Overview

Provides legal counsel to the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (Authority) focusing primarily on labor and employment law, administrative law, contracts and real estate matters. Within these disciplines, duties include providing legal support, as well as advice and counsel to various departments within the Authority. Represents the Authoritys interests in various administrative hearings, and before state and federal administrative agencies. Some litigation work may be required. Prepares legal reports and memoranda, and renders legal opinions as requested. Performing other duties of a similar nature may be required.

Areas of expertise should include:

 labor and employment law, labor arbitration, personnel and human resources;

 administrative law; rendering legal opinions on public sector legal issues, including but not limited to, statutory compliance with federal, state and local laws;

 contracting, including all matters at each phase of the procurement process from pre-solicitation through award, administration, termination, and contract closeout and general public construction contracting;

 real property transactions, including acquisition, management and real estate claims;

 legal assistance in project development, collaboration with other public entities, transit-oriented development, and engineering services.

This position also requires serving on GCRTA committees and review panels. The position also requires working under limited direction with extensive latitude, using initiative and independent judgment.

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must have a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree and a license to practice in the State of Ohio. Applicant must have a minimum of 5 years of experience practicing law. Experience with civil law within a government entity or organization that deals with government/public labor and employment issues, administrative law, contracting, and analyzing, investigating, and resolving claims, disputes and related matters is preferred.

Working Conditions

The working conditions described below are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environmental Conditions

This person will work predominantly in an office type environment.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for up to 8 or more hours a day. The employee is frequently required to see, hear and speak. The employee may be required to work at a desktop computer for more than 5 hours a day. The employee will be required to travel, primarily locally, to arbitration hearings, administrative hearings and occasionally to court.

Mental Demands

Reading, studying, focused listening, auditing, inspecting, proofreading, and evaluating. Ability to give, receive and analyze information and prepare accurate and persuasive written materials. Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written); research and interpret law, policy, procedures, and other data. Ability to organize, plan and efficiently manage time to meet all of the various competing, time-sensitive demands on the Authoritys Legal Department.

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