Government of Alberta careers 2022 in Edmonton, AB – Legal Officer

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Job Information

Job Title: Barrister and Solicitor

Job Requisition ID: 19891

Ministry: Justice & Solicitor General

Location: Edmonton

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Regular & Temporary

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: Open until Suitable Candidates Found

Classification: Justice Legal Counsel 1-4

About Us

The Government of Alberta is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported.

For more information on diversity and inclusion, please visit:

Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, Legal Services Division, is responsible for providing quality legal advice to the Government of Alberta. Within the Division, the Family and Surrogate Court Litigation Team provides legal services and advice to Children’s Services, Community and Social Services, Maintenance Enforcement and the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee. FASCL also acts as the Central Authority with respect to Hague Convention matters (International Child Abduction).

FASCL Edmonton is committed to providing excellent legal services to our multiple stakeholders.


The Legal Services Division is seeking Legal Officers at the LO1-LO4 classification level to join the Family and Surrogate Court Litigation Team in Edmonton (FASCL Edmonton).

We are looking for lawyers with advocacy experience at the Provincial Court level and/or the Court of Queen’s Bench.

Key Responsibilities Include

  • Appearing in Provincial Court on child protection applications and running trials under the Child, Youth, and Family Enhancement Act;
  • Appearing in Court of Queen’s Bench on appeals of child protection matters and in Court of Queen’s Bench Chambers for family law related matters;
  • Effective management of a busy litigation caseload;
  • Routinely reviewing and assessing documents for disclosure;
  • Routinely providing advice and support to the client groups regarding child protection issues, adoptions, child support and maintenance enforcement;
  • Drafting clear, concise, and accurate legal opinions.

The ideal candidates will demonstrate some or all of the following skills:

  • Strong oral and effective written advocacy abilities;
  • Competency with civil or criminal trial procedure;
  • Negotiation and alternate dispute resolution methods;
  • Effective problem solving and interpersonal abilities;
  • Experience providing practical, client-focused verbal and written strategic and legal advice to enable decision-making;


Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) or Juris Doctor (JD). The candidates must be active members or must have immediate eligibility for full membership with the Law Society of Alberta.

For Law degrees obtained outside Canada, proof of accreditation from the National Committee on Accreditation (NCA) is required.


  • Family law experience, may include demonstrated work experience with the Alberta Family Law Act, the federal Divorce Act and the Child Support guidelines, and the Maintence Enforcement Program; the Alberta Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act and the federal legislation an Act respecting First Nation, Inuit and Métis Children, youth and familes S.C. 2019, c.24.; OR
  • Criminal prosecutions experience.

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process.

This link will assist you with understanding competencies: .

Creative Problem Solving: Ability to gather information from varied sources, analyze and interpret information to formulate reports and make decisions related to case planning.

Agility: Ability to prioritize competing workload pressures in an effective manner and contribute to the organizational goals.

Drive for Results: Sets and accomplishes goals and priorities in order to deliver outcomes consistent with departmental objectives and directives.

Building Collaborative Environment: Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with a variety of teams within the workplace, community and other Government ministries/agencies to meet client and ministry goals and objectives.

Developing Networks: Ability to interact positively, build relationships and work effectively with others.


Classification and salary will be determined based on candidate’s assessed related experience.

  • Legal Officer 1 – $3,055.53 – $3,936.73 bi-weekly ($79,749 to $102,748/year)
  • Legal Officer 2 – $4,391.03 – $5,600.88 bi-weekly ($114,605 – $146,182/year)
  • Legal Officer 3 – $5,535.55 – $6,467.12 bi-weekly ($144,477 – $168,791/year)
  • Legal Officer 4 – $6,337.96 – $6,970.31 bi-weekly ($165,420 – $181,952/year)


This competition will be ongoing as it will be used to full current and future permanent and temporary vacancies at the same or lower level within the Ministry of Justice and Solicitor General, Family and Surrogate Court Litigation Team.

In your resume, please include dates (including months and years) associated with all education and work experience. Also, please indicate whether your work experience is casual, part-time or full-time. For example: January 15, 2006 – June 25, 2009: Assistant (PT three 8 hrs shifts/week).

Candidates will be required to undergo security screening.

Links and information on what the GoA has to offer to prospective employees.

  • Working for the Alberta Public Service –
  • Pension plans:

Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) –

Management Employees Pension Plan (MEPP) –

  • Leadership and mentorship programs
  • Professional learning and development
  • Positive workplace culture and work-life balance

How To Apply

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Candidates are required to apply for a job online. Please visit to learn more about creating a candidate profile and other tips for the Government of Alberta’s online application system.

If you are not currently an employee with the Government of Alberta, the first step in applying for a job is creating your candidate profile within our online application system, click here to access the main log in page where you are able to ‘Create an account’, reset your password (‘Forgot your password’) or ‘Sign In’ should you already have an account.

Existing employees should access the Career tile in 1GX to submit their application in order to be recognized as an internal applicant.

Once you have created your candidate profile, visit the Alberta Public Service job site to apply for jobs at .

Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.

Resources For Applicants


It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) . Applicants are encouraged to include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.

Closing Statement

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates’ qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, and/or require a disability related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Hodman Ali at [email protected] .

If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.

If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.

Company: Government of Alberta

Vacancy Type: Full-time · Associate

Job Location:  Edmonton, AB

Application Deadline: N/A

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