Legal Officer (BFOR) - PSAC

$97, 763 – $110,035 plus $1, 486.43 Bilingual Allowance for bilingual incumbents
Employment type: 
Ottawa Headquarters
Closing Date: 
Fri, 12 Apr 2019 15:30 EDT
English requirements: 
French requirements: 
Search area: 
Employees of PSAC, Components, and PSAC Holdings Ltd
Members giving PSAC membership number
General public
Competition Number: 
Collective Bargaining Branch
Unifor 2025
Band 12
Purpose of position: 


The Legal Officer provides legal advice and representation to the PSAC Centre and the Components.

This includes but is not limited to human rights, harassment, gender-based discrimination, pay equity, employment equity, pension and disability insurance, workers’ compensation, and health and safety.




Bona Fide Occupational Requirement (BFOR):   

  • There is a Bona Fide Occupational Requirement (BFOR) associated with the position and requiring the position to be filled by a qualified woman.

Education and experience:

  • Law degree from a recognized university, been called to the bar and be a member in good standing of a provincial or territorial Law Society;
  • Experience appearing in Federal Court as well as before administrative tribunals.


  • Specialized and up-to-date knowledge of the Administrative Law, Labour Law, and general knowledge of Contract and Employment Law as well as the areas of law identified above.


  • Ability to recognize, analyze and solve legal problems;
  • Ability to do legal research and to write legal opinions;
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing preferably in both official language (English and French)
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines;
  • Ability to negotiate effective solutions to complex legal issues;
  • Ability to use a computer for document production and research;
  • Ability to develop alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.

Personal suitability:

  • Ability to be autonomous and to demonstrate commitment to union principles and social justice.


A detailed job description is available on our website: or on the attached document


The PSAC is committed to employment equity and is actively seeking to ensure a representative workforce. We encourage applications from members of equity seeking groups.

Closing date: 

Friday, April 12, 2019 - 15:30


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