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As a Legal Advisor/Reviewer you will undertake legal research and provide legal advice and services on behalf of the CRCC in support of the review and investigation of complaints from the public about the conduct of RCMP members while performing duties under the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act or the Witness Protection Program Act.
The Commission is an agency of the federal government, distinct and independent from the RCMP. The Commission reviews and investigates complaints about the conduct of RCMP members. When reviewing a complaint, the Commission does not act as an advocate for either the complainant or the RCMP members. The Commission inquires into complaints independently and reaches conclusions after an objective examination of the information provided.
Intent of the process
A fully assessed pool of candidates will be established and may be used to staff similar positions at the LP-1 group and level with various tenures (indeterminate, specified period and casual employment), various linguistic requirements (English essential and Bilingual Imperative) and profiles (BBB/BBB, CBC/CBC, CCC/CCC) and security levels.
Positions to be filled: 2
Information you must provide
In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
Bachelor of Law Degree from a recognized university.
Eligibility for membership in the Bar of one of the provinces or territories of Canada.
Experience in conducting legal research and analysis of decisions of courts, administrative tribunals or administrative decision makers.
Experience preparing and providing legal opinions.*
* “Legal opinions” means legal analysis and advice provided orally and in writing in the form of correspondence, memoranda, reports or draft decisions.
If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)
Experience in dealing with or working at a law enforcement agency.
Experience in planning and managing complex investigations.
Recent experience working in an independent review or oversight agency, in an administrative tribunal and/or for or as an administrative decision maker.
Experience providing legal analysis and advice in the area of administrative law, criminal law or with respect to the professional regulation of policing.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Knowledge of the role of the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP.
Knowledge of the mandate of the RCMP.
Knowledge of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Criminal Code of Canada, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act.
Knowledge of the tenets of administrative law.
Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
Ability to analyze and synthesize information.
Ability to work effectively under pressure.
Ability to communicate effectively orally.
Effective Interpersonal Relationships
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
Knowledge of the methods, techniques and practices of policing operations and policy.
Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women
Conditions of employment
Secret security clearance
Membership in good standing with the Bar of one of the provinces or territories of Canada.
Ability and willingness to travel.
Ability and willingness to work outside normal working hours.
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 targeted groups when you apply.
Asset qualifications may be used for the screening or when selecting candidates for appointment, therefore, if you meet the experience qualifications listed under Asset Qualifications, please be sure to clearly demonstrate this in your application.
Top-down selection may be used during any stage of the selection process. Please note that achieving a pass mark on any of the assessments used does not mean that you will move forward in the selection process. Management may decide to use a cut-off mark that is higher than the pass mark on any evaluation used throughout the process.
You must provide proof of your education credentials.
Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.
All information obtained throughout the selection process, from the time of application to close of process, may be used to evaluate the candidates.
You must indicate on your application if you require a technical aid for testing or an alternative method of assessment.
For this selection process, our intention is to communicate with the candidates by email. Candidates who apply to this selection process must include in their application a valid email address and make sure that this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email).
Only on-line applications will be accepted in order to take advantage of the many benefits of using the electronic recruitment system. Some of the benefits for applicants include:
– modify your application/resume at any time BEFORE the closing date
– complete screening questions which will highlight your qualifications to the hiring manager
– verify the status of your application and notification(s), at any time
– be notified electronically of assessment details and results.
Persons with disabilities preventing them from applying on-line or persons without access to the internet are asked to contact 1-800-645-5605.
Acknowledgement of receipt of applications will not be sent.
Reference checks may be sought.
An interview may be administered.
A test may be administered.
Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order.
We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.