• The City of Vancouver
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Nov 17, 2022
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel) Lawyer (Public Sector)

Job Description


Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Peoples, Vancouver has a commitment to becoming a City of Reconciliation. Vancouver consistently ranks as one of the world’s most liveable cities and is working towards being the greenest city in the world. Named among Canada's Top 100 Employers, BC's Top Employers, and Canada's Greenest Employers, the City of Vancouver seeks colleagues who can help shape and embody our core commitments to sustainability, decolonization, equity and outstanding quality of life for all residents.

Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.



Providing legal advice to City departments and related Boards and handling a broad range of corporate commercial matters, including:

  • Public procurement (including construction, engineering and information technology acquisitions)
  • Inter-Governmental Agreements and Relations (including major public infrastructure projects, indigenous relations matters, sport hosting matters)
  • Funding and grant agreements (including capital grants, sponsorship agreements, and major infrastructure agreements)
  • General corporate commercial advice (including corporate law, intellectual property law, banking/finance law, energy/public utilities law)
  • Municipal law matters (including Council matters, as well as municipal corporate powers, bylaws, and policies work)
  • Special project work (including assistance to Council and staff on implementing new initiatives requiring specialized procurement and/or contractual documentation)




Education and Experience:

  • A Professional Law Degree and membership in the Law Society of BC
  • A preferred minimum 5 years’ current related experience



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the proven ability to manage conflict situations effectively
  • Strong organizational skills, with a proven ability to meet deadlines in a multiple task environment
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively leverage law office technology to increase productivity



The City of Vancouver has a COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy. All external applicants applying to the City of Vancouver are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire and subject to this policy as a condition of ongoing employment. Candidates may only be exempted from this requirement if they request and are approved for an accommodation based on a reason related to a Human Rights Code ground (such as disability). Such a request must be made during, not after, the recruitment process.



Business Unit/Department: Law Department (1040)

Affiliation: Senior Exempt

Employment Type: Regular Full Time

Position Start Date: January, 2023

Salary Information: Pay Grade RNG-131: $139,902 to $184,084 per year



Application Close: December 7, 2022

At the City of Vancouver, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, 2SLGBTQ+ and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.



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