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Job Title: 

Senior General Counsel

Tacoma Housing Authority
Job Location: 
Tacoma, WA
Salary Range: 
$160,500 - 194,910.00/yr
Full Job Description: 

The Senior General Counsel establishes in-house legal expertise to assist with strategic and operational objectives. Support the THA Executive Director, department directors, managers, and other staff by providing legal advice on important aspects of THA’s operations. Collaborate with key stakeholders and serve THA’s social justice focus and systems change approach through policy and process improvement, legal research and analysis, and representation and litigation support.

Recommend strategies that improve existing structures, or support and strengthen recent efforts to advance racial equity outcomes and other DEIB goals for THA staff, customers and our community. Initially, most of the Senior General Counsel's  time will be spent on issues related to employee relations.

The successful candidate will have experience and competency in a wide array of employment laws and regulations such as Title VII, the ADA, FMLA and Washington Law Against Discrimination, as well as experience with wage and hour laws, workplace safety, other employment issues, and labor law and collective bargaining experience. The Senior General Counsel supports THA’s housing portfolio, and knowledge of Landlord Tenant Law is necessary, along with advising on changing laws and regulations. THA will continue to have outside counsel in designated areas. This position will coordinate with outside counsel and determine when to use internal versus external counsel.

Qualifications include:

  • Law degree (J.D.) from an accredited law school
  • Admission (or pending admission) to the Washington State Bar
  • 10+ years practicing law
  • 3+ years exp. in a mission-driven practical focus working on behalf of people in poverty or historically marginalized populations preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to critically analyze the impact of systems and institutions preferred
  • Firsthand experience of homelessness, housing instability, poverty, or societal marginalization due to identity preferred
To Apply: 

Learn more about the hiring process, apply for jobs, and join the THA talent community at tacomahousing.org/about/careers

Date Posted: 
Friday, June 21, 2024
Application Deadline: 
Saturday, July 13, 2024
Posting Expiration Date: 
Tuesday, August 20, 2024
Job Location Details: 
Tacoma, WA
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