Legal Counsel - Planning

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Position Overview

Reporting to the City Solicitor, you will be responsible for providing legal advice to Council, senior management and City staff, primarily regarding planning and development matters, representing the City at hearings before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, and perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience

• We are looking for a member of the Law Society of Ontario, preferably with a minimum of 1-2 years’ of experience in municipal and planning law, including attending before the LPAT/OMB. 

• We are looking for a lawyer with excellent communication and interpersonal skills who can effectively interact with council, staff at all levels, and members of the public; who demonstrates sound judgement and have effective negotiation, written and oral  advocacy skills; and who has strong organization skills and proven ability to work under
tight deadlines.


Please note that only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

The City of Vaughan is committed to diversity and inclusivity in employment and welcomes applications from qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds. The City of Vaughan is also committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.


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