Bilingual Legal Assistant

$63,881- $71,899 plus $1,486.43 bilingual allowance (expired salary)
Employment type: 
Term up to one year
Ottawa Headquarters
Closing Date: 
Fri, 13 Dec 2019 15:30 EST
English requirements: 
French requirements: 
Search area: 
Employees of PSAC, Components, and PSAC Holdings Ltd
Members giving PSAC membership number
General public
Competition Number: 
Collective Bargaining Branch
Band 7
Purpose of position: 

Under the direction of the Director, Representation and Legal Services Branch (RLSB), the position provides comprehensive and wide-ranging administrative services, as well as legal research services to support the Legal Officers in the administration, management, preparation and representation of complex legal cases of PSAC members in various areas.


Education and Experience:

  • The position requires legal administrative knowledge and the ability associated with a successful completion of legal secretarial training, or the equivalent, normally acquired through several years of experience in providing administrative services relevant to the duties of the position.


  • Proficiency in the use of a personal computer, including the use of the MS Office suite;
  • Knowledge of applicable PSAC accounting guidelines to codify and process invoices and expense claims;
  • Good knowledge of Federal Court, Administrative Tribunals and Canadian Human Rights Commission structures and practices;
  • Understanding of trade union roles, objectives and activities;
  • Strong English and French written and oral communication skills are essential;


  • Ability to independently organize, plan and determine work priorities to meet strict deadlines, in an environment with multiple and competing priorities;
  • Strong legal research skills, the ability to provide citations and find relevant case law or to perform research various legal databases such as Quicklaw, Ministry of Justice, Law Pro, etc;
  • Ability to remain calm and courteous under pressure is required to deescalate potential confrontational situations;
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others.

Personal Suitability:

  • Understanding and commitment to trade union and equity principles:
  • High level of initiative and good judgment.

A detailed job description is available on our website: or on the attached document

The PSAC is committed to employment equity and is actively seeking to ensure a representative workforce. We encourage applications from members of equity seeking groups.