Alberta Justice and Solicitor General

Seeking a Chief Crown Prosecutor & Crown Prosecutor

Seeking a Chief Crown Prosecutor & Crown Prosecutor

Chief Crown Prosecutor & Crown Prosecutor

Chief Crown Prosecutor Legal Officer 3-4

Crown Prosecutor Legal Officer 1-4

Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, St. Paul. 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.

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Alberta Justice and Solicitor General is seeking a dynamic senior lawyer to lead our St. Paul Regional Crown Prosecution Office as Chief Crown Prosecutor, as well as Crown Prosecutors.

As Chief Crown Prosecutor, you will lead and manage the office and conduct serious and complex criminal litigation in the Provincial Court and the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta in St. Paul. You will have excellent management, leadership, coaching and administrative skills. Reporting to the Executive Director and Chief Crown Prosecutor for Regional Prosecutions, you will use the skills and experience that you have acquired as a senior prosecutor or lawyer to lead the staff in the office. A high standard of professionalism and strong decision-making skills, as well as the ability to work independently and in a team setting is required for these positions. You will work with other Chief Crown Prosecutors in Regional Prosecutions and in the ACPS. You will also assist other prosecution offices in Alberta when needed.

With your strong knowledge of federal and provincial statutes, your office will be

responsible for all aspects of prosecution including pre-charge consultation, providing advice to police agencies, determining appropriate charges, and conducting trials at all levels of court. In addition, your office will consult with witnesses, defense counsel and other agencies. Using your excellent verbal and written communication skills, you will also prepare written materials including legal arguments, opinions, memoranda and provide advice and assistance to community agencies.

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 Crown Prosecutions team. We offer an intellectual and legal challenge, and an opportunity to make a difference in your community.

Some travel will be required for both positions.



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: August 20, 2018. Job ID #1050242



Chief Crown Prosecutor:

  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B)/Juris Doctor (JD), plus a minimum of four (4) years related criminal law experience.
  • Extensive management experience is also required.
  • Candidates must be an active member or eligible for full membership with the Law Society of Alberta.
  • Wiretap experience or Part VI agency status in the Criminal Code is an asset.
  • Equivalencies will be considered.


Crown Prosecutor:

  • A Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) or 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.


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 and which position you are interested in.

Candidates invited to interview must be available to attend the interview in person in Edmonton, AB.

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.


What we offer:

  • Comprehensive benefits plan:
  • Pension plan:
  • Leadership and mentorship programs
  • Professional learning and development
  • Positive workplace culture and work-life balance


Please submit your application online by selecting the "Apply Now" tab, located on the top or bottom of this posting, and following the corresponding prompts. 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 #1050242, to; 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 August 20, 2018, please continue to check for all career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.


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