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Law Clerk At City of Ottawa

Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Job Description

Position: Law Clerk

Competition Number: 2019-EX-EN-52383789-01

Competition posting date: 2019.02.11

Competition closing date: 2019.02.25

Office of the City Clerk and Solicitor, Legal Services, Legal Operations & Support Services Branch
1 Full-time Continuous Position - 35 hours/week
Affiliation: CUPE 503 Inside/Outside
Salary: $65,691.08 to $76,862.24 annually (2019 rates of pay)

  • You may initially be paid 95% of your starting rate of pay, in accordance with the collective agreement.

Location: City Hall,110 Laurier Avenue West

Category: Current Opportunities
Employment Group: Administrative/Customer Service

Job Summary

The Law Clerk is responsible for providing a wide range of legal services within the following portfolio:
land-use planning and development matters, including creation of easement rights; preparation, execution
and registration of land development and other planning-related agreements; review of registered plans and
title matters; real estate transactions, acquisition and disposal of land; preparation and administration of
by-laws.

Education & Experience

Grade 12 and diploma from two (2) year Community College Legal Assistant (Law Clerk) course or
Certification by Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario.

Minimum of six (6) years of directly related, current legal experience, specifically in the planning,
development and real estate portfolio.

  • Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for
stipulated academic requirements.

Language, Certificates & Licenses

English oral, reading, writing required

Knowledge

  • Knowledge of various legislation relevant specifically to the land development or real estate portfolio
including, but not limited to, the Planning Act, Municipal Act, Land Titles Act, Condominium Act,
Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, Real
Estate and Conveyancing practices and procedures
  • Knowledge of municipal law and have strong organizational skills
- Knowledge of general and legal office practices and procedures, file systems, and general office

equipment
- Knowledge of Microsoft Suite, E-Reg (Teraview), Map and other database applications including MTO

ARIS System, Ministry of Consumer and Commercial Relations for corporate, litigation and financial

searches
- Knowledge of financial principles
- Knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation, including the rights and duties of workers.

Competencies & Skills

  • Self-motivated and able to work with minimal direction in a demanding, time-restrictive environment
- Effective Communication and negotiation skills
- Ability to interpret provincial and federal statutes as they relate to day-to-day activities of the job
- Effectively communicate with other City staff, law firms, surveyors, contractors, developers, banks,

insurance companies/agents, other government agencies and the general public
- Ability to draft and prepare planning and development agreements (site plan, subdivision,

condominium, RDC, deferral, encroachment, etc.), and real estate documents
- Demonstrated research and analytical abilities and problem-solving skills
- Ability to exercise sound judgment
- Ability to work independently, multi-task, set priorities, organize work and meet deadlines
- Possess conflict resolution skills to influence decisions, and to deal with contentious/sensitive issues

and situations
- Excellent computer, research and writing skills

If this opportunity matches your interest and profile please apply online by using the "Apply"
button. If this is your first online application please refer to our resources on how to apply for jobs online.

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected to continue in the selection process
will be contacted.

The City of Ottawa is committed to providing quality services by establishing a qualified workforce that
reflects the diverse population it serves. The City encourages applications from all qualified individuals.

Accessible formats and communication supports are available upon request. Please contact the
HR Service Centre at 613-580-2424, extension 47411.