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GENERAL SUMMARY:

The Occupied Non-Profit and For-Profit Project Manager reports directly to the Occupied Properties Program Manager-Dispositions Department and is responsible for implementing, managing, and facilitating the disposition of property through the Occupied Non-Profit Program and Occupied For-Profit Program (“Programs”).

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage relationships with Program Partners and DLBA Departments.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with community partners, for-profit partners, and other organizations.
  • Interface with stakeholders on a consistent basis.
  • Works closely with the Inventory Department to identify DLBA properties that fit in the Program Agreement for conveyance.
  • Works closely with the other Disposition Teams to make sure Temporary License Agreements, Purchase Agreements, and Closing Documents are properly executed. 
  • Works with the Compliance Division to ensure that thresholds are properly met.  
  • Manage and maintain activities related to the Programs, reporting, and compliance.
  • Manage projects, from application intake and review to transaction processing.
  • Develop a Salesforce implementation strategy for the Programs.
  • Monitor progress of all projects to ensure compliance consistent with Agreement Terms.
  • Ensure project goals and objectives are achieved by appropriately tracking and reporting data using Salesforce.
  • Provide reporting metrics for the Programs.
  • Identify and resolve issues and problems related to the Programs.
  • Coordinate closings on transactions and other projects.
  • Develop strategies to increase the disposition of DLBA owned properties and identify development opportunities.
  • Ensure compliance with all DLBA procedures and guidelines.
  • Provides recommendations to the Program Manager for process improvement and serves as the Project Manager for Salesforce enhancements affecting the Programs.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Occupied Properties Program Manager.

 QUALIFICATIONS: (knowledge, experience, skills, abilities)

  •  Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Urban Planning, Public Administration, Community Development or other closely related field.
  • At least two (2) years of experience in economic development, real estate, project management, tax incentives, planning, public administration, or other related professions.
  • Ability to collaborate with various internal and external business partners to deliver outstanding customer service and build effective partnerships.
  • High level of customer service orientation.
  • 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.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office Suite.
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GENERAL JOB SUMMARY

General Counsel is the Detroit Land Bank Authority’s (DLBA) Chief Attorney.  As such, he/she is responsible for overseeing and identifying the legal issues in all departments and their interrelation, as well as business policy.  They will also oversee the entire legal team.

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 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 six (6) years of related legal experience
  • Knowledge of land banking, tax foreclosure, municipal, and real estate law
  • Experience with legal issues for non-profit organizations and employment law is appreciated
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work well in a fast paced and demanding environment
  • Detroit residency, preferred
  • Management experience, particularly supervising/managing legal work of others
  • 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
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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.There are three levels in this job.

PRINCIPLE JOB DUTIES

This is the experienced level. The employee functions as a lead worker overseeing the work of others and performs a full range of administrative support assignments and uses judgment in making decisions where alternatives are determined by established policies and procedures.

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Experience, Skills and Abilities)

  • Provide work direction for two or more full-time employees, or their equivalent, on a regular basis
  • Assist with training of Sales & Programs Specialists
  • Coordinate the program with other departments
  • Assist with program development

NOTE:     Some knowledge in the area listed is required at the entry level, developing knowledge is required at the experienced level, and thorough knowledge is required at the advanced level.

  • 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

Additional Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Demonstrated reporting experience
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Ability to organize and coordinate the work of the unit
  • Ability to explain instructions and guidelines and train others effectively
  • Ability to determine work priorities, assign work, and review work for quality and production standards
  • Ability to assist others in solving work problems
  • Ability to establish and revise operational standards

EDUCATION

  • Associate degree in business administration or related field, required; Bachelor’s Degree in business administration or other related field, preferred

EXPERIENCE

  • 1-2 years in customer service, real estate, and/or case management
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DESCRIPTION

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.

There are three levels in this job.

 

PRINCIPLE JOB DUTIES

This is the experienced level. The employee functions as a lead worker overseeing the work of others and performs a full range of administrative support assignments and uses judgment in making decisions where alternatives are determined by established policies and procedures.

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Experience, Skills and Abilities)

  • Provide work direction for two or more full-time employees, or their equivalent, on a regular basis
  • Assist with training of Sales & Programs Specialists
  • Coordinate the program with other departments
  • Assist with program development

 

NOTE:  Some knowledge in the area listed is required at the entry level, developing knowledge is required at the experienced level, and thorough knowledge is required at the advanced level.

  • 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

Additional Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Demonstrated reporting experience
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Ability to organize and coordinate the work of the unit
  • Ability to explain instructions and guidelines and train others effectively
  • Ability to determine work priorities, assign work, and review work for quality and production standards
  • Ability to assist others in solving work problems
  • Ability to establish and revise operational standards

EDUCATION

  • Associate degree in business administration or related field, required; Bachelor’s Degree in business administration or other related field, preferred
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GENERAL JOB SUMMARY

The Data Solutions Developer is responsible for the overall design of the Salesforce application and mapping of department business requirements to systems/technical requirements; delivering the complete solution for the department. 

 

PRINCIPLE JOB DUTIES

  • Design, develop and configure solutions using the full Salesforce toolset including custom objects and fields, validation rules, Visualforce pages, Lightning components workflows, triggers, process builder, etc.
  • Create Apex classes, triggers, and APIs for full integration with the DLBA’s website
  • Design, develop, test, document and deploy third-party integrations with Salesforce
  • Create and maintain views, reports, dashboards, and other salesforce.com forms, page layouts, custom objects, and new applications when necessary.
  • Design, create, and maintain user roles, security, groups, permission sets, queues, and profiles.
  • Execute test plans to ensure quality delivery.
  • Partner with Departmental subject matter experts, data and support Teams on solutions, maintenance, and process improvements to ensure solutions align with business objectives and promote adoption
  • Participate on cross functional project teams
  • Produce workflow diagrams, component diagrams, sequence diagrams and similar documentation when appropriate
  • Provide detailed estimates of the level of effort associated to implement capabilities based on business requirements and solution design
  • Perform additional related duties as assigned by the Assistant Director or Director
  • Perform additional related duties as assigned by department Manager or Director

 

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Experience, Skills and Abilities)

  • Understanding of advanced Apex programming concepts including core design patterns, limits and bulk patterns, efficient and reliable trigger handling and effective unit testing.
  • Experience or knowledge of various Salesforce.com APIs like SOAP, REST, BULK, and Streaming API
  • Salesforce Certifications preferred
  • Experience with enterprise integration tools and extract, transformation and load (ETL) tools
  • Proven solutions consulting experience
  • Advanced experience with Salesforce configuration and custom development
  • Experience with Magento eCommerce Platform preferred 
  • Experience with Salesforce Lightning and Classic
  • EDUCATION

  • 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; Master’s Degree 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.

      

    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 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.

 

PRINCIPLE JOB DUTIES

  • 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

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Cont’d)

  • 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) 

  • 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

  • SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS, LICENSES, AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Salesforce 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.

     

    EDUCATION

  • Bachelor's degree in human resources, business administration or closely related field.

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GENERAL JOB SUMMARY

The Demolition Contract Specialist reports directly to the Demolition Operations Team Leader-Supervisor and is responsible for processing demolition program activities to implement federal, state and private blight elimination grants in Detroit in full compliance with executed contracts, program requirements and all federal/state/local regulations.

PRINCIPLE JOB DUTIES

  • Update and maintain the Salesforce demolition database and financial tracking systems.
  • Ensure that Salesforce demolition database is updated regularly and accurately reflects demolition activities including but not limited to:  property address condition status, contractor invoicing activities and required federal/state/local regulatory documentation.
  • Ensure that Blight Elimination grant reimbursement system (MATT) is updated regularly and accurately reflects demolition reimbursement activities including but not limited to:  property address condition status, contractor invoicing activities and required federal/state/local regulatory documentation.
  • Processes assigned demolition contractor invoicing activities including but not limited to:  review assigned invoices for completeness and accuracy; perform quality control audit for all assigned invoices; upload reviewed invoices and required supporting documentation into payment and grant reimbursement processing systems; respond to and facilitate the resolution of invoice documentation concerns; and ensure compliance with all federal/state/local regulations. 
  • Maintains electronic and physical property file documentation in accordance with Demolition Department’s HHF Manual policies and procedures.

 

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Experience, Skills and Abilities)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration, preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years of data entry experience
  • 2-4 years’ experience in a shared services center environment for high volume transactions preferred
  • 2-4 years of procurement or accounts payable experience, preferably in the construction industry.
  • 1-2 years of compliance and/or audit experience, preferably with federal/state/local regulations preferred.
  • Experience with accounting systems
  • Detail-oriented, ability to work independently and take ownership of projects
  • Strong organizational, analytical and time management skills
  • Ability to effectively prioritize multiple projects to meet tight deadlines and produce high quality work in a fast-paced environment
  • Effective conflict resolution skills demonstrating negotiation and building effective business partnerships internally and externally
  • Ability to embrace and adapt to change and a positive can-do approach to the job is required
  • Demonstrated commitment to quality improvement and performance excellence
  • Intermediate written and verbal communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Ability to collaborate and work effectively with various internal and external business partners to deliver outstanding customer service.Understanding of current construction billing practices including experience with AIA documents
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GENERAL JOB SUMMARY The Data Analyst I will perform a variety of data analysis and administration activities to support the activities of the Inventory department, most notably that of reviewing DLBA-owned parcels for side lot program eligibility and listing them for sale. This is the entry level. The employee is responsible for generating reports and providing the department with technical and administrative support. This role will be primarily responsible for making changes and updates to related data based on requests received. PRINCIPLE JOB DUTIES • Provide analytical and data management support for activities of the Inventory department • Extract, load, and reconcile large amounts of data across multiple system platforms and sources • Ensure data integrity by performing data quality audits and analysis • Manage side lot listing data on the DLBA’s website and in Salesforce • Review side lot sale purchase inquiries on an on-going basis to check for data discrepancies and modify the parcel status and/or inquiry status accordingly • Communicate with various departments regarding the eligibility status of a parcel for the side lot program • Utilize datasets significant to a parcel’s eligibility for the side lot program to determine operational impacts and needed actions • Identify issues, trends, areas for improvement and opportunities regarding the side lot listing process and elevate them to management • Develop regular reports and deliverables for management • Develop and maintain strong relationships with team • Provide administrative assistance to the management within the department • Assist with technology and data issues • Comply with all state, federal, and company guidelines, rules and regulations • Complete ad-hoc tasks as requested • Perform other related duties as directed QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Experience, Skills and Abilities) • Must have strong organizational, analytical, diagnostic, and problem-solving skills • A strong system and data analysis background • Some knowledge of Salesforce or other CRM software preferred • Some knowledge of Geographic Information Systems preferred • Familiarity with land records and real estate transaction processes • Ability to communicate clearly • Excellent customer service to both internal and external customers • Knowledge of Detroit communities and respect for diverse cultures/lifestyles • Proven track record of working in a highly dynamic and fast-paced environment • Ability to operate standard office equipment (e.g. a personal computer, wireless equipment, copier and fax) • Proficiency with the following software: Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook), Adobe version 10 or greater EDUCATION • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Geography, Statistics, Urban Planning or another technical major, or equivalent demonstrated analytical and technical ability
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GENERAL JOB SUMMARY

The Property Inspector will perform skilled/specialized inspection of residential structures to document its current condition, for compliance with Residential Building Codes and regulations as defined by the Detroit Land Bank Authority (DLBA).

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Before a property is accepted into any Property Rehabilitation Program, conduct a visual inspection of residential properties to document its current condition
  •  Once a property is accepted into a Property Rehabilitation Program, conduct an in-depth inspection of residential properties and draft a pre-scope of work
  • Point out violations, essential layout changes, excessive damage, measurements and case-related comments into an automated data base (Salesforce); file and/or scan documents following field inspections
  • Respond to inquiries from the public and contractors regarding codes and other issues with projects
  • Examine residential properties for fire safety
  • Report violations of building codes and/or DLBA’s program regulations
  • Inspect foundations, roofs and siding, garages, plumbing, electrical components, property accessibility (porches, railings, etc.), flooring, windows, fencing, concrete flatwork, heating and AC systems

 

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Experience, Skills and Abilities)

  • High School diploma or GED
  • State of Michigan Builder’s License and/or State of Michigan Certification as a Commercial or Residential Building Inspector
  • At least five (5) years of experience in inspection or the construction trades, or any equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Working knowledge of 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:

  • 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.