Legal Counsel

  • BC Public Service
  • Dawson Creek, British Columbia, Canada
  • Sep 08, 2019
Full time Lawyer (Public Sector) Lawyer (Other) Litigator

Job Description

Crown Counsel
Legal Counsel Level 2 / Legal Counsel Level 3

The purpose of this posting is to create an eligibility list for future permanent and/or temporary positions for the following locations: Fort Nelson, Fort St. John, Dawson Creek, Prince George, Vanderhoof, Smithers, Terrace, Prince Rupert, Quesnel, Williams Lake.

The BC Prosecution Service (BCPS) contributes to the protection of society by preparing for and conducting prosecutions diligently and fairly, and by striving to develop the most effective methods to administer justice in the Province. The BCPS prosecutes offences under the Criminal Code of Canada, the Youth Criminal Justice Act, and provincial statutes in the Provincial, Supreme and Appeal Courts of British Columbia and in the Supreme Court of Canada. The BCPS provides Crown advice to government and police on criminal law matters, and develops policies and procedures on issues relating to the prosecution of criminal justice. The Assistant Deputy Attorney General is responsible for the administration of the BCPS, which is divided into the Office of the Assistant Deputy Attorney General, Criminal Appeals & Special Prosecutions and five regions which are headed by a Regional Crown Counsel.

As Crown Counsel, you are responsible for the prosecution of offences under the Criminal Code, provincial statutes and regulations, and federal statutes from inception to conclusion, as assigned. The decision to lay charges, which charges to lay, and the conduct of proceedings in court through to their conclusion are made by Crown Counsel in accordance with BC Prosecution Service policies and the Crown Counsel Act. Crown Counsel are responsible for ensuring that witnesses, victims and families are dealt with in a considerate and courteous manner and that victims and their families are adequately prepared for court proceedings.

This position is included in the Crown Counsel Association. Under the Public Service Labour Relations Act, this position is excluded from union membership. The terms and conditions of employment for union excluded positions are outlined in the Terms and Conditions of Employment for Excluded Employees available through the following website: Terms & Conditions of Employment for Excluded Employees / Appointees.



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NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.

In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:



  • Must be a practicing member of the Law Society of British Columbia in good standing or eligible to become a practicing member of the Law Society of British Columbia within 90 days of closing of the competition

  • Legal Counsel Level 2 - Working Level (Steps 6-11): Six or more years admission to practice and related practice of law, preferably in the practice of Criminal Law.

  • Legal Counsel Level 3: Twelve years minimum admission to practice, preferably in the practice of Criminal Law.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

A criminal records review act check and enhanced security screening will be required.

Practice Area(s)

Criminal Law


12 years