Halton Region Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Feb 12, 2022Full time
At the Region of Halton, we treat everyone with respect, honesty, fairness and trust. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve. The Region of Halton is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process. Halton Region serves more than 595,000 residents throughout Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville. We are committed to delivering high quality programs and services that make Halton a great place to live and work. Joining Halton Region opens the door to a fulfilling career. Our comprehensive compensation, great benefits and employee recognition program are a few reasons why we are one of the GTA’s Top Employers. We engage great people who contribute to meaningful work that makes a positive difference in our community. As an employee, you will be part of a progressive, service focused and award winning employer with a diverse and inclusive work environment. At Halton, you are encouraged to grow and succeed in your career and are recognized for your accomplishments and contributions. Posting ID: 319 Department: Legislative & Planning Services Division: Legal Services Job Type: Permanent Hours of Work: 35 hours per week Work Location: Halton Regional Centre, 1151 Bronte Road, Oakville Employee Group: MMSG Posting Date: February 11, 2022 Application Deadline: February 25, 2022 Job Summary Reporting to the Director, Legal Services this Senior Legal Counsel position will assume key responsibilities for initiatives and programs requiring advanced legal expertise and analysis primarily in the areas of information technology, digital records and information management, digital service delivery, privacy, risk and insurance. This role will primarily consist of providing advice on complex matters, relevant policy development and leadership for a team of professionals in these subject areas. Duties & Responsibilities Provide effective and timely legal advice and support to the assigned client groups through the identification of issues, provision of opinions, drafting and administration of documents, conduct of litigation, etc. Provide policy support to clients through review and interpretation of existing policies as well as providing advice and drafting language for amendments and new policies. Carry out special projects and assignments requiring Senior Legal Counsel’s experience and background, as determined by the Director of Legal Services. Mentor and coach Assistant Corporate Counsel by providing guidance and feedback related to their specific program areas as well as general organizational, policy and practice management questions. Manage the program area law clerk through leadership and supervision. Manage and collaborate with outside counsel and other external experts and consultants by providing instructions and direction, cooperating on and reviewing the work assigned, and overseeing and approving accounts. Promote and foster effective client and customer relationships by providing responsive and proactive advice and through client development. Performs other duties as assigned. Skills & Qualifications Essential Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor degree. Membership in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada. Minimum of eight (8) years of experience in the practice of law with a minimum of six years in corporate/commercial, information technology, privacy or another directly related area of law. Demonstrated experience independently managing complex legal issues and developing legal strategies and providing policy/program advice to clients and mentoring and coaching of others. Excellent analytical, facilitations and negotiation and dispute-resolution skills along with strong communication, problem solving and relationship building abilities. Preferred Working knowledge of privacy related statutes Experience with and an understanding of risk, insurance and indemnity issues in a public organization setting. Working/ Employment Conditions In support of the Region’s commitment to a healthy and safe workplace and community, the Region has a vaccination requirement for all employees. The successful candidate will be made an offer of employment on the condition of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and able to provide proof of vaccination. The candidate will be asked to provide the Region with proof of full vaccination, prior to their employment start date. The requirement to be fully vaccinated is subject to the Ontario Human Rights Code. If the candidate is unable to vaccinate for a reason protected by the Code, a request for accommodation can be requested and written proof satisfactory to the Region will be required. Important information about your application: If you require accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted. Applications will be accepted up to midnight of the application deadline. If you experience any issues with submitting your application, please contact HR Access at 905-825-6000 extension 7700. Applications that are not submitted online will not be considered. Personal information collected through the job application process will only be used for the purpose of determining qualifications for employment. If selected for an interview, you will be contacted by email and/or phone. 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