GENERAL COUNSEL

The Office of the General Counsel is the Road Commission for Oakland County's (RCOC) in-house counsel providing legal advice, representation and services to the RCOC, its governing board, managing director, management, staff, committees, and other sub-entities. The Office of the General Counsel is responsible for a wide range of areas, including:





  • Leads and manages the legal and risk management activities of the agency, including the department budget and necessary consideration for compliance, litigation and business process.


  • Provides legal advice to management, board members, and any employee who acts on behalf of the organization.


  • Maintains an in-depth understanding of how legal issues affect the RCOC and related interests and communicates the impact accordingly.


  • Coordinate internal corporate governance policies and manage the impact of external factors such as contractual matters, litigation, real property transactions, policies, procedures and regulatory matters.


  • Creates, develops and maintains relationships and associations based upon confidences, trust and respect to all.


  • Makes recommendations on strategic alliances by assembling a legal team of internal and external resources.


  • Demonstrates solid, well-balanced judgment in all matters


  • Invokes professionalism, leadership, and integrity by their communication and actions.


  • Regular and predictable on-site job attendance is an essential function of this position.


  • Requires a daily schedule that supports RCOC hours of operation.




Special Experience/Education



Ideal Candidate:



  • A Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited law school and professional license.


  • Minimum of 10 years of full-time experience as a practicing attorney, preferably in a governmental setting.


  • A member in good standing of the State Bar of Michigan.


  • Demonstrated and tested leadership skill and ability


  • Extraordinary communication skills, including:

  • Proven experience in cultivating an earnest executive presence


  • Clear oral and written communication skill demonstrating confidence, trust, and credibility


  • Be approachable, confident and thoughtful




  • A commitment to serving the agency and the public with integrity and professional diligence.


  • Awareness of governmental practices and operations is beneficial.


  • Valid Driver's License; legal ability to work in the U.S.


  • Disclaimer



    Must be legally eligible to work in the United States and possess a Valid Driver's License



    Attractive benefits package



    EOE/ADA/Drug-Free Workplace


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    General Counsel Located At Mi, Franklin - Job Post By: Road Commission For Oakland County






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