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BC Public Service

CR CNSL 2/3 - Crown Counsel Level 2/3 - Amended

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Category

Location

Salary

dollar sign163,797 to 251,188 per year

Job Description

Posting Title
CR CNSL 2/3 - Crown Counsel Level 2/3 - Amended

Position Classification
Crown Counsel Level 2

Union
CC

Work Options
Hybrid

Location
Surrey, BC V4P 1M5 CA (Primary)

Salary Range
$163,797.23 - $251,188.04 annually

Close Date
6/5/2024

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

Ministry/Organization
BC Public Service -> Attorney General

Ministry Branch / Division
BC Prosecution Service

Job Summary

A great opportunity for a courtroom lawyer who wants to make a positive impact, working for an employer that values respect, integrity, and innovation.

The BC Prosecution Service (BCPS) helps protect society by independently, effectively, and fairly conducting prosecutions and appeals at all levels of court. With approximately 550 Crown Counsel throughout British Columbia, the BCPS is divided into five regions - North, Interior, Fraser, Vancouver, and Vancouver Island-Powell River. There are criminal appeals and special prosecutions offices in Vancouver and Victoria. Provincial headquarters is in Victoria.
BCPS Crown Counsel pre-approve charges and prosecute offences under the Criminal Code, provincial statutes and regulations, and federal statutes, in accordance with BCPS policies and the Crown Counsel Act. Our Crown Counsel litigate some of the most interesting, challenging, and important cases in BC.

The BCPS is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. We welcome and encourage applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression, and others who may contribute to diversity in the BC Public Service. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive, and rewarding workplace.

For more information about the BC Prosecution Service, please visit our website .

About the opportunity:

Are you a practicing lawyer in Canada with at least six years of post-call experience, and experience or interest in litigation and criminal law? If so, read on.

We are looking to hire hard-working, resilient, and fair-minded courtroom lawyers, with good common sense. Successful candidates will have solid experience as barristers, strong interpersonal skills, and practical life experience working and dealing with people from diverse groups, backgrounds, and circumstances.

Experienced litigators can develop their careers while serving their community and contributing to the betterment of BC and Canada through their work. Working alongside and with support and mentorship from an impressive peer group throughout BC you will have access to challenging and rewarding files. You will also receive the training and support you need to succeed.

We welcome applications from candidates outside BC, who will have access to both meaningful work and the opportunity to live in one of the most beautiful places in Canada. Learn more about living in Super Natural British Columbia here .

Reporting to Administrative Crown Counsel, you will be responsible for independently, effectively, and fairly pre-approving charges and prosecuting offences under the Criminal Code, provincial statutes and regulations, and federal statutes.

Crown Counsel in BC are responsible for deciding whether to lay charges and which charges to lay. They conduct cases in court through to their conclusion in accordance with BCPS policies and the Crown Counsel Act.

Crown Counsel are responsible for ensuring that witnesses, victims, and families are dealt with in a considerate and courteous manner and that victims and their families are adequately prepared for court proceedings.

You will be surrounded by excellent peers and mentors, with a full network of professional staff to rely upon.

Compensation:
  • Crown Counsel 2 - $163,797.23- $212,423.25 annually.
  • Crown Counsel 3 - $218,738.43 - $251,188.04 annually.
  • 20 days of annual vacation to start, increasing over time to 35 days, plus 8 additional earned days off and 2 supplemental leave days.
  • An annual conference and a full spectrum of professional development and learning opportunities.
  • An attractive public service pension and benefits package .


Job Requirements:
  • Membership in good standing with the Law Society of British Columbia, or immediate eligibility for call to the British Columbia Bar.
  • Crown Counsel Level 2: Counsel in their 6th to 11th year of call (2018 call and earlier), with a minimum of 2 years of recent experience as a practicing lawyer in Canada, including in the area of criminal law.
  • Crown Counsel Level 3: Counsel in their 12th year of call or greater (2012 call and earlier), with a minimum of 2 years of recent experience as a practicing lawyer in Canada, including in the area of criminal law.
  • Significant trial experience.


Preference may be given to the following:
  • Lawyers with 8 or more years of experience.
  • Lawyers with recent (within the last 3 years) and significant criminal trial experience.
  • Lawyers with criminal prosecution experience.

Provisos:
  • Travel is a requirement of this position.


For questions regarding this position, please contact jenna.thibodeau@gov.bc.ca .

About this Position:
Amendment (May 16th): Proviso was removed.
Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work up to 2 days from home a week subject to an approved telework agreement.
An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies.
This position is included in the Crown Counsel Association. Under the Public Service Labour Relations Act, this position is excluded from union membership. The terms and conditions of employment for union excluded positions are outlined in the Terms and Conditions of Employment for Excluded Employees available through the following website: Terms & Conditions of Employment for Excluded Employees / Appointees .
Employees of the BC Public Service must be located in BC at the time of employment.

Working for the BC Public Service:
The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For guidance on applying and interviewing, please contact IndigenousApplicants@gov.bc.ca or 778-405-3452.

How to Apply:
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed above.

Cover Letter: YES - A cover letter is required as part of your application. Please indicate your year of call in your cover letter. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.

Resume: YES - Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying. Please indicate the year you were called to the BC Bar, or expected to be called to the Bar, in your resume.

Questionnaire: YES - You will need to complete a standard questionnaire (current employment status, eligibility to apply, etc.).

Helpful tips, videos and more regarding the application process can be found on the Your Job Application page of MyHR. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying, e-mail BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Additional Information:
A Criminal Record Review Act Check (CRRA) and Enhanced Security Screening will be required.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located at the bottom of the posting.

Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Category
Court and Judicial Services

About BC Public Service

Industry

Government

Company Size

10,000+ employees

Application closing date is 2024-07-22

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