Crown Legal Counsel

  • BC Public Service
  • Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada
  • Oct 12, 2021
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel) Lawyer (Public Sector)

Job Description

Crown Counsel Level 2 /Crown Counsel Level 3

An eligibility list may be established.

Become an integral part of B.C.'s legal service

The BC Prosecution Service 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 Service 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 Service provides legal 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 Service, which is divided into the Office of the Assistant Deputy Attorney General, Crown Law Division 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 certain other 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.

The BC Public Service is an award-winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please see What We Offer .

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, M├ętis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For advice and guidance on applying and/or preparing for an interview for this opportunity, we invite applicants to connect with the Indigenous Applicant Advisor Amanda by email: IndigenousApplicants@gov.bc.ca or by phone: 778-698-1336.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Erika.Sabatino@gov.bc.ca . DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS . For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

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

JOB REQUIREMENTS
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 member of the Law Society of British Columbia in good standing OR immediately eligible for call to the Bar.
  • Legal Counsel Level 2: From 6th to 11th year of call, preferably in the practice of Criminal Law and Prosecution.
  • Legal Counsel Level 3: More than 12 years of call, preferably in the practice of Criminal Law and Prosecution.

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 Record Review Act Check (CRRA) and Enhanced Security Screening will be required.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Cover Letter: YES - A cover letter is required as part of your application. Please indicate your year of call in your cover letter. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.

Resume: YES - Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Questionnaire (STANDARD): YES - You will be required to answer a standard questionnaire.