Crown Prosecutor

Posting Date: May 27, 2023

Location: St. Paul, Red Deer & Peace Riv, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information

Job Title: Crown Prosecutor
Job Requisition ID: 38391
Ministry: Justice
Location: Multiple Locations 
Full or Part-Time: Full Time
Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Scope: Open Competition
Closing Date: Open until suitable candidate is found
Classification: Crown Prosecutor 1-3

About Us

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The Alberta Crown Prosecution Service (ACPS) prosecutes persons charged with Criminal Code, Youth Criminal Justice Act, and provincial statute offences. The ACPS promotes safe communities by vigorously prosecuting cases involving serious and violent crime and working with individuals and organizations in the community to identify and implement improved and alternative approaches to the administration of criminal justice.


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The Alberta Crown Prosecution Services Division (ACPS) has opportunities for Crown Prosecutors to join our Regional Prosecutions team here in Alberta. These positions are available in the Regional Prosecutions Office in St. Paul, Peace River, Red Deer, Grande Prairie, Lethbridge, Slave Lake and Fort McMurray Alberta.


As a Crown Prosecutor, you will help deliver justice through fearless, fair and effective prosecutions. The daily responsibilities of Crown Prosecutors encompass a multitude of duties, such as: bail, charge screening, early case resolution, alternative measures, whether to proceed to trial or discontinue a prosecution, conduct of all prosecutions, entering a stay of proceedings, withdrawing charges, plea resolution, provision of disclosure, electing to proceed summarily or by indictment, taking a position on sentence, drafting legal opinions/briefings, dealing with victims, witnesses and police, and launching appeals.
Specific accountabilities of the position include:

  • The public interest is served and a just result is obtained
  • The Court is provided with evidence and legal argument that is fair, accurate and complete
  • Assigned prosecutions of all serious and complex cases are conducted in a highly competent manner
  • Working with victims of crimes and their families


The successful candidate will demonstrate the following:

  • Drafting legal opinions/briefings and court documents professionally and appropriately
  • Working effectively to build collaborative environments with stakeholders of the justice system
  • Problem solving and adapting approach as required to achieve intended outcomes
  • Independent decision making
  • Prioritizing actions/cases effectively to respond to numerous challenges and demands
  • Analyzing situations fully to make informed decisions


A Bachelor of Laws (LLB) or Juris Doctor (JD), and active membership or immediate eligibility for membership with the Law Society of Alberta and related experience is required.


  • Crown Prosecutor 1: 0 - 4 years legal experience is required.
  • Crown Prosecutor 2: a minimum of 4 years legal experience is required.
  • Crown Prosecutor 3: a minimum of 11 years legal experience is required.


Experience with criminal law is considered an asset.

For Law degrees obtained outside Canada, proof of accreditation from the National Committee on Accreditation (NCA) is required.

A valid Alberta Motor Vehicle Operators License is a requirement. Travel within the province is required.

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process. The link below will assist you with understanding competencies:

  • Agility - Must be able to anticipate, assess, and readily adapt to changing priorities, maintain resilience, and work effectively in changing environments
  • Drive for Results - Sets goals and prioritizes work to accomplish them.  Follows through on duties and tasks and reports on progress.
  • Develop Self and Others – Desire to invest in the development of the long-term capability of self and others
  • Build Collaborative Environments - Leads and contributes to the conditions and environments that allow people to work collaboratively and productively to achieve outcomes.
  • Develop Networks – Proactively builds networks, connects and build trust in relationships with different stakeholders
  • Systems Thinking – Understands how work contributes to the achievement of departmental goals.  Anticipates changes in own area based on activities in other areas.
  • Creative Problem Solving – Have the ability to assess options and implications in new ways to achieve outcomes and solutions.


Crown Prosecutor 1 - $3,579.80 to $4,509.51 bi-weekly ($93,432.78 - 117,698.21/year)

Crown Prosecutor 2 - $5,072.82 to $6,282.04 bi-weekly ($132,400.60 - $163,961.24/year)

Crown Prosecutor 3 - $6,756.46 to $7,491.65 bi-weekly ($176,343.61 - $195,532.07/year) 

Classification and salary will be determined based on candidate's assessed related experience. 


There are opportunities available with the St. Paul, Red Deer, Peace River, Grande Prairie, Lethbridge and Slave Lake Office.

The Hours of Work are 36.25 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

Travel within Alberta to circuit court locations is a requirement for this role.

In addition to your resume, please include a cover letter briefly outlining your criminal law experience and your bar call date (applications without the Cover Letter may not be considered).  

Final candidates for this position will be asked to undergo security screening. This competition may be used to fill future permanent, temporary, full time and part time vacancies.


Successful candidate(s) may be eligible for relocation expenses up to $10,000.00  

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How To Apply

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Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.  

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It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) Applicants are encouraged to include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.

Closing Statement

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, and/or require a disability related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Krystyna Gruszka at

If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.