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Staff Lawyer

Regular Full Time


The City of Coquitlam is the sixth largest city in BC, home to more than 150,000 residents. Our municipality continues to grow through greenfield and infill development, innovative urban design, inspiring arts, culture and recreation programs, and stateof- the-art transportation systems. Our brand is built on managing our resources in a responsible and sustainable manner, while supporting a vibrant, growing regional urban centre.

Due to recent promotions, the Deputy City Manager’s Department is looking for a politically astute solicitor to join its fast paced team of professionals. Reporting to the Assistant City Solicitor, the Staff Lawyer will be expected to provide advice on a broad range of topics of interest and importance to a local government. In so doing, the successful candidate will draw on their in-depth knowledge of the Local Government Act, Community Charter and other relevant legislation, as well as experience working with municipalities, regional districts or other government agencies. This position will support and take direction from the City Solicitor and work in collaboration with the other lawyers and professionals in the Legal Division.

This is a solicitor’s position with a focus on both general corporate matters and land development work. The Staff Lawyer will provide advice on issues such as land use zoning and regulation, municipal licensing and permitting, bylaw and contract drafting and general municipal governance and will negotiate, draft and review various development and real estate documents, including complex partnership and operating agreements, land exchange and purchase and sale agreements, land encumbrances and transactional documents. The Staff Lawyer will work closely with City planning, engineering, real estate and project management professionals to contribute to the efficient processing of private development applications, as well as the timely delivery of the City’s own land development and partnership projects. Familiarity with land use planning processes and development-related legal issues is desirable, as well as technical knowledge of the LTSA electronic filing system and LTO practices and procedures. This position will draw on the incumbent’s legal expertise viewed through a political and business lens.

The successful incumbent will possess a LLB or JD degree with a call date of no less than five years, with at least three years’ experience providing legal advice to local governments or related entities. You must be a member in good standing of the Law Society of British Columbia or be entitled to practice law in a reciprocating jurisdiction.

Anticipate a lively and fast-paced environment, a collaborative team environment, flexible working hours plus a comprehensive benefits package. Please submit a resume and cover letter in support of your application.


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

The City of Coquitlam is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please apply online by 5 p.m. September 30, 2018 at coquitlam.ca/jobs .

The City of Coquitlam is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Location: Coquitlam, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Legal Services
Posted: September 13, 2018, 12:15 pm
Expires: September 30, 2018, 5:00 pm