COUNSEL Organization: Ministry of the Attorney General Division: Ontario Human Rights Commission (amended) City: Toronto Job Term: 1 Temporary (up to 9 Month Backfill Secondment/Contract with possibility of extension) Job Code: ALOC - Crown Counsel Salary: Salary commensurate with legal experience Posting Status: Restricted (restricted to OPS lawyers living or working within 125 km of this location. Note: Lawyers from outside the Area of Search may apply but will not be entitled to relocation or travel expenses for the transfer.) Job ID: 45795 Eligibility for this competition is RESTRICTED as set out below; interviews will be conducted in the same order: Step 1: All classified/unclassified OCAA and ALOC lawyers on staff and current Redeployment List Step 2: Current Articling Student Hireback Pool Members The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) an independent statutory agency that promotes, protects and advances human rights in Ontario, requires legal counsel. The position is in the Public Interest Inquiries Branch. The successful candidate will be involved in a wide range of human rights legal issues that impact the lives of Ontarians. What can I expect to do in this role? You will conduct public interest inquiries, intervene at tribunals and courts, and bring applications with broad public impact before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. Significant research, writing, advocacy and litigation skills are required. You will provide legal advice to Commission staff on the project team, and to Commissions. You may also provide or participate in training or mediation. Some travel is required. How do I qualify? Mandatory Membership in the Law Society of Upper Canada Knowledge & Skills knowledge of: human rights, equality rights/discrimination jurisprudence and the Charter; significant knowledge and experience in administrative law and civil procedure; strong litigation skills, solid writing, and excellent research and analytical skills; proven judgement and tact, as well as strong communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills; ability to work both independently and on teams; ability to function effectively under pressure and with very tight time lines; patience, tolerance and an ability to determine what is important or material; proficiency with computers, word processing and research software applications. Additional information: Address: 1 Temporary, duration up to 9 months, 180 Dundas St. West, 9th Floor, Toronto, Toronto Region Compensation Association of Law Officers of the Crown Group: Schedule: 6 Category: Legal Services Posted on: Friday, July 20, 2012 How to apply: 1. You must submit your application using only one of the methods identified below. 2. Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources. 3. Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us. 4. Be sure to quote the Job ID number for this position. 5. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying. Send application to: Recruitment Coordinator Ministry of the Attorney General 720 Bay Street, 3rd Floor Toronto M7A 2S9 Fax: n/a CSMD.HR.LegalCompeti@ontario.ca Remember: The deadline to apply is Friday, August 3, 2012 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted. We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted. The Ontario Public Service is an equal opportunity employer. We will accommodate your needs under the Ontario Human Rights Code.
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