Staff Solicitor – City of Burnaby

13 June 2023

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Staff Solicitor

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Regular Full Time

$, plus competitive benefits


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Last Updated:
6/13/23 1:48 PM

As the third largest City in British Columbia, the City of Burnaby is committed to creating and sustaining the best quality of life for our entire community.  As a City, we provide facilities and services that support a safe, connected, inclusive, healthy and dynamic community.  With this in mind, comes great responsibility – we seek likeminded individuals who are passionate about the community, work with integrity and respect, and are innovative when it comes to the work and services Burnaby provides to our citizens.

Our Corporate Services Department is seeking a talented, detail oriented individual to join our team.

Reporting to the City Solicitor and Assistant City Solicitor, the Staff Solicitor prepares, negotiates, and reviews leases, licences, purchase and sale agreements and related real estate documents; legal documents and agreements related to procurement and construction, such as RFPs, RFQs, tenders, MMCD, CCDC, and supplementary conditions; and commercial contracts including complex partnership and operating agreements, funding agreements and other related documents. The position oversees completion of property acquisitions and dispositions, including reviewing and approving title searches, land title forms, statement of adjustments, and other related closing documents. The incumbent also provides legal advice and opinions on municipal, corporate, real estate, land use, environmental, risk management, procurement, and other legal issues to City departments. Reviews and drafts reports to Council and Committee, provides guidance to administrative personnel in the Legal Department and performs related work as required.

Qualifications include Bachelor of Laws (i.e. LLB) or Juris Doctor (i.e. JD) and a minimum of 3 years’ experience as a Real Estate, Construction/Procurement and/or Corporate Commercial solicitor, preferably in the municipal sector OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Thorough knowledge of relevant legislation, client management techniques and policies, rules, regulations, and legal requirements governing the work of the City. Experience with myLTSA, BCOnLine and legal research resources required. The ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, provide sound legal advice in a logical and concise manner and establish priorities and accomplish objectives in a timely manner are vital to the role. Good standing with the Law Society of British Columbia and a Driver’s License for the Province of British Columbia are required.

If you are looking for a rewarding career with the City of Burnaby and have the knowledge, skills and abilities mentioned above, we strongly encourage you to apply!

This position will be posted until it is filled.  First considerations for applications received before June 30, 2023.

Copies of relevant professional certificates or degrees will be required at the time of the interview. We thank all candidates for applying, but only those short listed will be contacted

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