The Town of Caledon Caledon, Ontario, Canada
Oct 26, 2017Full time
Job Title: Law Clerk, Planning Law Number of Positions: 2 – Permanent and Contract Closing Date: October 20, 2017 Come help shape our future: The Town of Caledon is a dynamic and rapidly growing municipality at the junction of the forces driving change in today’s municipalities. Only a short drive from Toronto, Caledon features a rare mix of the urban and rural, together with breathtaking natural areas protected for future generations. We are dedicated to seeing our employees thrive with engaging careers, in an environment where innovation and continuous improvement, lifelong learning and career development are prized. Caledon is seeking one permanent and one contract full-time Law Clerk, Planning Law to join our talented 12-member Legal Division. Reporting to the Town Solicitor/Assistant Town Solicitor, the Law Clerk will be responsible for: the review and processing of planning and development matters, including the preparation and registration on title of subdivision agreements, site plan agreements, development agreements and financing agreements conducting title searches and off-title searches and preparing memoranda regarding findings registering easements and restrictions on title conveying Town lands in accordance with the Town land sale bylaw and procedures preparing documents including, reports to Council, agreements, leases, correspondence and document templates preparing and registering Teraview documents on title providing direction regarding the statutory requirements of planning legislation, such as the Planning Act , Building Code Act and the Ontario Heritage Act , and of Town bylaws relating to planning and development providing legal support to the lawyers and client departments in respect of legal matters and appeals relating to planning and development applications EDUCATION AND SKILLS: The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with superior organizational skills, strong oral and written communication skills and served as a Law Clerk in a Legal Department or law firm setting. Prior experience working as a Planning & Development Law Clerk within a municipality would be a significant asset. This is an exceptional opportunity for someone who excels in an energetic, creative and collaborative environment with a diverse and varied workload. Post-secondary diploma for Law Clerks, or equivalent education and equivalent work experience Member in good standing with the Institute for Law Clerks of Ontario is an asset Minimum 3 years related experience in a law firm or legal department dealing with real estate, litigation, planning, and development. Municipal experience would be an asset. Computer proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and TeraView Excellent verbal and written communication skills Organizational skills with a strong attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines Superior interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively in a team environment Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills To learn more about employment with the Town of Caledon and to apply for this exciting and challenging opportunity, visit: www.caledon.ca/careers If needed and upon request, this document can be made available in an alternative format.