As Canada’s sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 734,000 residents and 55,000 businesses, including 63 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area. Enhancing its citizens’ quality of life by providing superior services, revitalizing its infrastructure and conserving the environment, Mississauga is committed to innovation, operational excellence and fiscal responsibility which is reflected in its motto: “Leading Today for Tomorrow.”
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Mississauga will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform City Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
CITY OF MISSISSAUGA
The successful candidate will possess a Community College diploma in a law clerk or legal assistant program recognized by the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario or equivalent education, complemented by 3-5 years of work experience primarily in the area of civil litigation and tribunal preparation. Must be very knowledgeable of the Rules of Civil Procedures as well as the law and legal procedures relating to the OMB rules of practice plus procedure. In this regard, experience in conducting Small Claims Court trials is an asset. Must be able to deal professionally with client groups, lawyers and the general public; must have strong verbal, written, interpersonal, organizational, research and presentation skills; and an ability to work independently. Demonstrated computer literacy is mandatory in such programs as Microsoft office, SharePoint, Excel and Quicklaw. A valid Driver’s Licence is also required (mileage allowance is provided).
Reporting to the Deputy City Solicitor in the Office of the City Solicitor, the successful candidate will form part of a Litigation, Planning and Development and Real Estate Group. The successful candidate may also be required to perform assigned duties in the area of civil litigation and tribunal litigation support, such as drafting pleadings and preparing case briefs, the collection of the other small value invoices and receivables, and processing Small Claims Court damage claims related to municipal property.
SALARY: Hourly Rate 33.97- 45.29
Applications must be submitted on-line no later than March 14, 2013. Only those applications submitted on-line will be considered
A criminal record search will be required of the successful candidate, at their own expense, that is acceptable to the City of Mississauga.
We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted
Please note that once you have submitted your resume, an on-line questionnaire will appear on screen and must be completed in order to be considered for this position