Legal Officer 1-Legal Officer 3
Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, Lethbridge / St. Paul. 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.
Alberta Justice and Solicitor General has two opportunities for lawyers to join our Regional Prosecutions team in St. Paul and Lethbridge.
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 St. Paul or Lethbridge. 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.
Salary: $3,125.11 - $6,467.12 Bi-weekly. Closing Date: August 15, 2017. Job ID #1043972
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. Experience in prosecutions and/or criminal law is preferred.
The opportunity in Lethbridge is for a Legal Officer 1-2.
The opportunity in St. Paul is for a Legal Officer 1-3.
PLEASE INDICATE IN YOUR COVER LETTER IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN A SPECIFIC LOCATION OR BOTH LOCATIONS.
INTERVIEWS WILL BE HELD AUGUST 28 OR 29 IN EDMONTON & LETHBRIDGE.
This competition may be used to fill current and future permanent and temporary vacancies at the same or lower level within the Government of Alberta. Final candidates will be asked to complete a criminal records check.
Online applications are preferred via www.jobs.alberta.ca. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of their application. Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file.
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.
If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact Jelena Saric by e-mail: (Jelena.Saric@gov.ab.ca). We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed. Only the most suitable candidate(s) will be selected from this competition.
Although this competition is closing on August 15, 2017, please continue to check jobs.alberta.ca for all career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.