City Solicitor

legal & protective services administration & support
Posted On: Jul 20, 2018
Closing Date: Aug 10, 2018

Sault Ste Marie Recruiting



Job Vacancy
City Solicitor
Legal Department
Full Time
Wage Range:
$136,671 - $162,720 annually
Job Class:
July 20, 2018
August 10, 2018, 4:30pm
Reporting directly to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), the City Solicitor will lead the Legal Department, including Provincial Offences Act Division, and provide legal services and advice on matters associated with the City. Serve as the City’s chief legal advisor and provide guidance to the City Council, CAO, Executive and Senior Management and staff on diverse legal, administrative and regulatory proceedings, normally associated with a Municipality Legal Department.
The City Solicitor will ensure operations are focused on achieving corporate strategic goals and business is conducted according to established policies and vision identified in the corporate strategic plan, corporation by-laws and approved policies and procedures. The City Solicitor provides leadership, growth and development in the Legal Department and is an active member of the Executive Management Team (EMT).
Key Duties & Accountabilities:
  • Formulate and implement litigation strategies and corporate compliance.
  • Supervise and/or represent the City in courts of law.
  • Negotiate settlements of compensation.
  • Control and monitor City’s insurance coverage.
  • Planning, organizing and scheduling.
  • Budgeting.
  • Meet with various stakeholders; liaise and advise.
  • Management of staff.
  • Undergraduate Degree and Post Graduate Degree in Law (LLB).
  • Member in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada.
  • Ten (10) years of progressively responsible related experience practicing law with a municipality or a firm providing legal services to local government.
  • Strong understanding of the municipal law, including extensive knowledge of fundamental principles and practices related to local government legislation, municipal bylaws, policies and procedures.
  • Experience in a management or supervisory role coupled with strong leadership skills.
  • Knowledge of all legislation relevant to municipal government.
  • Knowledge of judicial procedures and rules of evidence.
  • Knowledge of City of Sault Ste. Marie Bylaws, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to understand complex stakeholders and maintain positive relationships.
  • Exemplary interpersonal, communication (both oral and written), and problem-solving skills.
Preferred Competencies:
  • Strategic Focus
  • Visionary Leadership
  • Guiding and Developing Staff
  • Decision Making / Problem Solving
  • Cultural Competency
To apply for this exciting opportunity, please provide a cover letter and resume highlighting your qualifications to:
Subject line     064-095-2018 City Solicitor
The Corporation of the City of Sault Ste. Marie is an inclusive employer. Accommodation is available in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.
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