- Parry Sound — Parry Sound and area
- Closing date: Dec 13, 2021
Ministry of the Attorney General
COURT AND CLIENT REPRESENTATIVE
You will provide court support functions (pre-court, in-session and post-court) by:
- ensuring all court work is completed for both in-person and virtual hearings (example: preparation, presentation and logging of exhibits, distributing/providing paper or electronic court dockets; files; documents to presiding judge
- preparing, presenting, checking all court documents, including post court sentencing papers, and ensuring accuracy and completion in accordance with judicial order, legislated requirements and Rules of Procedure.
- testing court audio and recording equipment prior, during court and after each recess
- ensures all virtual and courtroom technology, including remote appearance, court audio and video recording equipment, electronic display evidence equipment, is in working order at all times and sets-up and tests all equipment prior to court, during court and after each recess
- maintaining order and decorum in the courtroom for both in-person and virtual hearings (example: administering oaths and cautions, relaying orders of the court, provides information regarding courtroom etiquette for virtual hearings)
- liaising with various court staff, stakeholders and judiciary to ensure proper case-flow
- ensuring all proceedings are recorded and annotated in accordance to legislative requirements, ministry guidelines and standards
- ensuring courtroom and court recordings are secure and safeguarded
- coordinating and managing the jury panel and all jury related duties (including attending overnight sequestered juries)
You will provide client support at the public counter, online/virtually, and in the court office by:
- accurate data entry for inputting, updating and listing court information and filings into manual or computerized systems to ensure most up-to-date information is available
- determining nature and scope of client needs in relation to requirements of the court
- providing advice and guidance to clients in alliance with legislation, rules, procedures and policy
- ensuring accuracy and completion of all filings and that timelines are adhered to
- preparing and signing court documents (i.e. warrants of committal, restraining orders, affidavits, default judgements) under delegated statutory powers and duties of court officers. (i.e. court clerk, registrar)
- recording statistics and preparing system generated reports
- Receives and processes payouts for fines, fees, restitution and other source revenue and reconciles/ balances all accounts, e.g., month end trust and revenue accounts
- issuing invoices and writing correspondence
- assisting with exhibit management and managing current and archival files
How do I qualify?
- Security screening check under the OPS Employment Screening Check Policy which includes a criminal record check (Criminal Records and Judicial Matters Check)
- Valid Driver’s License within the Province of Ontario, where required
- Availability to work on weekend and statutory holidays, where required
- Ability to work from home, where required
- Travel to other court locations and in small aircraft (as required), or when scheduled at other locations, where required
- Typing and fully programmable word processing skills to 30wpm
Communication and Client Service Skills:
- You have demonstrated knowledge of customer service principles, quality service, and Court Services Division service standards to consistently provide on optimum level of professional, responsive and accessible client service to a broad, divers client base whose service support and information needs vary substantially, in addition to handle and resolve issues and inquiries.
- You have demonstrated collaboration, team building and mentoring skills to provide leadership, technical advice, guidance and coaching to peers and other staff.
- You have demonstrated professional and respectful behaviour (example: through verbal and written skills) at all times to ensure a workplace free from bias, harassment and discrimination.
- You have demonstrated oral and written communication skills to write routine correspondence to clients, liaise with internal and external stakeholders and clients to explain and clarify complex information (example: the Rules of Civil Procedure, guidelines, procedures, legislation).
- You have demonstrated public speaking skills to address small to large groups of individuals during virtual or in-person courtroom proceedings.
- You have demonstrated a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail to prepare and review a variety of forms and orders.
- You have the ability to operate and troubleshoot specialized digital recording devices in order to ensure the accurate recording and annotation of court proceedings (example: checking microphones for recording levels, audio problems related to in-court audio and recording equipment); specialized video conferencing and virtual/remote hearing technology (i.e. ZOOM, Microsoft Teams etc.,) , and other courtroom and office technology and multi-functional devices (example: remote video conferencing technology and software, electronic evidence display equipment, assistive listening devices).
- You are proficient with computer software such as Microsoft 365 (Microsoft Teams, One Drive Word etc.,) operational and case management systems (example: ICON and FRANK), and the internet to access and retrieve information.
- You have keyboarding skills to accurately prepare and complete documentation and to annotate court proceedings within tight deadlines.
Planning and Organizational Skills:
- You have flexibility and adaptability to accommodate constant shifts in focus and changing priorities.
- You have demonstrated organizational skills and an ability to prioritize workload using various methods (example: calendar, notes, bring forward files) and respond to unforeseen demands.
- You can work independently and in a team environment.
Problem-Solving and Judgement Skills:
- You have demonstrated problem-solving skills to identify, research, address and resolve clients’ problems and concerns.
- You have demonstrated ability to interpret and assess situations or circumstances and make sound judgements to diffuse and de-escalate situations (example: angry clients at the counter, online/virtually, or in the courtroom).
- You have the ability to acquire and apply knowledge of courtroom procedures, practices and protocols to ensure proper operation of the court (example: organizing court lists of day’s proceedings.
- You have the ability to interpret and apply relevant legislative requirements, guidelines and directives (example: Criminal Code, Child and Family Services Act, Rules of Civil Procedure, lawyer’s referral service) to provide information to clients and deliver court services.
Administrative and Mathematical Skills:
- You have demonstrated arithmetic skills to complete mathematical calculations to receive payments, calculate fees, collect and balance monies.
- You have the ability to operate a cash register (or equivalent financial management system) and point of sale machine to handle cash and credit/debit card transactions.
- You have demonstrated experience performing administrative and clerical functions in order to manage active and archived files.
- 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 89 James St, Parry Sound, North Region, Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check
- 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), Talent Acquisition Branch (TAB), HR Service Delivery Division (HRSDD) 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.
- N-AG-171411/2021 – 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 application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.Effective October 1, 2021, the OPS COVID-19 Safe Workplace Directive requires all Ontario Public Service employees to provide proof they are fully vaccinated, meaning they are fully vaccinated as defined by the Ministry of Health (refer to: COVID-19 Fully Vaccinated Status in Ontario), including 14 calendar days have passed since receiving their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Employees who do not provide proof of full vaccination will be deemed ‘not vaccinated’ under the Directive and will be required to attend a vaccine education program and undergo regular rapid antigen testing. Employees who are not vaccinated under the policy with a valid medical exemption will not be required to attend a vaccine education program but must undergo regular rapid antigen testing.
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