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Employment Opportunity: Director of Legal Services – Royal Newfoundland Constabulary

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) is seeking a strong leader to join our executive team as: Director of Legal Services

Reporting to the Chief of Police, this highly responsible position is accountable for the timely delivery of general legal advice and representation for the Chief of Police regarding legal matters arising from civil litigation, public complaints, internal discipline, training, ATIPPA, and other criminal, employment and administrative legal matters. This position will provide professional contribution to the strategic direction on legal and policy matters within the RNC.

Additional responsibilities include providing knowledgeable advice and guidance respecting the administration of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary ACT, 1992 and Regulations thereunder; providing legal advice and/or representation of the Chief of Police at disciplinary and public complaint administrative hearings mandated through the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary regulations as well as the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Public Complaint Regulations. The incumbent is responsible for providing legal advice/opinions to Royal Newfoundland Constabulary executive on issues related to the release of information; policy development, training, personnel and operational issues. This position will provide guidance and oversight in the development and delivery of organizational regulations, policies and procedures. This role will facilitate training sessions for Senior Management and other personnel, recruits, and applicable stakeholders respecting relevant, developing and new case law, legislation and protocols, and other duties as required.

The superlative applicant, having completed a Law Degree with progressive experience in Administrative, Employment and Criminal Law would also have practice in policy and legislative interpretation. Desired attributes include leadership experience, and supervision and/or mentoring of others.

Those candidates selected to continue with an assessment will be asked to demonstrate their knowledge of Administrative, Employment and Criminal Law. Legal research, facilitation, and policy and legislative analysis skills will be assessed in additional to the applicant’s ability to contribute within the executive leadership team, make decisions and effectively manage and mentor. The ideal candidate must elaborate on their ability to build strong professional relationships with many stakeholders.

The selected candidate would be compensated in accordance with Solicitor Pay plan and is required to be a practicing member (or eligibility) of the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador with a recent and satisfactory enhanced security clearance.

OTHER BENEFITS: The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador offers a competitive benefit package that includes paid leave, pension plan and health plan.
Applications must clearly demonstrate meeting screening criteria within their submission to be considered for additional assessment.

Interested candidates should submit applications to Chief Patrick Roche, Chief of Police, at

Recruitment related inquiries may be made via email or by calling 709-729-8155.


Posted: May 21, 2024