BC Assessment (BCA) is a provincial Crown Corporation created in 1974 with a mandate to establish and maintain real property assessments that are uniform in the whole of British Columbia. BCA produces an annual Assessment Roll that contains fair, equitable, independent and trusted property assessments for over two million properties in the Province. These assessments play a vital role in the property tax system that generates more than $7.5 billion annually to support services that people count on in BC communities, such as schools, libraries, emergency services, infrastructure, parks and recreation and roads.
As part of strategic growth, BCA is seeking an Assessment Legal Counsel to join its Surrey office. Reporting to the Director, Assessment Legal and Appeals, the Assessment Legal Counsel will provide a range of legal services and advice to staff throughout BCA. Responsibilities include providing legal advice, opinions, and written submissions on assessment and tax-related issues and appeals; investigating and analyzing legal and policy issues; reviewing draft legislation and regulations; and analyzing and advising on case law and legislative development.
As the successful candidate, you will have three to six years of administrative law, litigation, and/or real property law experience, along with experience working in a customer-focused environment in the delivery of information services and support. You must have a demonstrated track record of fostering positive relationships with diverse groups and the ability to handle politically sensitive information with discretion and confidentiality. Success in this position also requires excellent time management, organizational, and analytical skills. Property assessment or related taxation experience would be considered an asset.
This is an exceptional opportunity for a talented lawyer seeking a dynamic legal role in a progressive and technologically advanced environment. BCA is recognized as one of the leading property assessment organizations in the world by the International Property Tax Institute, and as one of BC’s Top Employers. BCA offers highly flexible work arrangements, an engaged workforce, and a collegial culture making it an employer-of-choice for BC professionals.