Oakland County, MI - Deputy Corporation Counsel
Company: GovHR USA, GovTempsUSA
Posted on: January 5, 2022
Oakland County, MI (pop. 1,251,000) County Seat:
Pontiac/Waterford. Oakland County is located in southeast Michigan,
immediately north of Detroit. With a population of 1.2 million and
covering over 900 square miles, Oakland County offers cosmopolitan
urban centers, lakefront living, historic town centers, and natural
country settings within close proximity of an array of employment
opportunities. Providing the diversity of choice vital to
attracting and retaining a skilled workforce and high quality of
life: 38,000 businesses, 1,100 foreign-owned firms from 39
countries, call Oakland County home. The county blends the State's
most robust economy with an unmatched quality of life. This
diversity makes Oakland County unique and competitive. Oakland
County's annual gross domestic product (GDP) is $100 billion, which
represents 23% of the state of Michigan's total GDP.
The County is governed by an elected County Executive, David
Coulter, and a 21-member Board of Commissioners who are elected by
district for a two-year term of office. Deputy Corporation Counsel
is an appointed position, serves at the pleasure of the County
Executive and reports to the Corporation Counsel. The Office of
Corporation Counsel is responsible for representing the County, the
County Executive, the Board of Commissioners, the Countywide
Elected Officials, the Department Heads and Agencies of the County
in all legal matters affecting the County. The Deputy Corporation
Counsel serves as a trusted deputy of the County's appointed
Corporation Counsel. As delegated, the position is responsible for
professional legal work of the in-house legal team of 31 employees
and outside legal counsel as necessary.
Deputy Corporation Counsel will be responsible for the day-to-day
business of the Office, including management of service requests,
case assignments, litigation tracking and strategy, and employee
oversite and evaluation. Deputy Corporation Counsel will also serve
as a thought partner to the Corporation Counsel to provide
proactive legal and policy counsel to the County Executive and
other leaders in the County.
It is vital for the individual in this position to be confident, a
problem solver and a consensus builder committed to the tenets of
transparency, collaboration, and inclusive excellence.
Ability to lead and direct a professional legal team.
Ability to think strategically, anticipate issues and make
comprehensive recommendations regarding legal and policy matters
before the County.
Ability and commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion
initiatives within the office of Corporation Counsel and as an
overarching county government priority.
Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing and make
presentation in a public forum.
A customer service orientation, with the ability to establish and
maintain effective working relationships and use good judgment,
initiative and resourcefulness when dealing with employees,
professional contacts, elected officials, and the public in a
variety of cooperative and contentious situations.
Juris doctorate degree.
At least seven (7) years of successful experience as a practicing
attorney and be a member in good standing of the State Bar of
Michigan. If coming from another State, be a member in good
standing of that State Bar and become a member of the State Bar of
Michigan within the minimum time necessary (out-of-state attorneys
are encouraged to review Michigan Bar reciprocity rules). The
County, at its discretion, may consider an alternative level of
Experience in municipal law, including contracts, administrative,
civil and criminal, is preferred.
Skill in compiling and evaluating complex information and
formulating effective legal recommendations.
Attend meetings scheduled at times other than normal business
Salary range is $129,817 to $173,929 DOQE.
Apply online at www.GovHRjobs.com with resume, cover letter,
contact information and three (3) professional references. Oakland
County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity,
equity and inclusion and seeks candidates who represent a variety
of backgrounds and perspectives. Questions regarding the position
may be directed to the attention of Jaymes Vettraino, Vice
President, GovHR USA, Tel: 847-380-3240
Candidates will be reviewed upon receipt of application, with
preliminary reviews to be completed by November 2, 2021.
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Posted:Sep 21, 2021
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