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Canada: Provincial Prosecutor Government of Alberta

Job Requisition ID: 3969

Ministry: Justice and Solicitor General

Location: Edmonton

Full or Part-Time: Full-Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Temporary 18 monhs

Scope: Open

Closing Date: February 1, 2021

Classification: Program Services 4

The Ministry of Alberta Justice and Solicitor General helps ensure that all Albertans can live in safe and resilient communities while having access to a fair and innovative justice system. Working alongside its partners in law enforcement, family justice, health, the judiciary, criminal justice system and other stakeholders, the ministry has a direct or shared responsibility in all elements of the justice system in Alberta. Follow the link to see what else we have to offer:

The Alberta Crown Prosecution Services (ACPS) prosecutes persons charged with Criminal Code, Youth Criminal Justice Act, and provincial statute offenses. 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.

The Provincial Prosecutor is responsible for the administration and prosecution of provincial summary conviction offences in the Provincial Court and Provincial Youth Court of Alberta, managing highly diverse cases from initiation to disposition in court. This position is relied on to represent the Attorney General in court when prosecuting cases, conducting trials and pre-trial conferences, speaking to applications, and recommending appeals. The Provincial Prosecutor also identifies and recommends alternative processes and streamlining opportunities to the Chief Crown Prosecutor / Director and may be called upon to operate a First Appearance Centre for provincial offences or manage the activities of First Appearance Prosecutors in those areas where First Appearance Centres do not operate.

The position has key accountabilities for the provision of ongoing guidance to newly hired Criminal Crown Prosecutors, Provincial Prosecutors, and Alberta law students in relation to the administration and prosecution of provincial summary conviction offences.

Specific Accountabilities

  • Manages the prosecution of provincial statute summary conviction offence cases from initiation to disposition in Provincial Court and Provincial Youth Court.
  • Screens adult and youth cases to ensure there is public interest to proceed and determine the sufficiency of evidence and appropriateness of charges.
  • Prepares adult and youth provincial summary statute cases for trial.
  • Attends provincial offences court with and provides assistance and supervision to recently hired Criminal Crown Prosecutors and Provincial Prosecutors and Alberta Justice Law students during prosecutions.
  • Reviews Provincial case files to determine appropriateness of charges, witnesses, trial time, areas of special attention and elections; determines complexity of cases and adjourns matters as appropriate to assure sufficient lead-time based on evaluation of cases.
  • Provides training, lectures and presentations to enforcement agencies and other stakeholders relating to provincial offences, court procedures, rules of evidence, and associated legislation.
  • Advises and provides instruction to enforcement agencies in relation to appropriate charges associated with provincial offences; evidentiary, legislative and specific requirements to ensure effective prosecutions; and changes to legislation.

Qualifications

University graduation is a related field plus a minimum four years progressively related experience. Prosecution experience is preferred.

Post-Secondary education in law enforcement will be considered an asset as will experience with court processes and experience dealing with justice system stakeholders.

Experience with Alberta Provincial Regulatory matters such as Traffic Safety Act, Gaming Liquor and Cannabis Act, Wildlife Act as examples.

Equivalencies will be considered on the basis of directly related education or experience:

  • 1 year of education for 1 year of experience; or 1 year of experience for 1 year of education.

APS Competencies Section

Competencies are behaviours 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:

Agility – Ability to anticipate, assess and readily adapt to changing priorities, maintain resilience in times of uncertainty and effectively work in a changing environment.

Build Collaborative Environments – Leads and contributes to the conditions and environments that allow people to work collaboratively and productively to achieve outcomes.

Develop Networks – Proactively building networks, connecting and building trust in relationships with various stakeholders.

Creative Problem Solving – Ability to assess options and implications in new ways to achieve outcomes and solutions.

$2,803.40 to $3,674.86 bi-weekly:

There is one temporary position available for a 18 months term.

This competition may be used to fill current and future temporary or permanent vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

Final candidates will be required to undergo a security screening.

How To Apply

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)

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Closing Statement

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates’ qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements.

If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact Chantal Nguyen at Chantal.Nguyen@gov.ab.ca

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