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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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EMPLOYEE SUMMARY

The employee functions as a Team Lead. Performs complex assignments, provide leadership with limited managerial responsibilities.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead two or more full time employees or their equivalent on a regular basis
  • Provide team training for the Office Support Clerk, Title Coordinator I and II, as needed
  • General oversight of the title team’s pipeline and accuracy and completeness of the Sales Prep Page on Salesforce
  • Handle escalated issues; confer with manager when necessary
  • Quiet Title Batching
  • Attend Quiet Title Status Meetings, Neighborhood Task Force Meetings, etc.,
  • Individually review and analyze title commitments for various forms of encumbrances and record the results into Salesforce.
  • Manage communication and inquiries from the City Finance Manager regarding parcels with delinquent taxes (2 separate processes depending on the year of delinquency)
  • Analyze results and determine necessary course of actions to cure outstanding liens on title to clear title in lieu of Quiet Title
  • Act as a liaison between the title vendors and the DLBA
  • Handle all inquiries on title status for properties across all Disposition/Inventory/ Institutional partners; including any Special Projects.

 

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities)

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration or related field, preferred
  • Strong organization skills and dedication to completing projects in a timely manner
  • Proficiency in MS Office, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Detail oriented and comfortable working in a fast-paced office environment
  • Ability to work well under limited supervision
  • Ability to analyze and suggest revisions to operating practices to improve efficiency
  • Ability to prioritize assignments based on needs of the business

 

EXPERIENCE

  • At least three (3) years’ experience in or with a title insurance company, mortgage company, real estate, real estate law firm or other real estate services company
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GENERAL JOB SUMMARY

Employees in this job perform a variety of administrative support assignments for departmental programs where the processing of documents and recording, retrieving, and distribution of data or information is an essential and/or substantial part of the work.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collect and submit BSEED release requests and follow-up on status of requests with the Internal Revenue Service and Building Safety Engineering and Environmental Department (BSEED)
  • Retrieve FOIA packets & any other documents needed from Wayne County. Upload to Sales Force
  • Travel to and from Wayne County Register of Deeds & Wayne County Treasurer offices to gather documentation for title analysis
  • Upload title commitments to DocuVault
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by Title Coordinator III and Manager

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities)

  • Strong organization skills and dedication to completing projects in a timely manner
  • Proficiency in MS Office, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Detail oriented and comfortable working in a fast-paced office environment
  • Ability to work well under limited supervision
  • Ability to analyze and suggest revisions to operating practices to improve efficiency
  • Ability to prioritize assignments based on needs of the business

 

EDUCATION

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent: associate’s or bachelor’s degree preferred

 

EXPERIENCE

  • Prior experience in customer service, or related field
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DESCRIPTION

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY

The Office Support Clerk performs a variety of clerical tasks in support of business operations within a department, and performs related duties as assigned.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Check and/or compare documents, forms, applications, or other materials for accuracy, completeness, grammar, and format
  • Prepare and process bills, invoices, receipts, statements, purchase orders, and other documents
  • Explain work instructions to others, adapting guidelines to the assignment as necessary
  • Provide assistance and training to others in the department
  • Establish and revise work methods, forms, formats, and standards to improve operating efficiency
  • Coordinate the work of the department by determining priorities, scheduling, assigning, and explaining work, and overseeing the completion of the work.
  • Regularly handle the most complex and difficult assignments in the work area
  • Resolve problems and answers questions for the other workers
  • Respond to complaints and other communications requiring the explanation of procedures, policies, rules, state laws, etc., applicable to the circumstances
  • Maintain records, determine needs, obtain authorization and complete forms to replenish materials and supplies
  • Performs basic clerical tasks, such as systematically arranging letters, files, and other indexed documents according to an established system
  • Respond to requests for information; gathers appropriate forms and documents, researches for and copies documents
  • Schedule meetings
  • Copy and file paperwork
  • Ensure files are complete
  • Prepare and send outgoing mailings and packages
  • Type documents and correspondence
  • Photocopy, scan and fax documents
  • Operate office equipment and complete general office work
  • Sort and distribute mail
  • May complete data entry tasks
  • Help organize office activities
  • Support the reception desk, when necessary
  • Perform additional duties as directed by department leader
  • Verify water line cut status for all properties listed for sale, and request final water readings/log/manage request schedule/upload/forward bill to title company
  • For properties in special programs (R&R) track utility bills incoming, submit for payment, (Compliance) oversee the verification of utility service on requested properties, (Occupied) verify status of utility service/retrieve current status to assist program in their verification process.
  • Manage service requests from staff regarding running water, down lines, tree trims and reporting emergencies between DLBA and DTE / DWSD(utility companies)
  • Manage working relationship with DWSD and DTE for DLBA service requests

 

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Experience, Skills and Abilities)

 

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • At least two (2) years of administrative support experience
  • 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
  • Knowledge of standard office principles and procedures
  • Knowledge of principles of telephone etiquette
  • Skill in using general office equipment such as telephones, fax, copiers, and computers
  • 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
  • Ability to work well alone or as a member of a team in a fast paced and demanding environment
  • Detroit residency, preferred
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GENERAL JOB SUMMARY

The Human Resources Generalist manages the day-to-day operations of the Human Resource Department. The HR Generalist carries out responsibilities in the following functional areas: recruitment, department development, Paychex Information System, employee relations, safety and health, and compensation administration.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain personnel records in compliance with the law and personnel policies
  • Conduct new employee orientations and ensure forms are completed properly and timely
  • Assist in the planning, development and implementation of employee training and advise managers and staff of available training opportunities
  • Provide administrative oversight for the workers’ compensation and FMLA program to ensure the efficient handling of claims and by keeping all appropriate levels of management informed of their progress to facilitate the injured worker’s earliest possible return to work
  • Counsel employees on the terms and conditions of personnel policies
  • Maintain and update Paychex system
  • Post and advertise open positions and assist in recruitment process at job fairs
  • Source, pre-screen, interview, hire and on-board candidates
  • Conduct reference and background checks
  • Communicate with employees to follow-up on certifications, memberships, etc. required for their job positions
  • Prepare letters, correspondence, forms and other documents; maintain copies of documents; operate computers, maintain and updates files and databases; operate office equipment
    • Administer human resources functions such as leave administration
    • Generate various reports as needed for human resources
  • Provide payroll support to the Payroll Specialist: (review payroll journal for each pay period)
  • Take action during Manager's absence and use initiative and judgment to see that human resource matters requiring immediate attention are handled in a manner so as to minimize the effect of the Manager's absence
  • Assist with a wide variety of general administrative projects
  • Protect organization's value by keeping information confidential
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by Manager, Human Resources

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Experience, Skills and Abilities)

  • Bachelor's degree in human resources, business administration or closely related field.
  • Three (3) plus years of previous experience in human resources administration/generalist level position.
  • Preference given to those with strong knowledge/experience in compensation and benefits.
  • Requires considerable knowledge of federal and state labor and employment law and modern human resources practices, policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of personnel selection, validation, and performance appraisal.
  • Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Ability to appropriately plan and organize; administer and prioritize; monitor and evaluate the work flow of projects and activities.
  • Ability to perform basic research work and create reports regarding findings
  • Ability to use critical thinking to effectively solve human resource issues
  • Demonstrated ability to make informed decisions based on data and statistics
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of employees and the public.
  • Ability to maintain composure and communicate effectively under stressful conditions; skill and tact in dealing with others.
  • Ability to perform effectively under competing and/or conflicting demands of time and self in a busy environment.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and take initiative in pursuing departmental responsibilities.
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GENERAL JOB SUMMARY

Employees in this job perform a variety of paralegal activities related to assisting Attorneys in various aspects of legal work, including legal and general research, and preparing legal documents.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support attorneys in responding to property owners, negotiating agreements, monitoring court docket including determining next actions for pending cases based upon responses of property owners
  • Administrative tasks such as filing papers, answering telephone calls
  • Draft pleadings, process and serve court filings, perform legal research, review tax and ownership records, attend hearings, manage files, and maintain reports
  • Participate in and contribute to other aspects of the legal process as needed to support entire legal team
  • Manage property files and maintain data for properties throughout various stages of the process
  • Update Salesforce database as needed
  • Perform additional duties as directed by the Attorneys, the Paralegal III, or Deputy General Counsel
  • Regularly handles the most complex and difficult assignments in the department
  • Resolves problems and answers questions for other workers
  • Ability to perform the most complex assignment as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Experience, Skills and Abilities)

  • Associates degree in paralegal studies or High School diploma and Certification from an American Bar Association approved certificate program
  • Minimum 2 year’s paralegal experience
  • Highly organized, handle pressure well, and understand the importance of deadlines
  • 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
  • Paralegal certification from an American Bar Association approved certificate program
  • Thorough knowledge of legal principles and practices
  • Thorough knowledge of legal research techniques
  • Thorough knowledge of legal terminology
  • Thorough knowledge of legal communication principles and practices
  • Knowledge of litigation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent time management skills, attention to details and accuracy, and ability to multi-task
  • Excellent critical thinking skills
  • Strong sense of public service
  • Ability to work well in a fast paced and demanding environment
  • Relevant computer knowledge and experience
  • Detroit residency, preferred

 

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GENERAL JOB SUMMARY

The Paralegal II, working to support the Administration Legal Team, will perform a variety of paralegal activities, including the preparation and retention of documents, legal research, and process enhancement and management.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support the Administration Legal Team in support of the Finance and the Administration & Operations functions of the DLBA, including the enhancement and support of internal processes and protocols
  • Enhance and support HR/employment legal compliance activities in support of the Chief Counsel, Administration
  • Enhance and support corporate legal compliance activities in support of the Chief Counsel, Administration
  • Perform administrative tasks such as filing papers, answering/returning telephone calls, sending/responding to emails and scheduling/coordinating meetings with both internal and external partners
  • Update Salesforce property database and other applicable databases as needed
  • Coordinate with DLBA staff, external partners and third-party vendors
  • Perform additional duties as directed by the Chief Counsel, Administration and Attorney(s) on the Administration Legal Team

 

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Experience, Skills and Abilities)

  • Associates degree in paralegal studies, Paralegal certification from an American Bar Association approved certificate program, Bachelor’s degree, or commensurate experience
  • A minimum of three-years paralegal or related legal experience
  • Thorough knowledge of legal principles and practices, research techniques, and terminology
  • Familiarity with HR/employment legal compliances, preferred
  • Familiarity with corporate legal compliance, preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent time management skills, attention to detail, and ability to multi-task
  • Excellent critical thinking skills
  • Highly organized, handle pressure well, and understand the importance of deadlines
  • 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
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving a diverse culture which celebrates the dignity of all employees and others with whom the DLBA interacts
  • Ability to work well in a fast paced and demanding environment
  • Relevant computer knowledge and experience
  • Detroit residency, preferred

 

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GENERAL JOB SUMMARY

The Paralegal II, working to support the Disposition and Occupied Property Legal Team, will perform a variety of paralegal activities, including preparing legal documents, legal research, and data review and management.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support Disposition and Occupied Property Legal Team in management of case load and document review for timely processing and resolution
  • Initiate investigations in response to reports of suspected occupancy in Detroit Land Bank Authority owned properties
  • Draft pleadings, process and serve court filings, perform legal research, review tax and ownership records, manage files, and maintain reports
  • Review property records and data from third parties to determine appropriate path forward for Detroit Land Bank Authority owned properties
  • Manage property files and maintain data for properties
  • Update Salesforce property database as needed
  • Coordinate with DLBA staff and third-party vendors
  • Support governance activities in support of the Chief Counsel, Disposition and Governance
  • Perform additional duties as directed

 

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Experience, Skills and Abilities)

  • Associates degree in paralegal studies, Paralegal certification from an American Bar Association approved certificate program, Bachelor’s degree, or commensurate experience
  • A minimum of three-years paralegal or related legal experience
  • Thorough knowledge of legal principles and practices, research techniques, and terminology
  • Familiarity with landlord tenant litigation practices, preferred
  • Familiarity with corporate governance, preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent time management skills, attention to detail, and ability to multi-task
  • Excellent critical thinking skills
  • Highly organized, handle pressure well, and understand the importance of deadlines
  • 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
  • Ability to work well in a fast paced and demanding environment
  • Relevant computer knowledge and experience
  • Detroit residency, preferred

 

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GENERAL JOB SUMMARY

Staff Attorney, Human Resources and Legal Compliance, assists the Chief Counsel, Administration in providing all manner of legal advice and support to the DLBA Human Resources function, and in providing advice and counsel regarding legal compliance in various administrative and operational functions of the DLBA. The Staff Attorney, Human Resources and Legal Compliance, will also assist the Chief Counsel, Administration, in the development and maintenance of a legal compliance program for the DLBA.  

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide day-to-day legal advice to DLBA HR and Management regarding HR policy and practice
  • Provide legal advice and process leadership in enhancement and maintenance of robust HR and employment policy and practice infrastructure
  • Provide legal advice and process leadership in enhancement and maintenance of a legal compliance program for DLBA, including training and internal control resources
  • Perform additional duties as directed by the General Counsel and the Chief Counsel, Administration

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, 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 five (5) years’ experience in HR/employment law and legal compliance
  • Experience supervising / managing legal work of others
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills, particularly in public speaking and writing
  • Excellent analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent judgment and people-skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving a diverse culture which celebrates the dignity of all employees and others with whom the DLBA interacts
  • Discretion in keeping sensitive material confidential
  • Detroit residency, preferred
  • Mission-driven individual with high personal integrity and a strong sense of public service to the residents of the City of Detroit
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GENERAL JOB SUMMARY

The Principal Attorney, Litigation and NAP, will assist the General Counsel by developing and maintaining DLBA litigation policies, procedures, and infrastructure; managing the majority of significant litigation and government investigations relating to the DLBA (excluding Quiet Title actions); managing the DLBA legal staff and outside counsel handling such matters directly; and managing and overseeing the operations and staff of the Nuisance Abatement Program.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Advise the General Counsel and the DLBA on matters of law and policy, including particular litigation and government investigations
  • Enhance and maintain litigation policy and procedure for DLBA legal staff
  • Oversee and manage the Nuisance Abatement Program
  • Provide day to day oversight and management of litigation and nuisance abatement program staff inclusive of attorneys, staff attorneys, paralegals and support staff
  • Manage outside counsel and outside professional services contractors including title, clerical, and administrative services
  • Complete special projects as assigned and communicate regularly with General Counsel regarding status of special projects

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; or a member in good standing of another US state bar, subject to admission to the Michigan bar within six months
  • At least eight (8) years of related legal experience, including courtroom experience
  • Experience supervising/managing legal work of other attorneys, as well as paralegals
  • Experience managing a large docket of cases
  • Knowledge of nuisance and real estate law
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving a diverse culture which celebrates the dignity of all employees and others with whom the DLBA interacts
  • Ability to motivate and inspire team to deliver high quality legal services
  • Ability to manage a wide array of legal matters and projects
  • Ability to think strategically, demonstrate a practical approach to managing legal matters
  • Ability to work under tight time pressures, prioritize workflow, react quickly to changing business needs and demands, all in a fast-paced, high growth business environment
  • 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

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  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Discretion in keeping sensitive material confidential
  • Detroit residency, preferred

 

 

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