Company : City of Ottawa
Salary : $69,065–$80,810 a year
Location : Ontario
Requisition ID: 4461
Department: Innovative Client Services Dept.
Service: Legal Services
Branch: Legal Ops & Support Srvc Branch
Employment Type: 3 Full-time Permanent
Work Hours: 35.00 /hours per week
Affiliation: CUPE 503 Inside/Outside
Salary Information: $69,065.36 - $80,809.82 annually (2022 rates of pay)
Location: City Hall,110 Laurier Avenue West
City: Ottawa, ON
Job Category: Legal Services; Administrative and Support Services
Application Close: 16/08/2022
Legal Services provides a comprehensive and complex range of legal services to elected officials, all City of Ottawa departments, and various boards and commissions (i.e. Ottawa Police Services Board, Ottawa Community Land Development Corporation and the Ottawa Public Library), in the areas of civil litigation, labour and employment law, prosecutions, and corporate, municipal, planning, development, environmental, and commercial law.
You are responsible for providing a wide range of legal services concerned with one or more of the following portfolios: real estate matters, including creation of easement rights, acquisition and disposal of land; preparation, execution and registration of land development and other planning-related agreements; preparation and execution of transportation, utility, service and a wide range of other contracts; preparation, review and execution of construction and other contracts and leases; coordination of a broad range of civil litigation matters; collection of outstanding debts against the City; preparation and administration of by-laws.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Completion of 2 year community college Legal Assistant (Law Clerk) diploma or Certification by Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario
Minimum of 6 years of directly related, current legal experience
- Knowledge of the Planning Act, Municipal Act, Land Titles Act, Condominium Act, Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, Day Nurseries Act, Public Authorities and Protection Act, Creditor’s Relief Act, Ontario Works Act, Substitute Decisions Act, Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007, Limitations Act, Wages Act, Provincial Offences Act (POA), Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, Contract Law, Civil Litigation practices and procedures, Real Estate and Conveyancing practices and procedures
- Knowledge of municipal law and have strong organizational skills
- Knowledge of general and legal office practices and procedures, file systems, and general office equipment
- Knowledge of Microsoft Suite, E-Reg (Teraview), Map and other database applications including MTO ARIS System, Ministry of Consumer and Commercial Relations for corporate, litigation and financial searches
- Knowledge of financial principles
- Knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation, including the rights and duties of workers.
COMPETENCIES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Self-motivated and able to work with minimal direction in a demanding, time-restrictive environment
- Effective Communication and negotiation skills
- Ability to interpret provincial and federal statutes as they relate to day-to-day activities of the job
- Effectively communicate with other City staff, law firms, surveyors, contractors, developers, banks, insurance companies/agents, court staff, Police, other government agencies and the general public
- Ability to draft and prepare real estate documents, planning and development agreements (site plan, subdivision, condominium, RDC, deferral, encroachment, etc.), repayment agreements and court forms
- Demonstrated research and analytical abilities and problem-solving skills
- Ability to exercise sound judgment
- Ability to work independently, multi-task, set priorities, organize work and meet deadlines
- Possess conflict resolution skills to influence decisions, and to deal with contentious/sensitive issues and situations
- Excellent computer, research and writing skills
- Effective interpersonal skills
- Innovative and creative
- Use discretion and tact and be flexible and adaptable
- Reliable and thorough with an attention to detail
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
- You may initially be paid 95% of your starting rate of pay, in accordance with the collective agreement.
- Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for stipulated academic requirements.
- Please save a copy of the job poster. Once the closing date has passed, it will no longer be available.
We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
The City of Ottawa promotes the principles of diversity and inclusion and adheres to the tenets of the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. We encourage applications from women, people with disabilities, Aboriginal peoples and persons of all races, ethnic origins, religions, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions.
The City of Ottawa provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If contacted to proceed to the selection process, please advise us if you require any accommodation.
Accessible formats and communication supports are available upon request. Please contact the HR Service Centre at 613-580-2424, extension 47411.