City Solicitor

Position Overview

The City of North Vancouver is the urban core of the beautiful North Shore and has a long-term vision to be “The Healthiest Small City in the World”, with five key priorities to be a City for People, a Liveable City, a Vibrant City, a Connected City and a Prosperous City.

We are looking for a City Solicitor to provide legal advice and representation for legal matters in the fields of corporate, commercial, real estate, administrative and municipal law.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, you will serve as legal advisor to the Chief Administrative Officer, senior management and staff on diverse legal, administrative and regulatory proceedings.

Requirements

You will be in good standing with the Law Society, licensed to practice law in British Columbia and in possession of at least 8 years of related experience. You will have a demonstrated understanding of municipal law, including extensive knowledge of fundamental principles and practices relating to local government legislation, municipal bylaws, policies and procedures, with particular experience in contract drafting and negotiation and freedom of information and protection of privacy law. Experience in corporate governance and/or real estate transactions would be an asset. You are conversant with relevant statutes, regulations and bylaws, and adept at providing research and analysis on the legal implications of matters of law, legislation, procedures and operational strategic decisions. You have the ability to communicate effectively – orally and in writing – with Council, senior management, staff and the public to obtain an understanding, agreement/and or approvals related to policies and programs. Your communication skills will include superior presentation, negotiation, conflict management and interpersonal skills. You have a proven ability to plan and prioritize a varied workload and meet objectives on your own initiative, through good problem solving, whilst exercising wide independent judgement when working in accordance with, and limited by, statutes and legal precedents.

Compensation

We offer an attractive remuneration and benefits package for this exempt position.

Hours of Work

Compressed work schedule as part of the full time schedule. A part time schedule may be considered.

Additional Information  
How to Apply

If you are passionate about making the City of North Vancouver an even greater place to live, work and play, apply online through the Career Portal at www.cnv.org by Monday September 16, 2019.


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