Court Worker

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Closing date: Jan 18, 2019

Location: Norman Wells

Department: JUS Legal Aid Commission

Job Code: 16376

Salary: $69,342 - $80,691

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

The position is located in Norman Wells and reports to the Court Worker Supervisor of the Legal Aid Commission. The position is responsible for providing assistance and advice to people in conflict with the law or requiring assistance in matters relating to the law in the Sahtu Region. Court workers directly impact the outcome of legal processes within the Northwest Territories. Correct information and understanding of legal issues and processes is required for the appropriate carriage of justice, and the maintenance of public confidence in the administration of Justice in the Northwest Territories.


• Knowledge of relevant legislation, criminal and civil procedure, and policies related to the provision of legal services to individuals and communities.
• Ability to maintain good relations with community services such as Band Councils, RCMP, Probation Services and Social Services.
• Ability to work effectively in a cross-cultural environment.
• Strong theoretical understanding of human behaviour and strong interpersonal skills.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Proven case management ability and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
• Strong problem solving and time management skills.
• Strong organizational skills, computer skills and research skills.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

The completion of a high school diploma and training/course work offered through various colleges in justice or criminology or through on the job training offered by the Legal Aid Commission.

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Driver's License Requirement

A mandatory requirement for this position is a valid Class 5 Driver's License.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

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 ID16376  Closing Date: January 18, 2019 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Sahtu HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
#2 McKenzie Drive
Box 360 
Ph. (867) 587-7150
Fax (867) 587-2173

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $34.67 per hour (approximately $67,606.50 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance.


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


The incumbent in this position will be required to travel by vehicle or small plane to communities outside of Norman Wells during all seasons.