Crown Attorney

  • Government of Manitoba
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Apr 24, 2020
Full time Lawyer (Private Practice) Lawyer (In House Counsel) Lawyer (Public Sector) Lawyer (Other) Litigator

Job Description

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

This is a preference competition. All applicants are encouraged to apply, however first consideration for this competition will be given to Indigenous people. Applicants are requested to self-declare at the time of application.

An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect for 12 months.

Manitoba Prosecution Service is responsible for prosecuting most offences in Manitoba. These offenses are identified in provincial statutes, the federal Criminal Code of Canada and The Youth Criminal Justice Act. Manitoba Prosecution Service offers an attractive benefits package and a defined pension plan and provides opportunities for development.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Eligible for membership or membership (in good standing) with the Law Society of Manitoba
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Search, Adult Abuse Registry Check & Child Abuse Registry Check
  • Enhanced Security Screening
  • Evening and weekend work as required
  • Ability to travel by road, air & small watercraft, including overnight stays and must have a valid Class 5 Manitoba Driver's License

Qualifications:
Essential:

  • Litigation experience in the practice of criminal law including experience reviewing files for bail and disposition
  • Superior verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Superior written communication skills
  • Superior interpersonal skills with an understanding of establishing and maintaining effective and professional working relationships
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Effective case management and time management skills
  • Ability to adapt, learn and grow through challenge, pressure or adversity (resilience)
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and work under pressure to meet workload demands and deadlines
  • Ability to work independently including determining reasonable positions, reviewing, meeting and potentially resolving cases
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Experience and proficiency with computer software packages including legal research applications, MS Word and Outlook, PRISM or equivalents


Desired:
Prosecutions experience

 

Duties:
As a Crown Attorney, you will provide prosecutorial service regarding matters arising under the Criminal Code of Canada and provincial statutes, in the provincial and superior courts. Other duties involve giving legal opinions, reviewing police reports and instructing police with respect to charges and investigations. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in community and other legal education in the areas of criminal law and procedures on behalf of Manitoba Prosecution Service.

Duties include conducting an early review of custody files. The hours are anticipated to be from 4 pm-11 pm weeknights, alternating with a 12 hour (11.25 plus lunch) shift on weekends which may include some regular days to complete the workweek. The weekend work includes meeting with a Legal Aid Duty Counsel prior to the Bail Court docket on Saturday and Sunday to discuss potential release plans or resolutions. This will include matters that have been adjourned from Friday without appearing on a bail docket.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 36088 Service Centre 1 Human Resource Services 1130-405 Broadway Winnipeg, MB , R3C 3L6 Phone: 204-945-3204 Fax: 204-948-7373 Email: govjobs@gov.mb.ca

 

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions may be grieved and appealed. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor's representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Practice Area(s)

Criminal Law