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Employment Opportunity: Crown Attorney – Department of Justice and Public Safety (Stephenville)

Crown Attorney (Solicitor I-IV) (Permanent)

Applications are invited from members (or persons eligible to become members) of the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador for the position of Crown Attorney, Public Prosecutions in Stephenville, NL.

DUTIES: The successful candidate will be responsible for the prosecution of offences under the Criminal Code of Canada and provincial statutes. Crown Attorneys also provide legal advice to departments and agencies that enforce provincial statutes, the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

QUALIFICATIONS: Membership in the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador, either current or imminent is required. Preference will be given to those candidates with experience in prosecutions. Candidates must demonstrate relevant knowledge, including Common Law, Substantive Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence and Ethics. A general knowledge of Public Prosecutions’ policy would be considered an asset. Candidates must demonstrate effective decision making, analytical, organizational and communication abilities. Applicants must also exhibit their ability to take initiative, build and maintain positive working relationships and to demonstrate leadership.
The Provincial Government offers a benefit package including paid leave, pension plan, health, dental and vision care.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Travel throughout the province is required; therefore candidates must possess or acquire a valid driver’s license as a condition of employment. This position is considered a “Position of Trust” and therefore, a job offer will be subject to a satisfactory security check.

SALARY: Within Solicitor’s Pay Plan ($78,875 – $152,556)

CLOSING DATE: Friday, May 10, 2024 @ 4:30 p.m.

Expressions should be forwarded by e-mail or fax to:
Kim Cooper, Executive Assistant
The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions
Department of Justice and Public Safety, 4th Floor, East Block
Confederation Building, P.O. Box 8700
St. John’s, NL A1B 4J6
Telephone Number: (709) 729-2868
Fax Number: (709) 729-2129


Posted: April 26, 2024