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Assistant Commission Counsel

Company name

County of Wayne, Michigan, USA

Organization Type


Job Type


Valid Through

Mar 05, 2021

Posted on

Nov 20, 2020

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 70000 to 95000 Annually

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required


Detroit, MI, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Assistant Commission Counsel
The candidate will draft ordinances, resolutions and charter amendments. Advise the Commission on and represent it in legal matters. Attend meetings of the Commission. Analyze contracts, ordinances and all other matters before the Commission. Research public policy and legal issues. Provide concise and relevant verbal presentations at meetings. Liaison with employees from all county departments and the offices of other elected officials to address matters of county concern. Advise on the provisions in the Wayne County Charter and Uniform Budget and Accounting Act. Advise on matters related to audits, and attestation and assurance engagements. Maintain knowledge of relevant laws, regulations, polices and guidelines. Respond to Freedom of Information Act requests. Advise on the compliance with laws including the Open Meetings Act. Analyze and report on pending state legislation that may impact the county's interests. Assist with the indexing of ordinances and resolutions having the effect of law. Assist with the drafting of public notices and the manner of preparing agenda items for disposition. Draft communications on behalf of the Commission, committees and individual Commissioners on issues of public policy. Assist Commissioners with responses to constituent inquiries.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited law school. Should be licensed to practice law in Michigan. Must have 3+ years of experience practicing law. Should have superior written and oral communication skills. Must have strong research and analyzing skills. Should have considerable knowledge of the techniques of drafting laws and of the principles of statutory construction. Must have reasonable knowledge of state, federal and local laws relating to the functions of county government. Familiarly with parliamentary procedure is required. Some civil litigation experience preferred. Should have ability to work independently as well as in a team environment. Must have ability to handle multiple tasks while keeping track of critical dates and deadlines.

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
County of Wayne, Michigan, USA
500 Griswold
Detroit, MI 48226

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