Legal Counsel

  • National Capital Commission
  • Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Apr 05, 2021
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel) Lawyer (Public Sector)

Job Description

Job Level: RÉ-05 $64,397 to $85,443

Closing Date: 18/04/21


Legal Counsel

The Legal Affairs Division of the Public, Legal and Corporate Affairs Branch is looking for a Common law Legal Counsel for a permanent position. The position is classified as an RÉ-05 ($64,397 to $85,443 per annum).


The National Capital Commission (NCC) is the federal Crown Corporation dedicated to ensuring that Canada’s Capital is a dynamic and inspiring source of pride for all Canadians and a legacy for generations to come. Building on more than a century of experience, the NCC provides unique value in the Capital Region by fulfilling three specific roles: long-term planner of federal lands, principal steward of nationally significant public places, and creative partner committed to excellence in development and conservation.



Reporting to the General Counsel and Director of Legal Affairs, the Legal Counsel provides advice and assistance in a variety of legal matters, including the revision of agreements and leases, real estate transactions, landlord and tenant matters, procurement and construction law, NCC regulations, litigation and related issues and provides professional and timely legal advice to all branches of the Commission.


EDUCATION: University degree in Common Law (LL.B., J.D.) or equivalent.


LICENSE: Must have a membership in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario.


EXPERIENCE: A minimum of two (2) years of experience in each of the following areas:

  • Preparing and revising contracts;
  • Analyzing problems and the provision of legal opinions;
  • Working with the law of contracts; and
  • Working in at least two (2) of the following areas of Common Law: Commercial Leasing, Civil Litigation, Real Estate, Landlord and Tenant, and/or Procurement.



  • Of commercial leasing, tort law, contract law, real estate law, landlord and tenant law;
  • Of basic principles of Common Law litigation; and
  • Of the National Capital Act and its applicable regulations.



  • To analyze problems and conduct research incidental to the preparation of legal opinions;
  • To interpret law to individuals without legal training;
  • To handle multiple assignments and set priorities to meet tight deadlines;
  • To work independently and within a team environment; and
  • To communicate effectively both orally and in writing in both official languages.



  • Demonstrating Integrity and Respect Civility and Well-Being
  • Thinking things through - Innovating through analysis and ideas;
  • Working Effectively with Others – Relationships and Trust Building; and
  • Showing Initiative and Being Action-Oriented – Getting Things Done



  • May be required to occasionally work overtime (evenings, weekends and statutory holidays);
  • Possess or eligible to obtain secret security clearance; and
  • Linguistic profile: BBB/BBB



The NCC is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily in their application if they are a woman, an Indigenous person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.

The NCC is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted regarding this competition, please advise the Human Resources representative of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. If you require additional information on the position or if you are experiencing technical difficulties, please contact us at

Hearing impaired and speech impaired persons can contact us through a Teletype Device (TTY) at (613) 239-5090 or 1-866-661-3530 (toll free).