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The Detroit Land Bank Authority is an equal opportunity employer. No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, religion, color, age, gender, national origin, disability, or other criteria prohibited by the City, State or Federal law.

To qualify for a job, an applicant must meet the education, training, experience and any applicable license or certificate requirement for the job position. It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide acceptable proof of their work record and history.

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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

· Manage real estate development projects, from application intake and review, to transaction processing, to compliance monitoring

· Assess and determine the market and financial feasibility of new real estate opportunities and prospective purchasers by review of development budgets, pro formas, and other financial indicators

· Strong understanding of tax increment financing, tax abatements, incentives, grants, and other funding sources and their interplay with the eligible tax reverted property specific tax

· Assist in identifying land assembly opportunities for development

· Review of project and architectural plans

· Prepare for and present organizational objectives and projects at community meetings

· Interface with applicants and stakeholders on a consistent basis to advance application processing and project management

· Provide technical, financial and development assistance to the DLBA

· Coordinate and execute closings on real estate transactions and other special projects

· Enter, track and report components of approval processes and real estate transactions into Salesforce database and maintain accuracy

· Monitor construction and/or implementation progress to ensure compliance consistent with terms of agreements

· Maintain coordination with City Economic Development Offices (Office of Jobs and Economic Growth, Planning & Development Department, Housing and Revitalization Department, and Detroit Economic Growth Corporation) and work collaboratively with Department of Neighborhoods

· Ensure compliance with DLBA economic development procedures and guidelines; ensure that economic development goals and objectives are achieved

· Develop strategies to increase the disposition of DLBA owned properties and identify real estate development opportunities

· Perform other duties as assigned by Director and Manager

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS: (knowledge, experience, skills, abilities)

 

· Advanced degree in public administration, urban planning, community development, business administration, finance, or relevant field

· At least five (5) years of experience in economic development, real estate, project management, tax incentives, planning, public administration or other related professions. An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for the minimum qualifications on a year for year basis

· In depth knowledge of Detroit communities and respect for diverse cultures/lifestyles

· Experience with development-related services, from project conception through construction

· Knowledge of permitting processes and site plan approval processes

· Knowledge of development financing, construction budgets and schedules

· Experience with real estate valuation, prospecting and marketing residential and commercial properties

· Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with outside organizations and stakeholders

· Ability to work independently following guidelines, organize time effectively and set work priorities

· Ability to work well in a fast paced and demanding environment

· Must be able to work well under pressure and meet deadlines

· Strong written and verbal communication, negotiation, and presentation skills

· Understanding of real estate principles

· Detail oriented and organized work habits

· Ability to act and operate independently

· Excellent time management skills, ability to multitask, and attention to detail is required

· High level of customer service orientation

· Skilled in tracking information and providing reports on results

· Highly proficient with the following software: Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

· Must possess a dependable vehicle and a current and valid license to drive in the state of Michigan

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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Represent the Land Bank in complex real estate sales and land assembly transactions
  • Manage real estate transactions from start to finish, negotiate terms, draft documents, and conduct closings
  • Work closely with colleagues in the legal department, Land Bank projects team, and City of Detroit real estate teams in connection with transactions
  • Interpret laws, rulings and regulations for real estate transactions
  • Provide direct supervision to paralegal, or support staff, as applicable
  • Provide advice and counsel to legal department teams and the other Land Bank departments to help achieve strategic goals
  • Perform additional duties as directed by the Chief Counsel – Dispositions

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities)

  • Juris Doctorate from an American Bar Association-accredited law school
  • Member in good standing of the State Bar of Michigan
  • Minimum of ten years related legal experience, with significant real estate transaction experience
  • Knowledge of municipal real estate law including ordinances regarding zoning, planning, taxation, and land use
  • Knowledge of law and practice regarding real estate title matters, including quiet title actions
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills and 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
  • 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
  • Mission-driven individual with high personal integrity and a strong sense of public service to the residents of the City of Detroit
  • Detroit residency, preferred

 

 

EDUCATION

  • Juris Doctorate from an American Bar Association-accredited law school
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DESCRIPTION

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Performs basic clerical tasks, such as data entry, data reporting, and organizing letters, files, and other indexed documents according to an established system
• Complete data entry tasks as assigned
• Ensure files are complete
• Prepare and send outgoing mailings, and sort and distribute incoming mail
• Answer incoming calls, and process incoming emails, and voice messages
• Make phone calls and type and send emails as required
• Respond to requests for information; gathers appropriate forms and documents
• Photocopy, scan and fax documents
• Operate office equipment and complete general office work
• Ensure documents and data entry are accurate and complete
• Explain work instructions to others, adapting guidelines to the assignment as necessary
• Provide assistance and training to others in the department where needed
• Establish and revise work methods, and standards to improve efficiency
• Perform additional duties as directed by department leader

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities)

• High school diploma or GED equivalent

• At least two (2) years of administrative support experience
• Knowledge of standard office principles and procedures
• Knowledge of principles of telephone etiquette
• Skill in using general office equipment such as telephones, copiers, etc.
• Good listening skills
• Effective communication skills, both verbal and in written

• Highly organized and follow instructions well with attention to detail

• 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
• Basic proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet and database programs
• Salesforce and OneDrive experience preferred
• Ability to work well alone or as a member of a team in a fast paced and demanding
environment
• Detroit residency, preferred
Additional Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
• Ability to select and compile data for correspondence and reports
• Ability to maintain supplies for work area
• Ability to explain instructions and guidelines and train others effectively
• Ability to organize and coordinate the work of the department
• Ability to determine work priorities and assign and review work for quality
• Ability to establish and revise operational standards
• Ability to assist others in solving work problems


EDUCATION
• High school diploma or GED equivalent

EXPERIENCE
• At least two (2) years of administrative support experience


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS, LICENSES, AND CERTIFICATIONS
None


PHYSICAL DEMANDS
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit and/or walk.
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 large quantities of it.


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.

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DESCRIPTION

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • The ability to work independently
  • Follow and track preplanned geographically planned routes
  • Ability to attach posters, signs, or other DLBA approved notifications to DLBA owned vacant structures
  • Ability to properly use tools, which may include staple guns, hammer and nails, or painting stencils to install signs or posters, and ensure DLBA owned materials are maintained in good condition
  • Willingness and ability to report the completion and tracking of work in Salesforce, which may include providing before and after photos
  • Ability to properly identify accurate locations with the assistance of mapping tools
  • Ability and motivation to meet weekly goals for installation numbers or geographical areas covered
  • Willingness and ability to use personal vehicle for transportation in the field
  • Report use of materials to supervisor
  • Other duties as assigned by manager
  • Maintain proper timecard documentation
  • Work well in a team environment
  • Ability to alternate work in vehicle and on-foot all day

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities)

  • High school diploma, or equivalent, preferred
  • Possession of valid driver’s license, required
  • Ability to drive personal vehicle
  • Clean driving record, preferred
  • Familiarity with Detroit, strongly preferred
  • Previous canvassing experience, strongly preferred
  • Ability of and willingness to report completed work in tracking systems
  • Ability to lift and carry a minimum of 30 lbs.
  • Strict adherence to all safety guidelines required by OSHA and the DLBA
  • Ability to handle all DLBA owned equipment responsibly
  • Ability and motivation to work well within a team and independently
  • Ability to follow direction

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS, LICENSES, AND CERTIFICATIONS

None

 

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand or sit with occasional lifting of materials up to 25 lbs.  The employee is required to use hands to input, view and retrieve data from computers.  The employee is required to do a great deal of local traveling to properties within the city of Detroit (10%); throughout the year.  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.

 

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DESCRIPTION

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage caseload of properties as directed by managing attorneys and managing paralegal
  • Communicate with defendants regarding litigation and abatement contracts
  • Draft and file various litigation documents and agreements with Third Judicial Circuit Court via M-file
  • Draft and electronically record relevant title documents with Wayne County Register of Deeds
  • Complete assignments as directed by the legal department managing staff

 

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Experience, Skills and Abilities)

  • High school diploma required. College degree preferred
  • One-year paralegal experience or one or more years of real estate related experience (mortgages, title examination, landlord-tenant law, real estate closings, probate, bankruptcy, etc.)
  • Thorough knowledge of legal principles and practices, legal research techniques, and real property terminology
  • Strong ability to manage high volumes of cases, and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Detail oriented with excellent organizational and time management skills 
  • Excellent critical thinking skills
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare reports and correspondence
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced and demanding environment
  • Skilled at working among multiple teams and managing priorities
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite of products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook). Experience with Salesforce, preferred.
  • 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
  • Detroit residency, preferred

 

Additional Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

 

  • Associates degree in paralegal studies, Paralegal certification from an American Bar Association approved certificate program or bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience in prior employment

 

  • Knowledge of title documents, chains of title, mortgages, tax foreclosure, and real property related subjects and databases, including register of deeds, TLO, LexisNexis, Probate Court records, etc.
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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct pre-sale inspections of DLBA residential properties for the purpose of completing a detailed property scope of work.
  • Components to be inspected as part of the property scope include, but are not limited to foundation, floor, walls, joists, stairs, roof, lintels, doors, windows, masonry, plumbing, eavestroughs, electrical system, HVAC system, and garages to the extent available and possible for accurate completion the property scope of work.
  • Complete inspection reports in a timely manner, in the required format, and/or any other functions to facilitate the upload of Property Condition Reports (PCR) to DLBA Property Listings.
  • Take photographs of properties to document deficiencies and structure condition. Upload these photos into the organization photo management platform.
  • Accurately advise on the extent of needed repairs.
  • Accurately advise on required city permits.
  • Inspect DLBA owned structures upon request from departmental leadership for reasons including but not limited to change in property condition.
  • Participate in sale events when requested.
  • Conduct reviews of DLBA properties for other purposes, including the assessment of maintenance services required, the confirmation of work completed, and other reasons.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Experience, Skills and Abilities)

  • High School diploma or GED
  • At least five (5) years of experience in inspection or the construction trades, or any equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Working knowledge of the City’s residential building, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical Codes
  • Working knowledge of City policies, procedures, codes, and ordinances, health and safety code, construction scheduling, practices, and methods, architectural design, and construction methods
  • Working knowledge of current construction methods, materials, tools and equipment
  • Ability to practice appropriate safety precautions and procedures.
  • Ability to read and interpret construction plans and specifications.
  • Ability to detect hazards and violations and recommend corrective measures during field inspection work.
  • Ability to enforce regulations with firmness, consistency, tact and courtesy in field inspection work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; to remain calm, objective, and impartial under stressful conditions; and to manage situations requiring diplomacy, fairness, firmness, and sound judgment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other departments, contractors, and the general public.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize work and exercise independent judgment, wisdom, common sense, and initiative.
  • Ability to thoroughly carry out verbal and written instructions; use initiative, discretion, and good judgment within established procedures, guidelines, and rules.
  • Ability to define problems; establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Proficient use of a personal computer and various software applications (including Microsoft Office Suite—Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Comfortable working in all of Detroit’s neighborhoods
  • Strong commitment to the mission of the Detroit Land Bank Authority

Special Requirements:

  • Must have reliable transportation for driving within the City of Detroit on all workdays.
  • Must have a valid Michigan Driver License.

Optional Skills:

  • Ability to speak Spanish and/or Arabic
  • State of Michigan Builder’s License
  • State of Michigan Certification as a Commercial or Residential Building Inspector
  • Certification as a State of Michigan Lead Abatement Supervisor, Lead Inspector and/or Lead Risk Assessor
  • Accreditation as a State of Michigan Asbestos Inspector and/or Supervisor
  • LEED certification and/or familiarity with Green-Star, Home Performance with Energy-Star and/or other similar residential green building standards

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

 

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.

 

  • Work is performed mostly in field settings. Considerable outdoor work is required in the inspection of residential structures.
  • Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate testing instruments, tools, computers and various pieces of office equipment.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; sit; walk; talk or hear; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.                                                                                                                                                           

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions.
  • The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, or airborne particles.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet in the office, and moderate to loud in the field.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand or sit with occasional lifting of materials up to 25 lbs.  The employee is required to use hands to input, view and retrieve data from computers.  The employee is required to do a great deal of local traveling to properties within the city of Detroit (10%); throughout the year.  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.

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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Manage day-to-day user administration, security/sharing settings, and permissions in the DLBA’s Salesforce platform
  • Administer daily configuration and manipulation of custom objects, fields, and page layouts
  • Assist in the creation of complex workflow rules, flows, data validation rules, visual force pages, and triggers
  • Coordinate short- and long-term strategies with the Deputy Director (DD) for training protocols/best practices, including planning, documenting, and implementing training of end-users
  • Audit and document existing systems and workflows by liaising with cross departmental teams; analyze department applications, programming, and operations; coordinate with DD and make recommendations
  • Assume primary responsibility for procuring user licenses for Salesforce and any related licenses
  • Prepare and regularly review reports that assist in identifying interdepartmental conflicts; communicate irregularities to supervisor
  • Maintain data integrity throughout DLBA inventory and programs
  • Install revised or new systems by proposing specifications and flowcharts; recommending optimum access techniques; coordinating installation requirements
  • Liaise with other City Agencies and external partners as needed
  • Identify workflow efficiencies through automation, integration, and customization
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; participating in professional societies
  • Perform additional related duties as assigned by department Manager or Director

 

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities)

  • Knowledge of web-based systems architecture, service-based architecture, enterprise application architecture as well as experience managing expectations when balancing alternatives against business and financial constraints
  • Ability to understand business requirements and convert them into solution designs
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to develop and maintain working relationships and communicate effectively with all levels of staff
  • Must demonstrate good judgment and pragmatic approach to delivering a solution that optimizes architecture activities across company needs, business constraints and technological realities
  • Must maintain professional knowledge and relationships with the Salesforce ecosystem
  • Must be organized and analytical, adept at working in a team environment
  • Must be able to design and implement a project schedule and able to handle multiple priorities in a fast moving environment
  • Proficiency with the following software: Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook) and
  • Adobe version 10 or greater
  • 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
  • Detroit Residency preferred

 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Management Information Systems, or Urban Planning/Public Policy (with a focus on data manipulation) or related field
  • At least two (2) years of experience with data manipulation
  • Experience with enterprise integration tools and extract, transformation and load (ETL) tools
  • Experience with process review and improvements
  • Experience with Salesforce (or other relevant system) configuration and custom development strongly preferred

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS, LICENSES, AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • SFDC Certifications: Salesforce Certified Administrator or higher, preferred

(DLBA may provide payment for training/certification, if selected candidate remains employed with the company for at least one (1) year after certification has been obtained.

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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Greet event attendees and guide them through the registration process
  • Work collaboratively with the Sales Research Coordinator
  • Identify and resolve issues and problems related to the event
  • Ability to work non-traditional hours as needed to represent DLBA at events
  • Interact with department personnel, managers, directors, neighborhood leaders, City officials and media
  • Gather information about potential homes and local communities so you can answer buyer questions
  • Ensure guest are adhering to our event rules/regulations
  • Perform light cleaning at events
  • Perform other duties as assigned by manager

 

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities)

  • Knowledge of Detroit communities and respect for diverse cultures/lifestyles
  • Ability to work independently follow policy guidelines, organize time effectively and set work priorities
  • Ability to work well in a fast paced and demanding environment
  • Ability to solve problems
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with outside organization
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills and ability to multitask
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • High level of customer service skills
  • Must currently possess a valid Michigan Driver License at time of hire

 

EDUCATION

  • High School Diploma (GED)

 

EXPERIENCE

  • At least one (1) year of experience in customer service, public program administration, real estate, or events planning

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.  Must have ability to travel to and from various locations throughout the City of Detroit utilizing personal vehicle. 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.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS, LICENSES, AND CERTIFICATIONS

None

 

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Note:  The job duties listed are typical examples of the work performed by positions in this job classification.  Not all duties assigned to every position are included, nor is it expected that all positions will be assigned every duty.

  • Manage full case load and be responsible for timely movement and resolution
  • Prepare and file pleadings, argue motions, and conduct litigation generally, predominantly in the 36th District Court
  • Investigate reports of suspected occupancy in Detroit Land Bank Authority owned properties
  • Respond to third-party complaints and requests for information
  • Collaborate with various departments and external third-party agencies, including law enforcement
  • Confer with DLBA staff on various matters including, but not limited to, evictions, contracts, and Freedom of Information Act requests.
  • Provide direct supervision to paralegal, or support staff, as applicable
  • Perform additional duties as directed by the Lead Attorney – Inventory & Real Property Operations, and the Chief Counsel – Disposition & Governance

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities)

  • Juris Doctorate from an American Bar Association-accredited law school
  • Member in good standing of the State Bar of Michigan
  • Minimum of three years of related legal experience, including litigation experience
  • Knowledge of district court practice
  • Familiarity with and ability to prepare litigation documents
  • Knowledge of land banking, tax foreclosure, municipal, real estate, and landlord-tenant law
  • Experience with the Michigan Freedom of Information Act and Open Meetings Act, preferred
  • 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
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Understanding of and ability to apply attorney ethics rules
  • 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
  • Mission-driven individual with high personal integrity and a strong sense of public service to the residents of the City of Detroit
  • Detroit residency, preferred

EDUCATION

  • Juris Doctorate from an American Bar Association-accredited law school
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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide legal opinions and counsel, and serve as a trusted advisor to the Board, Executive Director and Executive level staff
  • Keep abreast of DLBA’s legal context and advises and educates the Board, and executive team with regard to changes and trends that could affect their ability to advance their programs. These might be related to FOIA requests, real estate laws, land banking laws, etc.
  • Oversee the DLBA’s legal team
  • Provide advice to the Executive Director as to the selection and retention of external counsel; and manage the organization’s relationship with external counsel
  • Coordinate legal and policy reform efforts, including legislative drafting, analysis, testimony, and advocacy
  • Develop and maintain the legal and contractual infrastructure required of a Michigan public authority including organizational policy, document retention, filing and registration requirements, labor and immigration law, contracts, leases, and agreements
  • Develop, implement and maintain systems and processes for the documentation and tracking of legal matters, including, for example, filings and registrations, legal threats, business agreements, and the like
  • Act as a spokesperson and advocate for DLBA’s legal positions as requested by the Executive Director or the Public Affairs team
  • Meet regularly with all DLBA staff and program leaders to ensure information shared with partners and residents is accurate and timely
  • Strategize, renegotiate and conclude contracts with vendors, etc. as they arise; and provide effective support of other managers of the organization in their negotiations
  • Serve as one of the organization’s key contacts and negotiators with government agencies
  • Ensure a timely response to all legal claims and legal inquires directed to DLBA
  • Review and approve all legal documents
  • Assist in developing the values and unique strengths of the DLBA, which is highly transparent, collaborative and community-centric
  • Communicate regularly with Executive Director and the Board of Director’s regarding status of special projects
  • Perform additional duties as assigned in Board resolutions and as directed by the Executive Director

 

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Experience, Skills and Abilities)

  • Juris Doctorate from an American Bar Association-accredited law school
  • Member in good standing of the State Bar of Michigan
  • At least ten (10) years of related legal experience
  • Extensive litigation experience in both Michigan state and federal courts
  • Management experience, particularly supervising/managing legal work of others
  • Knowledge of land banking, tax foreclosure, municipal, and real estate law
  • Experience with legal issues for non-profit organizations and employment law is appreciated
  • Ability to become a trusted advisor who will be viewed as a strong resource with discretion in keeping sensitive material confidential; a hard worker with a high energy level; a strong manager and administrator with a high sense of personal responsibility and integrity
  • Ability to think analytically and write clearly
  • Must have a general orientation towards building appropriate processes and structures
  • Must be a mission-driven individual with a strong sense of public service to the residents of the City of Detroit
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work well in a fast paced and demanding environment
  • Detroit residency, preferred

 

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Evaluate DLBA-owned structures for demolition or disposition programs, accounting for a range of factors, along with guidance from the Manager, in making determinations.
• Identify home sale priorities and vet houses for sale through one of the DLBA’s home sale programs.
• Review property inspection data received from the DLBA’s property management vendors.
• Audit work of other staff to ensure accuracy, completeness, and consistency.
• Order property inspections work orders with DLBA’s property management vendors.
• Coordinate with a range of DLBA departments and teams, as well as residents, external partners, and vendors, for the effective management of DLBA pipelines and response to inquiries.
• Serve as a point of contact for other DLBA departments, as well as residents, external partners, and vendors, for the effective management of DLBA pipelines and response to inquiries.
• Triage resident requests related to the status of DLBA-owned structures.
• Triage inspection results and identify issues in need of immediate attention, working with the Manager and other team members for their resolution.
• Track and prepare regular reports using department data pertaining to property assessments and project statuses.
• Coordinate the input of large quantities of property inspection data into Salesforce.
• Review and respond to Inventory Salesforce inquiries including prioritizing and submitting work orders, overseeing the completion of the work, and communicating with constituents.
• Monitor the progress of properties under preparation for sale to identify, triage, and resolve issues, working closely with the Manager when necessary.
• Assist Manager with special projects as needed
• Perform other related duties as assigned by Manager

 

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Experience, Skills and Abilities)
• Bachelor’s degree in business administration, project management, urban planning, community development, real estate, or related field
• Two (2) years’ experience in urban planning, real estate, or public administration, preferred
• Familiarity with mapping and/or geographic information systems (GIS), a plus
• Familiarity with construction methods and building codes, a plus
• Strong ability to multi-task, prioritize multiple projects simultaneously and work under tight deadlines
• Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills, with a sound grasp of English grammar and composition
• Ability to understand and carry out the terms and conditions of contractual agreements
• Ability to maintain records and prepare reports and correspondence related to the work
• A self-starter with the ability to handle multiple projects at any given time
• Proficient in MS Office Suite of products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook)
• Possession of valid Michigan driver’s license
• Ability to travel to multiple sites throughout Detroit using personal vehicle


PHYSICAL DEMANDS
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand or sit with occasional lifting of materials up to 25 lbs. The employee is required to use hands to input, view and retrieve data from computers. The employee is required to do a great deal of local traveling to properties within the city of Detroit (10%); throughout the year. 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.

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Major Responsibilities:

• Collaborates with leadership to understand the organization’s goals and strategy related to staffing, recruiting, and retention, including a direct reporting relationship to the Board of Directors.
• Oversight of the human resources department, including managing direct reports and hiring new staff members.
• Coordinates employee reviews, growth, and promotion plans.
• Plans, leads, develops, coordinates, implements, and keeps up to date policies, processes, training, initiatives, and surveys to support the organization’s human resource compliance and strategy needs.
• Administers or oversees human resource programs including, but not limited to, compensation, benefits, and leave; disciplinary matters; disputes and investigations; performance and talent management; compliance training, productivity, recognition, and morale; and training and development.
• Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law; applies this knowledge to communicate changes in policy, practice, and resources to upper management.
• Identifies staffing and recruiting needs; develops and executes best practices for hiring and talent management.
• Supports the development of a diverse and inclusive workforce.
• Collaborate and coordinate with accounting and finance department on salary, payroll matters, and human resources related budgeting.
• Ensures personnel records are secure, confidential, and appropriately retained.
• Ensures DLBA benefits remain competitive while managing costs.
• Audits and updates job descriptions to ensure accuracy and consistency with strategic priorities and goals.
• Supports the recruitment, interviewing, hiring, onboarding, training, and offboarding of employees.
• Oversees the daily workflow of the department.
• Handles discipline and termination of employees in accordance with policy.

 

Qualifications

• Minimum 10-years human resources leadership experience or in a professional level role.
• Bachelor’s Degree in business, human resources, psychology, sociology, and/or equivalent work experience.
• Ability to engage in building strong, inclusive, collaborative, and healthy working relationships to integrate ER work into other scopes.
• Previous experience with organizational restructuring.
• SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP highly preferred.
• Has heightened self-awareness / emotional intelligence.
• Ability to remain calm and professional under stress and during emotionally difficult employee matters.
• Strong persuasion and conflict resolution skills.
• Strategic thinker, with demonstrated experience translating strategic goals/concepts into action plans and implementing initiatives at an operational level.
• Ability to analyze data, trends, and insights to identify the root cause of the event.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to influence and communicate effectively at all levels of the organization.
• Analytical, reporting, and presentation skills are required; must be able to confidently make recommendations to senior business leaders for improved employee relations and business results based on data and findings.
• Broad knowledge of employee relations, complex workplace investigations, federal and state laws / regulations (including but not limited to Title VII, ADA, and FMLA).
• Ability to manage competing, high priority demands, prioritizing workload, managing projects and multiple responsibilities against strict deadlines.
• Ability to work independently and be part of a team environment while developing highly effective and valued professional relationships with peers, colleagues, and cross-functional teams.
• Ability to handle highly sensitive and confidential situations with objectivity, candor, and confidence.

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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Review and respond to Inventory Salesforce inquiries including prioritizing and submitting work orders, overseeing the completion of the work, and communicating with constituents
  • Verify vendor work completion through auditing and downloading vendor provided before and after photographs.
  • Maintain accurate and current records of all maintenance work ordered and completed by vendors at DLBA properties.
  • Respond to inquiries and other communications requiring the explanation of procedures, policies, rules, state laws, etc., applicable to the circumstances
  • Complete data entry tasks
  • Act as a point of contact regarding the status of maintenance inquiries on DLBA owned properties
  • Establish and revise work methods, forms, formats, and standards to improve field operations efficiency
  • Resolve problems and answers questions for field operations and building inspectors.
  • Audit, triage, and maintain updated records on resident requests related to the status of DLBA-owned parcels.
    • Assist with vendor maintenance invoicing and the monitoring of contract spending.
    • Assist and perform other related duties, or work on special projects as assigned by the Manager.

 

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Experience, Skills and Abilities)

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public policy, urban planning, political science, history, community development, real estate, or a related field, preferred.
  • Strong ability to multi-task, prioritize multiple projects simultaneously and work under tight deadlines.
  • Detail oriented with excellent organizational and time management skills and the ability to work under tight deadlines.
  • Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills, with a sound grasp of English grammar and composition.
  • Ability to understand and carry out the terms and conditions of contractual agreements.
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare reports and correspondence related to the work.
  • Previous experience in Salesforce, preferred.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite of products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook). Experience with Salesforce, preferred.
  • Knowledge of Detroit strongly preferred.
  • Passionate about serving Detroit, strongly preferred.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand or sit with occasional lifting of materials up to 25 lbs.  The employee is required to use hands to input, view and retrieve data from computers.  The employee may be required to travel locally to properties within the city of Detroit (10%); throughout the year.  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.

 

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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GENERAL JOB SUMMARY

The Contract Building Inspector will complete skilled/specialized inspections of residential structures including those owned by the Detroit Land Bank Authority (DLBA) and vacant privately owned structures with reports of blight; assess structural integrity and blight; create a property inspection reports; and other duties as assigned by departmental leadership.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:      

  • Conduct secondary exterior property inspections in response to city-wide blight survey effort.
  • Provide professional opinions on structural integrity based upon exterior inspections.
  • Assist with conducting pre-sale inspections of DLBA residential properties for the purpose of completing a detailed property scope of work.
  • Components to be inspected as part of the property scope include, but are not limited to foundation, floor, walls, joists, stairs, roof, lintels, doors, windows, masonry, plumbing, eavestroughs, electrical system, HVAC system, and garages to the extent available and possible for accurate completion the property scope of work.
  • Complete inspection reports in a timely manner, in the required format, and/or any other functions to facilitate the upload of Property Condition Reports (PCR) to DLBA Property Listings.
  • Take photographs of properties to document deficiencies and structure condition. Upload these photos into the organization photo management platform.
  • Inspect DLBA owned structures upon request from departmental leadership for reasons including but not limited to change in property condition.
  • Assist with reviews of DLBA properties for other purposes, including the assessment of maintenance services required, the confirmation of work completed, and other reasons.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Experience, Skills and Abilities)

  • High School diploma or GED
  • At least five (4) years of experience in inspection or the construction trades, or any equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Working knowledge of the City’s residential building, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical Codes
  • Working knowledge of City policies, procedures, codes, and ordinances, health and safety code, construction scheduling, practices, and methods, architectural design, and construction methods
  • Working knowledge of current construction methods, materials, tools, and equipment
  • Ability to practice appropriate safety precautions and procedures.
  • Ability to communicate with courtesy and tact with residents when out in the field.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to detect hazards and violations and recommend corrective measures during field inspection work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; to remain calm, objective, and impartial under stressful conditions; and to manage situations requiring diplomacy, fairness, firmness, and sound judgment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other departments, contractors, and the general public.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize work and exercise independent judgment, wisdom, common sense, and initiative.
  • Ability to thoroughly carry out verbal and written instructions; use initiative, discretion, and good judgment within established procedures, guidelines, and rules.
  • Ability to define problems; establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Familiar and able to use a computer or tablet including various software applications (including Microsoft Office Suite—Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Comfortable working in all of Detroit’s neighborhoods
  • Strong commitment to the mission of the Detroit Land Bank Authority

 

Special Requirements:

  • Must have reliable transportation for driving within the City of Detroit on all workdays.
  • Must have a valid Michigan Driver License.

Optional Skills:

  • Ability to speak Spanish and/or Arabic
  • State of Michigan Builder’s License
  • State of Michigan Certification as a Commercial or Residential Building Inspector
  • Certification as a State of Michigan Lead Abatement Supervisor, Lead Inspector and/or Lead Risk Assessor
  • Accreditation as a State of Michigan Asbestos Inspector and/or Supervisor
  • LEED certification and/or familiarity with Green-Star, Home Performance with Energy-Star and/or other similar residential green building standards

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

 

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.

 

  • Work is performed mostly in field settings. Considerable outdoor work is required in the inspection of residential structures.
  • Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate testing instruments, tools, computers and various pieces of office equipment.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; sit; walk; talk or hear; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee may occasionally be required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions.
  • The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, or airborne particles.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet in the office, and moderate to loud in the field.
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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plan the continued delivery of all property rehabilitation sales programs and activities in accordance with the mission and the goals of the organization
  • Develop new initiatives and upgrade the existing programs to support the strategic direction of the organization
  • Develop and implement long-term goals and objectives in coordination with key partners to achieve the successful outcome of the program
  • Develop and monitor strategic partnerships to expand the reach of each rehabilitation program
  • Develop an annual budget in conjunction with the Finance Department and operating plan to support each property rehabilitation sales programs
  • Continue to grow the base of qualified contractors participating in the program
  • Assist with the preparation of grant proposals in the effort to obtain additional funding for the rehabilitation of properties within the program
  • Develop a program evaluation framework to assess the strengths of the program and to identify areas for improvement
  • Develop transparent procurement guidelines for the selection and retention of qualified vendors
  • Develop a marketing/sales plan in conjunction with DLBA’s Community Affairs department and key partners.
  • Develop forms and records to document program activities
  • Oversee the collection and maintenance of records on the clients of the program for statistical purposes according to the confidentiality/privacy policy of the organization
  • Identify capacity building support for the organization and develop curriculum with key partners on the strategic direction of each property rehabilitation sales program, maximizing the use of philanthropic funding through lowering construction costs where possible.
  • Assess and implement cost saving strategies to reduce the rehab cost per square foot
  • Supervise the internal DLBA staff working on the program and all of the contractors
  • Communicate with key partners to gain community support for the program and to solicit input to improve the program
  • Liaise with other managers to ensure the effective and efficient program delivery
  • Coordinate the delivery of services among different program activities to increase effectiveness and efficiency
  • Write reports on the program for management and for funders
  • Ensure that the program operates within the approved budget
  • Identify and evaluate the risks associated with program activities and take appropriate action to control the risks
  • Monitor the program activities on a regular basis and recommend changes to enhance the program, as necessary

 

Other

  • Review, approve and submit check requests, including supporting documentation, for contractor and vendor services performed throughout the course of the program

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

Manages the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the DLBA staff assigned to any property rehabilitation sales program and the consultants retained for the program. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the company policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, planning, assigning, directing work and providing input and feedback, rewarding and disciplining employees, performance reviews, and addressing complaints and resolving problems.  Implement the human resources policies, procedures and practices.  Provide leadership in strengthening internal communications with staff at all levels throughout the organization; create and promote a positive and supportive work environment.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: (knowledge, experience, skills, abilities)

  • Advanced degree in Business Administration, Construction Management, Urban Planning, Community Development, Marketing or other related field
  • At least seven (7) years of experience in a relevant field, including but not limited to real estate, construction, program or project management, urban planning or housing finance or public finance
  • At least five (5) years of experience in management or non-profit administration
  • Experience with managing a budget or proven knowledge of finances
  • Experience with marketing campaigns and/or multi-site construction projects is preferred
  • Understanding of and comfort operating in the field in Detroit neighborhoods
  • Ability to foster teamwork and build relationships, both internally and externally, to achieve goals
  • Ability to make decisions and solve problems in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated creativity and innovation skills
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Self-directed with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to be an effective communicator
  • Well-developed leadership ability and management skills with a high sense of personal responsibility and integrity
  • Proficient in the use of computers and software (i.e., Microsoft Office Suite-Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Service customers via telephone, email, web or in person interactions.
  • Process customer inquiry by gathering required information to provide an appropriate solution and providing follow up if required to ensure resolution.
  • Input customer inquiry and required detailed information into Salesforce.
  • Answer inquiries by clarifying customer needs; researching, locating, and providing answers to inquiries, and fulfilling request.
  • Escalate customer inquiry to Customer Service Team Lead when situation arises that requires management intervention.
  • Demonstrate customer service excellence standards with every customer interaction.

 

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)

  • Must understand and have used basic accounting principles and math.
  • Effective at building positive relationships with customers, staff, peers, management, and key stakeholders.
  • Effective communication and conflict resolution skills.
  • Must be mission-driven individual with high personal integrity and a commitment to public servicing City of Detroit residents.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task.
  • Demonstrated teamwork.
  • Must be highly flexible and ability to work in a dynamic service environment.
  • Proficient utilizing Microsoft Office Suite and Salesforce.

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent

 

 

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS, LICENSES, AND CERTIFICATIONS

 

  • Relevant certifications in customer service or clerical fields, preferred

 

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, walk, stand; use hands to finger, reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stoop.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT: This job operates in a clerical, office setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Service customers via telephone, email, web or in person interactions.
  • Process customer inquiry by gathering required information to provide an appropriate solution and providing follow up if required to ensure resolution.
  • Input customer inquiry and required detailed information into Salesforce.
  • Answer inquiries by clarifying customer needs; researching, locating, and providing answers to inquiries, and fulfilling request.
  • Escalate customer inquiry to Customer Service Team Lead when situation arises that requires management intervention.
  • Demonstrate customer service excellence standards with every customer interaction.

 

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)

  • At least one (1) year experience in customer service.
  • Must understand and have used basic accounting principles and math.
  • Effective at building positive relationships with customers, staff, peers, management, and key stakeholders.
  • Effective communication and conflict resolution skills.
  • Must be mission-driven individual with high personal integrity and a commitment to public servicing City of Detroit residents.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task.
  • Demonstrated teamwork.
  • Must be highly flexible and ability to work in a dynamic service environment.
  • Proficient utilizing Microsoft Office Suite and Salesforce.

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent

 

 

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS, LICENSES, AND CERTIFICATIONS

 

  • Relevant certifications in customer service or clerical fields, preferred

 

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, walk, stand; use hands to finger, reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stoop.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT: This job operates in a clerical, office setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage the DLBA acquisition pipeline, from identification to closing, ensuring that a high volume of properties move continuously and efficiently through the organization’s inventory.
  • Conduct research to identify acquisition opportunities
  • Respond to donation and corrective transfer inquiries
  • Review title histories of property, identifying and tracking potential issues
  • Develop and record transaction documents
  • Work with interagency partners, third-party vendors, and other constituents to coordinate access to land bank sites
  • Order, monitor, and review third-party property inspections
  • Review, record, update, and track data in the organization’s inventory database
  • Interface with other DLBA departments, as well as residents, external partners, and vendors, for the effective management of DLBA pipelines and response to inquiries.
  • Monitor the progress of properties under preparation for sale to identify, triage, and resolve issues, working closely with the Inventory Manager and departmental leadership when necessary.
  • Assess a high volume of properties for reuse potential by taking into account a range of factors to make determinations.
  • Assist with evaluating and measuring the effectiveness of programs/projects, identify areas for improvement, and make recommendations.
  • Maintain up-to-date documentation related to acquisition and inventory management processes.
  • Manage projects pertaining the DLBA’s property inventory.
  • Effectively translate overarching guidelines and directives into per-property action.
  • Prepare internal and external reports related to property and pipeline statuses.
  • Assist in on-boarding vendors.
  • Accurately maintain, track, and update high volumes of data related to the DLBA’s property inventory and sales pipelines.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by department leadership.

  

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities) 

  • Bachelor’s degree in public administration, urban planning, community development, business administration, public policy, real estate, construction management or a related field, or equivalent experience.
  • At least two (2) years of experience in economic development, real estate, project management, planning, public administration or other related professions.
  • Real estate background and/or familiarity with construction methods and building codes, a plus.
  • Strong ability to multi-task, prioritize multiple projects simultaneously and work under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain a close attention to detail while working at high volumes.
  • Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills, with a sound grasp of English grammar and composition.
  • Ability to understand and carry out the terms and conditions of contractual agreements.
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare reports and correspondence related to the work.
  • A self-starter with the ability to handle multiple projects at any given time.
  • In-depth knowledge of Detroit communities and respect for diverse cultures/lifestyles. Proficient in MS Office Suite of products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook).
  • Familiarity with Salesforce software, a plus.
  • Possession of valid Michigan driver’s license
  • Ability to travel to multiple sites throughout Detroit using personal vehicle

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, the candidate must be able to move up to 30 pounds floor to waist and pushing/pulling up to 30 pounds a distance of up to 100 feet.  Must have ability to travel to and from various locations throughout the City of Detroit utilizing personal vehicle. 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.

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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

Manage relationships with Partners, Referral Agencies, and DLBA Departments.  

  • Build and maintain relationships with external third-party agencies
  • Work closely with Inventory Department and Legal Department to identify DLBA properties requiring action, including outreach and legal referral
  • Interface with stakeholders on a consistent basis
  • Manage and maintain activities related to the Programs.
  • Complete thorough property history review research and provide recommendations, including comprehensive memorandums and referrals for appropriate action
  • Enter, track and report components of processes into Salesforce database and maintain accuracy
  • Ensure goals and objectives are achieved by appropriately tracking and reporting data using Salesforce.
  • Provide reporting metrics for the Program
  • Identify and resolve issues and problems related to the Program
  • Provide recommendations to the Program Manager for process improvement and serve as the Project Manager for Salesforce enhancements affecting the Program.
  • Develop and coordinate new and/or ongoing complex special projects
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Occupied Program Manager

 

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities)  

  • Bachelor’s degree in public administration, urban planning, community development, business administration, or a related field. Advanced degree preferred.
  • At least four (4) years of experience in economic development, real estate, project management, planning, public administration, or other related professions.
  • In depth knowledge of Detroit communities and respect for diverse cultures/lifestyles
  • Experience with precariously housed populations, sources of housing instability, public property ownership, including tax foreclosure, utility and water delinquency
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaborate with internal and external organizations and stakeholders and build effective partnerships
  • Ability to work well in a fast paced and demanding environment
  • Excellent communication, both verbal and written, and grammar skills
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multitask
  • Excellent analytical, and problem-solving skills, and good judgement to identify potential solutions
  • High level of customer service orientation
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office Suite: Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS  

While performing the duties of this job, the candidate must be able to move up to 30 pounds floor to waist and pushing/pulling up to 30 pounds a distance of up to 100 feet.  Must have ability to travel to and from various locations throughout the City of Detroit utilizing personal vehicle. 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 

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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Monitor property owners to ensure they are making progress on their renovation
  • Draft and send warning and extension letters to owners
  • Review updates (photos, documents, permits, etc.) received from POs
  • Track statuses of properties utilizing a customized Salesforce report
  • Make regular contact with POs by phone, email and office visits
  • Maintain no more than 35% non-compliant properties
  • Order investigator photos, and conduct site visits as needed and appropriate
  • Collaborate regularly with NAP attorneys to discuss how to move properties forward
  • Collaborate regularly with Compliance Managers on problematic and difficult properties
  • Recommend properties for court action and potential reconveyance
  • Recommend properties for closing (Compliance Achieved)
  • Advise POs of City’s permitting and inspection process via BSEED and the DHDC
  • Refer POs to financial programs, discounted products, contractor lists, & other resources
  • Inform POs about resources and proper remediation for hazardous materials at property
  • Be responsive to internal and external inquiries about properties
  • Complete special projects as assigned
  • Assist with any other duties necessary or assigned

 

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Experience, Skills and Abilities)

  • High School Diploma or equivalent education level
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations
  • Strong Interpersonal and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to learn databases, reporting features, and other technological tools
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Reliable transportation

 

DESIRED SKILLS

  • Ability to speak Spanish and/or Arabic
  • Ability to type over 50 words per minute
  • At least one (1) years’ experience in residential building inspection, project management, construction, architecture, real estate planning, real estate law or related field
  • Familiarity with State and local Residential Building Codes, a plus
  • Certification as a State of Michigan Lead Abatement Supervisor, Lead Inspector and/or Lead Risk Assessor
  • Accreditation as a State of Michigan Asbestos Inspector and/or Supervisor
  • LEED certification and/or familiarity with Green-Star, Home Performance with Energy-Star and/or other similar residential green building standards a plus
  • Detroit residency preferred

 

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. Must have ability to travel to and from various locations throughout the City of Detroit utilizing personal vehicle. 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.

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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage the DLBA marketing pipeline, assisting Program Manager with property selection and advancing it to sale, ensuring that a high volume of properties move continuously and efficiently toward disposition and development.
  • Coordinate the end-to-end process for property sale preparation, including: Supporting strategic acquisitions, ordering property inspections, coordinating property condition evaluations, requesting title searches, managing listing distribution, ensuring the collection of necessary approvals, overseeing parcel modifications, and other roles as needed or directed.
  • Interface with other DLBA departments, as well as residents, external partners, and vendors, for the effective management of DLBA pipelines and response to inquiries.
  • Monitor the progress of properties under preparation for sale to identify, triage, and resolve issues, working closely with the Program Manager, Marketing and Strategic Initiatives, and departmental leadership when necessary.
  • Support assessment of a high volume of properties for listing potential by taking into account a range of factors to make determinations.
  • Maintain up-to-date documentation related to marketing sales pipeline processes.
  • Manage projects pertaining the DLBA’s property inventory.
  • Effectively translate overarching guidelines and directives into per-property action.
  • Prepare internal and external reports related to property and pipeline statuses.
  • Assist in on-boarding vendors.
  • Accurately maintain, track, and update high volumes of data related to the DLBA’s property inventory and sales pipelines.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Program Manager, Marketing and Strategic Initiatives.

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities) 

  • Bachelor’s degree in public administration, urban planning, community development, business administration or a related field, or equivalent project management experience.
  • At least two (2) years of experience in economic development, real estate, project management, planning, public administration or other related professions.
  • Real estate background and/or familiarity with construction methods and building codes, a plus.
  • Strong ability to multi-task, prioritize multiple projects simultaneously and work under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain a close attention to detail while working at high volumes.
  • Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills, with a sound grasp of English grammar and composition.
  • Ability to understand and carry out the terms and conditions of contractual agreements.
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare reports and correspondence related to the work.
  • A self-starter with the ability to handle multiple projects at any given time.
  • In-depth knowledge of Detroit communities and respect for diverse cultures/lifestyles. Proficient in MS Office Suite of products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook).
  • Familiarity with Salesforce software, a plus.
  • Possession of valid Michigan driver’s license
  • Ability to travel to multiple sites throughout Detroit using personal vehicle

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, the candidate must be able to move up to 30 pounds floor to waist and pushing/pulling up to 30 pounds a distance of up to 100 feet.  Must have ability to travel to and from various locations throughout the City of Detroit utilizing personal vehicle. 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.