• Ontario
  • Type: Full Time
  • Ottawa

Website PSAC

Branch: Representation and Legal Services Branch

Employment Type: Indeterminate

Position Linguistic Designation:  Bilingual (English, French)

Position Global Linguistic Level: B2

Salary:  $104,256.00 –  $117,344.00 +  $1,585.14 Bilingual Allowance (if applicable) (2021 rates)

LocationOttawa Headquarters

Search Area: Internal; Membership; Public

Closing Date:  08/24/2022

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


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



•    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 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 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 full job description is available upon request.


The Public Service Alliance of Canada is committed to achieving and maintaining a representative workforce that ensures the full participation and advancement of traditionally under-represented groups. Applications are encouraged from equity groups including women, racially visible persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, and two-spirited (LGBTQ2+) persons.

Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in the selection process. For accommodation needs or to obtain a copy of the documents in alternate format, please email hractionrh@psac-afpc.com.

Vaccination Policy: Please note that the PSAC’s vaccination policies require guests accessing a PSAC Office, including candidates in a staffing competition attending an interview or test in-person, as well as employees in general to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Individuals who are unable to be fully vaccinated for reasons related to a ground protected by human rights legislation, including medical exemptions, may request an exemption from the vaccination requirement. For questions or more information about the PSAC’s vaccination policies, please contact hrlr-rtrh@psac-afpc.com. Please note that when attending a PSAC Office for the purposes of an interview or test, candidates will also be required to complete a health screening. All other questions regarding staffing competitions should be addressed to hractionrh@psac-afpc.com.

If you apply to this post because you saw it here, please mention that you saw the notice at the CALM Job Board on your cover letter.

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