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Legal Counsel (2 positions)

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    Posted: 01/17/20
    Job Type: Full Time
    Location: Ottawa

    Reporting to the Senior Legal Counsel and as part of the Legal Services team, the incumbent will provide legal advisory services and litigation support on a wide variety of challenging legal issues, with an emphasis on commercial transactions, contracting, procurement and marketing and advertising.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Provision of diligent and solution-oriented legal advice and support in various fields relevant to Mint's operations to facilitate the attainment of business objectives and manage risks, including, but not limited to, commercial law, intellectual property law, marketing and advertising law, competition law, labour and employment law, public procurement law and trade agreements applicable to the Mint (e.g., CFTA, CETA, WTO-RGPA, CPTPP, NAFTA);
    • Drafting and review of various agreements, including agreements for the sale of goods and services provided by the Mint, agreements for the procurement of goods and services and agreements relating to the licencing of intellectual property rights;
    • Review of tender documentation in relation to the production and supply of foreign circulation coins and related products and services;
    • Review of documentation relating to the procurement of goods and services on a competitive basis (e.g., notices of planned procurements, requests for tenders, requests for proposals, requests for quotes);
    • Monitor legislative developments in areas that affect the Mint; contribute to diligently informing internal stakeholders of relevant developments and assist in the implementation of required practices, policies and contractual documents;
    • Development of tools and training for internal stakeholders regarding key targeted activities to increase efficiency and manage risks;
    • Work according to "Lean Enterprise" principles, including drafting and updating standardized models for contracts, letters, or other legal instruments to increase efficiency;
    • Liaising with external counsel on an as and when needed basis;
    • Represent the RCM in an appropriate and tactful manner;
    • Engage in multidisciplinary teams in the RCM.

    Requirements:

    • University degree in law from a recognized university in Canada;
    • Member in good standing of the Bar of one of the provinces or territories of Canada;
    • A minimum of five years experience in the practice of law;
    • Recent experience providing legal advice in respect of one or more of the following areas is an asset: Public procurement law; Marketing and advertising law.
    • Experience in providing advice to a Crown corporation is an asset;
    • Sound knowledge of the theories, principles and methods of Canadian and international law;
    • Sound knowledge of the legal, policy, business, and operational contexts of the RCM and government;
    • Knowledge of the Financial Administration Act and the Royal Canadian Mint Act are assets;
    • Demonstrated ability to provide business-oriented legal advice, recommendations and risk mitigation strategies;
    • Strong analytical, problem solving and drafting skills;
    • Ability to present clear and practical legal advice;
    • Integrity and respect;
    • Focuses on meeting challenging goals;
    • Ability to build good relationships with internal and external partners; encourages and empowers others;
    • Ability to influence and engage others while managing competing priorities;
    • Strategic thinking - results focused on and exhibits commitment to the support of the organization;
    • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and adapt rapidly to changing priorities;
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
    • Bilingualism is an asset (English and French).

    If you meet the qualifications, and if the above describes your abilities and interests, please forward your resume in confidence to careers@mint.ca.

    We thank all candidates who apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. If selected for an interview or testing, please advise Human Resources if you require accommodation.

    The Royal Canadian Mint promotes equity in employment: As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

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