Court Officer 1, Supreme Court

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Justice
Job ID: 19642
Salary: $64,740 - $77,318
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Jan 22, 2021

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 indigenous values and encourages communities to assume increasing responsibilities.

Job Information

Under the direction of the Manager, Supreme Court, the Court Officer 1 provides registry services and courtroom support for criminal and civil matters to the Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories.
The position:
• Examines and returns or accepts documents for filing and/or issuing on behalf of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal in order to determine compliance with legislative requirements (e.g. Rules of the Supreme Court, numerous (approximately 25) territorial and federal Acts, Court policies, directives and procedures) so that the documents can form part of the official file within strict time constraints;
• Must become familiar with and understand the legal implications/ramifications of issuing and/or filing the documents in compliance with legislative requirements and in a timely fashion in order to avoid potential lawsuits against the Courts, Court personnel or the GNWT, and the inherent financial and possible human implications;
• Learns to interpret Rules of Court and legislation for members of the legal community, general public and other clients;
• Performs statutory functions with direct supervision;
• Must conduct oneself at all times (including outside office hours) in a manner that will not cause the administration of justice to be or be seen to be in disrepute;
• Must at all times ensure that the independence of the judiciary is upheld;
• Regular contact with public, legal community, judiciary and other clients to provide and receive information, without giving legal advice.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by: Successful completion of grade 12 with 2 years’ experience working independently in a multi-faceted office environment involving dealing with the public and meeting deadlines.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Tel (867) 767-9154 Extension 14106
Fax (867) 873-0445

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.

More Information

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

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.


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


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Transfer Assignments

Transfer Assignments may be considered.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 19642    

Closing Date: January 22, 2021 - 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $33.20 per hour (approximately $64,740.00 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.00.