Lawyer, Environmental and Aboriginal Law - Construction Contracts and Procurement

  • The City of Calgary
  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Feb 28, 2024
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 is looking for a lawyer 2 or 3 for a position in a combination of practice areas. As a Lawyer with The City you will have a significant degree of responsibility and autonomy within a team- oriented environment. Primary duties include:

  • Provide timely legal advice in the following areas
    • Environmental management systems, contaminated sites, environmental law compliance and investigations, liability assessment, contaminated site management.
    • Construction contracts and environmental regulatory matters.
    • Public procurement process and contract drafting.
    • Aboriginal law duty to consult, Indian Act, Addition to Reserve, Indigenous Governance.
  • Provide legal advice within the context of a municipal corporation, and public law and policy.
  • Work collaboratively with other members of Legal Services to ensure a consistent approach to matters.
  • Work directly with members of all Business Units across the corporation.
  • Work with new technology to achieve legal service business process efficiencies.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • A Juris Doctor (J.D.), Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) or equivalent degree from a recognized institution and active membership or eligibility for membership with The Law Society of Alberta.
  • At least 5 years' experience practicing in 2-3 of the following practice areas: corporate, commercial, environmental laws or indigenous consultation. Municipal or public law experience will be considered an asset.
  • Experience in environmental law or aboriginal law is required, both would be an asset.
  • You are a thoughtful and results oriented lawyer who has demonstrated the ability to function effectively in a technically challenging area.
  • You must bring a strategic approach to the law, technical expertise and a commitment to initiating and inspiring creative problem solving.
  • You have the ability to contribute to a positive work environment and team atmosphere, along with strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • The ability to manage competing interests, tight timelines and work effectively and productively with a variety of people both internal and external to the Corporation.
Pre-employment Requirements
  • Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications.