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Job Title:
Solicitor IV

Posted Date:
Closing Date:
Functional Discipline:
Legal Services
Education Level:
None specified

Job Description

Location: Mount Pearl Square

Solicitor IV
Legal Services - Human Resources
Permanent, Full-Time
Hours70 bi-weekly (8-hour days)
SalaryIn accordance with the Solicitor's Pay Plan of Newfoundland and Labrador (SOL IV)
Competition Number2020003372
Posted Date16 July 2020
Closing Date2 August 2020

About Us
Eastern Health is the largest, integrated health authority in Newfoundland and Labrador employing approximately 13,000 dedicated employees and serving a population of more than 300,000 people. The authority offers the full continuum of health and community services including public health, long-term care, community services, hospital care and unique provincial programs and services. At Eastern Health we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality care and service possible to the people in our communities, in our region, and in the province. To do that, we employ qualified, competent and caring individuals who are dedicated to their professions and to our vision of Healthy People, Healthy Communities.

Job Summary
The successful candidate will work under the direction and supervision of Senior Legal Counsel, Legal Services - Human Resources and will report administratively to the Vice President, Clinical Services and Human Resources. This position will provide legal services to all provincial regional health authorities on a broad range of human resources matters, including labour, employment, privacy and human rights. The position will also provide legal support to Eastern Health's Medical Services Division. The successful candidate will possess strong litigation experience and skills and will present at formal Hearings, requiring occasional travel within the Province.


- Bachelor's Degree in Law is required.

- A minimum of five years' experience of legal practice evidencing strong litigation, analytical and negotiation skills.
- Experience appearing before court and/or administrative tribunals.
- Experience in labour, employment, privacy, & human rights matters would be considered an asset.
- Equivalent experience may be considered.

Competencies (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)
- A required strong understanding of general legal principles and an ability to maintain a diverse legal practice.
- High level of interpersonal, negotiation and networking skills in order to establish and maintain positive relationships with staff at all levels of the organizations and with all external stakeholders.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently when required.
- Demonstrated superior oral and written communication skills.

- Must be eligible for membership or be an active member, in good standing, with the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador.
- Satisfactory record of work performance and attendance is required.

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To become a part of our team, please submit your resume/cover letter or application form online, clearly demonstrating how you meet the required qualifications. Include your current mailing address, day-time contact number, e-mail address, competition and employee numbers if applicable.

Contact Information for Recruitment Related Inquiries:

Telephone: (709) 777-7777 (5-2) or 1-800-563-3693

Email: Applications/resumes are not accepted at this email address.

EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory Certificate of Conduct from the RCMP or local Police (Vulnerable Sector Check may be required), educational documents, registration/licensure if applicable and Social Insurance Number.