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We have an exciting Temporary Non-Unionized opportunity in the
Legal Services Department for an experienced and motivated individual
Labour, Employment & Litigation Paralegal
(JOB # J0321-0992 – Contract, up to 15 Months)
As one of Southern Ontario’s fastest growing cities, with its mix of urban and rural areas, Vaughan is an in-demand place to live and work. Vaughan is considered one of Canada’s most family friendly cities with a dynamic and diverse population of over 300,000. With one of the top performing economies, a growing tourism industry and an enviable portfolio of recreational and cultural venues, this is the place where you want to be.
To provide legal services to the Corporation of the City of Vaughan in the areas of Labour Relations, Employment and Litigation. Represents the City before Small Claims Court, Human Rights Tribunals of Ontario, Collective Bargaining, Grievance Meetings, Arbitrations and Mediations. The level of responsibility includes assuming carriage of litigation, labour and employment, and human rights matters in addition to other areas of law as required from commencement to completion. Responsible for performing legal research, full analysis and interpretation of legislation and case law for assistance in providing legal opinions for the department. Represents the Department with external government agencies, external counsel, interdepartmental meetings and deals with managers and the senior leadership team.
Qualifications and experience:
• Successful completion of a 2-year Community College Diploma in Paralegal studies and/or equivalent and/or University Degree
• Minimum of five (5) years municipal experience including a minimum three (3) years’ experience related to civil litigation, labour and employment law
• P1 Paralegal certification with the Law Society of Ontario
• Completed courses and/or training approved by the ADR Institute of Canada to qualify for Q. Med designation would be an asset
• Experience with e-discovery and legal document management software, is an asset
• Maintain current knowledge of the Rules of Civil Procedure, The Municipal Act, The Employment Standards Act, Human Rights Tribunal Rules, Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations and relevant corporate policies and procedures
• Strong advocacy, organizational, investigative and writing skills, accompanied with the ability to deal professionally and effectively with the public, staff and members of legislative bodies
• Excellent time management, organizational and interpersonal skills with attention to detail and a high level of accuracy. Strong analytical, research and diligent problem-solving abilities
• Proficient keyboarding and computer skills, including advanced knowledge in Excel, Word, PowerPoint and other Microsoft applications
• Knowledge of, and demonstrated ability in, the City’s core competencies and relevant functional competencies
• Ability to work outside normal business hours, as required
• This position may require travel to and from hearings. A valid Ontario “G” Drivers License in good standing with access to a reliable vehicle is required
If you are an energetic person who is interested in bringing your knowledge and passion to the City of Vaughan, please visit our website to apply online by Monday May 14, 2021.
Please note that only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
The City of Vaughan is committed to diversity and inclusivity in employment and welcomes applications from qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds. The City of Vaughan is also committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.