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BC Public Service

LG CNSL 2/3 - Legal Counsel - AMENDED

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
2 days ago
Posting Title
LG CNSL 2/3 - Legal Counsel - AMENDED

Position Classification
Legal Counsel Level 3


Work Options

Vancouver, BC V6B 0N8 CA (Primary)

Salary Range
LG CNSL 2: $132,933.85 - $172,397.83 annually LG CNSL 3: $177,522.56 - $203,858.14 annually

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Attorney General

Ministry Branch / Division
Legal Services Branch

Job Summary

Join a dynamic legal team

The BC Public Service and its hiring managers are committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens per the Public Service Act. We welcome and encourage applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (LGBTQ2S+), and others who may contribute to diversity in the BC Public Service.

Currently, the Vancouver Group of the Legal Services Branch is looking to add one full-time, permanent Legal Counsel (LC 2/3) to the team of solicitors who provide a broad range of legal services to the Liquor Distribution Branch ("LDB") on a multitude of issues related to and arising from the business of the distribution and retail of liquor and non-medical cannabis in the province. The successful candidate will be required to provide technical and strategic legal advice to the LDB on corporate and commercial matters, matters of policy and regulation, and should expect to be required to undertake a significant amount of drafting and contractual interpretation. The position will be based in the downtown Vancouver offices of the Legal Services Branch.
The BC Public Service is an award-winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please see What We Offer.

Job Requirements:

In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

Education and Experience:
  • Must be a member in good standing or immediate eligibility for membership in the Law Society of British Columbia;
  • Level (LC 2/3) dependent on years of call with a minimum of six or more years of call to the bar in a Canadian jurisdiction;
  • Recent experience negotiating, drafting and interpreting contracts and agreements;
  • A broad range of corporate-commercial legal experience and

Have the following skills and abilities:
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • excellent independent judgment and decision-making skills;
  • strong organizational skills and the ability to manage competing priorities and deadlines;
  • strong interpersonal skills and a collaborative approach to their work; and
  • the ability to work effectively with others and as part of a legal team.

Preference may be given to candidates with:
  • Significant drafting experience customizing templates, bespoke drafting of complex and technical agreements and terms and conditions;
  • General procurement knowledge and experience;
  • Knowledge and experience dealing with legal issues associated with retail distribution;
  • Specific experience dealing with legal issues associated with acquisition and management of information technology hardware, software and services;
  • Experience identifying legal issues in the areas of corporate law, commercial transactions, finance, or commercial leasing;
  • Extensive experience drafting legal opinions;
  • Experience briefing senior executives/clients on strategic legal matters.

• Travel may be required for this position.

IMPORTANT: Where there is a difference between the qualifications reflected in the posting and the job profile/description, those stated on the job posting will be used for shortlisting.

For questions regarding this position, please contact .

About this Position:
Amendment May 19, 2023: Contact updated
Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work from home a few days a week subject to an approved Telework Agreement.
This position is excluded from union membership.
An eligibility list may be established for future permanent and temporary opportunities.

Working for the BC Public Service:
The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For guidance on applying and interviewing, please contact or 778-405-3452.

How to Apply:
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed above.

Cover Letter: YES - A cover letter is required as part of your application. Please indicate your year of call in your cover letter and outline how you meet the education and experience criteria. The content and/or format of your cover letter, and resume may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.

Resume: YES - Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Questionnaire: YES - You will need to complete a standard questionnaire (current employment status, eligibility to apply, etc.).

Helpful tips, videos and more regarding the application process can be found on the Your Job Application page of MyHR. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying, e-mail , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Additional Information:
A Criminal Record Review Act Check (CRRA) and Enhanced Security Screening will be required.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located at the bottom of the posting.

Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Category
Court and Judicial Services