General Counsel

Location: Central Office
Pay rate: Hiring Salary Range: $72,378 - $94,091
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Description

Responsible for advising the Chief Executive Officer, Department Directors and Board of Commissioners on legal matters.  Assist in the negotiation and documentation of real estate development and acquisition transactions, drafting documents, handling fair housing complaints, and other in-house litigation matters, providing regular, routine guidance and counseling to all DHA staff. 

The General Counsel will also work with the Authority's Development and Construction team with regard to overseeing and coordinating legal issues in connection with the Authority's ongoing programs for acquisition and construction of new affordable housing and re-habilitation of existing developments. 

Minimum Qualifications:

Juris Doctorate degree in related field. License to practice law within the state of North Carolina is required.  Minimum of five (5) years related experience in business law, government law or nonprofit organization administrations; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Working knowledge of and certification for other related Public Housing, Housing Choice Voucher, Real Estate Development, Financial Management and/or Tax Credits preferred.   

All applicants must be able to pass pre-employment drug screening and a criminal background check.

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