Legal Counsel - Planning

  • Municipal World Inc.
  • Vaughan, Ontario, Canada
  • Nov 10, 2017
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel) Lawyer (Public Sector)

Job Description


We have an exciting Full Time Non-Unionized opportunity in the Office of the City Solicitor for an experienced and motivated individual
As one of Southern Ontario’s fastest growing cities, with its mix of urban and rural areas, Vaughan is an in-demand place to live and work. Vaughan is considered one of Canada’s most family friendly cities with a dynamic and diverse population of over 300,000. With one of the top performing economies, a growing tourism industry and an enviable portfolio of recreational and cultural venues, this is the place where you want to be.
The Office of the City Solicitor is growing and seeking an experienced lawyer with a minimum of 5 years experience in planning law, with experience before the Ontario Municipal Board. Reporting to the Director of Legal Services, you will provide a full range of legal services, opinions and advice to City Council, Senior Management and staff, primarily regarding planning matters and related litigation. You will be required to appear before the Ontario Municipal Board, attend mediations and provide advice on by-laws and agreements on various planning instruments.
Qualifications And Experience
You are a member in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada and have a minimum of 5 years planning law experience in a private or public sector.
Experience appearing before the Ontario Municipal Board is preferred.
You possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills as well as negotiations skills, with a demonstrated ability to provide pragmatic legal advice and information to Members of Council, Senior Management and City staff.
In addition to offering a competitive compensation package, we have a strong focus on health and wellness, including fitness facilities and family-focused benefits.
If you are an energetic person who is interested in bringing your knowledge and passion to the City of Vaughan, please click here to apply online by Monday, November 20, 2017.
Please note that only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
The City of Vaughan is committed to diversity and inclusivity in employment and welcomes applications from qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds. The City of Vaughan is also committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

Practice Area(s)

Municipal law


5 years