Government of Alberta Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada
Apr 05, 2017Full time
Job Title: Crown Prosecutor - St. Paul & Grande Prairie Job ID: 1041550 Location: Grande Prairie;St. Paul Full/Part Time: Full-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular Scope Open competition Closing Date April 17, 2017 Classification Legal Officer 1 to Legal Officer 3 Ministry Justice and Solicitor General About Us The Alberta Crown Prosecution Service (ACPS) prosecutes persons charged with Criminal Code, Youth Criminal Justice Act, and provincial statute offences. The ACPS promotes safe communities by vigorously prosecuting cases involving serious and violent crime and working with individuals and organizations in the community to identify and implement improved and alternative approaches to the administration of criminal justice. In addition, the ACPS develops criminal law policy for the province and supports criminal law consultation with other levels of government. Role Alberta Justice and Solicitor General has two opportunities for lawyers to join our Regional Prosecutions team in St. Paul and Grande Prairie. Are you currently providing exceptional legal services that ensure fair and equitable justice? As a Crown Prosecutor you will help deliver justice through solid, fair and effective prosecutions. With your legal expertise and the power to generate confidence in our communities, we invite you to pursue a career with our Regional Prosecutions team. We offer an intellectual and legal challenge, and an opportunity to make a difference in your community. Working with the Regional Prosecutions team and representing the Crown, you will conduct criminal litigation in the Provincial Court and in the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta, in either Grande Prairie or St. Paul. In St. Paul as well as in the Provincial Court in Bonnyville, Cold Lake, Lac La Biche, Vermilion, Lloydminster and Wainwright. Applying a strong knowledge of federal and provincial statutes, you will be responsible for the prosecution of a variety of cases. This will involve determining appropriate charges, discussions with defense counsel and other stakeholders. Utilizing your exceptional verbal and written communication skills, you will prepare legal arguments and opinions as well as provide advice and assistance to peace officers and community agencies. This opportunity will constantly challenge your proven legal skills, strong decision making skills and your ability to work independently and in a team setting. Qualifications A Bachelor of Laws (LL.B)/Juris Doctor (JD), active member or eligible for full membership with the Law Society of Alberta and related legal experience. Recent experience in prosecutions and/or criminal law is preferred. The opportunity in Grande Prairie requires a minimum of 4 years related experience (LO 2-3). The opportunity in St. Paul may be filled at the junior level (LO 1-3). Salary $3,125.11 - $6,467.12 Bi-weekly Notes In addition to your resume, include a cover letter briefly outlining your criminal law experience. You may be eligible for relocation expenses up to $10,000. Candidates that work and reside in Grande Prairie may be eligible for an annual retention bonus of $6,000.00, less all lawful deductions. All candidates are required to attend the interview in person in St. Paul, Grande Prairie or Edmonton. Candidates must have a valid driver's license for travel to circuit court locations. Final candidates will be asked to undergo security screening. This competition may be used to fill future permanent, and temporary, full and part time vacancies in various locations. Classification and salary will be determined based on candidate's qualifications. It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) - http://work.alberta.ca/Immigration/international-qualifications-assessment-service.html It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application. How to Apply Online applications are preferred. If you are unable to submit an electronic version of your resume, please submit your resume, quoting the Job ID 1041550, to: Jelena Saric, Justice and Solicitor General, 9th Floor, John E Brownlee Building, 10365 - 97 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5J 3W7. Fax: (780) 644-1395 or email: Jelena.Saric@gov.ab.ca. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of the competition. Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter; resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. Please provide a valid e-mail address with your application as your interview invitation will be sent out via e-mail. Closing Statement We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed. Only the most suitable candidate(s) will be selected from this competition.