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Chief Federal Prosecutor / Deputy Chief Federal Prosecutor

Reference number: PPD22J-014723-000381
Selection process number: 2022-PPD-EA-135641
Public Prosecution Service of Canada - Nunavut Regional Office / Yukon Regional Office
Iqaluit (Nunavut), Whitehorse (Yukon)
LC-02, LC-03
$161,100 to $222,300 (Plus Isolated Post Allowance)

For further information on the organization, please visit Public Prosecution Service of Canada

Help us change the face of the criminal justice system! Diversity and Inclusion at the PPSC.

Closing date: 17 March 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad.

Important messages

Set yourself up for success! As the objective of this process is to assess qualifications needed for the position(s) to be staffed, let us know if you have a functional limitation or disability, which may affect your participation. For example, you may contact us if you need assistance in completing and submitting your application. Should you proceed to a future assessment stage, such as an exam or interview, we will send you an e-mail with additional information and you can determine if you may require an accommodation at that time (such as a different test format, an adaptive technology, or additional time). Assessment accommodations are designed to remove the obstacles without altering the criteria being assessed so that candidates with functional limitations can fully demonstrate their abilities.

If you require an accommodation during any phase of this assessment process, please use the Contact information below to request accommodation. All information received in relation to your accommodation will be kept confidential and your right to privacy will be protected.

If you would like to receive a copy of this advertisement in Inuktitut, please contact the Human Resources Administration Unit at HRAU-UARH@ppsc-sppc.gc.ca.

If you would like to be considered, please submit an application and an updated version of your resume. If you are unable to submit your application before the closing date due to work commitments, family commitments, etc., please do not hesitate to contact Emily Enei by e-mail at emily.enei@ppsc-sppc.gc.ca.

Work environment

The Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC) is a federal government organization responsible for the prosecution of criminal offenses under federal jurisdiction. Our organization consists of approximately 1000 employees in regional offices across the country who all play a key role in strengthening Canada’s criminal justice system. In the territories, the PPSC also prosecutes all offences under territorial legislation.

Nunavut is an Inuit territory, where societal values are guided by the principles of Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (Inuit Traditional Knowledge). As a PPSC employee, you will have a particular responsibility to respect traditional approaches to justice, including restorative justice programs that incorporate Inuit values and culture, and embody the spirit of Inuit Qaujmajatuqangit. The Nunavut Regional Office embraces a welcoming, culturally sensitive and representative workplace. Inuktitut, as well as English and French, is widely spoken within the office. Inuit culture is celebrated. Impromptu, as well as work-related, gatherings occur to share country food such as bannock, seal, caribou and fish.

Whitehorse is Yukon’s capital and a major northern hub. It enjoys facilities, services and businesses far beyond the expectation of a city of 30,000. It's a big little city surrounded by wilderness with the amenities of a much larger destination paired with the friendly demeanour of a close-knit community.

Additional benefits of working at the PPSC Iqaluit and Whitehorse offices include guaranteed subsidized housing (Iqaluit only), an isolated post allowance (Northern Allowance) and vacation travel assistance (VTA). The amount fluctuates but will support you to travel on vacation outside of the territory.

As part of the senior leadership team, you will be uniquely positioned to lead and influence the delivery of federal prosecution services. You will also be part of a collaborative and supportive group of national management colleagues and corporate services specialists. It is an opportunity to mentor colleagues on their professional journey as they prosecute cases at the highest levels, mentor Team Leaders as they grow in their management positions and be part of decisions that will have a meaningful impact in the lives of all employees in the organization.

All supervisors have some similar traits, but the diversity of the PPSC’s regions and of each supervisor’s interests and approaches allows them to place their own “stamp” on the position - whether it be on cases or the development of the PPSC workforce. Each supervisor makes an essential contribution, within their region and nationally, to creating a high functioning and effective team of managers. As part of the senior executive team, you will be part of this team, working collaboratively and benefiting from others’ experiences, as they will from yours.

Intent of the process

This process will be used to staff the Chief Federal Prosecutor (LC-03) in the Nunavut Regional Office and the Deputy Chief Federal Prosecutor (LC-02) in the Yukon Regional Office. This process may be used to staff positions if new vacancies present as a result of this process.

Positions to be filled: 2

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

An information session will be held with all candidates who meet the experience criteria to provide an overview of the PPSC and the positions to be staffed, as well as, how the assessment of knowledge, key leadership competencies and character leadership will unfold.

Occupational Certification:
• Eligibility for membership in the Bar of one of the provinces or territories of Canada.

• Significant* experience in criminal litigation.
• Experience** providing leadership and managing highly complex legal issues.
• Experience in managing human resources***.

* Significant experience is defined as the depth and breadth of experience normally acquired over a period of approximately eight (8) years including at least three (3) years within the last five (5) years.
** At the LC-03 level, extensive experience is required which is defined as the depth and breadth of experience normally acquired over a period of at least ten (10) years.
*** For human resources management, applicants must clearly demonstrate that they have supervised staff, assigned work and managed and assessed performance (either directly or indirectly).

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

Asset Qualifications:
• Experience managing financial resources.
• Recent* experience dealing with senior government or police officials.
• Extensive** and recent*** experience in criminal litigation.
• Experience working in a northern environment.
• Experience working in a cross-cultural environment, particularly in Indigenous communities.
• Knowledge of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) Commission and the MMIWG recommendations.
• Knowledge of Inuit culture (applicable to positions in Nunavut only).
• Ability to speak Inuktitut (applicable to positions in Nunavut only).

* Recent experience is considered to be within the last five (5) years.
** Extensive experience is defined as the depth and breadth of experience normally acquired over a period of at least ten (10) years.
*** Recent experience is considered to be within the last fifteen (15) years.

Organizational Needs:
The organization is committed to establishing and maintaining a representative workforce. Qualified applicants who self-declare as members of a visible minority group, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and/or women may be selected for appointment to fulfill organizational needs.

Operational Requirements:
• Requirement to travel which may include assignments on short notice and for extended periods.
• Ability and willingness to work outside normal working hours which may include working evenings, nights and weekends based on operational needs.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

English essential

Information on language requirements

Knowledge (only applicable to candidates external to the PPSC):
• Knowledge of the Public Prosecution Service of Canada and of the role of the prosecutor.
• Knowledge of the Public Prosecution Service of Canada Deskbook.
• Knowledge of criminal law, including Charter jurisprudence.

Key Leadership Competencies:
• Create Vision and Strategy
• Mobilize People
• Uphold Integrity and Respect
• Collaborate with Partners and Stakeholders
• Promote Innovation and Guide Change
• Achieve Results

Character Leadership:
We are looking to attract candidates who demonstrate strong leadership character. Dimensions of character include: courage, drive, accountability, transcendence, humanity, humility, collaboration, temperance, integrity, justice and judgment.

Conditions of employment

• Secret Security Clearance
• Being a member in good standing in the Bar of one of the provinces or territories of Canada.
• Must be a member, in good standing, of the Law Society of the province or territory of the position to be staffed within 100 days of appointment.
• All employees of the core public administration are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground for discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.
• Please be advised that all appointments and deployments (except acting appointments) to and within the LC levels within the core public administration that take place on or after October 1, 2021 are subject to the Agreement to being deployed provision as a mandatory condition of employment. Further information on conditions of employment for executives can be found in the Directive on the Terms and Conditions of Employment for Executives.
• Medical Clearance.
• All conditions of employment must be met and maintained throughout the tenure in the position.

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

On October 6, 2021, the Government of Canada announced details of its plans to require vaccination across the federal public service.

As per the new Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for the Core Public Administration Including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, federal public servants in the Core Public Administration and members of the RCMP must attest to their vaccination status. The requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated applies whether they are teleworking, working remotely or working on-site. This is a condition of employment and it applies to indeterminate (permanent), determinate (term), casual, and student hiring. Should you reach the point in the selection process where it is necessary to verify terms and conditions of employment then the hiring manager or a human resources representative will contact you in order to complete an attestation.

Rates of Pay
LC-02: $161,100 to $199,000
LC-03: $185,700 to $222,300


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Emily Enei - Senior Human Resources Advisor (she/her) Natalie Crouch - Team Leader, Human Resources Administration Unit
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