Legal Counsel

  • The City of Calgary
  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Aug 08, 2021
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel) Lawyer (Public Sector)

Job Description

If you are committed to public service, enjoy collaborating with others, share our values and have a desire to learn and grow, join The City of Calgary. City employees deliver the services, run the programs and operate the facilities which make a difference in our community. We support work-life balance, promote physical and psychological safety, and offer competitive wages, pensions, and benefits. Together we make Calgary a great place to make a living, a great place to make a life.  
The City is committed to fostering a respectful, inclusive and equitable workplace which is representative of the community we serve. We welcome those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, inclusion and anti-racism. Applications are encouraged from members of groups that are historically disadvantaged and underrepresented. Accommodations are available during the hiring process, upon request.   This position is responsible for providing legal advice and guidance on labour, employment and human rights matters to the Calgary Police Service with a view of ensuring compliance with legislative requirements and risk management. Specific duties include:
  • Provide legal advice on a broad range of human resources related matters including labour, employment, human rights, recruitment, grievance/arbitration, pension.
  • Advise management on negotiations and other matters involving collective agreements.
  • Develop proactive strategies to minimize legal risks, liaise with external partners, provide labour and employment law training and supervise the legal assistant.
  • Prepare legal documents including contracts, grievance and settlement agreements.
  • Provide strategic legal advice to ensure compliance with relevant law, to minimize risk of litigation, arbitration and liability.
  • Must possess a Law degree and be eligible for membership with the Law Society of Alberta.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in labour, employment and human rights law is required.
  • Legal experience in a law enforcement environment is desirable.
  • Be results focused, with relationship building skills that help to coach and develop. Be a good communicator who is effective and thorough. Work effectively in a changing environment and be able to demonstrate analytical thinking.
Pre-employment Requirements
  • An enhanced security clearance will be conducted.
  • Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications.


Union: Exempt Business Unit: Calgary Police Service Position Type:Temporary (up to 1 year) Location: 5111 - 47 Street N.E. Compensation: Level FG1 $110,796 - $174,316 per annum Days of Work: This position works a 5 day work week earning 1 day off in a 3 week cycle. Hours of work: Standard 35 hour work week Audience: Internal/External Apply By: August 12, 2021   Job ID #:304345