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BC Public Service

LG CNSL 2/3 - Legal Counsel

Location
Victoria, BC
Details
Full Time
4 days ago
Posting Title

LG CNSL 2/3 - Legal Counsel

Position Classification

Legal Counsel Level 2

Union

CC

Location

Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA (Primary)

Salary Range

Legal Counsel Level 2: $127,821.13 - $165,767.24 annually Legal Counsel Level 3: $170,694.72 - $196,017.52 annually

Close Date

8/24/2022

Job Type

Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

Ministry/Organization

BC Public Service -> Attorney General

Ministry Branch / Division

Legal Services Branch / Central Services Group

Job Summary

Legal Counsel
Legal Counsel Level2/3


An eligibility list may be established.

On November 1, 2021 the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required. It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service. More information can be found here .

The Ministry of Attorney General, as represented by the Attorney General, is the legal advisor to the government of British Columbia and is charged with ensuring that the administration of public affairs is carried out in accordance with the law. Legal Services Branch (LSB) supports the Attorney General in fulfilling this mandate by serving as legal advisor to government in civil law matters. LSB provides legal advice to government and ensures that legal risks associated with government operations are reduced. LSB assists all ministries of the government, Cabinet and certain public bodies.

An exciting opportunity to practice public law in the Central Services Group

The Central Services Group is seeking to fill one full-time permanent Legal Counsel level 2/3 position, serving as a procurement subject matter expert. The successful applicant will engage in dynamic and varied opportunities to provide legal advice and support our clients.

One of the key practice areas of LSB's Central Services Group is government procurement and related commercial transactions. Counsel in this area are responsible for advising government on legal matters concerning competitive procurement, including compliance with trade agreements and the Core Policy and Procedures Manual while supporting ministry business owners to execute their procurement strategy. Our counsel work primarily with the Ministry of Citizen's Services (in addition to other ministries) in supporting and advising on procurement processes, and with various ministry program areas to negotiate, draft and manage a wide range of commercial contracts as part of an integrated legal team.

This position will provide the successful applicant with a unique opportunity to build a strong foundation in government procurement and related commercial transactions through engagement in a daily procurement practice, interacting with the procurement and trade team and our broader commercial and IM/IT transactions team. This position will gain exposure to many provincial ministries and program areas, providing legal advice and support in relation to government procurement and related commercial transactions.

We are seeking a person with existing experience in advising on, drafting, managing and settling:
  • A variety of competitive procurement documents
  • Applicable Trade Agreements
  • Relevant chapters of Core Policy
  • Commercial transactions
  • Complex contracts
  • IM/lT contracts and licenses, including those related to software, hardware and cloud services
  • Multiparty agreements
  • Intellectual property licences
  • Privacy and security matters in relation to IM/IT


Experience advising public sector entities regarding the following would be an asset:
  • Complex procurements, including non-standard procurement processes
  • procurement processes in accordance with applicable Trade Agreements
  • Outsourcing agreements
  • Commercial matters
  • Public sector telecommunications law

You are able to ascertain your client representative's business objectives and provide relevant, creative and pragmatic legal assistance. You value building positive client relationships and working in a collegial, team-based environment that values participation in various communities of practice associated with a procurement oriented practice. The ideal candidate will be able to quickly identify, analyze and propose solutions to legal issues and provide practical advice on a wide variety of legal and transactional issues that arise in the procurement, commercial, and IM/IT context.

Interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team are essential. You must have excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage files with competing priorities and deadlines. We are looking for applicants who take initiative, consider practicing law a lifelong learning opportunity and have a desire to fully engage in this area of law.

The capital of British Columbia, Victoria is a beautiful city, with beautiful beaches and harbours, and a variety of provincial parks to explore. Located on Vancouver Island, Victoria offers a bustling downtown scene and has a wide range of restaurants and entertainment venues to choose from.

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 .

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.

For information about the Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service please visit: Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service - Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca) .

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact theDeputy Supervising Counsel for the Central Services Procurement and Trade group, George.Ingebrand@gov.bc.ca .DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

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

Job Requirements:

In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet theeducation andexperienceas outlined below:


• Must be a member of the Law Society of British Columbia in good standingORimmediately eligible for call to the Bar.
• Legal Counsel Level 2: From 6th to 11th year of call.
• Legal Counsel Level 3: More than 12 years of call.
• Experience as a solicitor
• Experience in advising on, drafting, managing and settling in the following:
  • Competitive procurement documents
  • Relevant chapters of Core Policy
  • Commercial transactions
  • Complex contracts
  • IM/IT contracts and licenses, including those related to software, hardware and cloud services
  • Multiparty agreements
  • Intellectual property licences
  • Privacy and security matters in relation to IM/IT

Preference may be given to applicants with one or more of the following experience:
  • Complex procurements, including non-standard procurement processes and procurement processes in accordance with trade agreements
  • Outsourcing agreements
  • Commercial matters
  • Public sector telecommunications law


Salary level will be based upon Year of Call to the Bar.

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 in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

A Criminal Records Check (CRC) will be required.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Cover Letter: YES - A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.Please indicate your 'Year of Call' in your cover letter.

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 (STANDARD): YES - You will be required to answer a standard.

Job Category

Court and Judicial Services
Category
Government