Posting date: March 16, 2023
Job Title: Prosecutor
Number of Vacancies: 1
Posting number: EX23-281
Status: Permanent position
Hours of Work: 70 hours bi-weekly
Shift Work Required: No
Range of Pay: $36.43 to $44.70 per hour
Start date: To follow selection process
Initial Reporting Location: Tom Davies Square
Eligible to Work from Home: No
Section: Legal Services
Division: Legal and Clerk’s Services
Department: Corporate Services
Duties: Under the general supervision of the Deputy City Solicitor.
1. Conduct prosecutions under provincial statutes and municipal by-laws, in accordance with acceptable practices and standards, in the Ontario Court of Justice - Provincial Offences Court.
2. Evaluate charges to determine if they have been properly investigated. Ensure all relevant evidence has been collected. Determine whether or not to proceed with prosecution or to withdraw charges.
3. Prepare cases for presentation before the Courts including Appeal cases. Review witnesses’ statements, admissibility of evidence and what witnesses to call, make requests for interpreters, etc. Research, prepare and present oral and/or written legal arguments for the above.
4. Participate in plea negotiations, resolution of charges and Early Resolution process.
5. Manage all aspects related to requests for disclosure.
6. Make sentencing recommendations.
7. Keep informed on case law, accepted practices, etc., conduct research, maintain good working knowledge of Federal and Provincial Statutes, regulations, proposed legislation and municipal by-laws as they pertain to the prosecution of cases under the Provincial Offences Act.
8. Maintain effective and cooperative liaison and working relationships with other officials in the justice system, other City of Greater Sudbury (CGS) staff, other municipalities and agencies, ministry officials, enforcement officials, the general public, etc.
9. Respond to inquiries, provide information, deal with all contacts in a courteous and efficient manner to promote a high standard of public relations at all times.
10. Assist in the assignment of work to the assigned Legal Secretary
11. Review other municipalities’ matters when a conflict of interest occurs, make recommendations for resolution and prosecute cases that cannot be resolved.
12. Develop and maintain a thorough working knowledge of CGS’s Safety Manual and the applicable Provincial Legislation listed therein.
13. Perform other related duties as required.
- Community College Diploma in a related discipline (i.e. Paralegal Studies).
- Must be licensed as a Paralegal by the Law Society of Ontario or otherwise licensed to appear in provincial court.
- Completion of the Provincial Prosecutors Course would be a definite asset.
- Over two and a half (2½) years up to and including five (5) years of diversified experience in the same or a related legal field.
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Provincial Offences Act and its practices and procedures, the Evidence Act, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, related statutes and regulations and common law.
- Must possess strong advocacy skills to prosecute/present/argue cases before a Court.
- Demonstrate ability to communicate clearly and tactfully with the legal profession and the general public.
- Proven ability to work under pressure in a high volume environment and exercise sound judgement.
- Ability to execute all duties including exercising of discretion impartially, professionally and objectively, in accordance to standards normally associated with Provincial Crown Attorney’s Office.
- Satisfactory keyboarding/data entry skills.
- Demonstrate skills in word processing, information input and retrieval on electronic database systems.
- Demonstrated ability to interview and communicate with witnesses, conduct examinations and present highly technical legal arguments.
- Excellent use of English; verbal and written.
- French verbal skills highly desirable; written skills an asset.
- Satisfactory health, attendance and former employment history.
- Must be physically capable of operating a vehicle safely, possess a valid driver’s licence, have an acceptable driving record, and personal insurance coverage.
How to Apply:
Résumés quoting EX23-281 are invited and will be received by the City of Greater Sudbury’s Human Resources and Organizational Development Division, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax at 705-688-3979, for the above noted position until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday April 5, 2023. Any application received after this deadline will not be considered.
For further instructions on how to apply to this position, please visit our How to Apply section.
All City of Greater Sudbury employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire in accordance with the City's mandatory Vaccination Policy. Please do not submit your proof of vaccination with your resume. This information will only be required if you are selected as the candidate of choice.
All applicants are thanked for their interest in this position. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted, and you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process you must advise the Hiring Manager.
The City of Greater Sudbury is dedicated to maintaining an equitable, inclusive, diverse and accessible work environment. Candidates must be legally eligible to work in Canada. To find out if you’re eligible and for more information, visit our Applicants Living Outside of Canada web page. If you received your education from an educational institution outside of Canada, a copy of your Word Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service of Canada (ICAS) document is required, along with your credentials. Personal information submitted will be used for the purpose of determining suitability for this competition only in accordance with The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.