Legal Officer 1 to Legal Officer 4
Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, Edmonton. 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.
As a Crown Prosecutor you will help deliver justice through solid, fair and effective prosecutions. With your legal expertise and the power to generate confidence in our communities, we invite you to pursue a career with our Crown Prosecutions team. We offer an intellectual and legal challenge, and an opportunity to make a difference in your community.
Working with the Edmonton Prosecutions team and representing the Crown, you will conduct criminal litigation in the Provincial Court and in the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta. Applying a strong knowledge of federal and provincial statutes, you will be responsible for the prosecution of a variety of cases. This will involve determining appropriate charges, discussions with defense counsel and other stakeholders. Utilizing your exceptional verbal and written communication skills, you will prepare legal arguments and opinions as well as provide advice and assistance to peace officers and community agencies. This opportunity will constantly challenge your proven legal skills, strong decision making skills and your ability to work independently and in a team setting.
Salary: $3,125.11 to $6,970.31 bi-weekly ($81,565 - $181,952 annually). Closing Date: September 29, 2017. Job ID #1044943.
Qualifications: A Bachelor of Laws (LL.B)/Juris Doctor (JD), active member or eligible for full membership with the Law Society of Alberta and related legal experience. Experience in prosecutions and/or criminal law is preferred. In addition to your resume, include a cover letter briefly outlining your criminal law experience.
There are two temporary one year term positions available.
Final candidates will be asked to undergo security screening.
Salary will be determined based on candidate's qualifications.
This competition may be used to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies.
Online applications are preferred via www.jobs.alberta.ca.
Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. Please ensure that this document is saved using the naming convention of your last then first name (Smith,Joe_Resume). Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition.
If you are unable to apply online, please submit your cover letter and resume, quoting the Job ID#1044943, to: Jelena Saric, Alberta Justice & Solicitor General, 9th Floor, John E. Brownlee Building, 10365-97 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5J 3W7. E-Mail: Jelena.Saric@gov.ab.ca.
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) - http://eae.alberta.ca/labour-and-immigration/overview-of-immigration/international-qualifications-assessment-service.aspx It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.
If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact or e-mail: Jelena.Saric@gov.ab.ca
We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
Although this competition is closing on September 29, 2017, please continue to check jobs.alberta.ca for all career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.