Return to Previous Page
May 30, 2013
Legal Officer 4
The Alberta Labour Relations Board (ALRB) is an independent and impartial tribunal responsible for the day-to-day application and interpretation of Alberta's labour laws. The role of the ALRB is to interpret and apply the legislation governing collective bargaining. It makes public policy and develops law through its adjudicative process.
The successful candidate will be expected to:
- Provide legal advice to Chair, Vice-Chairs, and staff of the ALRB.
- Execute and advise on mainly non-standard to highly complex legal issues.
- Assist the labour relations community on the interpretation of labour legislation within the ALRB's mandate.
- Provide oversight of all legal affairs for the ALRB including drafting contracts with suppliers.
- Develop and draft legal policies, procedures and rules as required to comply and meet legislative needs
- Draft and prepare legal memoranda on issues impacting labour law including the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Constitution, and privacy legislation as it impacts the ALRB.
- Respond to and draft Action Requests on behalf of the ALRB on direction of the Chair.
- Assist with the preparation of decisions as directed by the Chair and Vice-Chairs.
- Act as the ALRB's Privacy Officer in dealing with freedom of information requests and legislation.
- Act as the ALRB's contact with the Ombudsman's Office.
- Act as the ALRB's media officer.
- Appear as ALRB Counsel before various tribunals, the Court of Queen's Bench, the Alberta Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of Canada as required for the purpose of arguing issues impacting jurisdiction and other related issues on Judicial Reviews and Appeals.
The successful candidate must possess:
- A strong client focus.
- Exceptional research and analytical skills.
- Exceptional communication skills including written and verbal skills.
- Be able to express themselves in a time sensitive fashion, both in written form and verbally.
- Ability to find creative solutions and think "outside the box".
- Strong problem solving and interpersonal skills
- Ability to learn and respond quickly to address client ALRB needs and issues.
A law degree from an accredited law school, eligibility for membership with the Alberta Law Society, and eleven (11) years of directly related legal experience. A strong background in a variety of areas including Civil, Constitutional, Employment, Contract and Administrative Law is an asset. Exceptional written skills to enable preparing legal advice, opinions and other work in a time sensitive manner is required.
Candidates with lesser qualifications may be considered at a lower classification level and salary range with 'fit' of critical importance.
$6,076.95 - $6,683.26 bi-weekly ($158,608 - $174,433 annually)
This is not a litigation-type role. Please provide a sample of written work which will be used in the initial assessment of your written skills.
How to Apply
Online applications are preferred. Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition.
If you are unable to apply online, please submit your cover letter and resume, quoting the Job ID, to: Malerie Soroka, Human Resource Assistant, Alberta Human Services, 3rd Floor Centre West Building, 10035 - 108 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 3E1. Phone: (780)422-2181; Fax: (780)644-4962.
We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
Return to Previous Page
Default Local Node: