC employees who meet all the qualifications of this position can request a transfer in accordance to the relevant collective agreement by sending a written request to the Human Resources Section on or before the closing date.


Members of PSAC should provide their membership number in order to be considered in the membership level of the competition.


To apply online please visit: . Please submit your résumé stating how your knowledge, skills and abilities relate to the qualifications of the position.



The PSAC is committed to employment equity and is actively seeking to ensure a representative workforce. We encourage applications from members of equity seeking groups.

Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.