The City of Mississauga is seeking a law clerk to join its Municipal Law Section, Legal Services Division. You will draft by-laws and contracts, conduct research, benchmarking and legal searches, and prepare corporate reports, legal documentation and correspondence. The City of Mississauga's Legal Services Division is a full-service law department that handles a wide variety of interesting and rewarding files that directly impact the way people live, work and play in Mississauga.
Duties and Responsibilities
Reporting to the Deputy City Solicitor, Municipal Law, the successful candidate will:
• Prepare and draft municipal by-laws, corporate reports and other documents
• Draft and negotiate contracts, including amendments, statements of work and non-disclosure agreements
• Review and interpret contracts and by-laws, update legal templates, and maintain a precedent database
• Prepare and coordinate the registration and removal of property standards orders on title using Teraview
• Prepare contracts and other legal documents for execution
• Respond to enquiries, both internal and external, regarding by-laws, contract obligations and revisions, and general municipal law enquiries
• Conduct, analyze and make recommendations regarding title searches, corporate searches, and corporate records and documents
• Serve as a point of contact for by-law and contract review requests and coordinate access to and support from lawyers as needed
• Conduct research and benchmarking
• Liaise and provide technical knowledge, advice, recommendations and appropriate assistance to the Deputy City Solicitor, Legal Counsel and Department staff where appropriate; and
• Perform other duties as assigned.
Skills and Qualifications
• Law Clerk Diploma or Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario Certificate (or equivalent education)
• Minimum 7 years experience as a law clerk working with by-laws and contracts
• Proven knowledge of legal concepts, principles and terminology, legal procedures, statutes and regulations relating to municipal law, by-laws and contracts
• Excellent by-law and contract drafting and research skills
• Strong analytical skills to interpret policy and procedures, determine relevancy of legal issues, identify unresolved issues, review requests and determine completeness and accuracy
• Ability to compose, edit and proofread legal documents, reports and correspondence
• Demonstrates concern for accuracy and pays attention to detail
• Ability to handle high volume of files and high pressure, time sensitive matters
• Professional demeanour and excellent interpersonal skills for communicating with client groups, lawyers and the public
• Strong organizational, fact-finding and problem-solving skills
• Ability to work independently and with sound judgment to both follow instructions with minimal supervision and take initiative as required
• Demonstrated computer literacy, including intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook), electronic document management/filing system (e.g. iManage) and Adobe
Hourly Rate/Salary:$ 74,817.00 - $ 99,758.00
Hours of Work:35
Work Location:Civic Centre
Department/Division/Section:CMO/City Manager's Office,CMO/Legal Services,Municipal Law
Non-Union/Union: Non Union
A Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (Level 2) or Vulnerable Sector Check (Level 3) will be required of the successful candidate, at their own expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has notbeen granted.
We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. You can alsocheck your application status in your candidate profile online.
All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with theAccessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005and the OntarioHuman Rights Code, the City of Mississauga will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.