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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

• 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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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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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:

• 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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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

  • 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:

  • Assist with the review of property inspections to assess property condition and proper pipeline assignment.
  • Coordinate with other DLBA departments to assist in determining best route for
  • Assist in managing departmental data (bulk data entry, reporting), including Salesforce, work orders, and invoice tracking.
  • Support the broader property sale process, through work including ordering property inspections, vetting inspection results, requesting title searches, generating final sale batches, online listing creation, and carrying out additional checks as needed and directed.
  • Assist with projects pertaining to the DLBA’s property inventory.
  • 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
  • Check and/or compare documents, forms, applications, or other materials for accuracy, completeness, and format
  • Obtain and track completed payment authorizations between the inventory department and accounts payable
  • Accurately input and track program expenditures
  • Reconcile physical and digital records
  • Assist with the review and response to Inventory Salesforce inquiries including prioritizing and submitting work orders, overseeing the completion of the work, and communicating with constituents
  • Assist with the response to maintenance inquiries and other communications requiring the explanation of procedures, policies, rules, state laws, etc., applicable to the circumstances
  • Triage resident requests related to the status of DLBA-owned structures and parcels
  • Record service results in Salesforce and upload photos verifying completion of work to Salesforce line items
  • Assist with preparing, organizing, and uploading listing photos for DLBA-owned structures
  • Complete data entry tasks
  • Assist the with special projects as needed.
  • Perform additional duties as directed by Manager.

 

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Experience, Skills and Abilities)

  • Associates 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.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite of products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook). Experience with Salesforce, preferred.
  • Knowledge of 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 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 the Acuity scheduling system of DLBA property viewings.
  • Acuity point of contact for client issues.
  • Coordinate weekly lock box changes with DLBA field team.
  • Collect and submit BSEED release requests and follow-up on 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 leadership

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

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk; or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, bend, and walk. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. 

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

  • General clerical duties including photocopying, faxing and mailing
  • Receive, sort, scan, distribute, and file incoming mail
  • Answer and direct phone calls
  • Provide information to external enquirers and provide general support to visitors
  • Reply to email, telephone, or face to face enquiries. [within 24 hours]
  • Produce and distribute correspondence memos, letters, faxes, and forms
  • Develop and maintain a filing system
  • Handle sensitive information in a confidential manner
  • Perform additional duties and clerical tasks as directed

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Experience, Skills and Abilities)

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • One year in a clerical role
  • 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
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly organized and follow instructions well with attention to detail and problem solving
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point)

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk; or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, bend, and walk. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. 

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

  • 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                                                                                                                                                                                                                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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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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DESCRIPTION

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