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GENERAL JOB SUMMARY

The Staff Attorney is responsible for all aspects of civil litigation, including drafting pleadings, negotiating agreements, reviewing records, managing files, and attending hearings.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage full case load of properties and be responsible for timely movement and resolution
  • Manage litigation, devise litigation strategy with limited supervision
  • Draft pleadings, review records, attend hearings, manage files in various stages of NAP process
  • Responds to questions, requests for information, and, when appropriate, comments regarding the law from other DLBA staff, and the general public
  • Conduct litigation hearings
  • Provide direct supervision to paralegal, second chair, or support staff, as applicable
  • Confer with legal team on various matters
  • Perform legal and general research
  • Perform additional duties as directed by the Principal Attorney, Deputy General Counsel or General Counsel

 QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

  • Juris Doctorate from an American Bar Association-accredited law school
  • Bachelors degree in paralegal studies
  • At least five (5) years related legal experience, including litigation experience
  • Member in good standing of the State Bar of Michigan
  • Basic knowledge of the litigation process, court rules, and civil procedure.
  • Must be a mission-driven individual with high personal integrity and a strong sense of public service to the residents of the City of Detroit
  • Excellent communication skills, particularly in public speaking and writing
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills as well as the ability to multi-task
  • Excellent analytical, and problem-solving skills, and good judgment to identify potential solutions
  • Understanding of and ability to apply attorney ethics rules
  • Familiarity with and ability to prepare basic litigation documents
  • Ability to work well in a fast paced and demanding environment
  • Ability to work effectively with others as part of a team
  • Ability to conduct research that is relevant, accurate, and thorough
  • Experience using and proficiency with MS Office
  • Self-Driven and Ambitious Attorney
  • Detroit residency, preferred
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GENERAL JOB SUMMARY

The Staff Attorney is responsible for all aspects of civil litigation, including drafting pleadings, negotiating agreements, reviewing records, managing files, and attending hearings.  Staff Attorney III routinely performs sensitive and complex legal assignments that have significant impact on programs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage litigation, devise litigation strategy without the need for supervision.
  • Assist in creating program policies, vendor retention and management.
  • Manage full case load of properties and be responsible for timely movement and resolution
  • Manage processing of properties located throughout the City of Detroit determining if properties require intervention due to blight, vacancy, or other standards; this does involve physical inspection of properties in neighborhood surveys
  • Draft pleadings, review records, attend hearings, manage files in various stages of Nuisance Abatement process
  • Draft pleadings, review records, attend hearings, manage files in various stages of Quiet Title actions
  • Responds to questions, requests for information, and, when appropriate, comments regarding the law from other DLBA staff, City of Detroit departments, and the general public
  • Conduct litigation hearings
  • Provide direct supervision to paralegal, second chair, or support staff, as applicable
  • Confer with legal team and DLBA staff on various matters including, but not limited to, Freedom of Information Act requests, contract activity, evictions, and disposition and demolition of property
  • Perform legal and general research
  • Perform additional duties as directed by the Principal Attorney, Deputy General Counsel or General Counsel

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

  • Juris Doctorate from an American Bar Association-accredited law school
  • At least twenty (20) years related legal experience, including litigation experience
  • Experience litigating civil matters in local circuit courts.
  • 10 + years experience in a related field (i.e. real estate litigation, quiet title).
  • Experience negotiating service agreements with vendors.
  • Member in good standing of the State Bar of Michigan
  • Basic knowledge of the litigation process, court rules, and civil procedure.
  • Must be a mission-driven individual with high personal integrity and a strong sense of public service to the residents of the City of Detroit
  • Excellent communication skills, particularly in public speaking and writing
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills as well as the ability to multi-task
  • Excellent analytical, and problem-solving skills, and good judgment to identify potential solutions
  • Understanding of and ability to apply attorney ethics rules
  • Familiarity with and ability to prepare basic litigation documents
  • Ability to work well in a fast paced and demanding environment
  • Ability to work effectively with others as part of a team
  • Ability to conduct research that is relevant, accurate, and thorough
  • Experience using and proficiency with MS Office
  • Self-Driven and Ambitious Attorney
  • Detroit residency, preferred
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DESCRIPTION

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY

Employees in this job correct, process and reconcile a wide variety of accounting documents such as invoices, journal vouchers, real estate closing documents; review and code financial information; prepare and process documents, and prepare reports; compile and review information for accuracy; and maintain records. Work is performed by applying knowledge of accounting terminology and using spreadsheets and/or automated accounting systems.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Compile and coordinate compliance records.  Interact with the various program managers to ensure that the files are complete and accurate.
  • Maintain accounts payable files.  Ensure all payments are approved and filed properly.
  • Maintain journal voucher records.  Ensure that all journal vouchers have supporting documentation.
  • Maintain real estate closing records.  Ensure that Accounting receives the proper documentation from the Closing Attorney.
  • Update timesheet schedule.  Ensure that timesheets are properly classified.  Submit timesheets to funder as needed.
  • Ad-hoc reporting for management.
  • Auction Analysis – update costs associated with real estate closing by property address.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Experience, Skills and Abilities)

  • High School diploma, GED or equivalent, required
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field, preferred
  • One year of administrative support experience.
  • Some accounting experience, preferred
  • Knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping terminology and practices.
  • Knowledge of automated accounting systems.
  • Knowledge of spreadsheets and database software.
  • Knowledge of general record keeping and filing systems.
  • Knowledge of basic mathematics.
  • Ability to compare data from a variety of sources for accuracy and completeness.
  • Ability to detect errors
  • Ability to understand and apply current accounting guidelines, system updates and revisions, and policy changes.
  • Ability to follow, apply, interpret, and explain instructions and/or guidelines.
  • Ability to determine work priorities.
  • Ability to make decisions and take appropriate actions.
  • Ability to meet schedules and deadlines of the work area.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to compose routine correspondence and reports.
  • Ability to type and operate standard office equipment.

 

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DESCRIPTION

GENERAL SUMMARY

The Executive Assistant performs administrative duties for the Senior Manager (CFO) and serves as the primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies on all matters pertaining to the specific office.

 

PRINCIPLE JOB DUTIES

Executive Support

  • Manage an extremely active calendar of appointments; completing expense reports and timesheets; composing and preparing correspondence that is sometimes confidential; arranging complex and detailed travel plans, itineraries, and agendas; and compiling documents for travel-related meetings
  • Research, prioritize, and follow up on incoming issues and concerns addressed to the Senior Manager, including those of a sensitive or confidential nature. Determines appropriate course of action, referral, or response.
  • Provide a bridge for efficient communication between the Senior Manager’s office and internal departments; demonstrating leadership to maintain credibility, trust and support with senior management staff.
  • Works closely and effectively with the Senior Manager to keep him/her well informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities, following up appropriately.
  • Provide leadership to build relationships crucial to the success of the department and organization, and manages a variety of special projects, some of which may have departmental and organizational impact.
  • Prioritize conflicting needs; handles matters expeditiously, proactively, and follows-through on projects to successful completion, often with deadline pressures.

 

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Experience, Skills and Abilities)

  • Associate’s degree required [with executive assistant certification, preferred] ; Bachelors degree in business administration, preferred
  • At least five (5) years of experience supporting senior level management
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point) and Social Media web platforms
  • Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail
  • Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including staff, board members, and external customers/clients
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability
  • Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of customer/client service and response
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment
  • Forward looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand or sit.  The employee is required to use hands to input, view and retrieve data from computers.  The employee is required to move and file paperwork, at times stacks of it.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. The employee must also be able to occasionally drive and walk to events and appointments throughout Downtown Detroit and the Detroit Metro area.

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.