Legal Officer

Salary: 
$97,763 – $110,035, plus $1,486.43, Bilingual bonus (expired salary)
Employment type: 
Term up to 18 months
Location: 
Ottawa Headquarters
Closing Date: 
Fri, 13 Nov 2020 15:30 EST
English requirements: 
Comprehension
Spoken
Written
French requirements: 
Comprehension
Spoken
Written
Search area: 
Employees of PSAC, Components, and PSAC Holdings Ltd
Members giving PSAC membership number
General public
Competition Number: 
9240-0003A-020
Branch/Section: 
Membership Programs Branch
Group: 
Unifor 2025
Classification: 
Band 12
Purpose of position: 

The Legal Officer provides legal advice and representation to the PSAC Centre and the Components.

Qualifications: 

Education and Experience:

  • A law degree from a recognized university, been called to the bar and be a member in good standing of a provincial or territorial law society;
  • Experience appearing in the Federal Court as well as appearances before administrative tribunals;
  • Specialized knowledge of administrative law, labour law, and general knowledge of contract and employment law as well as in relevant areas of law;

Capabilities:

  • Ability to recognize, analyze and solve legal problems;
  • Ability to do legal research and to write legal opinions;
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines;
  • Ability to negotiate effective solutions to complex legal issues;
  • Ability to use a computer (document production and research);
  • Ability to develop alternative dispute resolution mechanisms;
  • Second language skills as per the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) level indicated above.

Personal suitability:

  • Ability to be autonomous in his/her work and to demonstrate commitment to union principles and social justice.

A detailed job description is available at: psacunion.ca/jobs-psac.

 

The PSAC is committed to employment equity and is actively seeking to ensure a representative workforce. We encourage applications from members of equity seeking groups.