Contract Opportunities - Lawyers
The Military Police Complaints Commission (Commission) was established by the Government of Canada and became operational on December 1, 1999. The Commission’s mandate is to provide independent, civilian oversight of Canadian Forces military police. The Commission became the first civilian oversight authority which is external, autonomous, and independent of the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Forces. The Commission monitors investigations and the disposition of complaints about military police conduct by the Canadian Forces Provost Marshal, independently investigates such complaints, as appropriate, and investigates allegations of interference in military police investigations.
In order to meet operational requirements, from time to time, the Commission hires lawyers on contract for a specified project and duration. This may range from hiring a lawyer to work and direct the work of investigators, assist the Commission in the drafting of reports, prepare specific legal opinions or act as Commission counsel in a public interest investigation or hearing.
Please review the work requirements below and, if you are qualified and interested, you are invited to submit your cover letter, résumé and other supporting documents to the address shown below.
Generally, we are looking for:
Lawyers, on a part-time/full-time contract basis, possessing the following attributes:
- A minimum of 5 years experience as a practicing lawyer;
- A minimum of 5 years experience in either criminal and/or administrative law is required (more may be required depending upon the project);
- A lawyer in good standing of a provincial law society;
- Ability to work in a team environment;
- Bilingual in English and French is an asset and may be required for some projects;
- Experience working in a policing environment and/or civilian oversight agency is an asset and may be required for some projects;
- Experience working in an administrative tribunal is an asset and may be required for some projects;
- Experience in police ethics is an asset and may be required for some projects;
- Experience directing investigations is an asset and may be required for some projects;
- Experience acting as commission counsel in a public inquiry is an asset and may be required for some projects;
- Experience in project management is an asset and may be required for some projects;
- Knowledge of the Military Police Complaints Commission and its mandate;
- Knowledge of the Canadian Forces military operations at home and abroad;
- Knowledge of Military Police structure, operations and procedures;
- Travel may be required; and,
- Flexible schedule.
Language: Various (English only, bilingual in French and English depending upon the project);
Security Clearance: Secret (The MPCC will sponsor security clearances)
If you meet the requirements stated above and are interested in applying to be added to our pool of lawyers, please submit a cover letter describing your experiences and qualifications against the statement of work above. Please submit a copy of your résumé/curriculum vitae and send it to us at:
Military Police Complaints Commission
270 Albert Street, 10th Floor
Ottawa ON K1P 5G8
Attention: Julianne C. Dunbar, General Counsel
Please note that the Commission will retain résumés on file and will only be in touch with candidates having demonstrated the required experience when vacancies arise in the pool of contract lawyers.
For more information, please contact Ms. Julianne Dunbar, General Counsel of the Military Police Complaints Commission at 613-943-5592 or email at Julianne.Dunbar@mpcc-cppm.gc.ca.
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