LG CNSL 2/3 - Legal Counsel Level 3

Crown Counsel
Legal Counsel Level 2 / Legal Counsel Level 3

* The successful applicant can be located in either Abbotsford or Chilliwack.
* An eligibility list may be established for similar positions in either Abbotsford, or Chilliwack.

* This position is included in the Crown Counsel Association. Membership in the Association is mandatory and is not considered "excluded" although excluded from BCGEU membership.

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

The BC Prosecution Service (BCPS) 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 BCPS 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 BCPS 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 Assistant Deputy Attorney General is responsible for the administration of the BCPS, which is divided into headquarters, 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 the 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.

With over 200 different occupations available in 280 communities across the province, we offer exciting opportunities for your career.  Come be a part of the BC Public Service, a Top 100 Employer that embraces diversity, health and career growth. For more information, please see What We Offer

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 complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact Veronica.Couture@gov.bc.ca . DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.  For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.age on the MyHR website.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Requirements:
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
• Must be a member of the Law Society of British Columbia in good standing OR immediately eligible for call to the Bar.

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

• Legal Counsel Level 3:  More than 12 years of call, preferably in the practice of Criminal Law and Prosecution.


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 Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting. 

A Criminal Record Review Check and Enhanced Security Screening will be required.  Criminal Record Review Checks and Security Screening will be conducted periodically and at least every 5 year.

Travel is a requirement for this position.


Cover Letter: YES - A cover letter is required as part of your application. Please indicate your Year of Call in your cover letter.  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.




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