BC Public Service Crown Counsel 1/2 – LG CNSL 1 Full Time in Vancouver, BC

BC Public Service

Branch Vancouver BC CA

Crown Counsel 1/2 – LG CNSL 1
Vancouver, BC

The successful candidate can be expected, over time, to work in various office locations within the region, including Vancouver, North Vancouver and Richmond….

Crown Counsel, Legal Counsel 1 or 2 (Vancouver, Richmond or North Vancouver)

Salary for Legal Counsel Level 01: $76,366.77 – $98,912.62 annually
Salary for Legal Counsel Level 02: $105,490.00 – $136,807.33 annually

This competition is for one permanent position to be located in the Vancouver region. Travel is a requirement of this position. The successful candidate can be expected, over time, to work in various office locations within the region, including Vancouver, North Vancouver and Richmond.

Become an integral part of BC’s Prosecution Service within the Lower Mainland.

The Regional Crown Counsel, Vancouver, is now accepting applications for an entry level Crown Counsel position in the Vancouver region. Lawyers must be called to the bar between the years of 2005 – 2015.
The Criminal Justice Branch contributes to the protection of society by preparing and conducing prosecutions diligently and fairly, and by striving to develop the most effective methods to administer justice in the Province. The Branch 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 Branch 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.
As an entry level Legal Counsel, you will be responsible for conduct of the prosecution of offences under the Criminal Code, provincial statues and regulations and federal statues from inception to conclusion. This position determines whether to lay charges, what charges to lay, and is responsible for conduct of proceedings in court through to conclusion in accordance with Criminal Justice policies and the Crown Counsel Act. Legal 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 gives advice and assistance to law enforcement agencies regarding the prosecution of offences and answers general inquiries from the public relating to criminal law or the prosecution of provincial offices.

For full description of accountabilities and qualifications, please review the attached job profile.

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 .

An eligibility list may be established for vacancies arising within the Vancouver region. If established, the list will remain valid for a period not exceeding one year. Travel is a requirement of this position.

You must submit to and successfully pass the enhanced security screening and Criminal Records Review Act. Security screening and Criminal Record Review Act checks will be conducted periodically and at least every 5 years.

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact [email protected] . DO NOT APPLY TO THIS EMAIL.
For more information about how to create or update your profile, please refer to the How to Apply section below.


To be considered for this position your resume must clearly demonstrate that you have the following:

Eligibility for membership with the Law Society of British Columbia.

– Legal Counsel Level 1: Up to five years practical legal experience, preferably in the practice of Criminal Law.

– Legal Counsel Level 2: From 6th to 11th year of call, preferably in the practice of Criminal Law.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the criteria outlined in the attached job description/profile.



Cover letter required: YES - A cover letter is required as part of your application. (Optional – Clearly identify how you meet the qualifications necessary for this position. This information will be used as part of the selection process.)

Resume required: YES - your resume must provide detailed information about your education and employment history in order to clearly demonstrate how you meet the required job qualifications. Please ensure your resume includes the month and year(s) for each job in your employment history as well as the job related responsibilities.

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on: 2015-09-23
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