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Staff Solicitor

Competition No.:  2018-173
Duration:  Temporary Full Time
Salary:. + Competitive Benefits
Last Updated:  8/3/18 8:24 AM

Description
As the third largest City in British Columbia, the City of Burnaby is committed to creating and sustaining the best quality of life for our entire community.  As a City, we provide facilities and services that support a safe, connected, inclusive, healthy and dynamic community.  With this in mind, comes great responsibility – we seek likeminded individuals who are passionate about the community, work with integrity and respect, and are innovative when it comes to the work and services Burnaby provides to our citizens.

Reporting to the City Solicitor, the Staff Solicitor is responsible for preparing, negotiating, reviewing and approving commercial contracts, procurement documents, and land development related agreements, such as airspace parcel agreements, servicing agreements, access agreements, covenants, statutory rights of way, easements, road closure by-laws, Land Title documents and other related documents. Responsibilities also include overseeing the completion of property acquisitions and dispositions and providing legal advice and opinions on municipal and corporate matters. The successful applicant will prepare and review by-laws and by-law amendments as required. In addition this position provides assistance to the City Solicitor and guidance to administrative personnel engaged in legal and clerical functions.

Requirements include an LL.B. or J.D. from a recognized law school along with current membership, in good standing, with the Law Society of British Columbia. A minimum of 3 to 5 years of current experience in the practice of law is required, together with solid experience in real estate transactions, leases and commercial contracts, land development and legal drafting. Thorough knowledge of the Land Title Act, Local Government Act, Community Charter, Environmental Management Act and related legislation is necessary. Technical knowledge of the LTSA electronic filing system, BC Land Title system and BC Online is essential. The ideal candidate will have the ability to think conceptually and strategically, through understanding and analyzing situations while considering complex interrelationships both within the City as well as between the City and other stakeholders. The ability to lead the work of staff, build and maintain effective working relationships, and possess sound file management techniques is also vital to the role.

If you are seeking a challenging position that offers a long-term career and opportunities to make a difference in the municipal sector, then this is the job for you! Candidates who apply by August 24, 2018 will be given first consideration.

Hours of work: 80 hours bi-weekly; 8am to 5:30pm with a nine day fortnight

Copies of relevant professional certificates, degrees or tickets will be required at the time of the interview.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

Please contact Human Resources at 604-294-7303 if you do not receive a confirmation email within 4 hours of submitting your application online.

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Location: Burnaby, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Legal Services
Posted: August 3, 2018, 3:11 pm
Expires: August 24, 2018, 4:45 pm