City of Medicine Hat
  • 03-Jun-2022 to 29-Jun-2022 (MST)
  • Medicine Hat, AB, CAN
  • Permanent, Full Time

Now Hiring Solicitor

In Medicine Hat you'll find an exceptionally high quality of life...and a comparatively low cost of living. And here at the City of Medicine Hat, you'll have a chance to build a challenging and rewarding career serving your neighbours and your community.

This is a professional position responsible for providing legal advice to City Council, Mayor, Managing Directors, and other City employees as well as City committees. The City Solicitor Department is responsible for not only the services traditionally provided by municipal government legal departments but also for the full range of services provided by the legal departments of electric and gas utilities, with a focus on the commercial real estate needs. The Solicitor reports directly to the City Solicitor and provides functional supervision and direction to the support staff.

Our ideal candidate

  • Prepares and approves contracts relating to all aspects of the City's operations-with a focus on the commercial real estate dealings, environment, utilities, electric generation, land use, oil and gas, labour and employment, governance and bylaws, municipal taxation and finance, planning and development, construction and community partnership activities.
  • Prepares and approve bylaws and resolutions passed by City Council pursuant to the City's legislative jurisdiction.
  • Able to analyze complex legal issues, weigh competing considerations and make decisions and recommendations.
  • Reviews and advises on legislative changes affecting the City's operations.
  • Provides input, advice and direction in the adjustment and settlement of claims against the City for injury, damage or loss suffered by third parties.

Qualifications

  • Successful completion of a Bachelor Degree (J.D) from a recognized post secondary institution.
  • Three (3) years of professional experience in relevant areas of law relating to Municipal Government operations.
  • Required to be a member in good standing of the Law Society of Alberta.
  • An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.

We thank all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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