Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is seeking one permanent full time and a one up to one year term Solicitor for the Litigation Team. We encourage applications from qualified African Nova Scotians, racially visible persons, women in non-traditional positions, persons with disabilities and Aboriginal persons in the workplace. HRM encourages applicants to self-identify.
If you are considering a challenging career move that offers a competitive compensation package and you are seeking to join the team that provides legal expertise to HRM staff and Council, please submit your application with cover letter, please indicate on your cover letter if you are applying for full time, temporary or both.
HRM Legal Services provides quality, cost effective, timely and accessible legal services to meet the needs of HRM through its Council, various departments, boards, commissions, and employees. This Solicitor would be a member of the Litigation Team, reporting to a Team Lead and the Director. The Litigation Team represents and provides legal advice to the Municipality with respect to a broad range of legal proceedings including legislative challenges, personal injury litigation, employment law and labour arbitrations, commercial litigation and arbitrations, before various levels of court and administrative tribunals.
The successful candidate(s) will be client focused and a self-motivated individual who will work both independently with minimal supervision and with a team of lawyers and support staff. They will be responsible for the conduct of litigation including managing their own caseload and assisting senior counsel with the conduct of more complex cases. They will demonstrate professional and ethical behaviour expected of the legal profession.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Education and Experience:
Technical and Job Specific Knowledge:
COMPETENCIES: Customer Service, Communication, Organization & Planning, Values & Ethics, Valuing Diversity
WORK STATUS: One full time, permanent position, and one 12 month term position
HOURS OF WORK: Core hours of work are Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. with additional hours as required to meet organizational needs.
SALARY: Compensation is commensurate with experience and education.
WORK LOCATION: 5251 Duke Street, Duke Tower, 3rd Floor, Halifax, Nova Scotia
CLOSING DATE: Applications will be received up to midnight on Sunday, April 1, 2018
SECURITY CLEARANCE: Applicants may be required to complete an employment security screening check.
During the recruitment process, applicants have the right to request accommodation. Applicants invited to participate in an assessment process (such as an interview or testing) and who require accommodation, should discuss their needs with the Recruiter when invited to the assessment process.
Qualified HRM retirees may also be considered for competitions. In these circumstances, a form of employment may be offered, including term and/or contract employment.