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BC Public Service

LG CNSL 2/3 - Legal Counsel

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

Position Classification
Legal Counsel Level 3


Work Options

Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA (Primary)

Salary Range
Salary for LG CNSL 2: $141,907.01 - $184,034.71 annually Salary for LG CNSL 3: $189,505.37 - $217,618.68 annually

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Attorney General

Ministry Branch / Division
Legal Services Branch / Central Services Group

Job Summary

An exciting opportunity to join the commercial and technology law practice of the Central Services Group

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.

The Central Services Group within the Legal Services Branch is seeking to fill one full-time permanent Legal Counsel level 2 or level 3 position to join our commercial and technology practice group. This key practice area represents LSB in the planning, negotiating and drafting of service and technology contracts, including in the rapidly expanding digital environment.

Our practice includes strategic planning, solution analysis and problem solving with business area clients, product teams and the risk management branch. Our goal is to support alignment of digital products and services with the direction of a digital, modern government while in maintaining compliance with the government's Digital Code of Practice, Core Policy and Procedures Manual and applicable laws.

Our counsel work closely with all government ministries and central agencies to support and assist ministries to increase accountability and clarify expectations when acquiring digital services, to take care of information and data and to manage risks proportionately.

Job Requirements:
  • Must be a member of the Law Society of British Columbia in good standing OR immediately eligible for call to the Law Society of British Columbia with solicitor experience corresponding to one of the following years of call:
    • Legal Counsel Level 2:From 6th to 11th year of call.
    • Legal Counsel Level 3:More than 12 years of call.
  • Must have a minimum of 6 years of recent experience practicing contracts law.

Preference may be given to applicants with one or more of the following:
  • Experience drafting custom contracts to suit the client's business needs and desired outcomes
  • Experience drafting, reviewing and advising on: licenses; EULAs; software terms and conditions; software subscriptions; "- as a service" relationships; and application management and related support services
  • Experience drafting, managing and/or negotiating outcomes-based contracts, contracts with complex relationship governance, labour considerations, economic models, and performance incentives
  • Experience advising on privacy and security matters in relation to technology services or use in British Columbia
  • Experience or training in use of the VESTED methodology
  • Experience advising in the area of procurement in British Columbia
  • Experience advising in relation to British Columbia government or crown transactions or contracting
  • Experience ascertaining client business objectives
  • Experience providing solution focused legal services

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

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.

For questions regarding this position, please contact .

About this Position:
We currently have one regular, full-time position. An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies.
The positions are based in Victoria, British Columbia.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.
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 successful applicant will be required to join the Professional Employees Association. Details about the terms and conditions of employment is available at Collective agreements - Province of British Columbia ( . When a collective agreement is negotiated between the PEA and the Province of British Columbia to include government legal counsel, terms and conditions in that collective agreement will be binding.
Employees of the BC Public Service must be located in BC at the time of employment.

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. The content and/or format of your cover letter 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 basic questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.

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 Check (CRC) 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