• City of Edmonton
  • Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Jul 24, 2020
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel) Lawyer (Public Sector) Lawyer (Other)

Job Description


Lawyer - OH&S/Labour/Employment Job Number : 39291 Are you a motivated lawyer with a keen interest in Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) and Employment/Labour law?  
Consider working in a dynamic, team environment where we value hard work and a strong work / life balance. Your success will be measured by your ability to achieve timely results in the context of a respectful, inclusive and service-minded style.
With a focus on the City of Edmonton’s Cultural Commitments of Safe, Helpful, Accountable, Integrated and Excellent, you will:
  • Provide OH&S general advice but may also be involved in providing advice and handling of labour/employment matters
  • Represent and/or assist in representing the City in legal proceedings before various tribunals and levels of court in relation to matters including:
    • OH&S
    • Grievance arbitrations and Labour Relation Board matters
    • Human Rights complaints
    • Civil litigation including wrongful dismissal claims
  • Additional duties will involve representing the City and its employees in legal proceedings before the court, boards and other public forums
  • Provide sound legal advice and recommendations regarding various issues including policy development
  • Research and apply the law in divergent factual situations
  • Gather facts through interviews and documents
  • Draft legal agreements, documents and submissions
  • Take a proactive role in providing recommendations to avoid risk/liability
  • Additional related duties as required
Qualifications :
  • Membership with the Law Society of Alberta or the ability to attain immediate membership with the Law Society of Alberta upon appointment
  • 2 years or more experience practicing in the area of OH&S is required
  • Significant experience in Labour and Employment law is an asset
  • Experience in general civil litigation is an asset
  • Experience in municipal/administrative law is an asset
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with confidence under time constraints
  • Good verbal, negotiating and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and decision making skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well in a team environment
  • Strong legal research skills and computer literacy
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve results in the context of a respectful, inclusive and service-minded style
We are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified individuals.  
Up to 1 permanent full-time position  
Hours of Work: 36.9 hours per week  
Salary: $85,123 - $168,018 (Annually)  
Talent Acquisition Consultant: GS/MJB Classification Title : Professional Solicitor Posting Date : Jul 22, 2020 Closing Date : Aug 05, 2020 11:59:00 PM (MDT) Number of Openings (up to) : 1 - Permanent Full-time Union : Management Department : Law Work Location(s) : Chancery Hall, 9th Floor, 3 Sir Winston Churchill Square   Edmonton T5J 2C3  



Position Lawyer - OH&S/Labour/Employment



TEAM Business Professionals



Job Type External



Job Location Chancery Hall, 9th Floor, 3 Sir Winston Churchill Square Edmonton T5J 2C3