Administrative Assistant (ASL4)

Administrative Assistant (ASL4)
Office of the Attorney General
Department of Justice and Public Safety
Public Prosecutions
Fredericton, NB
Open competition

Who we are

The work we do has a positive impact on our communities and helps improve the everyday lives of New Brunswickers. Together, we are over 45,000 New Brunswickers who are passionate problem-solvers, who make a difference and are proud to call New Brunswick home.

The Public Prosecutions Service Branch of the Office of the Attorney General, Department of Justice and Public Safety is seeking an individual to join the Fredericton Crown Prosecutors Office as a Legal Administrative Assistant.

What you will do

As a member of the Public Prosecutions Service team, the successful candidate will be responsible to provide legal administrative support to Crown Prosecutors and reception services. The successful candidate will be responsible for reception; responding to inquiries; managing all aspects of the in-house file management system including filing, data-entry and archiving; providing files for disclosure and tracking of same; preparing legal documents and submissions for all levels of court as required; maintaining office equipment; as well as other related duties as may be assigned. Work will involve face to face and telephone communication with lawyers, police, witnesses, victims, accused persons and government agencies.

Work environment

  • Fredericton Justice Building, 427 Queen Street, Fredericton, NB
  • Standard hours of work: Monday - Friday, 8:15-4:30 
  • The incumbent's main responsibilities will be in Fredericton; however, he/she may be asked to cover other regional offices in New Brunswick as required from time to time
  • We promote a scent-reduced environment.

Who you are

The successful candidate should possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, be detailed oriented and be able to work in a fast-paced environment.

Your attitude, skills and interests are just as important as your area of study. We are looking for diverse backgrounds that bring a combination of the following:

Behavioral Competencies:

The successful candidate will possess the following behavioral competencies:

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

Need to have

  • High School diploma or GED supplemented by the successful completion of a one (1) year related post-secondary education with a minimum of 5 years of related work experience is also required, of which some must be in a legal setting OR a high school diploma or GED; and a minimum of six (6) years related work experience, of which some must be in a legal setting.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.

Written and spoken competence in English and French is required. Please state your language capability. Please ensure that preferred language for assessment is identified on your resume.

PLEASE NOTE As of Sept 7, 2021, any candidate not currently employed in the New Brunswick Public Service will need to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 (or a valid medical certificate exempting them from the vaccine) in order to receive a job offer.

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.

Nice to Have

  • A minimum of one (1) year in the criminal legal field such as filing documents in all levels of court, formatting legal documents and applying Rules of Court
  • Post-secondary certification as a legal assistant

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 to be given further consideration.


$1,644 to $1,997 biweekly, depending on education and experience

What can GNB offer you?

  • Comprehensive benefits package and the Public Service Shared Risk Pension Plan.
  • Opportunities for career growth, professional development and training. 
  • Free access to Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) and services.
  • 1.25 days/month of paid vacation. 
  • (additional benefits based on collective agreement)

How to apply

We encourage applicants to apply on-line at, by mail at the following address or by email at by September 20, 2021, indicating competition number R78-2021-22-739. This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same level.

Department of Justice and Public Safety
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. 

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities in which we live and serve. We encourage and support applications from Aboriginals, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minority groups. Candidates registered with the Equal Employment Opportunity Program and veterans, who are among the most qualified, will be given preference at the time of selection.

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