Supervisor, Municipal Prosecutions (Legal)

  • City of Hamilton
  • Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • Sep 29, 2017
Full time Lawyer (Other)

Job Description


UNION/NON-UNION: Non Union Mgmt Professional

HOURS Of WORK: 35.00 per week

SALARY/HOUR:  $46.605 - $54.507 per hour
*Note:  See appropriate Collective Agreement or the Non Union Salary Range for details.

STATUS/LENGTH: Permanent Full-Time

Job Description ID #:  2147



Reporting to the Assistant City Solicitor and Manager, Legal Services. Supervises and coordinates the work of provincial offences and municipal prosecutions staff. Acts as a liaison between the Court, judiciary, Crown Attorneys, defence lawyers, police forces and members of the public. Provides a wide range of legal services including the prosecution of cases before the Ontario Court of Justice for offences under provincial statutes and municipal by-laws, Contraventions Act (Canada) and appeals under the Provincial Offences Act.



Considerable experience in the field of provincial or municipal prosecutions at a supervisory level. Graduate of Prosecution/Law and Security / Police Foundations/Municipal Law Enforcement/Public Investigation or other related Post-Secondary Education  Diploma or Degree, or a combination of related  education and experience.


Law Society Licence Holder or capability of being licenced an asset. Knowledge of Law Society Rules of Professional Conduct.


Ability to support and maintain an effective prosecutions team relying on: thorough knowledge of relevant provincial statutes and relevant case law, including municipal by-laws relative to prosecutions and appeals including the relevant sections of the Canadian Constitution 1981 and Charter of Rights and Freedoms in order to provide advice and present legal arguments. Thorough knowledge of the theory and practice of advocacy and prosecution work.  Extensive knowledge of current law and its application to provincial and municipal offences. Demonstrated record of decision-making and problem-solving skills dealing with challenging situations including conflict resolution.


Excellent communication skills combined with tact, persuasiveness and integrity in order to effectively deal with counsel, public, judiciary, police, court and prosecution staff including presenting oral and written legal arguments in court, making presentations and preparation of court documents.  Ability to deal effectively with elected officials, representatives of other levels of government, senior management, peers, staff and the general public.

Organizational skills required to manage daily workload, training, set priorities, meet deadlines and ensure efficient, timely service. Experience in a computerized environment.  Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel) and ICON (Integrated Court Offences Network). Working knowledge fo CAMS an asset.


Demonstrated ability to challenge, lead and motivate others to excel in an environment that fosters innovative approaches to problem-resolution. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, time management, negotiation, report writing and presentation skills, including oral and written communications skills.


Demonstrated supervisory experience in an administrative or similar operations environment with ability to train and supervise prosecutors and support staff.   Must possess and demonstrate key supervisory attributes including effective leadership, coaching, team building, interpersonal, communication, presentation, confidentiality, organizational, project management, conflict resolution and time management skills as well as a commitment to promote and support team accomplishments within the Division.

Working knowledge of budget process and budget control.


Be advised that Human Resources frequently audits resumes of internal/external applicants to ensure/validate information provided is consistent and trustworthy. Falsification of information provided at any time throughout the recruitment process may be grounds for disqualification, and for internal applicants, subject to discipline up to and including termination.


The City is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. Consistent with our Values and Corporate Culture Pillars, the City of Hamilton is committed to providing equitable treatment to all with respect to barrier-free employment and accommodation without discrimination. The City will provide accommodation for applicants in all aspects of the hiring process, up to the point of undue hardship.  If you have an accommodation need, please contact Human Resources as soon as possible to make appropriate arrangements. 

We invite you to visit the departmental webpage to obtain further information on the culture and business of this department.

The incumbent shall comply with all Health and Safety Policies and Practices for this position and the workplace.

It is the responsibility of the applicants to ensure that their application reaches Human Resources by the closing date or they may not be considered. It is also the responsibility of applicants to supply qualifications, licences and related experience relevant to the qualifications outlined above for this competition as directed. On the basis of the criteria set out above, this posting is open to all applicants

The statements made by me are true, complete and correct to the best of my knowledge.  I understand that any falsification of statements, misrepresentations, deliberate omission or concealment of information may be considered just cause for discipline, up to and including termination for internal applicants and disqualification for external applicants.

Practice Area(s)

Municipal Prosecutions