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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

  • Advise the General Counsel on matters of law and policy
  • Provide day to day oversight and management of legal team inclusive of attorneys, staff attorneys, paralegals, and support staff
  • Oversee and manage the Nuisance Abatement Program, Quiet Title Program, and all defensive litigation matters
  • Manage outside professional services contractors such as law firms, title, clerical, and administrative
  • 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 fifteen (15) years of related legal experience
  • Experience supervising/managing legal work of other attorneys, as well as paralegals, interns, and direct reports
  • Experience managing a large docket of cases
  • Knowledge of land banking, tax foreclosure, municipal, and real estate law
  • 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 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, business-oriented perspective and 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
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Discretion in keeping sensitive material confidential
  • Detroit residency preferred
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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

  • Investigate and triage client and program inquires related to the Program and escalate to Program Manager, if necessary
  • Coordinate with other DLBA departments to ensure the movement of properties through DLBA pipelines.
  • Contact occupants for documents needed for processing program eligibility and verification
  • Analyze all documents (documents, database entries, etc.) to ensure completion, accuracy and compliance with program rules and policies
  • Organize and upload documents to Salesforce database
  • Track, monitor, and review title and quiet title requests
  • Enter, track and report components of Program processes into Salesforce database and maintain accuracy
  • Create and prepare closing documents and obtain final legal approval when necessary
  • Coordinate and execute property closings
  • Liaise with organizations and partner agencies
  • Miscellaneous reporting as needed related to occupied programs
  • Provide support for planning and facilitating occupied events
  • Provide support to and perform additional duties as directed by the Grants and Occupied Program Manager

 

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities)

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public policy, urban planning, urban studies, economics, community development, real estate, social work or a related field, preferred.
  • 2-3 years of customer service and case management experience
  • Strong sense of public service to residents of Detroit
  • Strong sense of urgency and problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent communication, both verbal and written, and grammar skills
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work well with computers and multiple software interfaces
  • Ability to work well in a fast paced and demanding environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Detroit resident, preferred

 

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 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 of properties and be responsible for timely case resolution · Conduct litigation hearings predominantly in the Third Judicial Circuit Court · Draft pleadings, contracts, review title records, attend court hearings, manage files in various stages of litigation · Perform legal and general research · Confer with DLBA staff on various matters including, but not limited to, Freedom of Information Act requests, contracts, and evictions. · Provide direct supervision to paralegal, or support staff, as applicable · Collaborate with various departments and external third-party agencies · Perform additional duties as directed by the Lead Attorney, Nuisance Abatement Program, and General Counsel QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities) · Juris Doctorate from an American Bar Association-accredited law school · Member in good standing of the State Bar of Michigan · Two to four years related legal experience, including litigation experience · Excellent communication skills, particularly in public speaking and writing · Excellent organizational and time management skills as well as the ability to multi-task · Excellent analytical, and problem-solving skills, and good judgment to identify potential solutions · Understanding of and ability to apply attorney ethics rules · Familiarity with and ability to prepare basic litigation documents · Ability to work well in a fast paced and demanding environment · Ability to work effectively with others as part of a team · Ability to conduct research that is relevant, accurate, and thorough · Experience using and proficiency with MS Office · 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 · Knowledge of land banking, tax foreclosure, municipal law, real estate, mortgages, and landlord-tenant law · Strong negotiating skills EDUCATION · Juris Doctorate from an American Bar Association-accredited law school
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Salary Range: $53,800 - $72,000 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Monitor job sites to ensure procedures are enforced, specifically established security protocol and permit posting • Inspect, verify and report to Construction Manager on conditions that may require changes to contract specifications, construction work procedures or schedules • Prepare internal and external reports pertaining to job status • Evaluate work performed by Skilled Trades and General Contractors • Participate in Weekly Contractor Meetings • Create, maintain, and update construction schedules to monitor progress and anticipate on time product and material deliveries • Work closely with the Construction Manager to oversee and direct construction projects from conception to completion • Coordinate with contractors • Confer with General Contractor, Construction Manager and others to solicit information and to develop solutions to contractual, staffing and other problems encountered on job sites • Build relationships with City supervising trade inspectors, local utility providers (DTE and DWSD) and vendors to ensure completion of projects in compliance with all ordinances and construction codes. • Assist with vetting and onboarding new contractors • Prepare Scopes of Work that will be used to solicit bids from qualified contractors • Participate in Punchlist Walk-throughs and coordinate completion of Punchlist Items • Utilize housing rehabilitation software to assist with developing floor plans, building ideas, concepts, and designs • Offer solutions during the design process, while working with structural engineers, design team and Construction Manager • Ensure contractors are meeting contractual conditions of performance ADDITIONAL SKILLS • Builds and maintain relationships with General Contractors, and other organizations to strengthen community ties with Detroit Land Bank Authority (DLBA) • Confident, articulate, and professional speaking abilities for presentations to public and/or groups with the ability to adapt communication style to suit different audiences • Ability to read architectural, plumbing, mechanical and electrical drawings and specifications • Proficient use of housing rehabilitation software such as Housing Developer Pro • Working knowledge of Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Software such as Chief Architect • Proven working experience in construction management • Advanced knowledge of construction management processes, means and method with the renovation and construction of residential buildings and site work related thereto • Expert knowledge of building products, construction details and relevant rules, regulations and quality standards • Understanding of all facets of the construction process DESIRED SKILLS • State of Michigan Residential Builder’s or Maintenance & Alteration Contractor License • 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 EDUCATION • Master’s degree in Construction Management or a related field, preferred EXPERIENCE • At least four (4) years of experience in a building trade and at least 1 year supervising a construction site or serving as a Project Manager I. QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities) • In depth knowledge of Detroit communities and respect for diverse cultures/lifestyles • Ability to work evenings and weekends to represent DLBA at community events • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with outside organizations and stakeholders • 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 • High level of customer service orientation • Proficient use of 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 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. 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: • 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 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.