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Junior Jurilinguist (English)

Reference number: JUS18J-018496-000148
Selection process number: 2018-JUS-EA-113129
Department of Justice Canada - Public Law and Legislative Services Sector - LS - Jurilinguistic Services Unit
Ottawa (Ontario)
$92,483 to $107,258

For further information on the organization, please visit Department of Justice Canada - Public Law and Legislative Services Sector

Closing date: 23 March 2018 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.

Important messages

You must respond to the screening questions, explaining how you meet the experience criteria listed in the essential qualifications

It is not sufficient to only state that the qualification is met or to provide a listing of current or past responsibilities.

FOR EACH EXPERIENCE CRITERION, please provide concrete examples explaining how you meet it, and include the following MANDATORY information:
1 – Name of the department or organization where the experience was acquired;
2 – Title of the position occupied and duration for which you exercised the functions;
3 – Specific details of tasks, projects or accomplishments demonstrating the experience was acquired;
**Reference checks may be used to validate the experience described in your answers. Therefore, please indicate the name & contact information of one supervisor who can confirm the experience you have provided in your answer.
The resume will be used as a secondary source to validate the criteria described in the answers.

Intent of the process

The immediate need and intention is to staff four (4) term positions at Public Law and Legislative Services Sector - LS - Jurilinguistic Services Unit.

A pool of fully or partially qualified candidates may be established through this process to staff identical or similar positions at Justice Canada with various tenures in the National Capital region.

These junior jurilinguist positions may lead to indeterminate appointments at a later date.

These entry-level jurilinguist positions could lead to appointments to jurilinguists (EC-07) positions once candidates are appointed, trained and autonomous.

Positions to be filled: 4

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter in 5,000 words (maximum)

You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be appointed to the position. Other qualifications may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed. Some essential and other qualifications will be assessed through your application. It is your responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how you meet each qualification. Failing to do so could result in your application being rejected.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

Degree from a recognized university with either a specialization in a law- related field or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience in that field.

Significant experience* in providing linguistic advice in English;
Significant experience* in revising English version of texts from a linguistic perspective, for example the grammar, syntax and style;
Significant experience* in comparing the English and French versions of texts to ensure their equivalence, to identify discrepancies and to suggest appropriate revisions.

* A “significant experience” means an experience the extent and depth of which would normally be acquired by accomplishing a vast array of complex and related activities over a period of four (4) years.

Knowledge of the English language for example, its grammar, syntax and style;
Knowledge of the French language for example, its grammar, syntax and style;
Knowledge of the principal translation and revision tools.

Competencies/ Abilities:
Demonstrating integrity and respect;
Thinking things through;
Working effectively with others;
Showing initiative and being action-oriented;
Ability to communicate verbally;
Ability to work under pressure;
Ability to improve, from a linguistic perspective, the English version of complex and sensitive texts for example, their grammar, syntax and style;
Ability to compare the English and French versions of complex and sensitive texts with a view to identifying discrepancies between the two versions and suggesting appropriate corrections;
Ability to identify, analyze and solve linguistic problems.

Degree equivalency

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Bilingual - Imperative (PPC/PPC)

Information on language requirements

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Asset Qualifications:
Degree from a recognized university in a field related to the English language (e.g. translation, linguistics, literature, etc.).

Degree equivalency

Experience in drafting, translating or revising legal texts.

The Department of Justice is committed to establishing and maintaining a representative workforce. Qualified candidates who self-declare as members of a visible minority group, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and/or women may be selected for appointment to fulfill organizational needs.

Conditions of employment

Secret security clearance

Candidates must be willing, and available, to work overtime when necessary.

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.

The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.


Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Christine Landry, Senior Counsel and Manager
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