UNDISCLOSED Toronto, ON, Canada
May 30, 2018Full time Permanent
LEGISLATIVE TRANSLATOR Organization: Ministry of the Attorney General Division: Office of the Legislative Counsel City: Toronto Job Term: 1 Permanent Job Code: 02794 - Translator 3 Salary: $1,346.18 - $1,685.13 Per Week* *Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement. Understanding the job ad - definitions Posting Status: Open Job ID: 123852 Apply Online View Job Description Consider this challenging opportunity with the Ministry of the Attorney General, Office of the Legislative Counsel, to translate Ontario bills and regulations into French. The Office of Legislative Counsel provides legislative drafting and translation services to Ministers of the Crown and Members of the Legislature for bills and to applicants for private bills, and also provides legislative drafting and translation services for regulations. What can I expect to do in this role? You will: • Translate complex statutes, bills and regulations which include legal, specialized and technical terminology • Research terms and phrases to ensure accuracy and obtain clarification from English-language drafters • Ensure uniformity of style and language by accessing similar provisions in other statutes, bills and regulations • Liaise with linguistic advisors and bilingual counsel to clarify intended legal terms and concepts, and determine appropriate words or terminology • Participate in developing and updating French legislative terminology for Ontario • Respond to inquiries and provide consultation to government officials, members of the legal profession, publishers and the public regarding legislative terminology and French language usage for Ontario statutes, bills and regulations • Maintain accurate records of time spent translating documents for invoicing and billing purposes How do I qualify? Mandatory • You are proficient in oral and written French at the superior level Technical Knowledge: • You have the appropriate French and English proficiency level to translate legislation (i.e. statutes, bills and regulations) from English to French • You are able to apply knowledge of translation practices and principles for selecting precise language, appropriate style and structure to ensure the correct interpretation of English text and that the meaning and intent of the original texts are preserved • You are able to acquire and apply knowledge of legal and technical terminology to ensure accurate translation of terms • You are proficient with computer software programs (i.e. Word, Excel and Outlook) including word-processing, database programs and Internet applications, and are familiar with computer assisted translation tools (e.g. Logiterm, MultiTrans, Fusion or Trados). Essential Skills: • You demonstrate analytical and evaluative skills to determine which existing provisions can be directly applied or adapted to current documents and ensure consistent language for all statutes, bills and regulations • You are able to research electronic terminology, style guides, and consult with legal and linguistic experts to verify meaning and intent and ensure they are maintained • You have strong oral and written communication skills to explain problematic legal terms and concepts, and ensure that accurate vocabulary, legal and technical terminology, and grammar and sentence structure are used when translating statutes, bills and regulations • You are able to prioritize assignments for each of the statutes, bills or regulations while meeting conflicting deadlines • You have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently and in a team Additional Information: Address: 1 Bilingual Permanent, 99 Wellesley St W, Toronto, Toronto Region, General Screening Requirement Compensation Group: Ontario Public Service Employees Union Understanding the job ad - definitions Schedule: 3.7 Category: Administrative and Support Services Posted on: Monday, May 28, 2018 Note: This ad is also available in French. In accordance with the Ontario Public Service Employment Screening Checks Policy, the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Please refer to the Additional Information / Address section above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position. You will be responsible for obtaining the criminal record check at your own expense and provide it, along with your written consent, to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), HR Service Delivery Division to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional screening checks as indicated in the Additional Information / Address section above that were not obtained directly by you. (Note: If a Vulnerable Sector Screening/Check is required, it must also be obtained in person at your local police service.) A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential. How to apply: 1. You must apply online. 2. Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources. 3. Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us. 4. Read the job description to make sure you understand this job. 5. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying. 6. If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please Contact Us to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives. All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment. Remember: The deadline to apply is Monday, June 11, 2018 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted. We thank you for your interest. 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