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28 Apr 2023

Term Position Manager, Municipal Law and Policy

City of Yellowknife Yellowknife, NT

Job Description

The City of Yellowknife is an inclusive employer offering a dynamic and rewarding work environment that delivers valuable services to our residents. At the City, the diverse backgrounds of our employees help us to create a positive, safe and fun environment for us all. The City is committed to hiring a diverse and skilled workforce that is representative of the community, strengthening our ability to provide high-quality services and excellent customer service to residents. In addition, the City of Yellowknife is committed to reconciliation and implementing actions intended to increase the number of Indigenous peoples who work for the City. The City of Yellowknife welcomes applications from all qualified candidates and encourages Indigenous persons, visible minorities, and persons with a disability to self-declare when submitting their applications.

We are currently seeking an individual to assume the demanding and rewarding position of

Manager, Municipal Law and Policy for an eighteen (18) month term

Under the general supervision of the Director of Economic Development and Strategy, the incumbent assists in the provision of a full range of legal services for the City of Yellowknife. The incumbent provides opinions along with verbal and written advice to internal clients on an array of diverse legal matters; drafts, negotiates and reviews various contracts and other agreements to which the City is a party; drafts bylaws and policies for Council’s and Administration’s consideration; and may also act as a liaison between external counsel and Administration.

This position requires a Bachelor of Law degree or equivalent and eligibility to practice as a member of the Law Society of the Northwest Territories. The incumbent must have some experience in corporate planning and a strong knowledge of municipal governance, structure, issues, policies, practices and service delivery. This knowledge is usually gained from a minimum of three years of litigation (civil and regulatory and enforcement) and legal counsel experience (i.e. in corporate commercial, procurement, real property and construction law).

The City of Yellowknife offers a competitive salary range of $133,679 – $167,098 and a comprehensive benefits package including housing and vacation travel allowances totalling $450 a month and a defined benefit pension plan. For further information or clarification of the job description, please contact Human Resources at:

Qualified applicants are required to apply no later than May 12, 2023.


How to Apply

Please visit the City of Yellowknife Website at: to submit your resume.

Please be advised that the City of Yellowknife requires all prospective employees to provide a criminal records check prior to employment. We thank all applicants who apply, but advise that only those to be interviewed will be contacted.

Job Categories: Other. Job Types: Term Position. Advertised until: 2023-05-28

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