Under the direction of the General Counsel, the Attorney performs duties as assigned. The Legal Department provides legal services to the Airport Authority Board, Airport Authority Departments and Divisions, including (i) preparing all contracts, operating agreements, and leases between the Airport Authority and third parties; (ii) providing legal counsel to the Authority Board and all Departments and divisions when requested; (iii) handling litigation and other legal proceedings against or by the Authority; (iv) coordinating the legal services provided by outside counsel; and (v) handling all legal matters related to the governance of the Authority.
The Wayne County Airport Authority offers a benefit package that includes paid vacation and sick time, paid holidays, retirement, tuition reimbursement, medical, optical and dental insurance, and performance bonuses. Accommodations A person with disabilities, who needs an accommodation regarding a job application, or to participate in the examination process, must notify the Human Resources Department 734-942-3775.
At least four years of full time paid experience as an Attorney and expertise in one or more of the following practice areas: negotiating and preparing complex legal contracts, public finance/municipal bonds, construction law, real estate, environmental (including public utilities), municipal or governmental law (including public safety), public procurements (including knowledge of competitive solicitation practices for governmental or public sector entities), technology/intellectual property, airport federal regulatory compliance and/or litigation
Experience representing municipal or governmental entities and/or airports, or general familiarity with federal aviation laws is preferred but not required
Must be, or eligible to become, a member in good standing of the State Bar of Michigan within six months from date of hire
Additional Salary Information: Competitive pay based upon experience and qualifications
Internal Number: 403
About Wayne County Airport Authority
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) welcomed nearly 35 million passengers in 2017 and is one of the world’s leading air transportation hubs. Established in 2002 by Michigan Public Act 90 (2002), the Airport Authority is an independent agency responsible for the operation of Detroit Metropolitan Airport, Willow Run Airport and Crosswinds Marsh. The Airport Authority directly employs more than 600 individuals across a number of disciplines, while the airports themselves are home to more than 18,000 jobs.