General Counsel and Executive Director, Legislative Service – City of Maple Ridge (Maple Ridge, BC)

General Counsel and Executive Director, Legislative Service

Competition #20-113
Status:  Regular Full Time – Exempt
Department:  Administration

Come grow with us! Are you a team player with a “can do attitude”, excellent communication & great customer service skills? We have the perfect opportunity for you!
Maple Ridge is one of the fastest growing regions in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, offering unparalleled quality of life and the most affordable real estate in the region. This is an exciting time in the City’s history as initiatives related to local infrastructure, the economy, public safety and environmental stewardship drive prosperity. Maple Ridge is rapidly becoming a location of choice for business and for new residents from professionals to families and outdoor enthusiasts.

An opportunity currently exists to join Maple Ridge’s local government in the role of General Counsel and Executive Director, Legislative Service (“General Counsel”). Reporting directly to the Chief Administrative Officer, the General Counsel is responsible for the City’s legal, legislative, risk, and civic property management functions. In additional to advising on day-to-day operations, the successful candidate will provide leadership at a strategic level where proposed undertakings may have legal implications. Other important features of the role include ensuring the proper conduct of Council meetings and providing legal guidance and support to Council.

At least five years of experience in providing legal services to a local government is the ideal background for success in this position. Candidates with strong real estate development experience and an interest in public service will also be considered. This is an opportunity for someone with natural leadership skills and the ability to take a corporate perspective when setting priorities, making decisions, and allocating resources. Strong communication and relationship building skills are also essential.

A little bit about us:
The City offers a competitive compensation package that includes a strong wellness program and the opportunity for career and professional development.

If you want to help shape a growing community in a municipality that strives for service excellence, then this is the position for you.

We thank all applicants for their interest and will be pleased to answer any questions you may have.  However, please note that only those candidates with relevant background will be contacted.


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