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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