Reporting to the Executive Director of Corporate Services, the Manager of Legal and Land Administration is responsible for providing guidance and oversight to staff responsible for coordination of legal services, risk management and controls, corporate purchasing and municipal lands administration.
The Manager will provide support in the areas of municipal, contract, real estate and administrative law, working collaboratively with Council and management to develop and implement sound practices and systems that support effective decision making by Council and the activities of the County are conducted within the parameters of applicable legislative jurisdiction.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Legal and Land Administration
Interpreting governing municipal legislation and acting as a resource to functional areas regarding legal matters associated with legislative requirements, regulations and government services.
Ensuring the County’s interests and objectives are maintained when drafting, negotiating, interpreting and implementing agreements, contracts, bylaws, covenants, SROWS and other legal documents.
Manage the effective utilization of external legal counsel.
Accepting service of legal proceedings filed against the County on behalf of the County.
Interpreting applicable statutes and regulations related to legislative and legal services as well as County Operations.
Coordinating legal precedents that can be utilized by staff.
Manage the County’s Risk Management and Insurance programs.
Manage the County’s procurement services.
Manage the County’s land resources including negotiating and preparing land development agreements and purchase/sale of land transactions.
In coordination with Executive Director, represent the County in various associations, governmental, and public committees, working groups, and boards.
Ensure departmental goals and business plans are aligned with Council strategies.
Planning, implementing and monitoring multi-year and annual objectives for the Department.
Serve as spokesperson for communicating and resolving environmental issues.
Make the best use of staff, budget, corporate assets, and all other corporate resources
Develop, implement, administer and maintain Department policies and procedures.
Direct Department planning, development, and delivery of programs and services.
Attend leadership meetings, and the meetings of boards, committees, authorities, commissions, or other bodies as assigned..
Prepare and submit reports, answer questions, and provide appropriate recommendations regarding the above-mentioned areas.
Management | Leadership
Support the FOIPP Coordinators.
Maintain awareness of and adhere to the County's OH&S policies by following responsibilities as outlined in the Health and Safety Manual; comply with all safe work procedures and the OH&S program requirements; monitor and enforce subordinate compliance with the OH&S program.
Demonstrated leadership skills, team building, conflict resolution, business/technical writing skills, coaching and mentoring abilities in addition to time management, organizational, problem solving and decision making ability.
Provide general supervision to the major units. Responsible for quality of work, budget compliance and planning, methodology, training and development, compensation, performance management, hiring, etc.
Plan, develop, organize, implement, evaluate, and direct the activities of the department, ensuring the fulfillment of project assignments within budget, with quality, and on schedule.
Set priorities and department workflow, providing each subordinate with achievable goals and resources.
Identify staffing requirements and initiate and participate in the recruitment process.
Actively participate during County emergency response situations.
Participate in financial planning processes.
Participate in the preparation of annual budgets for operating and capital programs as well as staffing budgets.
Monitor and provide updates to the Executive Director on the operating and capital budgets; and in particular report on variances between budgeted and actual expenditures.
Lead by example, by providing superior customer service as well as following and promoting industry best practices and County values and objectives.
Perform other administrative duties and special projects as assigned.
Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree (preferably in law or public administration) along with a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible and diversified legal experience preferably within a municipal setting (or with a law firm providing legal services to a municipality).
Thorough knowledge of local government legislation, including MGA as well as the Land Title system.
Solid experience in the preparation of legal documents including contracts, bylaws and land development agreements.
Familiarity with FOIP and risk management would be an asset.
Ability to provide sound advice in a timely, logical and concise manner.
Requires demonstrated leadership skills, team building, conflict resolution, business/technical writing skills, coaching and mentoring abilities in addition to time management, organizational, problem solving and decision making ability.
Well-developed communication and interpretation skills, with the ability to work independently and collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team.
Demonstrates knowledge of a municipal government organization and maintains a working knowledge of departmental rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and functions.
Demonstrates superior customer service skills to both internal and external customers.
Excellent file management techniques and the ability to work with minimal administrative support.
Interested applicants are invited to apply direct to www.rockyview.jobs.
Applications are due by 10 pm MST on the closing date.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however
only those selected for interviews will be contacted.