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Administrative Clerk - job post

Public Prosecution Service of Canada
4.1 out of 5
Yellowknife, NT
$55,543–$60,130 a year
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Yellowknife, NT

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Full job description

Public Prosecution Service of Canada - Northwest Territories Regional Office
Yellowknife (Northwest Territories)
$55,543 to $60,130 (Plus Northern Allowance)

For further information on the organization, please visit Public Prosecution Service of Canada

Rates of Pay

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Closing date: 20 December 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing within a 500 kilometre radius of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories and employees of the Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC) whose substantive positions are located in Whitehorse (Yukon), in Yellowknife (Northwest Territories) or in Iqaluit (Nunavut).

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Important messages

The Federal Public Service is stronger and most effective when we reflect the diversity of the Canadian population we serve. PPSC is dedicated to building and promoting a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce, representative of Canadian society where everyone feels they belong. All candidates in the area of selection who believe they are qualified are encouraged to apply, including Black, other racialized and Indigenous peoples, women, persons with disabilities and persons of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.

Set yourself up for success! As the objective of this process is to assess qualifications needed for the position(s) to be staffed, let us know if you have a functional limitation or disability, which may affect your participation. For example, you may contact us if you need assistance in completing and submitting your application. Should you proceed to a future assessment stage, such as an exam or interview, we will send you an e-mail with additional information and you can determine if you may require an accommodation at that time (such as a different test format, an adaptive technology, or additional time). Assessment accommodations are designed to remove the obstacles without altering the criteria being assessed so that candidates with functional limitations can fully demonstrate their abilities.

If you require an accommodation during any phase of this assessment process, please use the Contact information below to request accommodation. All information received in relation to your accommodation will be kept confidential and your right to privacy will be protected.

If you are unable to submit your application before the closing date, please do not hesitate to contact Kathleen Gauthier by email at

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.


Administrative Clerks are responsible for opening files for court proceedings. They are also responsible for pulling, locating, and preparing files for court; as well as liaising with various stakeholders for information.

Work environment

The Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC) is responsible for the prosecutions throughout the North West Territories. Travel to other municipalities may be required.

The NWTRO prosecutes Criminal Code offences, in addition to offences under other federal statutes typically prosecuted by the PPSC.

Yellowknife sits on the shore of Great Slave Lake, the tenth largest lake in the world. There are many attractions, seasonal festivities and plenty of activities to take part in year round for everybody to enjoy.

Additional benefits:

1) Northern Allowance - in addition to your base salary to offset the costs of living in Yellowknife.
2) Relocation assistance.
3) Vacation Travel Assistance - paid travel outside the territory once a year. The amount allocated varies.
4) Room for growth in our organization.
5) Training opportunities.

Intent of the process

The immediate need is to staff one (1) position on an indeterminate basis (permanent) or one (1) position for a one (1) year period.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

  • Successful completion of two years of secondary school or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Degree equivalency

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

Asset Qualifications:

These qualifications are not essential to perform the work, but would benefit the organization or enhance the work to be performed currently or in the future.

  • Experience working in a Northern environment.
  • Experience working in a legal environment.
  • Experience maintaining a tracking or follow-up system.
  • Experience in preparing financial documents.
  • Experience working in a cross-cultural environment, particularly in Indigenous communities.
Organizational Needs:
  • The organization is committed to establishing and maintaining a representative workforce. Qualified applicants who self-declare as members of a visible minority group, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and/or women may be selected for appointment to fulfill organizational needs.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

English essential

Information on language requirements

  • Thinking things through (reasoning and judgement)
  • Working effectively with others
  • Showing initiative and being action-oriented
  • Demonstrating integrity and respect
  • Communication (written and oral)

Conditions of employment

Conditions of Employment:
  • Security clearance: Reliability, Enhanced Reliability, or Secret
  • Medical clearance

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

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

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