Competition Number: 2021-EX-EN-53280001-01
Competition posting date: 2021-05-14
Competition closing date: 2021-05-28
Innovative Client Services Department, Legal Services, Municipal and Regulatory Law Branch
2 Full-time Temporary Positions (up to 1 year) - 35 hours/week
Salary: $84,020.30 to $106,260.70 annually (2019 rates of pay)
Location: 110 Laurier Avenue West
Category: Current Opportunities
Responsible for providing a wide range of legal services to City Council, Committees, Departments, local boards and agencies, in one or more of the following areas:
Planning and development law focusing on:
Planning and development law, including land subdivision, severances, condominiums, official plans, zoning and development, by-law preparation, preparation of development agreements and planning issues generally, including representing the City at the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB)
Environmental law focusing on:
Environmental legislation and regulations, assessment, Waste Master Plan, by-law prosecutions and environmental issues generally.
Employment law and Labour Relations focusing on:
Labour arbitrations, Labour Relations Board and Human Rights Tribunal proceedings, pay equity, occupational health and safety, workers' compensation, wrongful dismissal, litigation and other labour relations and employment law issues generally.
Contract law focusing on:
Revision and creation of construction, purchasing and consulting service contracts, documents and procedures; construction disputes/liens and bonding; review and preparation of contracts before tender call and after contract award; contract law training programs; contract management and dispute resolution.
Civil litigation and claims/prosecutions focusing on:
Claims made by and against the City, its boards, commissions and agencies, including the Police Services Board, conducting litigation/prosecutions before courts, boards and tribunals, negotiation of litigation settlements.
Real Estate and Property law focusing on:
Issues relating to the acquisition/disposal of lands including acquisitions, sales, expropriations, leases and title information processes and related easement and encroachment agreements.
Administrative law, focusing on:
Interpretation/preparation of all manner of documents, including by-laws, corporate documents or specialized applications, drafting of all manner of reports and correspondence, the development of standardized contracts, agreements or forms, ATIP (Access to Information Privacy) administration, handling all manner of various enquiries/responses, and making final determinations on collections pertaining to monies owed the City.
Provides legal opinions and policy advice to an assigned client group and are responsible for protecting/advancing the legal interests of the City, advocating and defending corporate positions before the courts and external decision-making bodies. Provides guidance and mentoring to more junior Legal Counsel, Articling Law Students and Paralegals/Law Clerks in the respective practice area.Innovative Client Services is committed to an equitable and inclusive hiring process and supports a workforce that reflects the diverse population of Ottawa. In addition to meeting the operational requirements of the position, valued assets include:
Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) or Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree (a 3-yr program after first degree).
Two (2) years broad legal experience in the practice of municipal law, as outlined in the Job Summary, which may include experience before civil courts, administrative boards and tribunals, or specific experience directly related to the assigned area of practice.
Must be called to the Bar of Ontario and be a member in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada.
English oral, reading, writing required.