The City of Richmond is a diverse and dynamic community in pursuit of our vision
to be the most appealing, livable and well-managed community in Canada.
People l Excellence l Leadership l Team l Innovation
Imagine a career with the City of Richmond, a dynamic environment for growth and continuous improvement, fostered by our collective strengths and creativity. We are a vibrant, diverse cosmopolitan city, supported by a strong economy and recognized as leaders in innovation and service delivery excellence. The City of Richmond is committed to be the most appealing, livable, well-managed community in Canada, a goal that is only made possible by developing our most valuable asset – our people. This is a great opportunity to join our team and shape our community.
We are seeking an exceptional lawyer to lead the City’s Law Department, a key player in advancing our vision through our values and your legal, leadership, and business acumen. As City Solicitor, you will coach, mentor and inspire a talented group of professionals; work strategically with senior management; provide effective advice to Council and staff.
The scope of responsibilities is broad. The City Solicitor must devise innovative solutions that appropriately balance risk with desired outcomes while also handling or overseeing matters relating to policy, legislation, land development, legal agreements, and other legal issues as they arise.
We are seeking candidates whose qualifications and attributes include:
- Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills
- At least 10 years of experience in relevant fields of law such as municipal or land development
- An ability to multitask and constantly adjust priorities
- Experience presenting to a Board, committee or Council
- Some litigation experience and/or experience managing external counsel would be an asset
If you are passionate about taking the City of Richmond to the next level of excellence, this is your opportunity to make a difference.