Internal Employment Opportunity

Court Officer II

Competition Details

Referral Number
Employment type
1 Permanent Position
Provincial Court Services
Department of Justice and Public Safety
Grand Falls - Windsor
Closing Date
19 Jul 2018
Salary (scale)
$27.85 – 30.98 (CG-33)

Position Details (What is this?)

The Department of Justice and Public Safety ensures the impartial administration of justice and the protection of the public interest through the dual offices of the Attorney General and the Minister of Justice and Public Safety. Responsibilities of the department include family justice services, fines administration, support enforcement, policing, the sheriff’s office, adult secure custody, adult probation services, secure youth justice services, victim services and administration of the courts. The department also both represents and provides legal services to the Crown including legal advice to departments, litigation, prosecution and legislative drafting services. The Department of Justice and Public Safety aims to improve public protection and access to justice in a manner that is sensitive to the diverse needs of its clients.
The Court Officer II plans, organizes, directs and supervises the overall procedural operation of the Court. This includes the supervision of support staff; assignment of duties and assessment of work performed; participation in training and cross training of employees; dealing with performance issues and providing ongoing coaching including formal performance coaching and mentoring to employees; recommending discipline when required; and ensuring that policy and procedures are implemented and followed by staff. The incumbent participates on various committees and projects at the request of management; writes reports on operational issues and provides monthly statistical and financial reports, and disburses payments into the Court. The incumbent is also responsible for recording, storing, and disposing of all exhibits pertaining to court cases. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Provincial Manager and in accordance with established rules and procedures.  Other duties will be performed as assigned.

Merit Criteria (What is this?)

Screening Criteria
  1. Completion of a Business Administration Certificate or Diploma (equivalencies will be considered)
  2. Experience with business administration practices
  3. Supervisory experience (asset)


Assessment Criteria
  1. Knowledge of business administration practices
  2. Ability to think critically
  3. Ability to communicate effectively (verbal)
  4. Ability to supervise staff
  5. Ability to manage time and tasks
  6. Ability to maintain confidentiality
  7. Attention to detail
  8. Relationship building
  9. Professionalism
  10. Knowledge of court operations (asset)

Conditions of Employment(What is this?)

Conditions of
  1. Candidates will be required to go through a satisfactory security clearance
Conditions of Acceptance
Applicant Information
For more information on this position please call Stephanie Kennedy at 729-1520
  • This position is considered a "Position of Trust" and therefore, a job offer may be subject to a satisfactory security check.
  • The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador values diversity in the work place and is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Applications should be received before the close of business on the closing date - late applications with explanation may be accepted.
  • It is the responsibility of the applicant to submit an application that demonstrates the required merit criteria.
  • Applications that do not clearly demonstrate the required criteria will be screened-out.
  • All applications must contain accurate contact information, including current mailing address, email address and phone number.
  • This competition may be used to fill future similar vacancies with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

How To Apply

Applications, quoting Competition Number JPS.17.18.R0921, should be submitted

By Mail
Human Resource Secretariat, Strategic Staffing Division
50 Mundy Pond Road
P.O. Box 8700
St. John’s, NL, A1B 4J6
By Fax
(709) 729-6737

For more information on this position please call Stephanie Kennedy at 729-1520

This competition is open to employees of the Public Service including those on lay-off status, but does not include students.