Manager, Legal Services – Township of Langley

19 June 2023

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Manager, Legal Services

Regular Full-Time
Competition File #: 23-E011
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Join a “Community of Communities” – the Township of Langley, home to approximately 150,000 residents, is committed to providing progressive business, housing, and recreational opportunities, while balancing its unique mix of urban growth and rural beauty. A truly fun and beautiful place to work, the Township of Langley offers competitive salaries, excellent benefit packages, municipal pension plan, employee wellness programs, and opportunities for professional development and career growth.

The Township of Langley is currently recruiting for a regular full-time Manager, Legal Services to join our team of professionals in the Municipal Administration Division. Reporting to the Director, Strategic Advice, Legal and Human Resources, in this exempt position you will provide legal services and advice on matters related to real estate and development in accordance with requirements prescribed by the Local Government Act, Land Title Act, Community Charter, federal and provincial statutes and regional and/or municipal bylaws.

You will work in a multi-disciplinary team environment and provide legal services and advice to Mayor and Council, the Chief Administrative Officer, Senior Management Team, and advise various internal contacts on a broad range of legal matters, ensuring accordance within the governing legal framework. You will provide strategic legal advice on initiatives, programs and projects related to major land development, rezoning, subdivision and development processes and prepare leases and license agreements, development agreements. The Manager, Legal Services prepares, reviews and advises on easements, right of ways, restrictive covenants and complex air space subdivisions for mixed-use projects.

Your education will include a university degree in Law with a minimum of 5 years of related experience practicing municipal law or providing legal services to a municipality. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered. Professional membership with the Real Estate Institute of BC or Accredited Appraiser Canadian Institute (AACI) designation are considered assets. With strong negotiation and administrative skills, you are enthusiastic, organized and have thorough knowledge of real estate law, local government, and land development strategies and practices.

In order to be considered for this position, candidates must have the following valid and current certifications/licenses (must be valid at the time the posting closes) and these must be attached with your application. Applications without the attached required documents below will be deemed incomplete and may not be considered. Please title your attachments with the number of this competition and have these documents ready to upload when you apply:

  • Valid BC Class 5 (full-privilege) Driver’s License or equivalent driver’s license for where you reside. You must include with your application a current Personal Driving Record (select the 5-year option if obtaining online) that has been obtained within 6 months of the closing date. To obtain a copy of your Personal Driving Record, please contact ICBC directly or the driving authority where you reside. Please note that a copy of your Driver’s License and/or Driver Factor Report will not be accepted.
  • Practicing member (in good standing) of the Law Society of British Columbia

A competitive salary commensurate with experience and an excellent benefit package is available with this Exempt position.

If you wish to pursue this exciting career in a growing community, please visit to apply.

The closing date for this competition is July 3, 2023.

We appreciate all applications; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.