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New Job Lawyer/Solicitor In Newfoundland And Labrador



Company : City of St. John's
Salary : $102,608 - $132,398 a year
Location : Newfoundland and Labrador

Full Description

Job Number: J0422-0706
Position Title: Lawyer/Solicitor
Department: Office of the City Solicitor
Appointment Status: Full-Time Temporary
Employee Group: Management
Job Category: Legal
Compensation: $102,608.00 - $132,398.00/Year
Closing Date: May 16, 2022

Our City, Our Future

St. John's is a progressive city with a strong connection to the past and a positive outlook on the future. As one of the oldest cities in North America we have a unique history, but we are also a growing city with the needs and opportunities of a modern urban population. The City of St. John’s is committed to recruiting world-class talent and expertise to join our City staff, more than 1200 strong, who provide a vast array of valued services to the residents of St. John's and the metropolitan area. If you are an innovative thinker with a positive attitude and a commitment to quality, we want you to help us make St. John’s a city where people want to live and feel they belong.

The Opportunity

The City of St. John’s is seeking lawyer to join its team providing legal advice and services to Council and staff for a six month temporary contract. The successful applicant will be primarily responsible for all aspects of real property acquisitions and divestitures by and on behalf of the City of St. John’s, and such other duties as may be assigned from time to time.


Reporting to the City Solicitor, the successful candidate must be able to build relationships and inspire confidence in interactions with Council, Staff, and other stakeholders. The primary areas of responsibility for this position will include reviewing and drafting corporate and commercial documents in relation to real estate and civil litigation files, as well as providing general advice to Council and staff on a variety of matters. The successful candidate will also be required to represent the City at Provincial Court and all other levels of Court in addition to appearing at administrative tribunals, hearings, boards, committees, etc.

The successful applicant will be required to participate in all training programs applicable to this position and other related work. The above statements reflect the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job identified and shall not be considered a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job.


The successful applicant will have a LL.B or J.D from a recognized Canadian law school; be a member in good standing of the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador; and have a minimum of five (5) years experience with a primary focus on residential and commercial real estate practice. A working knowledge of real property valuation methodology and values in the St. John’s area would be an asset. Experience with a public sector environment from a real estate practice would be an asset.

Must be a person of integrity and sound judgement who is able to work independently and within a team environment; with proven ability to work under strict deadlines. Must demonstrate excellent interpersonal, communication, problem solving, analytical, and organizational skills combined with solid time management, computer and research abilities. The successful applicant must have a strong background, and demonstrate expertise, in all areas of real property law.

Hours of Work

Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. However, only candidates selected for interview will be contacted. The City of St. John's does not accept applications in person, by email, fax or mail. Applications will be received up to 12:00 Midnight (Newfoundland Standard Time) on closing date.

This City of St. John's is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the
employment of a qualified workforce which reflects the community's diversity.