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Company Name:Wayne County Government
Location:Detroit, MI
Employment Type:Full Time
Category:Economic Development
Pay:$80000 - $85000 per year
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Our county headquarters is based in the automotive capital of the world, giving us access to the latest technology and resources. We are committed to providing our communities with quality services and facilities that will make them thrive. We invite you to explore our many vibrant communities and discover all that we have to offer! Wayne County knows no boundaries when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply. Welcome aboard!


The General Counsel and will oversee the Land Bank's core legal programs; provide legal advice and opinions on areas of property law and government administration; promote and implement strategic policy initiatives; ensure compliance with the Land Bank's regulatory scheme; and represent the Land Bank in litigation; among other responsibilities.

The General Counsel is envisioned as a leader on the Land Bank's team who possesses the vision to implement new ideas and solve new problems. As part of the position, the General Counsel will interface closely with local residents, governmental partners, and policymakers. This position will serve a crucial role in furthering the Land Bank's core mission of stabilizing communities in Metro Detroit.

  • Operate Land Bank legal programs
  • Draft and negotiate contractual agreements
  • Work with the Executive Director on Land Bank strategy and visioning
  • Work with the Operations Director on programmatic monitoring and enforcement
  • Serve as the Land Bank's lead litigation counsel
  • Provide counsel on a range of legal issues, primarily in the fields of property law and governmental law and regulation
  • Ensure compliance with the Land Bank's bylaws, policies, and statutory scheme
  • Draft and implement policies and programs


At the time of application, eligible persons must have:

  • Juris Doctor from an accredited law school; AND
  • Be Licensed to practice law in Michigan (or can be licensed upon beginning employment) and in good standing with the State Bar of Michigan
  • Experience in property law, real estate, and governmental policy preferred

Equal Opportunity Employer: Wayne County provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to: recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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Accommodations: If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Wayne County Department of Personnel/Human Resources at 313-224-5901 or via email at Hearing or speech impaired persons using TDD's or similar devices may contact the Michigan Relay Center, toll free at (800) 649-3777 or 711 to communicate directly with the Department of Personnel/Human Resources during regular working hours.

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