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Opportunity:Director, Legal Services
Location:vaughan, ON
Date Posted:3/2/2017

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Director, Legal Services, City of Vaughan

As one of Southern Ontario’s fastest growing cities, with its mix of urban and rural areas, Vaughan is an in-demand place to live and work. Vaughan is considered one of Canada’s most family friendly cities with a dynamic and diverse population of over 300,000. With one of the top performing economies, a growing tourism industry and an enviable portfolio of recreational and cultural venues, this is the place where you want to be.

 

REPORTING TO: 

Reporting to the Deputy City Manager, Legal and Human Resources, the successful candidate will be responsible for directing the effective and efficient management of the Legal Services and Real Estate Departments, including the provision of legal advisory services in a variety of areas of law. The incumbent will supervise and provide legal direction, advice and services to the Corporation, including Council and City departments, Vaughan Public Libraries, City of Vaughan Non-Profit & Housing Corporation and Vaughan Holdings Inc. This includes attending various Committee and Council meetings, preparing budgets, business plans and strategic planning.

CANDIDATE PROFILE:

Qualifications

  • Post Graduate Degree – Bachelor of Laws (LL.B./JD) with a minimum of 8 to 10 years of progressive legal experience in municipal and real estate law at a senior level
  • Member of the Law Society of Upper Canada in good standing
  • Experience managing and directing staff
  • Specific experience in municipal law required with some experience in real estate, litigation and/or planning and development law preferred, as well as drafting, negotiating, and advising on various types of contracts.
  • Knowledge of, and demonstrated ability in, the city’s core competencies and relevant functional competencies
  • Highly developed organizational, analytical, research and business planning skills; effective leadership, facilitation, interpersonal skills
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of statutes, regulations and by-laws affecting the municipality

Success Factors

  • Experience managing and directing staff, along with a minimum of 8-10 years of progressive legal experience in municipal law, with some experience in real estate, litigation and/or planning and development law preferred, as well as drafting, negotiating, structuring and advising on various types of contracts.
  • Knowledge of, and demonstrated ability in, the city’s core competencies and relevant functional competencies.
  • Skill in writing; skill in absorbing raised issues and evaluating conflicting contention.
  • Ability to deal with the public directly under trying circumstances.
  • Excellent research, statistical, analytical and written/verbal communication skills.
  • Highly developed organizational, analytical, research and business planning skills; effective leadership, facilitation, interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to express ideas effectively, orally and in writing; ability to effectively provide advice and direction to interested parties as necessary.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of statutes, regulations and by-laws affecting the municipality.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in Windows environment using MS Office is a requirement.

CONTACT US:

For inquiries about this position and to apply contact David Howes of WMC at davidh@wmc.on.ca

or by telephone: 416 362-6863 x 230.

CONFIDENTIALITY:

WMC respects the privacy and confidentiality of personal information provided by candidates in our search assignments.



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