Bilingual Court Officer 1, Supreme Court

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Closing date: Feb 23, 2018

Location: Yellowknife

Department: JUS Court Registries and Ops

Job Code: 15143

Salary: $60,762 - $72,540

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Department Information

The mandate of the Department of Justice is to administer justice, including policing, community justice, victims services and corrections in the Northwest Territories. This mandate will be carried out in a manner which respects community and aboriginal values and encourages communities to assume increasing responsibilities.



Job Information


  • Examines and returns or accepts documents for filing and/or issuing on behalf of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal in order to determine compliance with legislative requirements (i.e. Rules of the Supreme Court, numerous (approximately 25) territorial and federal Acts, Court policies and procedures) so that the documents can form part of the official file within strict time constraints;
  • Must become familiar with and understand the legal implications/ramifications of issuing and/or filing the documents in compliance with legislative requirements and in a timely fashion in order to avoid potential lawsuits against the Courts, Court personnel or the GNWT and the inherent financial and possible human implications;
  • Learns to interpret Rules of Court and legislation for members of the legal community, general public and other clients;
  • Performs statutory functions with direct supervision;
  • Must conduct oneself at all times (including outside office hours) in a manner that will not cause the administration of justice to be or be seen to be in disrepute;
  • Must at all times ensure that the independence of the judiciary is upheld;
  • Regular contact with public, legal community, judiciary and other clients to provide and receive information, without giving legal advice;
  • Holds the following statutory appointments:
    • Deputy Clerk of the Supreme Court
    • Deputy Sheriff
  • Approximately 850 cases commenced annually;
  • Courts travel to virtually all communities in the Northwest Territories;
  • Each court sitting may include a variety of hearing types with differing processes and forms; Maintains continuity of exhibits.



Successful completion of grade 12 with 2-3 year’s experience working independently in a multi-­ faceted office environment involving dealing with the public and meeting deadlines.

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Transfer Assignments

Transfer Assignments may be considered.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.


Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $31.16 per hour to $37.20 per hour (approximately $60 762- $72 540) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3450


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.


Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.


Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.


Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.


Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID #15143       

Closing Date: February 23rd 2018 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time




GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Management and Recruitment Services
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Yellowknife Centre 5th Floor  
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Fax: (867) 873-0445


This job opening requires candidate to be fluent both orally and written in both English and French