Court Stenographer

Department of Justice and Office of the Attorney General
Court Stenographer
Open Competition

The Department of Justice and Office of the Attorney General is seeking an individual to join the Court Services Branch as a Court Stenographer working in Edmundston.

As a member of the Court Services team, the successful candidate will be responsible to provide a variety of court related services. The successful candidate will be responsible for attending court and recording evidence, transcribing of evidence from recorded compact discs, entering computer data, preparing legal documents, receptionist duties, client service, providing support to the judiciary, and any other related duties as assigned by the supervisor. The ability to multi-task and work well under pressure is required for this position. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite is also required.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma or GED; one year related post-secondary diploma in office administration; and a minimum of three years related administrative and/or legal work experience. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered.

Written and spoken competence in English and French is required. Please state your language capability.

The ability to transcribe from recorded compact discs is also required. As such, you will be required to undergo the Department's court transcription tests in English and French.

Candidates must demonstrate on their applications how they have acquired the education and experience for this position. Your résumé should be in chronological order specifying education and employment in months and years including part-time and full-time employment. Applicants must clearly demonstrate the essential qualifications to be given further consideration. Please ensure that preferred language for assessment is identified on your resume.

ASSET QUALIFICATIONS: Preference may be given to candidates that demonstrate completion of a post-secondary program in the legal secretary or transcription field. Subject to the response to this competition, candidates may be required to demonstrate the asset qualification on their application in addition to the essential qualifications in order to be given further consideration.


  • Working on weekends on a rotational basis for weekend remand court
  • Working past the normal work hours on occasion, and
  • Occasional travel within the region when required

BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES: The successful candidate will possess the following behavioural competencies:

  • Concern for order,
  • Effective interactive communication,
  • Flexibility,
  • Initiative,
  • Self-control and stamina,
  • Teamwork and cooperation.

Salary: from $44,859.10 to $53,565.72 annually, depending on education and experience.

We encourage applicants to apply on-line at or by mail at the following address by February 21, 2020 indicating competition number R44-2019 20-1538. This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same level.

Department of Justice and Office of the Attorney General
Human Resource Services
Marysville Place
20 McGloin St., 3rd Floor
P.O. Box 6000
Fredericton, NB E3A 5T8
Tel: (506) 453-2719

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

As per the Civil Service Act, candidates registered with the Equal Employment Opportunity Program and veterans, who demonstrate they are among the most qualified, shall be given preference at the time of appointment.

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