Principal Accountabilities : Provides advice on a variety of confidential legal matters with an emphasis on regulatory and administrative matters relating to the enforcement under the Safety Standards Act and on labour relations and employment matters. Works with senior management and client departments to identify and resolve legal and business issues. Advises on the impact of new legislation, and judicial and Safety Standards Appeal Board decisions, and is proactive in identifying potential legal issues. Conducts appeals under the Safety Standards Act and other proceedings as required, or retains and instructs external counsel as authorized by the Director, Legal Services. Provides advice in connection with enforcement activity to ensure the right cases are selected for follow-up, the correct steps are taken to initiate action and the prescribed procedures are followed. Prepares and advises on various legal documents, contracts, collective agreement provisions and collective bargaining proposals. Provides support and advice on freedom of information and protection of privacy matters. May supervise Legal & Privacy Assistant to ensure quality service is provided to external and internal clients.
Knowledge, Skills & Experience : Law Degree supplemented by 7-10 years recent experience. Administrative law, contracts and freedom of information experience are significant assets. Current member in good standing of the Law Society of BC. Demonstrated knowledge of the law in a range of practice areas relevant to the position. Ability to analyze, research, evaluate and interpret legal issues. Ability to provide legal opinions and advice in an efficient manner. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.