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Director, Legal & Court Services

Working at Niagara Region

At Niagara Region, we are dedicated to enhancing the lives of 435,000 residents each and every day. Employing a diverse team of over 3,000 people, we work closely with 12 local municipalities to provide vital programs and services.

As an employer, we work as ONE TEAM to ensure that our residents and municipalities receive the best possible service. We show respect, value honesty, promote choice and partnerships and Niagara. At the heart of everything we do is the desire to enhance the well-being of individuals, families, and communities, while providing opportunities for rewarding employment.

About the Opportunity

Niagara Region is currently seeking a Director, Legal & Court Services to join our Legal & Court Services division on a permanent, full-time basis.

Reporting to the Commissioner Corporate Services, the Director is responsible for ensuring the highest standard in the delivery of legal and court services to the Corporation. This role requires an individual with broad exposure to legal services and court administration. The candidate should have experience with insurance defence, construction law, commercial transactions and agreements, real estate transactions, governance including the drafting of by-laws and privacy law.

The successful candidate will have a post-secondary degree in Law and significant experience in court and managing a legal practice, including real estate, litigation, and general practice areas. Previous experience working with a municipality or council is highly advantageous.

As a member in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada, you will demonstrate at least one year of experience in insurance, risk and claims management, as well as seven years of progressive senior management experience within an unionized environment.

This is an ideal opportunity for a natural leader and strong communicator with proven ability to build positive working relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders, including direct reports, elected officials, and citizens.

If you are looking for an opportunity to use your legal expertise and grow your career with a progressive organization, please read on to see what a career with Niagara Region can offer you.

About the Benefits

Upon joining Niagara Region, the successful candidate will be welcomed into a fast-paced, collaborative and challenging professional environment.

In addition, you will receive access to our Total Rewards - the combined package of compensation, benefits, programs and activities available to our team. These benefits include:

  • Competitive remuneration from $137,360 - $161,600 based on experience; 
  • Performance recognition;
  • Comprehensive benefits, including prescription medication, extended health care services, vision, hospital, out-of-province travel and dental coverage; 
  • Life insurance; 
  • Long-term disability; 
  • Accidental death & dismemberment coverage; 
  • Participation in the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) pension plan;
  • Group home & auto insurance;
  • Employee Assistance Program; and 
Canada Savings Bond purchase plan.
This position also receives 3 weeks' annual vacation and 2 weeks' lieu time entitlement to start, as well as opportunities to accrue additional vacation time.

Don't miss this opportunity to work on a wide variety of exciting and challenging projects while working, learning and engaging with some of the best in the business. APPLY TODAY! For full details and to apply, please visit [link removed]