Grande Prairie

The City of Grande Prairie City Solicitor


Openings 1
Location Name
City Hall
Grande Prairie, Alberta, CA
Date Posted Mar 12, 2019
Profession Professional
Experience Level(s) Senior
Job Type(s) Permanent, Full Time
Education Level(s) Professional Designation
Job ID job-1697

Position Summary

The City of Grande Prairie

City Solicitor

Grande Prairie is a dynamic urban centre located on the southern edge of the Peace River Region. Strategically situated, it serves residents from Northwestern Alberta, Northeastern British Columbia, and as far away as the Yukon and Northwest Territories. As one of the fastest growing and youngest communities in Canada, the city has experienced rapid growth with a population of over 68,000, serving a broader trading area of over 280,000.

In this new role, the City Solicitor will hold a significant strategic advisory role in supporting critical decision making within the City of Grande Prairie and its related organizations. The City Solicitor will be responsible for providing in-house legal counsel and managing outside legal services for the City of Grande Prairie. This includes providing oral and written advice and opinions on diverse legal matters to management and City Council, its boards, committees and related organizations.

As the successful candidate, you have a minimum of 10 years’ experience at a senior level, providing legal expertise within a multi-faceted organization. Your knowledge is diverse and covers relevant areas of law relating to Municipal Government, including drafting by-laws and agreements, planning and development, real estate, employment law, assessment and taxation, and procurement. You will also provide legal representation before the courts and administrative tribunals.

Your strong attention to detail and excellent communication skills allows you to analyze complex legal issues and translate legal concepts effectively. You have comprehensive knowledge of applicable legislation relating to relevant federal and provincial legislation.

With one of the youngest populations in Canada, Grande Prairie is the City which embraces entrepreneurship, innovation and new ideas. Come share yours with an organization that instills a culture of respect, accountability and customer service.

Please forward your resume in complete confidence to

For further information, please contact Emily Henders or Shauna Louie at 587.353.9800.

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Applications are being accepted until June 01, 2019

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