Department of Justice and Office of the Attorney General
Family Crown Services
Open Competition
Saint John

The Department of Justice and Office of the Attorney General is seeking a Lawyer to work in Family Crown Services in the judicial district of Saint John.

Reporting to the Assistant Deputy Attorney General of Family Crown Services, the successful candidate will operate within the following mandated areas of civil practice:

  • Representation of the Department of Social Development in adult and child protection proceedings; private custody and access matters; proceedings for support or variation of support where the beneficiary is now or was at pertinent times a recipient of income assistance;
  • Representation of the Director of Support Enforcement in judicial support enforcement proceedings;
  • Acting as Agent of the Attorney General for New Brunswick in matters under section 19 of the Divorce Act;
  • Acting as Agent of the Attorney General for New Brunswick under the International Child Abduction Act;
  • Such other areas of government practice as the Attorney General may mandate;
  • Legal advice and legal opinions related to the aforenoted mandated areas of civil practice;
  • Appeals in matters involving the Minister of Social Development and/or the Director of Support Enforcement.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: Law Degree; completion of Articling; and membership in good standing or eligibility for membership to the Law Society of New Brunswick. Experience in the area of child and adult protection within the last five years is required.

Candidates with up to 8 years of membership at the bar will be considered for this position.

Written and spoken competence in English is required. Please state your language capability.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate the essential qualifications to be given further consideration. Please ensure that preferred language for assessment is identified on your resume.

OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: The following operational requirements are also required:

  • Travel;
  • Possession of a valid driver's license;
  • Working outside of regular hours of work without prior notice.

BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES: The successful candidate will possess the following behavioural competencies: analytical thinking, flexibility, impact and influence, and self-control & stamina.

Résumés should be in chronological order specifying education and employment in months and years including part-time and full-time employment.

SALARY: from $ 52,494 to $ 98,800 annually, depending on education and experience.

We encourage applicants to apply on-line or by mail at the following address by March 22, 2019 indicating competition number 18-44-45. This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same level.

Department of Justice and Office of the Attorney General
Human Resource Services
Marysville Place
20 McGloin St., 3rd Floor
P.O. Box 6000
Fredericton, NB E3A 5T8
Tel: (506) 453-2719

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

As per the Civil Service Act, candidates registered with the Equal Employment Opportunity Program and veterans, who demonstrate they are among the most qualified, shall be given preference at the time of appointment.

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