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BC Public Service

CRN CNSL 1 - Crown Counsel Level 1

Abbotsford, BC
Full Time
7 days ago
92,967 to 120,415 per year
Posting Title
CRN CNSL 1 - Crown Counsel Level 1

Position Classification
Crown Counsel Level 1


Abbotsford, BC V5T 5E3 CA (Primary)
Chilliwack, BC V4Z 1A7 CA

Salary Range
$92,967.92 - $120,415.43 annually

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Attorney General

Ministry Branch / Division
BC Prosecution Service

Job Summary

Crown Counsel
Crown Counsel Level 1

Currently one permanent position is available in Abbotsford.

An eligibility list may be established for future temporary and permanent positions in Abbotsford and Chilliwack.

Become an integral part of B.C.'s Justice System in this senior role

The BC Prosecution Service contributes to the protection of society by preparing for and conducting prosecutions diligently and fairly, and by striving to develop the most effective methods to administer justice in the Province. The BC Prosecution Service prosecutes offences under the Criminal Code of Canada, the Young Offenders Act, and provincial statutes in the Provincial, Supreme and Appeal Courts of British Columbia and in the Supreme Court of Canada. The BC Prosecution Service provides legal advice to government and police on criminal law matters, and develops policies and procedures on issues relating to the prosecution of criminal justice. The Assistant Deputy Attorney General is responsible for the administration of the BC Prosecution Service, which is divided into the Office of the Assistant Deputy Attorney General, Criminal Appeals and Special Prosecutions and five regions which are headed by a Regional Crown Counsel.

As Crown Counsel, are responsible for the prosecution of offences under the Criminal Code, provincial statutes and regulations, and federal statutes from inception to conclusion, as assigned. The decision to lay charges, which charges to lay, and the conduct of proceedings in court through to their conclusion are made by Crown Counsel in accordance with BC Prosecution Service 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.

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.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact .DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

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

In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet theeducationandexperienceas outlined below:

• Must be a member of the Law Society of British Columbia in good standing OR eligible for call to the Bar within 90 days of the closing date of the competition.
• Legal Counsel Level 1 (2017-2021): Up to five years of call, preferably in the practice of Criminal Law and Prosecution.*

*Lawyers with an excess of 5 years of call to the bar will not be considered.

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 in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

A criminal records review act check and enhanced security screening will be required.


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.

Questionnaire: YES - You will be required to answer a standard questionnaire.

Job Category
Court and Judicial Services