Legal Counsel

  • Technical Safety BC
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Jun 30, 2020
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel)

Job Description

Description

About Technical Safety BC

Technical Safety BC (formerly BC Safety Authority) is an independent, self-funded organization that oversees the safe installation and operation of technical systems and equipment across the province. In addition to issuing permits, licenses and certificates, we work with industry to reduce safety risks through assessment, education and outreach, enforcement, and research. Through simplification of our initiatives we promote understanding and engagement, making safety accessible to everyone. As society changes, we create and adopt new ideas, skills, and tools that will enable us to meet the safety challenges of a highly-connected world.

We're always looking for exceptional people to bring new ideas, fresh thinking and the motivation to help shape the safety system in B.C. We are strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. Technical Safety BC welcomes those who would contribute to further diversifying our organization, as we are an equal opportunity employer.

Our values guide our work.

We See Genius in Diversity

We Foster Confidence

We Make the Complex Simple

We Adapt

The Opportunity:

Would you like to be part of a dynamic organization that values diverse talents and places public safety at the forefront? Are you currently a member in good standing of the Law Society of BC with the ability to provide legal opinions and advice on regulatory and administrative matters? Do you enjoy collaborating with others to help clients identify and resolve legal and business issues? 

If so, we want to hear from you!

In 2018 Technical Safety BC was the winner of the Innovative Workplace Award from the BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association. We have an incredible opportunity as Legal Counsel to perform a wide range of interesting and challenging work as part of a very collaborative team.

Status: Regular, Full-Time, Excluded 
Reports to: Director, Legal Services 
Location: Vancouver

Principal Accountabilities:

1. Provides advice on a variety of confidential legal matters with an emphasis on regulatory and administrative matters relating to the enforcement under the Safety Standards Act and on labour relations and employment matters.

2. Works with senior management and client departments to identify and resolve legal and business issues.

3. Advises on the impact of new legislation, and judicial and Safety Standards Appeal Board decisions, and is proactive in identifying potential legal issues.

4. Conducts appeals under the Safety Standards Act and other proceedings as required, or retains and instructs external counsel as authorized by the Director, Legal Services.

5. Provides advice in connection with enforcement activity to ensure the right cases are selected for follow-up, the correct steps are taken to initiate action and the prescribed procedures are followed.

6. Prepares and advises on various legal documents, contracts, collective agreement provisions and collective bargaining proposals.

7. Provides support and advice on freedom of information and protection of privacy matters.

8. May supervise Legal & Privacy Assistant to ensure quality service is provided to external and internal clients

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Law Degree supplemented by 3-5 years recent experience. Administrative law, contracts and freedom of information experience are significant assets.
  • Current member in good standing of the Law Society of BC.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the law in a range of practice areas relevant to the position.
  • Ability to analyze, research, evaluate and interpret legal issues.
  • Ability to provide legal opinions and advice in an efficient manner.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Experience

3-5 years