Crown Attorney (Sexual Assault Prosecutions) (2 Permanent Positions) HALIFAX

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Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service
Competition # 2887

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy and we welcome applications from Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of the equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify, on your application form, cover letter, or on your resume.


You will report to the Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, to whom you are accountable for the provisions of competent prosecution services related to sexualized violence. You will deliver training programs to Crown Attorneys across the Province of Nova Scotia. You will develop resources to assist Crown Attorneys prosecuting sexual violence cases. You will develop measures for monitoring performance of sexual violence cases. You will collaborate with other justice partners working to address sexual violence. You will work with police in providing pre and post charge legal advice upon request. You will conduct sexual violence cases either alone or in partnership with colleagues as directed by the Deputy Director. Although this position is normally located in Halifax, the successful applicant may be required to travel to all parts of the province to train and/or to prosecute cases.


A practicing member of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society (or eligible for such membership) with a minimum of four years’ prosecution experience or related criminal law experience, and a thorough understanding of the prosecutions process and competence in the areas of criminal procedure, evidence and substantive criminal law and particularly those of criminal law and procedure pertaining to sexual assault. Sound understanding of issues pertaining to gendered violence and trauma-informed approaches.

Successful applicants may be required to provide a current Certificate of Standing from their law society, including all jurisdictions of which they are members, whether non-practicing or practicing.

Salary range: $84,057 - $135,922

Closing date: September 15, 2017

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We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. This is an Association position initially restricted to current Nova Scotia Crown Attorney employees. In accordance with the Crown Attorney Employment Agreement, the order of consideration will be ‘Expression of Interest’ EOI applicants, internal applicants then external applicants.

Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer or will result in termination of your employment.

Expiry Date: 
Wednesday, September 13, 2017