The B.C. government has established a single Crown agency, the BC Financial Services Authority (BCFSA) to regulate the province’s financial services sector, including credit unions, trust companies, insurance companies, mortgage brokers, pension plans, and real estate services. This summer, the Real Estate Council of BC (RECBC) and the Office of the Superintendent of Real Estate (OSRE) will integrate with the BCFSA. By including real estate services within the responsibility of the BCFSA, regulation will be simplified and enhanced across the B.C. financial services sector, resulting in increased consumer confidence and opportunities to streamline investigations and enforcement.
The newly amalgamated BCFSA is adding six Legal Counsel positions which will report directly to the VP Legal and will work alongside lawyers in the Market Conduct Division and the Hearings Division. Together, the Legal Counsel will provide expert advice and support for the administrative, organizational, contractual, regulatory and disciplinary processes involved in regulating the financial services sectors.
Two of the six new Legal Counsel will focus on litigation and will work closely with the Hearing Division in the disposition of matters involving discipline, licensing and Compensation Fund claims. The specific accountabilities of the Legal Counsel, Litigation will include the following:
WHAT YOU BRING TO THE TABLE
WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE IN RETURN
We are continually investing in our greatest resource – our people. You will be supported in maintaining a healthy work-life balance and encouraged to pursue personal interests and priorities. Some of the perks you will enjoy include flexible working hours, generous vacation and paid leave, pension, employee family assistance programs and professional development opportunities.
This is an opportunity to participate meaningfully in the protection of consumers in British Columbia as part of a collaborative and motivated team. Embrace a rewarding career in an environment that values innovation, transparency and accountability.
EMPLOYMENT EQUITY, ACCOMMODATION & BACKGROUND CHECKS
Candidates who are offered employment will be subject to a criminal record, credential verification, and other background checks as permitted or required by company policy or applicable law.
This position is open to external and internal candidates.
We are committed to employment equity and encourage applications from all qualified candidates.
BCFSA offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you are contacted about a career opportunity, please let us know if you require accommodation.
To support employment equity, we welcome applications from all groups. This includes women, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (LGBTQ2S+), and others who may contribute to diversity in BCFSA.
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