Reporting to the Senior Counsel, is responsible for conducting prosecutions under Federal and Provincial statutes and regulations and municipal by-
laws in the Ontario Court of Justice.
Conducts prosecutions under Provincial statutes and regulations and Municipal by-laws in the Ontario Court of Justice.
Conducts prosecutions of Federal offences under the Contraventions Act (Canada).
Prepares prosecution cases by researching the relevant statutes, regulations, by-laws and case law, speaking to enforcement officers, witnesses, defence counsel and agents, and liaising with area municipalities and other enforcement agencies.
Responds to inquiries and resolves concerns, as appropriate, from the general public etc.
Ensures that services provided meet Regional customer service standards.
Liaises with solicitors, area municipalities, agents, public, police, etc with respect to prosecution cases.
Performs other duties as assigned, in accordance with Branch and Department objectives.
Successful completion of secondary school diploma.
Minimum three (3) years experience in prosecuting and / or defending municipal and / or provincial offences in the Ontario Court of Justice or successful completion of a Court and Tribunal Agent Program or Paralegal Program.
Must be licensed by the Law Society of Upper Canada to practice law or provide legal services as a Paralegal.
Satisfactory Police Criminal Background Check.
Knowledge of rules of evidence and Ontario Court of Justice trial and appeal procedures.
Valid Ontario Class G driver’s licence and reliable vehicle for use on corporate business.
Working knowledge of relevant Federal and Provincial statutes and regulations, municipal by-laws applicable to Provincial and Municipal offences and Charter of Rights and procedures relating to Charter issues.
Knowledge of and demonstrated ability in corporate core competencies including customer service, communication, team work, initiative / self-
management, accountability, flexibility and adaptability.
Knowledge of and ability to abide by Provincial Standards and Guidelines for Prosecutors, in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Province and the Region.
Good communication skills to present oral and written legal arguments before the Ontario Court of Justice and with solicitors / public.
Computer literacy utilizing MS Office software applications and knowledge of the Integrated Courts Offences Network (ICON) or other similar applications.
Ability to work outside regular business hours as required.