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Parliamentary Counsel

Job ID: J0118-0351
Directorate: Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel
Classification: SLA 2ASTEP
Job Type: Indeterminate (Permanent) Full-Time
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Closing Date: January 26, 2018

Open To

The general public

About this job

To staff one position of Parliamentary Counsel on an indeterminate basis and to establish a pool of qualified candidates that may be used to staff future temporary or indeterminate vacancies for this position or for other similar positions.

Summary of Duties
Parliamentary Counsel assists the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel of the Senate of Canada in rendering legal services to the Senate, its committees, individual Senators and the Senate Administration.

Screening Criteria

Essential Qualifications
- Possess a degree in law from a recognized university
- Member in good standing of the bar of one of the provinces or territories of Canada or the Order of Notaries in the Province of Quebec OR eligible to become member of a bar of one of the provinces or territories of Canada or the Order of - Notaries in the Province of Quebec
- At least three (3) years of experience in providing legal advice with respect to constitutional law and public law
- At least one (1) year of experience in providing legal advice with respect to employment law and contracts

Linguistic Requirements (see Qualification Standards)




Asset Qualifications

- Experience or training in parliamentary law.
- Experience or training in drafting federal legislation.
- Experience in providing legal advice and services and drafting briefing notes to senior management.


Technical Competencies
- Knowledge of constitutional and parliamentary law.
- Knowledge of the federal legislative process.
- Ability in legal reasoning, in particular with respect to the interpretation of legislation.
- Ability in legal writing, in particular with respect to the drafting of bills, amendments to bills and documents of a legal or administrative nature.
- Ability in making oral presentations and briefings.

Behavioral Competencies
- Action management
- Adaptability
- Communication
- Developing self and others
- Judgment
- Teamwork and cooperation

Organizational Needs

You must be willing and able to work long and irregular hours.

How to apply

Alternative selection tool methods and/or reasonable accommodation for special needs are available upon request.

Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required. You must consent to receiving e-mails from our system in your online profile.

The Senate of Canada reserves the right to retain a determined number of candidates who best meet the essential requirements of the position.

The Senate of Canada is a separate and distinct employer from the federal public service and is not subject to the Public Service Employment Act.

We thank all those who apply to this selection process.

The posting closes at 11:59 p.m. EST on the closing date stated above.