Manager, Administrative Law
City of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
3d ago

If you are committed to public service, enjoy collaborating with others, share our values and have a desire to learn and grow, join The City of Calgary.

City employees deliver the services, run the programs and operate the facilities which make a difference in our community.

We support work-life balance and offer competitive wages, pensions, and benefits. Together we make Calgary a great place to make a living, a great place to make a life.

As the Manager, Administrative Law you will lead a team of professionals to represent The City of Calgary before administrative tribunals and judicial reviews on a variety of matters including employment, assessment, bylaw challenges and those arising in connection with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act .

Advice and legal support are also provided with respect to a variety of corporate practices and policies including information, privacy and records management.

As a member of the Law Leadership Team, you will assist in the implementation of corporate policy, Law action plans and all strategies and initiatives that align the internal practices of Law with the overall Corporate Vision, Mission and Values. Primary duties include :

  • Develop staff through mentoring, coaching and training to engage and enable them to contribute successfully and meet their personal and developmental goals.
  • Create a workplace culture that is consistent with and emphasizes the vision of Law and the 4 C’s of The City (Character, Competence, Commitment, and Collaborate);
  • monitor and promote wellness of staff.

  • Provide Senior Level Legal Services; support staff with high risk, unusual or complex legal issues and lead strategy.
  • Set Section goals and expectations, create and manage key performance indicators.
  • Function as a change agent championing the changes identified by the corporation and within Law.
  • Foster an innovative environment where it is all right to take innovative risks that make sense rethink to thrive .
  • Build and facilitate relationships and credibility with stakeholders, partners and customers.
  • Continuously review and improve service offerings; identify opportunities for increased efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Qualifications Juris Doctor (J.D.), Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) or equivalent degree from a recognized institution is required as well as active membership or eligibility for membership with The Law Society of Alberta.

    You have at least 10 years’ experience preferably in practice areas within the Administrative Law Section and demonstrated ability to work within a professional group environment.

    As an ideal candidate for this position, you are a thoughtful and results oriented leader who has demonstrated the ability to manage change, build consensus and develop and grow the people around you.

    Candidates should also have highly developed interpersonal skills to lead people and demonstrated skills in leading a multi-faceted group which has a high public profile in the legal community.

    Strong political acumen, sensitivity and business leadership skills are required. As well, the ability to sustain a positive work environment and team atmosphere is essential, along with strong communications skills and a corporate focus.

    If you possess these strong leadership competencies and relevant technical legal experience, and have the ability to demonstrate, communicate and instill corporate values and goals, please communicate your cover letter and resume for this position. Pre-employment Requirements

  • Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications.
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