Lawyer - OHS

  • City of Edmonton
  • Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Aug 14, 2019
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel) Lawyer (Public Sector) Lawyer (Other) Litigator Solicitor

Job Description

Job Number

: 37073 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, Litigation Section, here’s how you’ll make a difference to the City of Edmonton:
  • Strong lawyer whose duties will primarily involve OH&S general advising but will also involve providing advice and handling labour/employment matters
  • Represent and/or assist in representing the City in legal proceedings before various tribunals and levels of court in relation to matters including:
    • OH&S
    • 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 including policy development
  • 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


  • Membership with the Law Society of Alberta or the ability to attain immediate membership with the Law Society of Alberta upon appointment
  • 2 years or more experience practicing in the areas of OH&S/Labour/Employment law is an asset
  • Experience in general litigation is an asset
  • 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. Advertised on the clear legal job board  
Up to 1 permanent, full-time position  
Hours of Work: 36.9 hours per week. Monday - Friday  
Salary: $85,123 - $168,018 (Annually)  
Talent Acquisition Consultant: IS/KC Classification Title : Professional Solicitor  


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