Chief Crown Prosecutor
Legal Officer 3-4
Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, St. Paul. The Government of Alberta is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported. For more information on diversity and inclusion, please visit: https://www.alberta.ca/diversity-inclusion-policy.aspx
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.
Alberta Justice and Solicitor General is seeking a dynamic senior lawyer to lead our St. Paul Regional Crown Prosecution Office.
As Chief Crown Prosecutor, you will lead and manage the office and conduct serious and complex criminal litigation in the Provincial Court and the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta in St. Paul. 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 these positions. 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.
Salary: Legal Officer 3: $5,832.47 - $6,467.12 bi-weekly. Legal Officer 4: $6,337.94 - $6,970.31 bi-weekly. Closing Date: October 26, 2018. Job ID #1051474
Qualifications: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B)/Juris Doctor (JD), plus a minimum of 12 years of experience as a criminal Lawyer (4 years being as a Crown Prosecutor).
Candidates must be an active member or eligible for full membership with the Law Society of Alberta.
Equivalencies will be considered.
Classification and salary will be determined based on candidate's qualifications.
In addition to your resume, please include a cover letter briefly outlining your criminal law experience.
Candidates invited to interview must be available to attend the interview in person in Edmonton, AB.
Successful candidate may be eligible for relocation expenses up to $10,000.
Candidates must have a valid driver's license for travel to circuit court locations.
Final candidates for this position will be asked to undergo security screening.
This competition may be used to fill future permanent, temporary, full-time and part-time vacancies in various locations.
What we offer:
• Comprehensive benefits plan: http://www.psc.alberta.ca/employees/doclist7.cfm
• Pension plan: http://www.pspp.ca/
• Leadership and mentorship programs
• Professional learning and development
• Positive workplace culture and work-life balance
Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.
Online applications are preferred. Please visit https://www.jobs.alberta.ca to apply online. If you apply online, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted as ONE file and that you include the Job ID #. Please ensure that this document is saved using the naming convention of your lastname, then firstname (Smith,Joe_Resume) and that the document name is no more than 60 characters in length. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition.
Please do not submit multiple applications.
Your valid email address and the Job ID# must be included with your application. Please note that interview invitations will be sent out by email.
If you are unable to apply online, please contact Brenda Hoang at (780) 643-9231 or submit your cover letter and resume, quoting the Job ID # to Brenda Hoang by Email: Brenda.Hoang@gov.ab.ca; Fax #: (780) 644-1395.; or by mail to Brenda Hoang, Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, Human Resources, 9th Floor, John E. Brownlee Building, 10365-97 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3W7.
For individuals who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada, we recommend that they obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) and include their IQAS assessment certificate as part of their resume. http://www.alberta.ca/iqas.aspx
We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed. Only the most suitable candidate(s) will be selected from this competition.
Although this competition is closing on October 26, 2018, please continue to check jobs.alberta.ca for all career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.