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Legal Advisor (ANTICIPATORY)

Reference number: TSB24J-011170-000298
Selection process number: 24-TSB-LEGAL-EA-014
Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Gatineau (Québec)
$82,430 to $113,687 (Salary is currently under revision)

For further information on the organization, please visit Transportation Safety Board of Canada

We invite you to watch this short video (2.5 minutes) to learn more about the online application process: Cracking the Code

Closing date: 5 April 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad.

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

The TSB was created as an independent agency due to the importance of impartiality in the conduct of investigations. It is fundamental to the achievement of the TSB’s mandate for employees to be free from real, apparent or potential conflicts of interest in the conduct of day to day operations. As such, and in accordance with the TSB Code of Values and Ethics, the successful candidate in this selection process cannot directly own an interest (shares or other) in a company involved in the air, marine, rail, or pipeline industry. Other personal activities relating to these industries may also represent a conflict of interest. Should you have concerns in regards to your candidacy and any real, apparent or potential conflicts of interest, you are strongly encouraged to raise them as early in the process as possible. For additional information on the TSB's Code of Values and Ethics, please visit the website at: http://www.tsb.gc.ca/eng/index.asp

Work environment

The TSB is an independent arm's length agency that reports to Parliament through the President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada. We are a world-leading investigation organization that influences change to advance transportation safety. The TSB performs a key role within the Canadian transportation system. Our mandate is to advance transportation safety by:

• conducting independent investigations—including, when necessary, public inquiries—into selected transportation occurrences in order to make findings as to their causes and contributing factors;
• identifying safety deficiencies as evidenced by transportation occurrences;
• making recommendations designed to reduce or eliminate any such safety deficiencies; and
• reporting publicly on our investigations and related findings.

The TSB is a small organization with approximately 220 employees and 5 Board Members, including the Chair. The organization operates in a decentralized manner in 10 locations across Canada. Employees work in a collegial and collaborative environment.

Intent of the process

The intent of this process is to staff one (1) position. A pool, of partially qualified candidates to staff immediate and future position vacancies with the Transportation Safety Board, may be created. Similar positions may be staffed through this process with various tenures or language profiles.

Please note that the assessment tools and results of this pool will not be available to other departments until six months following the initial appointment.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

A Bachelor of Law from a recognized university

Degree equivalency

Eligibility for membership in the Bar of one of the provinces or territories of Canada or in the Order of Notaries in the Province of Quebec.

Recent* experience in providing legal advice, conducting legal research and analysis in the application of a variety of acts;

Recent* experience in providing legal opinions and preparing memoranda based on review and analyses of relevant laws, jurisprudence and legal doctrine;

Experience in providing assistance and support to litigators in preparing legal memoranda;

Recent* experience providing advice on legal issues;

*Recent experience is defined as experience normally acquired within the last 2 years. The extent of the experience details you describe on your application regarding the scope and complexity of the work performed over the last few years will be a factor in determining whether or not you move on to the next stage of the process.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Bilingual - Imperative (CCC/CCC)

Information on language requirements

Knowledge and understanding of the Transportation Safety Board’s (TSB) mandate;
Knowledge of administrative law.

Ability to analyze and synthesize legal, policy and operational information and/or issues;
Ability to communicate effectively orally;
Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

Values and Ethics.

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Experience related to Federal and provincial courts, judicial review or appellate litigation;
Experience advising on or applying administrative law;
Experience in the practice of law pertaining to the Transportation Safety Board of Canada;
Experience in the practice of law pertaining to the transportation law;
Experience in the practice of law pertaining to the privacy law and access to information.

Knowledge of the Transportation Safety Board key initiatives and issues;
Knowledge of the laws relevant to transportation.

Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women

Information on employment equity

Candidates must be willing to travel occasionally.

Conditions of employment

Secret security clearance

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

Reference checks may be sought.

A sample of work will be required.

An interview may be administered.

You must provide proof of your education credentials.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language(s) of their choice.


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

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