Legal Officer - PSAC

Salary: $97,763 – $110,035, plus $1,486.43, Bilingual bonus (expired salary)

Employment type: Term up to 18 months

Location: Ottawa Headquarters

Closing Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2020 15:30 EST

English requirements: Comprehension Spoken Written

French requirements: Comprehension Spoken Written

Search area: Employees of PSAC, Components, and PSAC Holdings Ltd, Members giving PSAC membership number,General public

Competition Number: 9240-0003A-020

Branch/Section: Membership Programs Branch

Group: Unifor 2025

Classification: Band 12

Purpose of position: 

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


Education and Experience:

  • A 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 the Federal Court as well as appearances before administrative tribunals;
  • Specialized knowledge of administrative law, labour law, and general knowledge of contract and employment law as well as in relevant areas of law;


  • Ability to recognize, analyze and solve legal problems;
  • Ability to do legal research and to write legal opinions;
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines;
  • Ability to negotiate effective solutions to complex legal issues;
  • Ability to use a computer (document production and research);
  • Ability to develop alternative dispute resolution mechanisms;
  • Second language skills as per the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) level indicated above.

Personal suitability:

  • Ability to be autonomous in his/her work and to demonstrate commitment to union principles and social justice.

A detailed job description is available at:



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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.

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Closing date: 

Friday, November 13, 2020 - 15:30


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