Manager, Real Estate Expropriation
Organization: The City of Calgary
Region: Alberta
End of contest: October 26, 2017
Type (Full time / Part time): Full time
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If you are committed to public service, enjoy leading, managing, mentoring and collaborating with others, share our values and have a desire to learn and grow, join The City of Calgary. City employees operate the facilities, deliver the services, and run the programs that make a difference in our community.

The Law business unit offers unique opportunities to work on challenging and diverse matters including high profile municipal projects. Together we make Calgary a great place to make a living and a great place to make a life.

The Manager reports to the City Solicitor and General Counsel and is responsible for effectively leading, managing and mentoring lawyers, paralegals and legal assistants in the Section as they provide legal advice and services to successfully conclude real estate and expropriation matters for The City.

The Manager will:

• Serve as a member of Law's Leadership Team and The City's Corporate Management Team.

• Enhance relationships with senior members of The City's Administration and identify the need for, prioritize and ensure the delivery of legal services required to support a variety of real estate transactions including acquisitions, dispositions, leases, licenses, land exchanges, land dedications, and expropriations and coach and mentor Section members to provide these services.

• Work with the Section and clients to examine solutions to issues and next steps in regard to opportunities identified in the Section's recent business process review work.

• Attend and make presentations at Council and Council Committee meetings and other meetings on an as required basis and support other members of the Section in attending and presenting at these meetings.

• Plan and forecast the Section's resource requirements.

• Draft, and support others to draft unique and complex commercial real estate agreements.



• Juris Doctor (J.D.), or Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) or equivalent degree from a recognized institution and an active member of or eligible for membership in, with the Law Society of Alberta.

• A minimum of 8 years legal experience, preferably in the area of commercial real estate.

• Experience in municipal law and/or planning and development law will be considered an asset. • Previous leadership, management, project management, and/or change management experience will be considered an asset.

• Success in this position requires the following competencies; demonstrated success in building and sustaining relationships with staff, clients and colleagues; a genuine desire to lead and manage a team of professionals; a passion for public service; strong interpersonal and communication skills; the ability to thrive in a team environment; a solution focus and the ability to be flexible and creative in addressing corporate and client needs.

Salary & Benefits

163,665 – 192,527 per annum

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