Counsel - Legal Services - Job # 619

Ontario Energy Board - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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We are the Ontario Energy Board - Ontario's independent energy regulator. We work to ensure a sustainable, reliable energy sector that helps consumers get value from their natural gas and electricity services – for today and tomorrow.

If you have a background in corporate law, governance and records management, combined with excellent oral and written communication skills, consider joining the Ontario Energy Board’s (OEB) Legal Services team. An energetic lawyer with at least 5 years at the bar and a familiarity with administrative law, you will assist the OEB in achieving its vision of protecting the long-term integrity of the province’s energy system so that Ontarians today and tomorrow have access to reliable energy at a reasonable cost.

Reporting to the Associate General Counsel, you will assist in ensuring the integrity of the OEB’s governance framework and play a leadership role in records management, as well as providing general legal advice and assistance on a variety of issues. Relevant experience in the energy sector or a similar regulatory or public agency environment is an asset.

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual with knowledge of how utilities are regulated and with an interest in assisting the OEB to achieve its vision of protecting the long-term integrity of the Province’s energy system so that Ontarians – today and in the future – have access to reliable energy at a reasonable cost.


  • Provide advice and leadership in respect of the OEB’s records management policies, practices and processes, ensuring compliance with applicable law and government directives
  • Establish, maintain, evaluate and adjust system(s) to ensure records management policies, practices and processes are effective and meet organizational needs
  • Provide advice and assistance to the OEB on corporate law and corporate governance matters to ensure the integrity of the governance framework, including in respect of the conduct of Board of Directors’ and Committee meetings and the preparation of materials relating to such meetings
  • Provide general legal advice and assistance on issues related to applications, compliance, policy initiatives and legal aspects of the OEB’s activities, to ensure maximum protection of the OEB’s legal rights and compliance with all applicable law
  • Draft OEB legal documents
  • Review changing laws and regulations, and evaluate and communicate the impact on the OEB
  • Participate in the identification of any potential implications of, or risks associated with, changes in operations, processes, policies, contracts or other documents
  • Network with colleagues within the OEB, the province, the broader public sector, the business community and professional associations regarding legal issues and regulatory practices
  • Maintain currency with all relevant provincial and federal legislation and applicable government directives


  • Bachelor of Laws degree
  • Call to the Bar and membership in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario
  • Minimum of 5 years at the bar
  • Familiarity with administrative law
  • Knowledge of corporate law
  • Experience in corporate governance, ideally with a public agency
  • Experience in records management, archive and/or information management
  • Experience in a quasi-judicial tribunal setting would be an asset


If you enjoy working with a group of staff dedicated to working cooperatively with stakeholders to help build and sustain public confidence in Ontario’s natural gas and electricity sectors, you’ll enjoy being a member of our team. We offer an environment that provides intellectually challenging work, inspires innovation, creativity and rewards collaboration



  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Comprehensive Health and Dental Plans
  • Income Protection Plan
  • Progressive Leave Program
  • Employee Assistant Program


If you would like to explore this exciting opportunity, please e-mail your resume, in confidence, by the closing date. When applying, please quote Job ID #619 and the Position Title in the subject line of your e-mail.

As Ontario’s independent energy regulator, the OEB is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and we are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC) and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require any assistance please let us know.

We appreciate the interest of all candidates. We regret that only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

Job Type: Full-time