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Competition Number N#7
Position Title Associate City Solicitor
Position Overview
Reporting to and working with the Director of Legal Services and City Solicitor, you will work closely with the Assistant City Solicitors and represent the City in a variety of legal matters in the general areas of  development, real estate, litigation, business and prosecutions.  You will provide legal advice to Council and City staff and you will prepare legal documents to implement Council's decisions and to protect the City's best interests.


  • Review title information, apply for legislative requirements and approve documentation to effect the closure and conveyance of former road allowances.  (Road closings, conveyances, openings and re-naming).
  • Prepare some development agreements including limiting distance, conditional building permits and committee of adjustment agreements.
  • Oversee proceedings to legalize encroachments on City lands.
  • Oversee the file management project for legal addressing retention requirements, implementation, staging of work, scheduling etc.
  • Work with staff to facilitate the purchase or sale of smaller parcels of land.
  • Approve the agreement of purchase and sale and satisfy the conditions.
  • Approve all documentation to complete conveyance.
  • Review and give direction to staff regarding the imposition of release of the covenants/consents.
  • Respond to internal and external inquiries regarding issues on title to land that involve the City and research a solution to the issue.
  • Represent the City before the Small Claims Court on matters such as debts owed and breach of contracts.
  • Work with Finance to determine if City should attend tax assessment appeals and present the City's position.
  • Provide advice to the licensing tribunals and represent the City's position.
  • Negotiate and prepare some general business agreements.  Examples include: leases licences for city facilities, access, non-disclosure, training, consulting agreements.
  • Review general banking agreements.
  • Compose bylaws as required.
  • Prepare any paperwork necessary for Bankruptcy and consumer proposal matters and protect the City's interest.
  • Provide back up to Prosecutors.
  • Provide assistance to the Prosecutors in regards to Enforcement training.
  • Other related duties as assigned


  • Must have an undergraduate degree  and a Bachelors of Laws (L.B) or Juris Doctor (J.D.) and be called to the Bar of Ontario after finishing the prescribed articling period. 
  • Must have a minimum of 2 years relevant related experience 
  • Must be a member in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Must have integrity and sound judgement
  • Must have ability to develop positive working relationships and be an effective team player
  • Must have excellent organizational skills and a proven ability to manage tight deadlines
  • Must have strong computer, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Must have strong research skills
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be reliable with good attitude and employment record
  • Preference will be given to candidates with previous municipal experience or comparable background and experience
Division Legal Services
Union Affiliation Non-Union/Management
Job Status Full Time Permanent
Posting Added Date 4/24/2013
Posting Closing Date 5/14/2013
Posting Closing Time 11:59 p.m.
Branch/Location Office City Hall
Compensation Range $77, 197 to $96, 497 per annum
Grade/Band 11 (under review)
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