Competition #: 2019 – 1004A
Salary scale: $110 805 to $138 505
Deadline: 9 August, 2019

Purpose of position

Reporting to the Director General, the Director of Legal Services and City Clerk plans, coordinates, manages and controls the activities related to the City's corporate secretariat. He or she is also responsible for providing the necessary support for the organisation and following up of Municipal Council sittings and for assisting elected officials


  • Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field or equivalent, such as Law or Notary.
  • Member of the Barreau du Québec or the Chambre des Notaires.


  • A minimum of 7 years of experience in a similar position enabling the candidate to be familiar with the position’s responsabilities, such as:
  • managing activities;
  • legislation that is specific to the Corporate Secretariat.

Examples of tasks accomplished

  1. Determine, in collaboration with his/her superior, the orientations, strategies, objectives and priorities of the department according to the mission;
  2. Handle all legal matters of the City (except for matters relating to labour law and pension plans), provide counsel and relevant information on the legality of the City’s actions and measures and, if necessary, hire external lawyers to handle certain matters while ensuring the necessary follow-up and management;
  3. Is responsible for the custody of the city’s archives and ensures document management in accordance with the laws and regulations recommended in this regard, as well as the retention schedule for city documents and the classification plan for administrative documents;
  4. Prepare legal opinions upon request and reports on various municipal matters at the request of Council or the Director General and conduct research on provincial legislation and regulations;
  5. Act as returning officer for municipal elections or referendums, in accordance with the Act respecting elections and referendums in municipalities.
  6. Is responsible for access to documents and the protection of the City’s personal information as defined in the Act respecting access to documents held by public bodies and the protection of personal information and, as such, makes a decision on each request made to the city;

Abilities and Aptitudes

Bilingualism (English and French);
Personnel Management;
Team Work;
Strategic vision.

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