Application Intake and Assessment Officer (AO1)

Application Intake and Assessment Officer
AO1 Administrative Officer 1
Regular/full-time; Term/full-time
Manitoba Justice
Legal Aid Manitoba, Corporate and Strategic Services
Winnipeg MB
Advertisement Number: 38464
Salary(s): AO1 $48,853.00 – $57,363.00 per year
Closing Date: December 24, 2021

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect for 12 months.

To be considered for this competition, candidates must submit an Application Screening Form along with their resume and a cover letter, to the Civil Service Commission by email govjobs@gov.mb.ca, quoting 38464 and position title in the subject line.

If you are having difficulty opening the link, you may have to use a different browser. You may also contact Human Resource Services (contact information under “Apply to”) to request a copy of the Application Screening Form. The selection board will rely only on information provided in this Application Screening Form to determine whether a candidate will be invited for further assessment.

CLICK HERE to access the application form

Introduction
Legal Aid Manitoba provides legal help to people who are financially eligible. We strive to serve all clients with respect and dignity. Our service is fundamental to a fair and balanced justice system.

Conditions of Employment:
Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
Satisfactory Criminal Record Check
Satisfactory Adult Abuse Registry Check
Satisfactory Child Abuse Registry Check
Must have the ability to travel throughout the province (Please note that this position is currently designated under current Public Health Orders and is required to confirm COVID-19 fully vaccinated status or submit to regular COVID-19 testing)

Qualifications:
Essential:
Experience performing legal administrative duties including file review and management
Experience gathering and compiling information through interviewing clients or conducting research
Experience analyzing and interpreting complex technical or legal documents and providing appropriate assessments and recommendations within specific policies or legislation
Excellent written communication skills including drafting complex documents and correspondence
Ability to pay attention to details and maintain a high degree of accuracy
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively with the public, clients, government agencies and professionals
Ability to work effectively in a team environment
Excellent verbal communication skills
Ability to make decisions independently, show initiative and work under minimal supervision
Strong organizational skills with the proven ability to prioritize assignments and work under time constraints to meet conflicting deadlines
Ability to adapt, learn and grow through challenge, pressure or adversity – resilience
Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) or equivalent software

Desired:
Knowledge of family law, criminal law or administrative law environments within Manitoba
Experience using database programs including LAMAS and CCAIN
Knowledge of the Legal Aid Manitoba mandate, application process and related policies and procedures
Certificate in Legal Administration or equivalent combination or education, training and experience

Duties:
Under the direction of the Area Director and in accordance with established policies, procedures and legislation, the incumbent manages a large complex caseload of Legal Aid applicants. The incumbent is responsible for interviewing applicants to obtain necessary application information, reviewing and assessing legal merit, determining financial eligibility, applying policy and procedure and making decisions to authorize or deny coverage to Legal Aid applicants. The incumbent will be required to attend Criminal Intake Courts and be responsible for consulting with appropriate stakeholders, gathering information from clients and assisting lawyers at court appearances.

Apply Now:
Advertisement # 38464
Service Centre 1
Human Resource Services
1130-405 Broadway
Winnipeg, MB, R3C 3L6
Phone: 204-945-3204
Fax: 204-948-7373
Email: govjobs@gov.mb.ca

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