Legal Officer 1 - 4
Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, Grande Prairie. 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 has an opportunity for a lawyer to join our Regional Prosecutions team in Grande Prairie, Alberta.
Are you currently providing exceptional legal services that ensure fair and equitable justice? 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 Regional Prosecutions team. We offer an intellectual and legal challenge, and an opportunity to make a difference in your community.
Working with the Regional 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 in Grande Prairie. 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.
Legal Officer 1 (0 to 4 years experience): $3,125.11 - $3,936.73 bi-weekly
Legal Officer 2 (4 to 13 years experience): $4,522.77 - $5,600.88 bi-weekly
Legal Officer 3 (11 to 15+ years experience): $5,832.47 - $6,467.12 bi-weekly
Legal Officer 4 (15+ years experience): $6,337.94 - $6,970.31 bi-weekly
Classification and salary will be determined based on candidate's qualifications.
Closing Date: April 20, 2018. Job ID #1048133
Qualifications: A Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)/Juris Doctor (JD), active member or eligible for full membership with the Law Society of Alberta plus related legal experience. Current experience in prosecutions and/or criminal law is preferred.
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 either Grande Prairie or Edmonton.
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.
Employees located in the 55th to 57th parallel are eligible for the 55th to 57th Parallel Retention Allowance. For more information visit: http://www.psc.alberta.ca/Practitioners/?file=directives/pay/premium-pay&cf=5#parallel
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:
Please submit your application online. As only one file can be uploaded to your online application, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file.
If you are unable to submit your application online, you may submit your application, quoting the Job ID, to Megan Markowich, Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, by email at ***************@***.ab; or by fax at 780-644-1395.
Please provide a valid email address with your application as interview invitations are most often sent out via email.
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.
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 April 20, 2018, please continue to check jobs.alberta.ca for all career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.