Newmarket, ON, CANADA | Toronto, ON, CANADA | Richmond Hill, ON, CANADA
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The Regional Municipality of York works to provide residents and businesses access to a broad selection of services and resources. York Region consists of nine local municipalities, with a diversity that's reflected in its geography, economic development and population. Consistently recognized as a top employer, York Region offers fulfilling and diverse career opportunities.
York Region is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process, and as we grow, it's important that our workforce reflect the citizens we serve. At the Region, we respect, encourage, and celebrate our diversity.
Associate Counsel I, Real Estate/Expropriation
Position Purpose Reporting to the Senior Counsel, is responsible for providing legal advice to Regional Council, Standing Committees and departments concerning Regional infrastructure and initiatives, primarily in the areas of transit and real estate, including expropriations. Negotiating, drafting and advising on contracts and procurement documents as well as advising on a variety of municipal law issues.
Successful completion of a University Degree in Law (L.L.B.) or Juris Doctor Degree (J.D.).
Membership in good standing as a Lawyer in the Law Society of Upper Canada.
Minimum one to three (1-3) years general and/or specialized experience in the area of municipal law.
Knowledge of current developments in the law and their application to Regional responsibilities.
Knowledge of legislation, regulations, guidelines and procedures relevant to real estate law in a municipal setting, including the Municipal Act, 2001 and the Expropriations Act and a complete understanding of the Regional governmental structure.
Knowledge of and demonstrated ability in corporate core competencies including customer service, communication, team work, initiative/self management and accountability, and flexibility/adaptability.
Effective interpersonal and presentation skills to interact with members of Regional Council and staff of Regional departments, corporations and boards and other government agencies.
Computer literacy utilizing MS Office software applications.
Proven analytical and decision making skills.
Ability to exercise appropriate judgement and discretion in dealing with privileged or controversial matters.
Demonstrated political acumen and ability to negotiate, facilitate, mediate and present information to a varied audience.
Ability to work outside normal business hours as required.
How to Apply Please apply by September 25, 2013 quoting competition #15015. We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Draw on your passion. Shape our community. Once again, York Region has been named one of the Greater Toronto's Top Employers. One of Canada's fastest growing municipalities, we're proud to be acknowledged as a place where professionals can bring their enthusiasm, talent and ideas for the future - while contributing to the progress of our vital community. As part of our diverse and highly engaged team, you'll have the opportunity to work on innovative projects that further a sustainable environment, enhance our public services and promote a healthy community.