Crown Prosecutor

February 4 2018
Categories Administrative - Public - Regulatory - Govt., Criminal - Penal
Red Deer, AB

Legal Officer 1 - Legal Officer 4

Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, Various Locations. 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 opportunities for lawyers to join our Regional Prosecutions team in various locations.

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 in any of these locations:

  • Slave Lake including: High Prairie, Red Earth Creek, and Wabasca/Demarais
  • Red Deer including: Coronation, Stettler and Rocky Mountain House
  • Edmonton Rural & Regional Response Office (ERRRO) including: Sherwood Park, Morinville, Glenevis, Mayerthorpe, St. Albert, Stony Plain, and Evansburg.

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. 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: Legal Officer 1: $3,056.34 - $3,936.73 bi-weekly. Legal Officer 2: $4,391.03 - $5,600.88 bi-weekly. Legal Officer 3: $5,535.55 - $6,467.12 bi-weekly. Legal Officer 4: $6,337.96 - $6,970.31 bi-weekly. Closing Date: February 2, 2018. Job ID #1046895 

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; as well record which of the locations you are interested in. If you are interested in more than one, please note which location and in the order, you prefer.

You 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 will be asked to undergo security screening.

All three locations have a least one permanent position. This competition may be used to fill future permanent and temporary vacancies in various locations.

Classification and salary will be determined based on candidate's qualifications.

Online applications are preferred via If you are unable to submit your application online, please submit your cover letter and resume, quoting the Job ID, to Katelynn Kelly at:

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.

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 February 2, 2018, please continue to check for all career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.

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