Crown Prosecutor (Edmonton and Hinton /St. Paul Crown

September 30 2020
Industries Public administration
Categories Legal, Paralegal, Civil law, Litigation, Criminal, Penal, Govt., NPO, Social & Community Work
Edmonton, AB

Alberta Crown Prosecution Service (ACPS) is seeking a dynamic and experienced Crown Prosecutor (JobID 1058181) to join the office of ERRRO (Edmonton Rural & Regional Response Office) in Regional prosecutions.

Also, seeking a dynamic and competent Crown Prosecutor (JobID 1058147) to join the office of Hinton and St. Paul Crown prosecutors office in Regional prosecutions.  Please visit our website prior to the closing date, October 1, 2020 at to apply on-line. 

About Us

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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.


Alberta Crown Prosecution Service (ACPS) is seeking a dynamic, experienced, and senior Crown Prosecutor to join the office of Edmonton Rural & Regional Response Office (ERRRO). This office is located in downtown Edmonton, Alberta.

Also, seeking a dynamic and competent Crown Prosecutor (JobID 1058147) to join the office of Hinton and St. Paul Crown prosecutors office in Regional prosecutions. 

You will conduct prosecutions in several court locations including QB court cases in Edmonton, and Provincial Court in Sherwood Park, Stony Plain, St. Albert as well as Evansburg, Glenevis, Mayerthorpe, and Morinville. You will also assist the other 12 Regional Prosecution Offices in Alberta when needed as part of the Regional Response mandate of this office.

Reporting to the Chief Crown of ERRRO, you will use your strong decision making skills and work independently representing the Crown in trials, preliminary hearings as well as summary conviction appeals.

With your strong knowledge of federal and provincial statutes, your responsibilities will include all aspects of prosecution including pre-charge consultation, advice to police agencies, determining appropriate charges, and conducting trials at all levels of court. In addition, you will consult with witnesses, defence counsel, community groups and other agencies. Using your excellent verbal and written communication skills, you will also prepare written materials including legal arguments, opinions, memoranda, provide advice and assistance to community agencies, and mentor young prosecutors.

Some travel will be required.


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 2: a minimum of 4 years of criminal law experience is required.
Legal Officer 3: a minimum of 11 years criminal law experience is required.

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


Justice Legal Counsel 2: $4,391.03 to $5,600.88 bi-weekly ($114,605 to $146,182 annually)
Justice Legal Counsel 3: $5,535.55 to $6,467.12 bi-weekly ($144,477 to $168,791 annually)
Justice Legal Counsel 4: $6,337.96 to $6,970.31 bi-weekly ($165,420 to $181,925 annually)

There is one (2) permanent position available.

Location: Edmonton, Alberta and Hinton /St. Paul Crown
Hours of Work: Monday to Friday, 36.25 hours per week

This competition may be used to fill current and future vacancies at equal or lesser classifications across the Government of Alberta.
Classification and salary will be determined based on candidate's assessed related experience.

What we offer:
- Comprehensive benefits plan:
- Pension plan:
- Pension Plan:
- Leadership and mentorship programs
- Professional learning and development
- Positive workplace culture and work-life balance

Final candidates for this position will be asked to undergo a security screening. This competition may be used to fill current and future temporary or permanent vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

How to Apply

Online applications are preferred. To apply online, users will be required to have an online account:

In your resume, please include dates (including months and years) associated with all education and work experience. Also, please indicate whether your work experience is casual, part-time or full-time. For example: January 15, 2006 - June 25, 2009: Assistant (PT three 8 hrs shifts/week).

Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements. In addition to your resume, please include a cover letter briefly outlining your law experience.

As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file using the following suggested naming convention: Lastname,Firstname_JobIDXXXXXXX

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)
It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.

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

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