Labour Relations and OHS Lawyer

  • The City of Calgary
  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Nov 08, 2023
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel) Lawyer (Public Sector)

Job Description

If you are committed to public service, enjoy collaborating with others, share our values and have a desire to learn and grow, join The City of Calgary. City employees deliver the services, run the programs and operate the facilities which make a difference in our community. We support work-life balance, promote physical and psychological safety, and offer competitive wages, pensions, and benefits. Together we make Calgary a great place to make a living, a great place to make a life.   The City is committed to fostering a respectful, inclusive and equitable workplace which is representative of the community we serve. We welcome those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, inclusion, anti-racism and reconciliation. Applications are encouraged from members of groups that are historically disadvantaged and underrepresented. Accommodations are available during the hiring process, upon request.  

The City of Calgary's Law Department is seeking a skilled Labour Relations and OH&S Lawyer to join their in-house legal team. The successful candidate will offer counsel to The City's Human Resources (HR) and Occupational Health & Safety business units and to City leadership, necessitating a practice encompassing labour, employment, OH&S and human rights issues. Primary duties include:

  • Provide legal and strategic advice and opinions with respect to labour relations, employment, OH&S and human rights related issues.
  • Draft and review a wide variety of related agreements and documents.
  • Represent The City at labour arbitration, mediation, and other hearings, as required.
  • Work proactively with our LR team dealing with a wide range of areas and issues, including those related to The City's 10 different collective agreements.
  • Support legal work in other practice areas within the Administrative Law section.
  • Juris Doctor (J.D.), Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), or equivalent degree from a recognized institution and be an active member or eligible for membership with The Law Society of Alberta.
  • At least 2 years of experience in labour, employment, OH&S and human rights law; priority will be given to applicants with 5+ years of experience.
  • Experience dealing with public sector unions will be considered an asset.
  • Success in this position requires strong drafting and analytical skills, proven self-management skills, well developed interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to thrive in a team environment, and the ability to be flexible and creative in addressing corporate needs.
Pre-employment Requirements  
  • Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications.



Union: Exempt Business Unit: Law
Position Type: 1 Permanent Location: 800 Macleod Trail SE
Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience
  • Lawyer 1: $86,520 - 130,639 per annum (up to 4 years of experience)
  • Lawyer 2: $100,242 -153,531 per annum (typically 5 to 8 years experience)
  • Lawyer 3: $114,707 -180,470 per annum (typically 8+ years' experience)

Days of Work: This position works a 5 day work week earning 1 day off in a 3 week cycle.