Legal Officer 1-4 (2 Positions) Regular / Full-time
Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, Peace River. 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: https://www.alberta.ca/diversity-inclusion-policy.aspx
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 Crown Prosecution Service (ACPS) has an opportunity for a lawyer to join our Regional Prosecutions team in Peace River, Alberta. We are looking to fill 2 positions.
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 Peace River. We offer an intellectual and legal challenge, and an opportunity to make a difference in the community.
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.
Travel will be required.
Legal Officer 1: $3,125.11 - $3,936.73 bi-weekly
Legal Officer 2: $4,522.77 - $5,600.88 bi-weekly
Legal Officer 3: $5,832.47 - $6,467.12 bi-weekly
Legal Officer 4: $6,337.94 - $6,970.31 bi-weekly
Closing Date: February 18, 2019. Job ID #1053332
Qualifications: A Bachelor of Laws (LL.B)/Juris Doctor (JD), active member or eligible for full membership with the Law Society of Alberta. Prosecution experience is an asset. Knowledge of the Criminal Justice System is preferred. A valid Alberta Motor Vehicle Operators License is a pre-requisite. Some travel is required.
Classification and salary will be determined based on candidate's qualifications.
In addition to your resume, please include a cover letter briefly outlining your criminal law experience.
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.
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.
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Please apply online via www.jobs.alberta.ca as applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition.
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 followed by the seven-digit Job Opening ID number (Smith,Joe_XXXXXXX).
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://work.alberta.ca/iqas It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.
If you are unable to submit your application online, you may submit your application, quoting the Job ID, to Kateryna Sheliuk, Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, by email at Kateryna.Sheliuk@gov.ab.ca; or by fax at 780-644-1395.
Please provide a valid email address with your application as interview invitations are sent out via email.
We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed. Only the most suitable candidate(s) will be selected from this competition.