Toronto, Temporary Eligibility for this competition is RESTRICTED as set out below; interviews will be conducted in the same order:
Step 1: All regular/fixed-term OCAA and ALOC lawyers on staff, current Redeployment List members and current Articling Student Hireback Pool Members
Step 2: In the absence of qualified applicants at Step 1, the competition may be reposted to the public. External applicants or non-members of the above mentioned groups would be eligible to apply.
The Crown Law Office – Criminal of the Ministry of the Attorney General offers a challenging one-year secondment opportunity (with the possibility of renewal) in Toronto for one Crown Counsel with experience and an interest in the investigation and prosecution of Criminal Organizations and Terrorist Groups.
The successful candidate will provide prosecutorial advice and services including legal advice to the Officer-in-Charge of the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU) and Ontario’s anti-terrorism response. The CFSEU is a joint forces organized crime investigative unit staffed by members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Ontario Provincial Police, Toronto Police Service, Peel Regional Police Service and York Regional Police Service, with offices in Newmarket, Hamilton and Cornwall.The Criminal Law Division is a large geographically dispersed operation with approximately 1500 staff that helps protect community and personal safety through prosecution of offences across the province.
The division’s vision is to be the foremost prosecution service in Canada, and this vision is supported through the divisional mission, values, and key strategies which can be viewed on CLDnet.Our Values: Integrity, Judgment, Commitment, Justice, Accountability, Courage, CollaborationEach application must be sent individually. Collective applications will not be accepted. It is mandatory to quote the Job ID on the subject line of your email and your application.What can I expect to do in this role? Duties will include:Providing legal advice to the Officer-in-Charge of the CFSEU, and its staff, or as directed, on a variety of legal issues as they may arise during the course of CFSEU investigationsProviding advice as required and as designated by the Criminal Law Division on anti-terrorism investigationsLiaising with other Crown Counsel, including Department of Justice and Public Prosecution Service of Canada counsel, regarding legal issues and prosecutionsPreparing cases and conducting selected prosecutions in the Ontario and Superior Courts of Justice in co-operation with local Crown Attorneys’ offices and Crown Law Office – Criminal; work will emphasize pre-charge investigative advice, including wiretap and other electronic surveillance issues, and search and seizure issues How do I qualify?
Mandatory Membership in good standing as a lawyer with the Law Society of Ontario Designation by the Attorney General as an agent for purposes of applications under Part VI of the Criminal Code Candidates will be asked to submit to federal secrecy clearance, and the secondment is conditional upon receiving federal clearance Knowledge and Skills Ability to conduct criminal prosecutions in the Ontario and Superior Court of Justice Knowledge of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, criminal law and procedure, the rules of evidence and jurisprudence, expertise in the law relating to search and seizure, electronic surveillance, informants and police agents and criminal organization and terrorism offences Understanding of the role and function of a prosecutor Demonstrated integrity, interpersonal and communication skills Demonstrated advocacy and legal research skills Demonstrated analytical and judgment skills in determining and applying appropriate legal remedies Additional Information:
Address: 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 720 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region,
Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check, Intelligence, Local Police Databases Search, PIP/NICHE/RMSCompensation Group: Ontario Crown Attorneys’ Association Understanding the job ad – definitionsSchedule: Category: Legal Services Posted on: Friday, May 31, 2019 Note: In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check.
Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.
You will be responsible for obtaining the criminal record check at your own expense and provide it, along with your written consent, to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Talent Acquisition Branch (TAB), HR Service Delivery Division (HRSDD) to evaluate the results.
If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you. (Note: If a Vulnerable Sector Screening Check is required, it must also be obtained in person at your local police service).
A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual’s employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.
Your application for the crown counsel position sent via method one must be sent as an attachment in either MS Word (.doc, .docx), PDF (.pdf), Rich Text (.rtf) or Plain Text (.txt) format, less than 2MB in size and must not be password protected