Public Employment Opportunity

Court Officer I (Bilingual)

Competition Details

Referral Number
Employment type
1 Temporary Position
Provincial Court Services
Position Group
NAPE - General Service
Department of Justice and Public Safety
Closing Date
No closing date
Salary (scale)
$23.07 - $25.53 hourly, CG - 27


Labrador Allowance with dependent = $5,878, without dependent = $2,939.

Travel Allowance for dependent = $702, for employee = $911.


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 I performs specialized legal clerical work in the procedural operation of the Registry of the Provincial Court.  S/He processes court cases, proceedings and hearings; types accurate and complete verbatim transcripts of court proceedings and certifies same as the official record of the court.  Additionally, attends sittings of court, takes minutes and records proceedings, performs swearing-in duties, records pleas, enters trial dates and marks and takes possession of documents and exhibits for continuity and transfers to custodian.  Responsibilities also include preparation of court orders and certifies same; receipts cash; provides front-line counter service, files and checks document for accuracy and completeness as well as compliance with the various rules and regulations of the court. Performs other related work as required

Merit Criteria (What is this?)

Screening Criteria
  1. Diploma in office administration (equivalencies will be considered)
  2. Office Administration diploma (Legal) or Paralegal program (asset)
  3. Office administrative experience
  4. Experience working in a legal environment (asset)
  5. Bilingual in both French and English
  6. Pass OPAC Keyboarding testing with minimum typing speed of 45 wpm (net words per minute) with 95% accuracy
Assessment Criteria
  1. Knowledge of administrative office practices
  2. Knowledge of court operations (asset)
  3. Front-line customer service skills
  4. Ability to think critically
  5. Ability to communicate effectively (written)
  6. Ability to manage time and tasks
  7. Ability to work independently
  8. Ability to maintain confidentiality
  9. Professionalism

Conditions of Employment(What is this?)

Conditions of
  1. Recent and satisfactory enhanced security clearance
Conditions of Acceptance
  1. Willing to accept day and overnight travel (occasional)
  2. Willing to accept overtime (occasional)
Applicant Information

For more information about this opportunity, please call Janet Fewer-Gillis at (709) 729-0178.

  • 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.
  • Disability related accommodations and alternate formats are available upon request at any stage of the recruitment process by contacting, 709-729-0130 or toll free at 1-888-729-7690.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Applications must be received on or before the closing date stated for this job posting.
  • 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.
  • All information submitted as part of this application must be factual, complete and current to date of submission.
  • 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.18.19.R1204, 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 about this opportunity, please call Janet Fewer-Gillis at (709) 729-0178.