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Legal Counsel, Planning - In House

Vaughan, ON

Vaughan is a city on the move. With the new Vaughan Metropolitan Centre downtown core rising from the ground, the state-of-the-art Cortellucci Vaughan hospital opening in 2021, and expanding transit connections, exciting infrastructure projects are transforming the community. The City of Vaughan is an equal opportunity employer serving one of the fastest-growing municipalities in Canada, and is an organization committed to diversity and inclusivity, providing a thriving work environment, excellent benefits, learning and growth opportunities and a place where collaboration and teamwork are fostered. As one of the Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for 2021, Vaughan continuously employs workplace best-practices – and they’re getting noticed! Excellence demands brilliant personalities, visionary thinking, and a passion for public service. Vaughan is your place to grow. Be a part of something amazing and build your career at the City of Vaughan.

The City of Vaughan is seeking a lawyer with at least 8 years of experience in municipal law, with a focus on planning and development matters, to join its strong and collaborative team. Reporting to the Deputy City Solicitor, Planning and Real Estate, you will be responsible for advising Council, senior management and City staff on planning and development matters and will represent the City at LPAT hearings.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who is adept at problem-solving and has effective negotiation skills. As this role will have significant interaction with staff at all levels, as well as members of the public, you will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. This is a great opportunity for an experienced lawyer to work in a dynamic environment. 

For more information or to apply, please contact Sherri Pinsler at sherri@hellergroup.ca

As this is an exclusive assignment with The Heller Group, all inquiries and applications sent directly to the City of Vaughan will be redirected to The Heller Group.

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