Legal Assistant

Competition Number: 231.17

Job Title: Legal Assistant

Department: Building, Bylaw, Licencing and Legal Services - Legal Services

Position Type: Regular Full Time (Exempt)

Salary: A competitive compensation pacakage is offered

Posted Date: November 9, 2017

Closing Date: December 1, 2017

Last Modified: December 2, 2017, 5:00 am

Status: Closed


The District of Saanich is seeking an experienced Legal Assistant who will provide confidential administrative and legal support for the Director of Building, Bylaw, Licencing and Legal Services, and the Municipal Solicitor.  The Legal Assistant supports the Department’s Management team by assisting and coordinating annual budget and department plan preparations, reviewing specific work assigned to the Lands and Risk Management Assistant and ensuring the efficient functioning of the Legal/Lands/Risk Management office. The successful candidate will research, coordinate, compose and assist in preparing complex legal documents, including agreements, bylaws, contracts, leases, covenants, affidavits and statements of claim; process and respond to enquiries and complaints concerning legal documents, land related issues, legislation, regulations, and departmental and corporate policies and procedures; act  as the authorized agent for Land Title issues, conduct land title and company searches, prepare and register legal documents and plans and also act as a Commissioner for Taking Affidavits in B.C.

Requirements include: one year post-secondary education in legal administration and three years experience at a senior professional support level in a legal office, preferably in a local government setting, or an equivalent combination of education and experience;  experience in land related document preparation and registration including an understanding of Land Title Office practices and procedures is preferred; fast and accurate keyboarding skills of minimum 60 wpm; and must meet qualifications to be accepted as a Commissioner for Taking Affidavits in B.C.

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