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Employment Opportunity

Legal Counsel

Salary: $102,000 to $147,500 per annum dependent on experience, plus ben

Position Type: Full-time, two year term

Closing Date: October 27, 2017 at 4:30 pm


Kwanlin Dün First Nation (KDFN) is seeking Legal Counsel /Solicitor. Reporting to the Executive Director, the incumbent will be responsible for providing a full range of legal services on behalf of the Nation. Duties include preparing legal opinions, preparing, reviewing and making recommendations to changes in legislation, contracts and agreements with an emphasis on implementation of the Kwanlin Dün First Nations Self Government Agreement. Providing direction and assistance in the area of labour law is a component of the job.

We are seeking an individual who demonstrates strong work ethic, who has solid negotiation, mediation and conflict resolution skills; possesses excellent analytical skills and demonstrates sound legal judgement. Experience with First Nation governance matters is an asset.

Education and Experience:
• Degree in Law, and current membership in good standing with the Law Society of Yukon or immediate eligibility for membership in the Law Society of Yukon;
• Experience as legal counsel/solicitor or litigator;
• Demonstrated ability to provide suitable legal advice on a wide variety of matters on tight time lines;
• Demonstrated ability to draft and review legal documents within short time lines.
Knowledge of Kwanlin Dün First Nation, our Self Government and Final Agreements, our history, social structure, goals and aspirations are required for success.

Conditions of Employment: Must be a member in good standing with the Law Society of Yukon, (or eligible for admission to the Law Society of Yukon)

Job Requirements: Willingness to travel; evening and weekend work as required.

Salary: $102,000 to $147,500 per annum dependent on experience, plus benefits

Closing Date: October 27, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Please submit your resume and cover letter to: Human Resources, at the KDFN Administration Building (35 McIntyre Drive), via fax (633-8414), or via email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Note: For those submitting applications via email, you will receive an automatic response stating that your email has been received. If you do not receive this automatic response, please contact the KDFN HR Department.

KDFN does not provide relocation expenses.

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We thank all those who apply however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
One must be eligible to live and work in Canada.

Note: The Hiring Preference Policy is in effect.

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