Solicitor - City of Saint John

City of Saint John


Competition number :  21-007
Salary Range :  $97,474.00 - $113,484.00
Job Type :  Permanent Full Time
Closing Date (dd/mm/yyyy) :  14/03/2021

Position Overview:
The City of Saint John is accepting applications for the role of Solicitor in the General Counsel Office. Reporting to the General Counsel, the successful applicant will support the General Counsel in the delivery of innovative and excellent customer service through the provision of advice that will enable The City of Saint John to deliver on its strategic priorities. As part of the City’s legal team, the incumbent will support the General Counsel in providing accessible and expert legal advice to the municipal council and the civic administration respecting matters of relevance to the municipality.

Key Responsibilities:
To provide a full range of legal services to the civic administration, generally in the areas of litigation, labor and employment, real estate and contracts. The nature of the services provided by the General Counsel office will require that the position provide legal services in other and varied areas from time to time. The solicitor’s responsibilities include:

  • Representing the City before Courts and administrative bodies;
  • Providing legal support to the City’s Human Resources Department on labor and employment matters;
  • Managing the work of outside legal counsel;
  • Managing crises that involve legal issues including the development of strategies that minimize the risk exposure to the City;
  • Preparing a wide range of contracts to which the City is a party and supporting the civic administration in the development of the content thereof;
  • Managing and closing real estate and commercial transactions.

Essential Qualifications:

  • A Law Degree (LL.B. or J.D.) from a recognized university
  • A minimum of 5 years at the Bar with experience directly related to the key responsibilities of this position
  • Membership in good standing in the Law Society of New Brunswick (LSNB) or ability to become a member of the LSNB
  • Ability to work independently and manage time efficiently
  • Strong analytical and research skills
  • Creative problem solving
  • Initiative and independence
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent customer service orientation
  • Teamwork focused and collaborative
  • Excellent communication skills

Applications will be accepted through our online system only. Qualified applicants should submit cover letters and resumes to:

City of Saint John
Attention: Hiring Committee

Organization: City of Saint John
Location: Saint John, NB
Region: Fundy Shore
Professional Category(s): Legal Services
Posted: February 22, 2021, 10:32 am
Expires: March 14, 2021, 2:00 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Master’s degree
Job Experience: 5 years or more
Rate: $97474.00 Year

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