New job Crown Prosecutor in Alberta

Crown Prosecutor

Company : Government of Alberta
Salary : $79,749 - $102,748 a year
Location : Alberta

Full Description

Job Information


Job Requisition ID: 14698

Ministry: Justice and Solicitor General

Location: Wetaskiwin

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Ongoing

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: September 20, 2021

Classification: Legal Officer 1-Legal Officer 3

About Us


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.


Role

The Alberta Crown Prosecution Services Division (ACPS) has two opportunities for Crown Prosecutors to join our Regional Prosecutions team here in Alberta. These positions are available in the Regional Prosecutions Office in Wetaskiwin, Alberta.


As a Crown Prosecutor, you will demonstrate the ability to help deliver justice through fearless, fair and effective prosecutions. The daily responsibilities of Crown Prosecutors encompass a multitude of duties, such as: bail, charge screening, early case resolution, alternative measures, whether to proceed to trial or discontinue a prosecution, conduct of all prosecutions, entering a stay of proceedings, withdrawing charges, plea resolution, provision of disclosure, electing to proceed summarily or by indictment, taking a position on sentence, drafting legal opinions/briefings, dealing with victims, witnesses and police, and launching appeals.


Specific accountabilities of the position include:


  • The public interest is served and a just result is obtained
  • The Court is provided with evidence and legal argument that is fair, accurate and complete
  • Assigned prosecutions of all serious and complex cases are conducted in a highly competent manner
  • Working with victims of crimes and their families
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate the following:
  • Drafting legal opinions/briefings and court documents professionally and appropriately
  • Working effectively to build collaborative environments with stakeholders of the justice system
  • Problem solving and adapting approach as required to achieve intended outcomes
  • Independent decision making
  • Prioritizing actions/cases effectively to respond to numerous challenges and demands
  • Analyzing situations fully to make informed decisions

Qualifications

A Bachelor of Laws (LLB) or Juris Doctor (JD), and active membership or immediate eligibility for membership with the Law Society of Alberta is required.



  • Legal Officer 1: 0 - 4 years legal experience is required.
  • Legal Officer 2: a minimum of 4 years legal experience is required.
  • Legal Officer 3: a minimum of 11 years legal experience is required.


Experience with criminal law is considered an asset.



For Law degrees obtained outside Canada, proof of accreditation from the National Committee on Accreditation (NCA) is required.

A valid Alberta Motor Vehicle Operators License is a requirement. Travel within the province is required

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process.

The link below will assist you with understanding competencies:


  • Agility - Must be able to anticipate, assess, and readily adapt to changing priorities, maintain resilience, and work effectively in changing environments

  • Drive for Results - Sets goals and prioritizes work to accomplish them. Follows through on duties and tasks and reports on progress.

  • Develop Self and Others – Desire to invest in the development of the long-term capability of self and others

  • Build Collaborative Environments - Leads and contributes to the conditions and environments that allow people to work collaboratively and productively to achieve outcomes.

  • Develop Networks – Proactively builds networks, connects and build trust in relationships with different stakeholders

  • Systems Thinking – Understands how work contributes to the achievement of departmental goals. Anticipates changes in own area based on activities in other areas.

  • Creative Problem Solving – Have the ability to assess options and implications in new ways to achieve outcomes and solutions.

Salary

Legal Officer 1 - $3,055.53 - $3,936.73 bi-weekly ($79,749 to $102,748/year)



Legal Officer 2 - $4,391.03 - $5,600.88 bi-weekly ($114,605 - $146,182/year)



Legal Officer 3 - $5,535.55 - $6,467.12 bi-weekly ($144,477 - $168,791/year)



Legal Officer 4 - $6,337.96 - $6,970.31 bi-weekly ($165,420 - $181,925/year)


Classification and salary will be determined based on candidate's assessed related experience.

Notes

There are two (2) opportunities available with the Wetaskiwin Office.



The Hours of Work are 36.25 hours per week, Monday to Friday.


The Alberta Public Service is a great place to work!



What we offer:

  • Comprehensive benefits plan:
  • Pension plan:
  • Professional learning and development
  • Positive workplace culture and work-life balance
  • Accessible career consulting services


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.


Links and information on what the GoA has to offer to prospective employees.

  • Working for the Alberta Public Service –
  • Pension plans:
  • Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) –
  • Management Employees Pension Plan (MEPP) –
  • Leadership and mentorship programs
  • Professional learning and development
  • Positive workplace culture and work-life balance

How To Apply


Please DO NOT email your application as you are required to apply online.


If you are not currently an employee with the Government of Alberta, the first step in applying for a job is creating your candidate profile within our online application system,


Existing employees should access the Career tile in 1GX to submit their application in order to be recognized as an internal applicant.


Once you have created your candidate profile, visit the Alberta Public Service job site to apply for jobs at


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.


Resources for applicants:

It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)

Closing Statement

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.


We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.


If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, and/or require a disability related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Eunice Mingollo at eunice.mingollo@gov.ab.ca



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