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Organization:    Ministry of the Attorney General
Division:    Legal Services Branch, Ministry of Agriculture and Food and Ministry of Rural Affairs
City:    Guelph
Job Term:    1 Temporary (up to 6 Months Backfill secondment/contract with possibility of extension)
Job Code:    ALOC - Crown Counsel
Salary:    Salary Commensurate With Legal Experience
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    67451

The Ministry of the Attorney General is seeking an experienced counsel to join the Legal Services Branch, Ministry of Agriculture and Food and Ministry of Rural Affairs. The position will have an emphasis on corporate commercial work.

What can I expect to do in this role?

Duties Will Include: Providing legal advice to the Ministry of Agriculture and Food and the Ministry of Rural Affairs on commercial matters including grants, farm finance, infrastructure programs and real estate; providing legal advice to support the programs, operations and activities of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food and the Ministry of Rural Affairs and agencies (including duty to consult, freedom of information and conflict of interest matters); drafting and providing advice on memoranda of understanding, orders-in-council and other legal instruments; and litigation management.

How do I qualify?

Membership in the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Knowledge & Skills
Extensive experience in negotiating and drafting complex grant agreements and other commercial agreements; experience in providing legal advice on infrastructure projects; understanding of agricultural law, public law, administrative law, land-use planning law, drainage law; food safety law and intellectual property law; proven judgement and analytical ability; excellent communication skills (both oral and written); ability to recognize/assess legal implications in proposed or existing programs or initiatives and policy; ability to provide strategic and solutions-oriented legal advice to complex, time-sensitive and high profile issues; understanding of government policies, procedures, guidelines and directives; ability to handle a high volume of complex files independently and work effectively in a team environment; superior interpersonal skills with a strong client service orientation and demonstrated ability to inspire client confidence.

Additional information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 6 months, 1 Stone Rd. W., Guelph, West Region, General Screening Requirement
Compensation Group:   Association of Law Officers of the Crown
Schedule:   6
Category:   Legal Services
Posted on:   Friday, June 27, 2014
  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service Employment Screening Checks Policy, the top candidate(s) may be required to provide a general or enhanced screening check. Please refer to the Additional Information / Address section above on this job advertisement to determine the screening check that is required for each position.

    A general screening check includes a criminal record check and if applicable, fingerprint verification at your own expense. An enhanced screening check includes a criminal record check and if applicable, fingerprint verification at your own expense and permission for the Negotiations & Security Branch , Employee Relations Division to conduct any specific screening as indicated in the Additional Information / Address section above.

    A record of a Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The screening check results will only be reviewed and evaluated by the Negotiations & Security Branch for the purpose of making a clearance decision. The details of an individual's screening check will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Screening check records will be maintained by the Negotiations & Security Branch and kept strictly confidential.
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