Senior Legal Counsel

Job Details

POSTING #: 2023-0208

POSTING PERIOD: Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at 8:30 AM to Tuesday, June 13, 2023 at 4:30 PM

DEPARTMENT: Legal Services, Real Estate & Risk Management

UNION: Non-Union


POSITION STATUS: Regular Full-Time



RATE OF PAY: $113,740.35 - $138,252.69 per year



  • Reporting to the Deputy City Solicitor – Legal Services & Real Estate, this position will be responsible to provide legal services to the Corporation in all areas of the law as necessary, including but not restricted to representation before the courts, administrative boards and tribunals;

  • Drafting of by-laws, contracts, agreements, policies; and preparation of legal opinions for the guidance of Council and the Administration. 

  • Will perform OHS duties as outlined in the Corporation’s Health and Safety program.  Will perform other related duties as required


  • This vacancy will focus on litigation and insurance defense.



  • Must have a LLB or JD or  Ontario Ministry of Education equivalency and a minimum of six (6) years of experience in relevant areas of law;
  • Must hold and maintain good standing with the Law Society of Ontario;
  • Must have the ability to travel to off-site locations in a timely and expedient manner as required.  If method of travel is by vehicle, a current valid and lawful Driver's License is required in accordance with the Highway Traffic Act and must provide a driver’s abstract as a condition of employment;
  • Must be fully computer literate and well versed in the MS Office suite, particularly Outlook and Word (Excel and Access skills will be considered assets);
  • Must be able to effectively use Westlaw@Carswell and Internet resources for legal research;
  • Must have strong interpersonal, negotiation, and verbal and written communication skills;
  • Should have knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, its regulations and knowledge of the hazards associated with the work;
  • Broad Municipal legal experience is an asset;
  • Will be required to complete and remain current as per the requirements of the Corporation’s Management Certificate Program;
  • Progression through the Art of Supervision Program Certificate or a supervisory program of a similar nature is considered an asset;
  • The physical demands analysis associated with this job indicates a sedentary level of work.



  • Only those applicants selected for an interview will be acknowledged.
  • We offer a smoke-free office environment.
  • Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, c. 25 as amended, and will be used to determine eligibility for employment. 
  • The Corporation of the City of Windsor is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Windsor will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.  If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform the City of Windsor Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.