Lawyer or Senior Lawyer

Any candidate not currently employed in the New Brunswick Public Service will need to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, or a valid medical certificate exempting them from the vaccine.

Lawyer or Senior Lawyer
Office of the Attorney General
Justice and Public Safety
Permanent - Open competition

Who we are

The Public Prosecutions Service of the Department of Justice and Public Safety, Office of the Attorney General, is seeking an individual to join the Miramichi Crown Prosecutors Office as a Lawyer or Senior Lawyer.

The mandate of the Office of the Attorney General is to promote the impartial administration of justice and ensure the protection of the public interest in New Brunswick on behalf of the Crown. The Office includes the Public Prosecution Services Branch.

What you will do

As a member of the Public Prosecutions team, the successful candidate will handle criminal and quasi-criminal prosecutions in all levels of Court for offences under the Criminal Code of Canada, the Youth Criminal Justice Act and Provincial Statutes. The work involves pre-trial preparation including interviewing witnesses, researching points of law and advising on the laying of criminal and quasi-criminal charges. Reporting to the Acting Regional Director, Jean Guy Savoie

Work environment

  • Monday - Friday, 36.25 hours per week
  • We promote a scent-reduced environment

Who you are

Crowns are part of a dynamic team and a system where the primary goal is to provide a safe and secure community. As a team player, you will possess strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to make good decisions under pressure and quickly. You will have strong negotiations and problem-solving skills.

Your attitude, skills and interests are just as important as your area of study. We are looking for diverse backgrounds that bring a combination of the following:

Need to have

Law Degree; completion of Articling; and membership in good standing or eligibility for membership to the Law Society of New Brunswick.

  • Lawyer
    • Up to 8 years of membership in good standing at the bar
    • Demonstrates basic knowledge and some criminal trial or litigation experience in court.
  • Senior Lawyer
    • Minimum of 8 years of membership in good standing at the bar
    • Extensive criminal trial or litigation experience in court is required

Candidates with less than 8 years of membership in good standing at the bar will be considered as a Lawyer. Candidates with 8 years or more will be considered as a Senior Lawyer. Please state your date of admission to a Canadian Law Society.

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.

Behavioral Competencies:

The successful candidate will possess the following competencies:

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Flexibility
  • Impact and Influence
  • Self-Control and Stamina

Nice to Have

  • Criminal Prosecutions Experience
  • Experience at Provincial Court, Court of Queen's Bench and at Court of Appeal of New Brunswick

Operational Requirements

The following operational requirements are also required:

  • Travel
  • Possession of a valid driver's license
  • The incumbent's main responsibilities will be in Miramichi; however, he/she will be covering courts in New Brunswick as required from time to time

PLEASE NOTE As of Sept 7, 2021, any candidate not currently employed in the New Brunswick Public Service will need to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 (or a valid medical certificate exempting them from the vaccine) in order to receive a job offer.


from $ 52,494 to $ 130,728 annually, depending on education and experience.

What can GNB offer you?

  • Comprehensive benefits package and the Public Service Shared Risk Pension Plan.
  • Opportunities for career growth, professional development and training. 
  • Free access to Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) and services

Providing a safe workplace for all. Your health & safety are important to us. GNB has implemented preventative measures across the organization to ensure your health & Safety.

How to apply

We encourage applicants to apply on-line at, by mail at the following address or by email at by October 26, 2021 indicating competition number R78-2021-22-939. This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same level.

Department of Justice and Public Safety
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. 

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities in which we live and serve. We encourage and support applications from Aboriginals, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minority groups. Candidates registered with the Equal Employment Opportunity Program and veterans, who are among the most qualified, will be given preference at the time of selection.

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