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Deputy Chief Federal Prosecutor

Public Prosecution Service of Canada
June 28, 2022
Iqaluit, Nunavut
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  • $161,100 to $199,000
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Senior Leadership Position at the PPSC!

Deputy Chief Federal Prosecutor of the Nunavut Regional Office

$161,100 to $199,000 (plus Isolated Post Allowance)

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.

Additional benefits of working at the PPSC Iqaluit office include guaranteed subsidized housing, 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.

For further information on the position to be staffed and qualifications required, please visit our advertisement.  For further information on the organization, please visit: Public Prosecution Service of Canada.

Closing date: July 15, 2022 – 23:59, Pacific Time

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

Occupational Certification:

Eligibility for membership in the Law Society of Nunavut.


- 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 seven (7) years including at least three (3) years within the last five (5) years.

Applicants who do not meet the required seven (7) years of experience but feel the depth and breadth of their experience would be equal to the experience normally acquired over a seven (7) year period are encouraged to apply.

** For human resources management, applicants must clearly demonstrate that they have supervised staff, assigned work and managed and assessed performance (either directly or indirectly).

Language Requirements: English essential


- 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.

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.

Persons self-identifying as Nunavut Inuit enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement may be selected for appointment in Nunavut 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.

Conditions of Employment:

- Secret Security Clearance (with an enhanced reliability) - Being a member in good standing in the Bar of one of the provinces or territories of Canada. - Authority to work and appear as counsel with respect to matters under federal and territorial jurisdiction in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Law Society of Nunavut. - 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.

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