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Lawyer in Oshawa at City of Oshawa

Date Posted: 5/16/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-time
  • Location:
    Oshawa
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    5/16/2019

Job Description

 

  

City of Oshawa, located just a short 30-minute drive from Toronto, is a progressive city of 168,000 people and is the economic engine of the eastern Greater Toronto Area. Our strategic pursuit of sustainable growth, excellent community service delivery and co-operative partnerships have enhanced our quality of life advantage, while maintaining a strong commitment to fiscal restraint.

Posting Number:  002326  

Job Title: Lawyer 

City: Oshawa Province: Ontario          

Employment Group: Exempt    Wage Rate:   T-$127,990 - $150,576 per annum   Standard Weekly Hours of Work:  36.25    Shift Work Required:  No

Posting End Date:  2019/06/11 by 4:30pm




Job Description

Reporting to the City Solicitor, the Lawyer provides and assists the City Solicitor in providing legal services to City staff and to Council and its Committees. The City of Oshawa strives to provide an environment that cultivates and supports the following core values: Authenticity, Courage, and Trust (ACT).

 

Job Responsibilities

 

The Lawyer assists the City Solicitor to provide legal advice to City staff and to Council and its Committees on a wide variety of legislation and issues including respecting municipal, planning, licensing, real property, contract, human rights and constitutional law; act as the City’s legal counsel before various Ontario Courts and administrative tribunals; negotiate and draft agreements respecting goods, services, real property, planning and land development; and to represent the City’s interests in real property transactions.



Job Requirements

University undergraduate degree. Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) or Juris Doctor (J.D.) from a common law program offered by a Canadian university approved by Convocation of the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC). Licensed by LSUC to practice law.

 

Minimum three to five (3 - 5) years of law practice experience in Ontario including demonstrated experience as counsel with carriage of legal proceedings and appeals, legal research, legal drafting and delivery of legal services to clients.

 

Preference will be given to candidates with municipal and planning law experience.

 

Established PC skills and experience in using relevant software applications.

 

Excellent written and oral communication skills to deal effectively and tactfully with a broad range of senior management personnel, elected officials, staff, external agencies, other levels of government and the general public.

 

Demonstrated proficiency in conflict management, problem solving and superior negotiation skills.

 

Possession and maintenance of a valid, unrestricted Ontario Driver’s Licence, minimum Class “G”.

We would like to thank all applicants however, please note that only those selected to attend an interview will be contacted and all other applicants will be kept on file.  Applicants are advised that written, oral and practical testing may form part of the selection process.

All applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes.  Please ensure that you check your email regularly to receive any correspondence.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC).  The City of Oshawa will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities and/or needs related to the OHRC.  Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. 

Job Requirements

University undergraduate degree. Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) or Juris Doctor (J.D.) from a common law program offered by a Canadian university approved by Convocation of the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC). Licensed by LSUC to practice law.

 

Minimum three to five (3 - 5) years of law practice experience in Ontario including demonstrated experience as counsel with carriage of legal proceedings and appeals, legal research, legal drafting and delivery of legal services to clients.

 

Preference will be given to candidates with municipal and planning law experience.

 

Established PC skills and experience in using relevant software applications.

 

Excellent written and oral communication skills to deal effectively and tactfully with a broad range of senior management personnel, elected officials, staff, external agencies, other levels of government and the general public.

 

Demonstrated proficiency in conflict management, problem solving and superior negotiation skills.

 

Possession and maintenance of a valid, unrestricted Ontario Driver’s Licence, minimum Class “G”.