Crown Prosecutor, Legal Officer 1-4

Posting Date:
Jul 30, 2019
Alberta Justice and Solicitor General / Government of Alberta
Area of Law:
Criminal Law
Aug 09, 2019
Red Deer


Crown Prosecutor

Legal Officer 1-4


Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, Red Deer. The Government of Alberta is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported. For more information on diversity and inclusion, please visit:


This role is within the Alberta Crown Prosecution Service Division of the Ministry of Justice and Solicitor General.


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The Alberta Crown Prosecution Services Division (ACPS) has an opportunity for a Crown Prosecutor to join our Regional Prosecutions team in Red Deer.


As a Crown Prosecutor, you will 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 with stakeholders of the justice system
  • 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



Legal Officer 1 - $3,055.53 - $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: August 9, 2019. Job ID #1055262



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.


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


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:


This competition may be used to fill current and future vacancies at equal or lesser classifications across the Government of Alberta.


Hours of work: 8:15AM - 4:30PM, Monday to Friday (36.25 hours/week)


Final candidates will be required to undergo a security screening.


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If you are unable to submit an electronic version of your resume, please submit your resume, quoting the Job ID # to Rubaina Mohamedbhai Fax: (403) 355-4747 or Human Resource Services, Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, 500 Dominion Centre, 665 - 8 Street SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3K7.


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


Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements.


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


If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact Rubaina Mohamedbhai at 403-355-4899. If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.



Contact Name: Rubaina Mohamedbhai

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