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Counsel

October 5 2019
Industries Public administration , Energy
Categories Legal, Paralegal, Administrative, Public, Regulatory, Govt., Corporate Secretary, Governance
Toronto, ON

Ontario Energy Board

Empowering Ontario's energy future

The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) is the independent provincial regulator of Ontario's electricity and natural gas sectors.  We work to ensure a sustainable, reliable energy sector that delivers value for all Ontario energy consumers – for today and tomorrow.

If you have a background in corporate law, governance and records management, combined with excellent oral and written communication skills, consider joining the OEB's Legal Services team.

Counsel

Job ID #619

1 Permanent Position

Reporting to the Associate General Counsel, you will assist in ensuring the integrity of the OEB's governance framework and play a leadership role in records management, as well as providing general legal advice and assistance on a variety of other issues.

This is an exciting opportunity for an energetic lawyer with at least 5 years at the bar and a familiarity with administrative law.  Relevant experience in the energy sector or a similar regulatory or public agency environment is an asset. 

POSITION OVERVIEW

  • Provide advice and leadership in respect of the OEB's records management policies, practices and processes, ensuring compliance with applicable law and government directives
  • Establish, maintain, evaluate and adjust system(s) to ensure records management policies, practices and processes are effective and meet organizational needs
  • Provide advice and assistance to the OEB on corporate law and corporate governance matters to ensure the integrity of the governance framework, including in respect of the conduct of Board of Directors' and Committee meetings and the preparation of materials relating to such meetings     
  • Provide general legal advice and assistance on issues related to applications, compliance, policy initiatives and legal aspects of the OEB's activities, to ensure maximum protection of the OEB's legal rights and compliance with all applicable law
  • Draft OEB legal documents
  • Review changing laws and regulations, and evaluate and communicate the impact on the OEB
  • Participate in the identification of any potential implications of, or risks associated with, changes in operations, processes, policies, contracts or other documents
  • Network with colleagues within the OEB, the government, the broader public sector, the business community and professional associations regarding legal issues and regulatory practices
  • Maintain currency with all relevant provincial and federal legislation and applicable government directives

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

  • Bachelor of Laws degree
  • Call to the Bar and membership in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario
  • Minimum of 5 years at the bar
  • Familiarity with administrative law
  • Knowledge of corporate law
  • Experience in corporate governance, ideally with a public agency
  • Experience in records management, archive and/or information management
  • Experience in a quasi-judicial tribunal setting would be an asset

OUR CULTURE

If you enjoy working with a group of staff dedicated to working cooperatively with stakeholders, you'll enjoy being a member of our team. We offer an environment that provides intellectually challenging work and rewards collaboration.

COME WORK WITH US

WE OFFER

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Comprehensive Health and Dental Plans
  • Income Protection Plan
  • Progressive Leave Program
  • Employee Assistance Program

To Apply:

If you would like to explore this opportunity, please e-mail your resume, in confidence, by Tuesday, October 14, 2019, to *******@***.**. When applying, please quote Job ID #619 and the Position Title in the subject line of your e-mail.

As Ontario's independent energy regulator, the OEB is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and we are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC) and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require any assistance, please let us know.

We appreciate the interest of all candidates. We regret that only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

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