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Employment Opportunity: Crown Prosecutor – Ministry of Justice

Ministry of Justice Order-in-Council – Melfort, SK

Public Prosecutions is seeking to fill opportunities in various locations in the province! As a Crown Prosecutor, you will help deliver justice through fair and effective prosecutions. Public Prosecutions prosecute those charged under the Criminal Code, Youth Criminal Justice Act, some federal statutes, and some provincial statutes. Public Prosecutions promote safe communities by just conclusion of criminal charges through various means, ranging from vigorous prosecution of trial matters to working with justice partners, individuals, and organizations to implement alternative resolutions.

Qualifications

  • Eligible for membership and, on an ongoing basis, holding membership in good standing with, the Law Society of Saskatchewan.
  • Satisfactorily pass a criminal record check.
  • Outstanding oral communication and presentation skills.
  • Excellent analytical, written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Effective case management and organization skills.
  • The ability to meet short deadlines, working independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience and proficiency with computer software applications including legal research applications and MS Office. Experience with CJIMS is considered an asset but is not required.
  • Litigation experience in the practice of criminal law is considered an asset but is not required. Under the direction of a Regional Crown Prosecutor and Public Prosecutions’ Head Office, you will be responsible for a multitude of duties and decisions. Primary duties will be the carriage of criminal, quasi-criminal, and regulatory prosecutions in the Provincial Court for Saskatchewan and the Court of King’s Bench for Saskatchewan. Such carriage will include docket court work, trial work, and summary conviction appeals. Other duties include giving legal opinions, reviewing police reports, and advising police as appropriate. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in legal education in the areas of criminal law, ethics, and the like. The hours of work can vary and include working evenings and weekends when duties are required. Travel by road is required and possibly by air, with work possibly requiring overnight stays in other communities. The competitive salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

*For a more detailed job description and to apply, please go to www.saskatchewan.ca/careers. Click on Jobs Available to the Public, then click on Permanent Full-Time. You can search for this job using its competition number.

Closing Date: January 18, 2024

Competition Number: HUM013130

The Government of Saskatchewan offers a wide range of careers with purpose and passion. Our people enjoy an enviable work/life balance in an environment that supports creativity, innovation and diversity while providing learning and career development opportunities. We are helping make Saskatchewan the best place to live, work and raise our families, by building the best public service in Canada.

 

Posted: December 8, 2023