Sr. Attorney-at-Law Conveyancing

JOB PURPOSE:

The incumbent is required to manage the activities of the Conveyancing Unit of the Legal Division to stimulate the continued efficiency and effectiveness of the Corporation.

 

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

  • Reports to the Divisional Manager, Legal.
  • Works closely with Attorneys, Executive Management and other relevant stakeholders.

 

MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Drafts, reviews and certifies conveyances, leases, mortgages, deeds of release, contracts and other legal documents.
  • Manages operational activities of the Conveyancing Unit.
  • Manages, coordinates and oversees the conveyancing team of the Corporation.
  • Conducts research and provides legal advice and opinions on property law matters.
  • Reads cadastral maps, surveys and plans.
  • Represents the Corporation and various operational committee meetings, court and meetings with stakeholders.
  • Reviews correspondence, identifies risks and develops and implements measures to mitigate against negative impacts to the Corporation.
  • Forms part of the Tender Evaluations Team and negotiating team with external stakeholders on behalf of the Corporation for contracts.
  • Prepares monthly conveyancing report and assists with the preparation of Division reports, annual budgets and strategic business plans.
  • Advises and guides Department Managers in execution of their duties.
  • Administers training to sensitise staff about the laws and regulations relevant to the Corporation’s operations to ensure compliance.
  • Monitors and evaluates performance of subordinate staff through the enforcement of the Corporation’s Performance Management System, including conducting performance appraisals.
  • Provides coaching and mentoring to employees.
  • Performs any other related duties and responsibilities consistent with the job title/position.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor of Law Degree.
  • Legal Education Certificate (LEC).
  • Admitted to practice Law in Trinidad and Tobago.
  • A minimum of seven (7) years’ experience as an Attorney-at-Law with conveyancing experience and at least four (4) years’ supervisory experience.
  • Strong and varied experience in conveyancing.
  • Contract formation, preparation, review and drafting experience.
  • Experience in litigation will be an asset.

 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of landlord/tenant laws and real property law.
  • Working knowledge civil procedures and practices.
  • Working knowledge of legislation, procedures and practices relevant to the operations of the Corporation.
  • Detail-oriented, including proofreading and grammatical accuracy.
  • Business Administration – knowledge of how to manage all or part of an organisation by developing strategies, planning, allocating resources (human, financial, material, intellectual), controlling procedures and evaluating outcome.
  • Organised, self-motivated, results-oriented, persistent and committed, able to cope well in stress related environments.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written and interpersonal).
  • Professional with autonomy, proactivity, empathy and high service orientation.
  • Good analytical, problem solving and information gathering skills.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Competence in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project)

 

Deadline for receipt of all applications is: April 20, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

Reference
VAC-5271
Employer
Housing Development Corporation
Hours
Employment Type
Salary and benefits
Salary and benefits info not provided.
Salary
Salary negotiable
Your Career Level
Senior Career
Years Experience
Minimum of Seven (7) years'
Your Education Level
Bachelor of Law
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