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February 18, 2014
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Justice and Solicitor General
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 have opportunities for two lawyers to join our Regional Prosecutions team in St. Paul, 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 Criminal Justice 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 St. Paul as well as in the Provincial Court in Bonnyville, Cold Lake, Lac La Biche, Vermilion, Lloydminster and Wainwright. 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.
A Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), active member or eligible for full membership with the Law Society of Alberta and some related legal experience. Experience in prosecutions and/or criminal law is preferred.
$2,929.70 to $6,200.79 biweekly ($76,465 - $161,840 annually)
In addition to your resume, include a cover letter briefly outlining your criminal law experience.
There is one permanent position and one temporary position for one year.
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.
This competition may be used to fill future permanent, and temporary, full and part time vacancies.
Classification and salary will be determined based on candidate's qualifications.
How to Apply
Online applications are preferred. If you are unable to submit an electronic version of your resume, please submit your resume, quoting the Job ID, to: Cheryl Stone, Justice and Solicitor General, 2nd Floor, 108 Street Building, 9942 - 108 Street NW, Edmonton, AB, T5K 2J5. Fax: (780) 643-9425. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of their application. 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 provide a valid e-mail address with your application as your interview invitation will be sent out via e-mail.
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.
If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact Cheryl Stone at (780) 427-0272 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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