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City of Hamilton Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Dec 24, 2021
Full time
Contribute to the City of Hamilton, one of Canada’s largest cities - home to a diverse and strong economy, an active and inclusive community, a robust cultural and dining scene, hundreds of kilometres of hiking trails and natural beauty just minutes from the downtown core, and so much more.  Join our diverse team of talented and ambitious staff who embody our values of sensational service, courageous change, steadfast integrity, collective ownership and being engaged empowered employees.  Help us achieve our vision of being the best place to raise a child and age successfully. #BeTheReason    JOB POSTING JOB ID #: 18286 Solicitor - Municipal Planning Corporate Services Legal & Risk Management Services 50 Main St. E NUMBER OF VACANCIES: 1 Full-Time Regular UNION/NON-UNION: Non Union Management Professional HOURS Of WORK: 35.00 per week GRADE: 8B SALARY/HOUR: $61.524 - $85.820 per hour *Note: See appropriate Collective Agreement or the Non Union Salary Range for details. STATUS/LENGTH: Full-Time Regular Job Description ID #: 5377 Vaccine Verification – As a condition of employment you are required to provide proof that you are fully vaccinated or provide proof of valid exemption satisfactory to the employer prior to your start date. You must acknowledge and agree to comply with any future vaccine policy requirements as an ongoing condition of employment at the City of Hamilton. SUMMARY OF DUTIES Under the general direction of the City Solicitor and Deputy City Solicitor, provides high quality and effective legal advocacy, advice and services to the management and staff of the City and related boards and agencies in areas of informal specialization in land-use planning, administrative and development law, expropriations, development charges and development agreements which also includes advocacy before administrative tribunals such as the Ontario Land Tribunal and the drafting and enforcement of municipal agreements, by-laws and policy development in a broad range of municipal operations. GENERAL DUTIES Provides specialized legal services and consultation to the City Manager, Senior Management and staff at all levels on legal matters with the mandate as required. Develops and implements proactive strategies, anticipates and identifies legal challenges that help to protect the interests of the City and to reduce exposure to legal risks. Ensures that legal services are provided so as to contribute to the effectiveness of programs and services throughout the City. Provides research, analysis, counselling and advice for City Council, City Departments, Boards, Commissions and Authorities on the legal implications of matters of law, legislation, procedures, operational and strategic decisions. Reviews and prepares documents, policy and procedure for the City to ensure that they are clear, concise, comply with all applicable laws and so as to minimize exposure. Provides legal opinions and advice on matters that pose significant risks to the City to assist decision-makers at all levels in making decisions regarding their service and program delivery. Represents the City before Tribunals, Inquiries and at all levels of Court. Participates in the development and implementation of a preventative law program aimed at precluding and remedying anticipated legal problems arising out of day-to-day operations or projects. Assists City Solicitor and staff with service delivery. Works in accordance with the provisions of applicable Health and Safety legislation and all City of Hamilton corporate and departmental policies and procedures related to Occupational Health and Safety. Performs other duties as assigned which are directly related to the responsibilities of the position. QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor of Laws degree or Juris Doctor (JD) from a recognized University.  Membership in good standing in the Law Society of Ontario.  Advanced knowledge and expertise in a defined area of law normally attained through progressively more responsible practice (ideally 4 years or more) in the area of municipal law with particular expertise in land use planning and development law (including advocacy before administrative tribunals such as the OLT), expropriations, development charges and development agreements. Possess a high level of professionalism and integrity, and excellent communication skills. Highly developed analytical and business planning skills with a proven track record for long-term visioning and big picture thinking.  Experienced in designing and delivering customer focused programs and services; and using a "best practices" approach in developing and delivering quality services in a timely and cost effective manner. Highly developed ability to articulate a vision, to lead and inspire others.  Highly effective leadership, facilitation, communication, presentation, interpersonal and organizational skills. Highly developed ability to develop work plans and service level agreements; and to design and implement strategies which improve effectiveness and efficiency. Demonstrated experience monitoring, evaluating and reporting on the provision of legal services, and staff performance against internal and external benchmarks. Proven ability in conducting performance appraisals, delegating and empowering staff and identifying opportunities for staff development. Thorough knowledge and understanding of key statutes, regulations and by-laws affecting the Division and municipality. Demonstrated knowledge of the Health and Safety Act and applicable regulations as it relates to the position. Must have computer skills in a Windows environment utilizing MS Office software. Disclaimer: Be advised that Human Resources frequently audits resumes of internal/external applicants to ensure/validate information provided is consistent and trustworthy. Falsification of information provided at any time throughout the recruitment process may be grounds for disqualification, and for internal applicants, subject to discipline up to and including termination. Terms: The City is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. Consistent with our Values and Corporate Culture Pillars, the City of Hamilton is committed to providing equitable treatment to all with respect to barrier-free employment and accommodation without discrimination. The City will provide accommodation for applicants in all aspects of the hiring process, up to the point of undue hardship.  If you have an accommodation need, please contact Human Resources as soon as possible to make appropriate arrangements.  We invite you to visit the departmental webpage to obtain further information on the culture and business of this department. The incumbent shall comply with all Health and Safety Policies and Practices for this position and the workplace. It is the responsibility of the applicants to ensure that their application reaches Human Resources by the closing date or they may not be considered. It is also the responsibility of applicants to supply qualifications, licences and related experience relevant to the qualifications outlined above for this competition as directed. On the basis of the criteria set out above, this posting is open to all applicants The statements made by me are true, complete and correct to the best of my knowledge.  I understand that any falsification of statements, misrepresentations, deliberate omission or concealment of information may be considered just cause for discipline, up to and including termination for internal applicants and disqualification for external applicants.
City of Hamilton Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Aug 16, 2021
Full time
About the City of Hamilton Contribute to the City of Hamilton, one of Canada’s largest cities - home to a diverse and strong economy, an active and inclusive community, a robust cultural and dining scene, hundreds of kilometres of hiking trails and natural beauty just minutes from the downtown core, and so much more. Join our diverse team of talented and ambitious staff who embody our values of sensational service, courageous change, steadfast integrity, collective ownership and being engaged empowered employees. Help us achieve our vision of being the best place to raise a child and age successfully. #BeTheReason     JOB POSTING     JOB ID #: 17549 Administrative Assistant II-Legal & Risk Management Services CorporateServices Legal & Risk Management Services 50 Main St. E NUMBER OF VACANCIES: 1 Full-Time Temporary UNION/NON-UNION: Non Union Management Professional HOURS Of WORK: 35 per week GRADE: 2 SALARY/HOUR: $30.244 - $35.374 per hour Note: See appropriate Collective Agreement or the Non Union Salary Range for details. STATUS/LENGTH: Full-Time Temporary Note: This temporary vacancy is expected to last up to 12 months. Job Description ID #: A11888     SUMMARY OF DUTIES Reports directly to the City Solicitor and is responsible for providing comprehensive confidential executive support on a broad range of administrative issues affecting the Legal & Risk Management Services Division. Co-ordinates administrative activities within the Division providing superior customer service and ensures steadfast follow-up on outstanding issues. Works independently on multiple activities and ensures deadlines are met and that established procedures followed. Maintains confidentiality at law and by the Law Society of Ontario. GENERAL DUTIES Provides confidential administrative support to the City Solicitor. Assumes responsibility for all routine administrative details within the Office of the City Solicitor. Assists the City Solicitor in business and administrative matters such as responding to inquiries and processing confidential matters. Maintains a “tickler system” to ensure that matters are recorded and brought forward for appropriate deadlines and to ensure that strict limitation periods are met. Ensures deadlines are adhered to and established procedures are followed. Receives and screens all inbound telephone calls, e-mails and visitors to the office; refers and or redirects calls, e-mails or visitors as applicable. Receives incoming mail; reviews, evaluates and distributes correspondence requiring priority attention of staff. Prepares, composes and proofreads correspondence and reports on a variety of subjects, including both confidential and routine matters. Drafts replies on non-routine matters for the consideration of the City Solicitor. Prepares agendas, gathers and distributes materials for meetings, records meetings minutes and distributes in a timely manner. Establishes and maintains a filing system for the City Solicitor which includes electronic filing of documents and emails, the opening and closing of files and making arrangements for disposition (destruction based on retention period) and off-site storage. Logs and processes Standing Committee reports. Liaises with the Offices of the City Manager, General Managers, Directors, City Clerk, Legal Services staff lawyers, law clerks and staff to ensure report processing within defined guidelines. Maintains City Solicitor’s calendar and prepares documents for meetings. Arranges Council and Committee agendas and reports to ensure the City Solicitor is prepared to provide advise during these meetings, which includes ensuring that links are provided to access agendas and reports Schedules appointments, arranges meetings, books facilities, organizes the delivery of presentation equipment, prepares necessary documentation, provides for catering arrangements and informs participants of arrangements. Responds to inquiries and liaises with other departments, government agencies, outside organizations, legal professionals, consultants, Council members and the public. Processes expenses incurred by City Solicitor for submission to the GM (General Manager) for approval. Maintains records for the City Solicitor on attendance and vacation. Submits vacation requests to the GM’s Office for approval and records the information on the Corporate Services Absence Calendar. Co-ordinates and arranges all travel, conference and course arrangements, and follows-up as appropriate. Develops and maintains confidential and information filing systems. Coordinates with IT on behalf of the City Solicitor to resolve technical issues. Acts as the City Solicitor’s contact person ensuring distribution of information to staff. Provides administrative support to the Corporate Services Administrative Coordinator and participates in Corporate Services Departmental Leadership Team meetings, on a rotational basis Assists with coverage of GM support for Administrative Coordinator vacation/absences. Assists other administrative support staff with overflow work. Coordinates administrative support for the City Solicitor to cover vacations/absences. Assists with interviewing, testing and hiring of administrative staff and students on placement. Works in accordance with the provisions of applicable Health and Safety legislation and all City of Hamilton corporate and departmental policies and procedures related to Occupational Health and Safety. Performs other duties as assigned which are directly related to the responsibilities of the position. QUALIFICATIONS Graduate from an Office Administration Program or a combination of education and related office experience. Must have extensive administrative and organizational support experience at a senior level, be proficient in Business English, modern office practices and procedures. Knowledge of and ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive or personal information. Must be highly proficient in a computerized environment particularly in the use of Microsoft Office Suite products to include Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Access and Excel. Experience and knowledge of PeopleSoft would be an asset. Must have a high level of accuracy and speed in preparation and review for error-free written communication. Previous experience in preparation of reports, notices, information packages, spreadsheets and charts. Must relate readily to the public, elected officials and outside agencies, have a pleasant and professional manner, have initiative and the ability to carry out instructions without detailed direction. Must be able to work independently on complex projects and co-ordinate activities with other parts of the organization to promote smooth and efficient communications and flow of information. Demonstrated ability to work and adapt to a fast-paced changing environment, and effectively respond to the dynamics and complex work issues of the department. Must be able to participate as an active member within an administrative team environment to coordinate, ensure consistency/adherence to practices, coverage and identify and recommend solutions. Must possess initiative, good judgement and positive attitude. Experience in a related environment would be an asset. Knowledge of general accounting principles, including ability to monitor accounts, maintain routine financial records, calculate, prepare and process invoices and accounts payable would be an asset. Demonstrated ability to co-ordinate, assign and review work of junior staff and resolve work-related problems. Must possess strong interpersonal skills, with demonstrated ability to work, independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Demonstrated ability to balance and effectively self manage workload in a dynamic work environment within prescribed timelines and adjust based on priorities.     Disclaimer: Be advised that Human Resources frequently audits resumes of internal/external applicants to ensure/validate information provided is consistent and trustworthy. Falsification of information provided at any time throughout the recruitment process may be grounds for disqualification, and for internal applicants, subject to discipline up to and including termination. Terms: The City is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. Consistent with our Values and Corporate Culture Pillars, the City of Hamilton is committed to providing equitable treatment to all with respect to barrier-free employment and accommodation without discrimination. The City will provide accommodation for applicants in all aspects of the hiring process, up to the point of undue hardship. If you have an accommodation need, please contact Human Resources as soon as possible to make appropriate arrangements. We invite you to visit the departmental webpage to obtain further information on the culture and business of this department. The incumbent shall comply with all Health and Safety Policies and Practices for this position and the workplace. It is the responsibility of the applicants to ensure that their application reaches Human Resources by the closing date or they may not be considered. It is also the responsibility of applicants to supply qualifications, licences and related experience relevant to the qualifications outlined above for this competition as directed. On the basis of the criteria set out above, this posting is open to all applicants The statements made by me are true, complete and correct to the best of my knowledge. I understand that any falsification of statements, misrepresentations, deliberate omission or concealment of information may be considered just cause for discipline, up to and including termination for internal applicants and disqualification for external applicants.      
City of Hamilton Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Apr 16, 2021
Full time
About the City of Hamilton Contribute to the City of Hamilton, one of Canada’s largest cities - home to a diverse and strong economy, an active and inclusive community, a robust cultural and dining scene, hundreds of kilometres of hiking trails and natural beauty just minutes from the downtown core, and so much more. Join our diverse team of talented and ambitious staff who embody our values of sensational service, courageous change, steadfast integrity, collective ownership and being engaged empowered employees. Help us achieve our vision of being the best place to raise a child and age successfully. #BeTheReason   JOB POSTING     JOB ID #: 17224 Legal Assistant Corporate Services Legal & Risk Managemennt Services 50 Main St. E, 4th Floor NUMBER OF VACANCIES: All Temporary and Regular Full-Time Vacancies UNION/NON-UNION: Non Union Management Professional HOURS Of WORK: 35 per week GRADE: 2 SALARY/HOUR: $30.244 - $35.374 per hour Note: See appropriate Collective Agreement or the Non Union Salary Range for details. STATUS/LENGTH: Temporary and Regular Full-Time Vacancies Note: This is a periodic posting for all upcoming vacancies that occur from May 1, 2021 to October 31, 2021 and/or the eligibility list is exhausted. Applications are accepted up to closing date stated on this job posting. Job Description ID #: 1958     SUMMARY OF DUTIES   Reporting to the Manager, Legal Services, provides a comprehensive range of confidential secretarial and administrative support services affecting the operations of the Division. Maintains confidentiality required at law and by the Law Society of Ontario.   GENERAL DUTIES   Provides support to management team, lawyers, law clerks in a diverse law office setting. Prepares, composes and proof reads correspondence and reports on a variety of confidential and routine matters. Drafts replies on non-routine matters for consideration and signature.   Prepares various legal documents and forms including briefs, Notice of Intent to Defend, Notice of Examinations, Affidavit of Documents.   Maintains a “tickler system” and ensures matters are recorded and brought forward for appropriate deadlines and to ensure that strict limitation periods are met. Ensures deadlines are adhered to and established procedures followed.   Maintains assigned portion of departmental file system by opening, closing and making arrangements for disposition (destruction based on retention period) and off-site storage.   Takes minutes of meetings. Performs transcription as required.   Schedules Examinations for Discovery and arranges meetings including preparation and distribution of agendas and other materials, booking meeting rooms, arranging set up of presentation equipment and food/beverages as required, and informing participants of same. Co-ordinate and arrange all travel, conference and course arrangements, and follows up as appropriate.   Inputs and retrieves data and generates reports from computer based information systems (i.e. LegalCM, ACL, employee training history and outside counsel invoices).   Sorts and distributes incoming and outgoing communications including correspondence and facsimile ensuring urgent matters are suitably expedited. Arranges courier pick up and delivery for packages.   Responsible for ensuring customer services function for the division including answering phones, responding to inquiries, receiving and announcing visitors.   Ensures timely processing of cheque requisitions, expense claims and prepares invoices for payment.   Responds to inquiries and liaises with other departments, government agencies, outside agencies, legal professionals, consultants, Council members and the public.   Assists other Legal Assistants with overflow work.   Works in accordance with the provisions of applicable Health and Safety legislation and all City of Hamilton corporate and departmental policies and procedures related to Occupational Health and Safety.   Performs other duties as assigned which are directly related to the major responsibilities of the job.   QUALIFICATIONS   Proven knowledge of legal secretary practices and procedures normally acquired by attaining a diploma in a Legal Secretarial course or an equivalent combination of education and work related experience.   Previous experience working in a legal environment.   Knowledge of the Ontario Civil Practice Rules of Civil Procedure, Federal Court Rules and Supreme Court of Canada Rules.   Ability and willingness to work congenially with multiple lawyers and law clerks and to become familiar with their practices.   Ability and willingness to assist with special projects as required advancing the goals and objectives of the Division.   Ability to communicate in a professional manner with staff, clients and legal professionals.   Strong time management, multi-tasking and organizational skills.   A team player with excellent interpersonal skills.   Ability to work independently by following instructions with minimal supervision, taking initiative and meeting tight deadlines.   Proficient in a computerized environment (i.e. Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint). Create and maintain tracking systems for training, invoices, off-site closed file storage and attendance. Demonstrated knowledge and ability to troubleshoot office equipment and act as department lead for IS related matters (i.e. webcasts, desktops, laptops, printers, projectors and fax).   Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Must demonstrate proficiency in Business English.   Working knowledge of general accounting principles in order to monitor accounts, maintain routine financial records and calculate invoices.   Ability to use general office equipment including telephone, dictaphone, transcription machine, printer, scanner, facsimile, calculator, binding machine and shredder.     Disclaimer: Be advised that Human Resources frequently audits resumes of internal/external applicants to ensure/validate information provided is consistent and trustworthy. Falsification of information provided at any time throughout the recruitment process may be grounds for disqualification, and for internal applicants, subject to discipline up to and including termination. Terms: The City is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. Consistent with our Values and Corporate Culture Pillars, the City of Hamilton is committed to providing equitable treatment to all with respect to barrier-free employment and accommodation without discrimination. The City will provide accommodation for applicants in all aspects of the hiring process, up to the point of undue hardship. If you have an accommodation need, please contact Human Resources as soon as possible to make appropriate arrangements. We invite you to visit the departmental webpage to obtain further information on the culture and business of this department. The incumbent shall comply with all Health and Safety Policies and Practices for this position and the workplace. It is the responsibility of the applicants to ensure that their application reaches Human Resources by the closing date or they may not be considered. It is also the responsibility of applicants to supply qualifications, licences and related experience relevant to the qualifications outlined above for this competition as directed. On the basis of the criteria set out above, this posting is open to all applicants The statements made by me are true, complete and correct to the best of my knowledge. I understand that any falsification of statements, misrepresentations, deliberate omission or concealment of information may be considered just cause for discipline, up to and including termination for internal applicants and disqualification for external applicants.             City of Hamilton