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CROWN COUNSEL

Organization:
Ministry of the Attorney General
Division:
Civil Law Division - MEDJCT- Legal Services Branch
City:
Toronto
Job Term:
1 Temporary (up to 12 months secondment/contract with possibility of extension)
Job Code:
ALOC - Crown Counsel
Salary:
Salary Commensurate With Legal Experience
Posting Status:
Open
Job ID:
190404
The Civil Law Division, Ministry of the Attorney General has an exciting and challenging opportunity for an experienced counsel to provide legal advice and services to Invest Ontario, an agency of MEDJCT.

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We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

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What can I expect to do in this role?

In this fast-paced and collegial work environment, the successful candidate will be:

• Supporting the Chair and Board, along with the CEO, of Invest Ontario by:
- Developing agendas, drafting of resolutions and attending and preparing minutes of Board meetings for
approximately 30 meetings of the Board and its three committees each year
- Developing and reviewing policies, workplans and terms of reference for the Board and its Committees
- Generally advising the Board and Chair on corporate governance matters
• Providing general commercial advice in connection with the operationalization of Invest Ontario including procurements, transfer payment agreements, service level agreements and employment agreements
• Developing, with the assistance of external commercial counsel, precedent documents and processes for the provision of financial support from the Invest Ontario Fund by way of grants and loans
• Supporting the provision of financial support from the Invest Ontario Fund through the drafting, negotiation and settlement of terms sheets, letters of intent and definitive agreements for loans and grants
• Instructing external counsel on labour and commercial matters, where required

How do I qualify?

Mandatory

• Membership in good standing as a lawyer with the Law Society of Ontario

Knowledge and Skills

• Demonstrated experience in negotiating, drafting and reviewing corporate and commercial documents including secured lending documents, procurement documents, grant agreements, and other commercial legal documents with varying levels of complexity
• Familiarity and experience with corporate law, lending, and bankruptcy and insolvency.
• Experience with agency establishment and governance
• Ability to recognize and assess legal implications in proposed and existing programs and initiatives and able to provide innovative, strategic, risk-based and solutions-oriented legal advice on complex, time-sensitive and high-profile issues that arise
• Ability to handle a high-volume practice with short turnaround times while working proactively, professionally and cooperatively with sophisticated clients and with colleagues
• Conversant with the law, government policies and practices relating to government grants, procurements, lending and corporate and commercial law
• A proven record of valuing and contributing to a diverse and inclusive workplace
• Demonstrated political acuity and issues management skills
• Demonstrated oral and written communication skills, as well as demonstrated research and opinion writing skills
• A proven track record of client service orientation, and a demonstrated ability to be proactive on files, responsive to client requests and inspire client confidence

Additional Information:

Address:
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, Toronto, Toronto Region, Criminal Record Check
Compensation Group:
Association of Law Officers of the Crown
Schedule:
6
Category:
Legal Services
Posted on:
Friday, November 4, 2022
Note:
  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

    Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Corporate Talent Programs Branch, Talent and Leadership Division to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.

    A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.
  • For issues with submitting applications, or questions, please contact CSMD.HR.LegalCompeti@ontario.ca
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Monday, November 21, 2022 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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