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Legal Counsel - IT (Position can be located anywhere in Canada)

November 5 2020
Industries Public administration
Categories In-house, Industry, Contract administrator, Legal, Paralegal, Legal, Paralegal
Calgary, AB

Sector: Finance

Language Designation: English Essential

Language Skill Levels (Read/Write/Speak): ZZZ

Salary Range: $91305.53 to $114131.91

Position Status: Temporary Full Time

We’re not your typical government agency
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) exists for a single reason: to make housing affordable for everyone in Canada. We’re mobilizing the expertise and energy of governments, non-profits, lenders, developers, social entrepreneurs and co-ops to create the future of housing. At CMHC, we believe that everyone in Canada should have a place to call home.
Experience a Results-Only Work Environment™ (ROWE™)
At CMHC, we trust you to get the job done. We’ve shifted from managing people to managing work. Each employee is 100% autonomous and 100% accountable. You can choose where you need to be and when you need to be there to meet your objectives. You’re in control of your time and are trusted to make the right decisions.

This position reports to the Legal Services team in our Office of the Chief Financial Officer sector. In this sector, we use financial foresight and legal insight to improve housing affordability.

About the role

We’re constantly evolving to build an inclusive housing system through research, design, innovation and partnerships. As a member of the Legal Services team, reporting to a Director (Legal Services), you will contribute to the overall objectives and mission of CMHC, and help make housing affordable for everyone in Canada, through the provision of effective, pragmatic and result-oriented legal support to our business partners.

What you will need

  • A commitment to demonstrating CMHC’s values, and a demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.
  • Membership in good standing in any province or territory.
  • A minimum of five years’ relevant legal experience (as described below) or equivalent, in private or public sector firms or organizations.
  • Demonstrated experience providing legal advice in the drafting, negotiation and interpretation of complex commercial agreements, including for the purchase, outsourcing and licensing of technology-related products and services.
  • Demonstrated experience managing multiple files under tight deadlines.
  • Excellent analytical skills and demonstrated experience conducting legal research and drafting.
  • Demonstrated experience in maintaining a professional relationship with internal stakeholders at the middle and advanced levels.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Capacity to evolve in technological environments using IT-driven solutions.
  • Knowledge of Crown corporations’ environment and the federal government machinery would be an asset.

What you will be doing

  • Provide comprehensive legal support to CMHC’s business lines and enabling sectors, including IT.
  • Identify legal, risk and strategic issues, and collaborate with internal groups to achieve business objectives.
  • Provide advice on legal implications related to programs and policies.
  • Support the legislative monitoring framework of federal, provincial and territorial legislation, and jurisprudential developments across multiple jurisdictions.
  • Support CMHC’s regulatory compliance activities and efforts.
  • Assist in various other matters related to the delivery of support by the Legal Services Division, as may be assigned by the Directors or the V.P., Legal Services.

Does this sound like you?

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Posting closing date: Note, the competition may remain active until filled.

Job Requisition ID: 4747

Office Location: Calgary (AB); Charlottetown (PE); Edmonton (AB); Halifax (NS); Moncton (NB); Montreal (QC); Ottawa (ON); Quebec (QC); Saskatoon (SK); St. John's (NL); Thunder Bay (ON); Toronto (ON); Vancouver (BC); Winnipeg (MB); Yellowknife (NT)

Other Location(s): Ottawa, Montréal, Québec, Halifax, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Saskatoon & Vancouver

Security Requirement: Reliability Status

Travel Requirement: Limited

We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest, however, please note that only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.

CMHC is an employer that values diversity and encourages the learning and use of both Canada's official languages. CMHC is committed to employment equity and actively encourages application from women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities
*If selected for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation. network