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BC Public Service

CRN CNSL 3 - Crown Counsel

Full Time
5 days ago
Posting Title

CRN CNSL 3 - Crown Counsel

Position Classification

Crown Counsel Level 3




Dawson Creek, BC V1G 4X3 CA
Fort Nelson, BC V0C 1R0 CA
Fort St John, BC V1J6M7 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Prince George, BC V2N4P7 CA
Prince Rupert, BC V8J 4M8 CA
Quesnel, BC V2J 6W6 CA
Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 CA
Terrace, BC V8G 1W2 CA
Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0 CA
Williams Lake, BC V2G 5M1 CA

Salary Range

$175,289.31 - $201,293.56 annually plus isolation allowance - $40.42 bi-weekly for Prince Rupert $34.20 bi-weekly for Smithers $49.75 bi-weekly for Fort Nelson

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 3

This posting is to establish an eligibility list for future permanent and/or temporary vacancies for the Northern Region.
Thesepositions can be based in any of the following Crown Counsel offices: Dawson Creek, Fort Nelson, Fort St. John, Prince George, Prince Rupert, Quesnel, Smithers, Terrace,Vanderhoof andWilliams Lake

We offer flexible work arrangements, including the opportunity to volunteer to telework (with conditions) as set out in applicable employer policies.

If you have up to 5 years of call to the bar and are interested in a future permanent and/or temporary Crown Counsel Level 1position, please apply through REQ 94530 .
If you have 6-11 years of call to the bar and are interested in a future permanent and/or temporary Crown Counsel Level 2position, please apply through REQ 94864 .

On November 1, 2021, the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required. It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service. More information can be found here.

Become an integral part of B.C.'s legal service

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 Service prosecutes offences under the Criminal Code of Canada, the Youth Criminal Justice Act, and provincial statutes in the Provincial, Supreme and Appeal Courts of British Columbia and in the Supreme Court of Canada. The 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 Service meets court requirements for weekend and evening bail programs through a Comprehensive Bail Program to which Crown Counsel may express an interest or, with notice, may be assigned, subject to operational requirements.The Assistant Deputy Attorney General is responsible for the administration of the Service, which is divided into the Office of the Assistant Deputy Attorney General, Crown Law Division and five regions which are headed by a Regional Crown Counsel.

As Crown Counsel, you are responsible for the prosecution of offences under the Criminal Code, provincial statutes and regulations, and certain other 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.

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 .

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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 information about the Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service please visit: Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service - Province of British Columbia ( .

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job description.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.

Job Requirements:

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 standingORimmediately eligible for call to the Bar.
  • Crown Counsel Level 3: More than 12or more years of call, preferably in the practice of Criminal Law.
  • Experience working as Crown Counsel preferred.
  • Lawyers with below 12years of call to the barwill not be considered for this position. However, if you are interested ina Crown Counsel Level 1position and haveup to five yearsof call tothe bar,please apply toREQ 94530 . If you are interested in a Crown Counsel Level 2 and have 6 - 11 years of call to the bar, please apply to REQ 94864 .

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 Descriptionfoundin 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.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 (STANDARD): YES- You will be required to answer a standard questionnaire.

Job Category

Court and Judicial Services