Legal Assistant

  • City of Vaughan
  • Vaughan, Ontario, Canada
  • Nov 22, 2021
Full time Legal Assistant Legal Support Legal Secretary

Job Description

Job Number:
J1121-0830

Job Title:
Legal Assistant

Department:
Legal Services Department

Job Type:
Permanent Full Time

Job Category:
Legal

Number Of Positions:
1

Date Posted:
November 16, 2021

Closing Date:
November 26, 2021

Salary:
$63,070.00 - $75,079.00/Year

Hours of work:
35

Schedule:
M-F

Union:
Non-union

Vaughan is a city on the move. With a downtown core rising from the ground – the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre containing a bustling subway, a state-of-the-art hospital that opened its doors in 2021 – the Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital, exciting projects that are transforming the community. Be a part of something amazing and build your career at the City of Vaughan.

The City of Vaughan is an equal opportunity employer serving one of the fastest-growing municipalities in Canada, we are an organization committed to diversity and inclusivity, providing a thriving work environment, excellent benefits, learning and growth opportunities and a place where collaboration and teamwork are fostered. As one of the Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for 2021, we continuously employ workplace best-practices – and they’re getting noticed! Excellence demands brilliant personalities, visionary thinking and a passion for public service. Vaughan is your place to grow.

Position Overview

Responsible for providing administrative and legal support to legal counsel including preparation and photocopying of materials for proceedings and hearings; preparation of reports and confidential opinions regarding municipal / commercial matters subject to solicitor-client privilege. Coordinates schedules, hearings, proceedings and meetings; prioritizes and ensures deadlines are met through coordination of work responsibilities with legal counsel. Provides administrative assistance and reception duties to the legal department as required.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Legal Assistant Diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution or suitable

equivalent

  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in a municipal / commercial legal environment
  • Excellent time management, organizational and interpersonal skills with attention to

detail and a high level of accuracy

  • Strong analytical, research and diligent problem-solving abilities.
  • Proficient keyboarding and computer skills, including advanced knowledge in Excel,

Word, PowerPoint and other Microsoft applications

  • Knowledge of, and demonstrated ability in, the City’s core competencies and relevant

functional competencies.

  • Ability to work outside normal business hours, as required

The City of Vaughan has an employee-focused culture with an emphasis on health and wellness, work-life balance, and family benefits.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please be advised, the City of Vaughan uses email to communicate with applicants for open job competitions. The City of Vaughan has implemented a mandatory vaccine policy for all its employees. The City will comply with its human rights obligations, make exceptions for applicable medical conditions and accommodate employees legally entitled to accommodation.

The City of Vaughan is committed to diversity and inclusivity in employment and welcomes applications from qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds. The City of Vaughan is also committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.