• City of Edmonton
  • Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Jan 12, 2018
Contract Lawyer (Public Sector)

Job Description

Lawyer (Labour, Employment, and General Litigator) Term position until December 31, 2019
Job Number : 31578
Are you a motivated lawyer with a keen interest in public sector law? Consider working in a dynamic, team environment within the Law Branch. We value hard work and a strong work/life balance. Reporting to the Supervisor overseeing civil litigation, here’s how you’ll make a difference to the City of Edmonton:

Strong litigator whose duties will primarily involve assisting on labour/employment
Represent and/or assist in representing the City in legal proceedings before various tribunals and levels of court in relation to matters including:
Grievance arbitrations and Labour Relation Board matters
Human Rights complaints
Civil litigation including wrongful dismissal claims
Additional duties will involve representing the City and its employees in legal proceedings before the court, boards and other public forums
Provide sound legal advice and recommendations regarding various issues
Research and apply the law in divergent factual situations
Gather facts through interviews and documents
Draft legal agreements, documents and submissions
Take a proactive role in providing recommendations to avoid risk/liability

Qualifications :
Membership with the Law Society of Alberta or the ability to attain immediate membership with the Law Society of Alberta upon appointment
5 years experience in labour/employment law or other areas of litigation with fully transferable skills
Experience in municipal/administrative law is an asset
Demonstrated ability to work independently with confidence under time constraints
Good verbal, negotiating and written communication skills
Strong analytical, problem solving and decision making skills
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well in a team environment
Strong legal research skills and computer literacy

We are an equal opportunity employer.

We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified individuals.

1 term, full-time position with an expected end date of December 31, 2019

Hours of Work: 36.9 hours per week. Monday - Friday

Salary: $85,123 - $157.168 (Annually)

Recruitment Consultant: JF/JP

Classification Title : Professional Solicitor
Posting Date : Jan 11, 2018
Closing Date : Jan 25, 2018 11:59:00 PM (MST)
Number of Openings (up to) : 1 - Project Term (Management) Full-time
Union : Management

Practice Area(s)

Labour law