Lawyer or Senior Lawyer

  • Government of New Brunswick
  • Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
  • Oct 03, 2017
Full time Lawyer (Public Sector)

Job Description

Office of the Attorney General
Public Prosecution Services
Lawyer or Senior Lawyer
Temporary Opportunity
(12 months)

The Public Prosecutions Services of the Office of the Attorney General is seeking an individual to join the Moncton Crown Prosecutors Office as a lawyer.

As a member of the Public Prosecutions team, the successful candidate will handle criminal and quasi-criminal prosecutions in all levels of Court for offences under the Criminal Code of Canada, the Youth Criminal Justice Act and Provincial Statutes. The work involves pre-trial preparation including interviewing witnesses, researching points of law and advising on the laying of criminal and quasi-criminal charges.

Essential Qualifications: law Degree; completion of Articling; and membership in good standing or eligibility for membership to the Law Society of New Brunswick.


  • Up to 8 years of membership in good standing at the bar
  • Demonstrates basic knowledge and/or some criminal trial or litigation experience in court.

Senior Lawyer

  • Minimum of 8 years of membership in good standing at the bar
  • Extensive criminal trial or litigation experience in court is required

Candidates with less than 8 years of membership in good standing at the bar will be considered as a Lawyer. Candidates with 8 years or more will be considered as a Senior Lawyer. Please state your date of admission to a Canadian Law Society.

Written and spoken competence in French and English is required for this position.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate the essential qualifications to be given further consideration. Please ensure that preferred language for assessment is identified on your resume.

Asset Qualification

Preference may be given to candidates that demonstrate:

  • Criminal prosecutions experience
  • Experience at Provincial Court, Court of Queen’s Bench and at Court of Appeal of New Brunswick

Subject to the response of this competition, candidates may be required to demonstrate on their application one or more of the asset qualifications in addition to the essential qualifications in order to be given further consideration.

Behavioral Competencies: The successful candidates will possess the following competencies: Analytical thinking, flexibility, impact and influence, and self-control & stamina.

Operational Requirements: The following are also required:

  • Travel;
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license
  • The incumbent’s main responsibilities will be in Moncton; however he/she will be covering courts in New Brunswick as required from time to time.

Salary: From $50,700 to $123,916 annually, depending on education and experience.

Applicants must apply online at by October 13th 2017 indicating competition number 17-44-12.

Office of the Attorney General
Human Resource Services
Argyle Place
P.O. Box 6000
Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1
Tel: (506) 453-2719

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and we promote a scent-reduced environment.

As per the Civil Service Act, candidates registered with the Equal Employment Opportunity Program and veterans, who demonstrate they are among the most qualified, shall be given preference at the time of appointment.

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


Practice Area(s)

Criminal law


8+ years