Chief Crown Prosecutor

  • Government of Alberta
  • Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada
  • Dec 19, 2017
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel) Lawyer (Public Sector)

Job Description

  Scope   Open competition

  Closing Date   January 2, 2018

  Classification   Legal Officer 2 - Legal Officer 4

  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   As Chief Crown Prosecutor, you will lead and manage five (5) Crown Prosecutors in the Fort McMurray office, and conduct serious and complex criminal litigation in the Provincial Court and the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta. You will have excellent management, leadership, coaching and administrative skills. Reporting to the Executive Director and Chief Crown Prosecutor for Regional Prosecutions, you will use the skills and experience that you have acquired as a senior prosecutor or lawyer to lead the staff in the office. A high standard of professionalism and strong decision making skills, as well as the ability to work independently and in a team setting is required for this position. You will work with other Chief Crown Prosecutors in Regional Prosecutions and in the ACPS. You will also assist other prosecution offices in Alberta when needed.

With your strong knowledge of federal and provincial statutes, your office will be responsible for all aspects of prosecution including pre-charge consultation, providing advice to police agencies, determining appropriate charges, and conducting trials at all levels of court. In addition, your office will consult with witnesses, defense counsel and other agencies. Using your excellent verbal and written communication skills, you will also prepare written materials including legal arguments, opinions, memoranda and provide advice and assistance to community agencies.

Some travel will be required to Ft Chipewyan (by air).

  Qualifications   This position requires a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B)/Juris Doctor (JD), plus four (4) or more years related criminal law experience. As well as extensive management experience. Candidates must be an active member or eligible for full membership with the Law Society of Alberta. Aboriginal understanding and knowledge of Gladue issues, as well as Wiretap experience or Part VI agency status in the Criminal Code is an asset. Equivalencies will be considered.

  Salary   Legal Officer 2: 4-13 years experience; $4,522.77 - $5,600.88 bi-weekly
Legal Officer 3: 11-15+ years experience; $5,832.47 - $6,467.12 bi-weekly
Legal Officer 4: 15+ years experience; $6,337.94 - $6,970.31 bi-weekly

  Notes   In addition to your resume, include a cover letter briefly outlining your criminal law experience.

Candidates will be required to attend the interview in person in Edmonton.

You may be eligible for relocation expenses up to $10,000.

An Allowance of $478.17 per bi-weekly pay period in addition to regular earnings is provided. You may be eligible for an attraction bonus which is a one-time payment equivalent to 25% of base pay upon commencement.

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.

  How to Apply   Please apply online. If you are unable to submit an electronic version of your resume, please submit your cover letter and resume, quoting the Job ID 1046499, to Katelynn Kelly.

Justice and Solicitor General, Human Resources, 9th Floor, John E. Brownlee Building, 10365-97 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5K 2J5;
Email: Fax: (780) 644-195.

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) - It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.

  Closing Statement   If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact Katelynn Kelly, Human Resource Assistant.

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.


Practice Area(s)

Criminal law