Lawyer - Municipal Prosecutions

  • City of Ottawa
  • Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Feb 24, 2023
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Job Description

Requisition ID: 7072
Department: Legal
Service: Prosecution Service
Employment Type: 1 Full-time Permanent
Work Hours: 35.00 /hours per week
Affiliation: CUPE 503 Inside/Outside
Salary Information: $72,759.96 - $85,137.78 annually (2023 rates of pay)
Location: 100 Constellation, Nepean
City: Ottawa, ON
Job Category: Legal Services
Application Close: 08/03/2023


Legal Services provides a comprehensive and complex range of legal services to elected officials, all City of Ottawa departments, and various boards and commissions (i.e. Ottawa Police Services Board, Ottawa Community Land Development Corporation and the Ottawa Public Library), in the areas of civil litigation, labour and employment law, prosecutions, and corporate, municipal, planning, development, environmental, and commercial law.

You are responsible for conducting prosecutions and appeals of offences under the Provincial Offences Act relating to provincial statutes, provincial regulations, and municipal by-laws and for providing general paralegal and administrative duties related thereto.


Completion of 2 year community college diploma in law enforcement, Court and Tribunal Agent Program or related field

Minimum of 5 years of experience in the relevant field

Significant and demonstrated experience prosecuting or defending municipal and provincial offences in the Ontario Court of Justice

Experience ensuring compliance with Ministry of the Attorney General standards for Provincial Offences Act prosecutions

Relevant experience in a law office or as a paralegal


  • Thorough working knowledge of the Provincial Offences Act, Highway Traffic Act, and other related provincial statutes, regulations and municipal by-laws, and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms
  • Working knowledge of function and responsibilities, processes and administration of the Provincial Offences Courts, trial and appeal procedures, rules of evidence and other applicable legislation, rules and practices
  • Working knowledge and familiarity with investigative techniques employed by enforcement agencies, including enforcement tools and technologies
  • Theory and practice of oral and written advocacy
  • Knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation, including the rights and duties of workers.
  • Working knowledge of ICON software is desirable


  • Demonstrated negotiation skills
  • Deal tactfully and effectively with judiciary, legal profession, enforcement agencies and general public
  • Manage conflict resolution and possess strong verbal, written and presentation communication skills
  • Knowledgeable, team player, ability to multi-task and process high volumes of work accurately, effective communicator, work with minimum supervision, tactful and diplomatic in high conflict situations, ability to prioritize and work to deadlines, highly organized and effective time manager.


  • Language Requirement: English oral, reading, writing
  • Police Record Check: The successful candidate will be required to complete a Criminal Records and Judicial Matters Check with the Police Services detachment in their jurisdiction to the City of Ottawa’s satisfaction.; Police record checks completed by a third-party company will not be accepted.
  • You may initially be paid 95% of your starting rate of pay, in accordance with the collective agreement.
  • Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for stipulated academic requirements.
  • Please save a copy of the job poster. Once the closing date has passed, it will no longer be available.


We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


The City of Ottawa promotes the principles of diversity and inclusion and adheres to the tenets of the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. We encourage applications from members of Indigenous, Black and other racialized communities, persons with disabilities, women and non-binary persons, persons of all ethnic origins, religions, sexual orientations, classes, gender identities and expressions.
Candidates are encouraged to self-identify as a member of one or more designated employment equity groups in the self-identification questionnaire.


The City of Ottawa provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If contacted to proceed to the selection process, please advise us if you require any accommodation.


Accessible formats and communication supports are available upon request. Please contact the HR Service Centre at 613-580-2424, extension 47411.

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