Deputy Chief Prosecutor, Slave Lake

Deputy Chief Prosecutor, Slave Lake

Job Title: Deputy Chief Prosecutor, Slave Lake 
Job Requisition ID: 51857
Ministry: Justice
Location: Slave Lake
Full or Part-Time: Full Time
Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week
Regular/Temporary: Ongoing
Scope: Open Competition
Closing Date: February 20, 2024
Classification: Crown Prosecutor 4
Salary: ​$7,826.61 to $8,608.77 bi-weekly ($204,274 - $224,688/year) 

Role Responsibilities

Are you a lawyer with a demonstrated history of exceptional litigation work? Are you a role model to other professionals around you because of your skill as an advocate, and your adherence to the highest professional and ethical standards?  

Have you demonstrated the ability to lead or mentor a high performing group of professional staff? If so, the Regional Prosecutions office, Slave Lake has an opportunity for a Deputy Chief Prosecutor. This is a senior leadership position and is part of the management team of the Regional Crown Prosecutors' Office. 

As a leader within the office, a Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor is asked to provide advice and support to law enforcement agencies and other stakeholders in government, in the Court, and in the community.This opportunity will appeal to lawyers with exceptional decision-making skills, an independent work style and effective interpersonal skills.

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.


Bachelor of Laws (LL.B)/Juris Doctor (JD), extensive years of experience, and eligibility for membership in the Law Society of Alberta.  


  • Strong litigation experience, preferably in the area of criminal law, and management experience or training would be considered an asset for applicants. 
  • A minimum of 15+ years legal experience is required.
  • A valid Alberta Motor Vehicle Operators License is a requirement.
  • Travel within the province 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.

Candidates with lesser qualifications may be considered at a lower classification and salary.

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