Civil Counsel- Emmet County

Emmet County Job Posting

Civil Counsel

Summary of position:

Provides legal advice and assistance in the furtherance in the best interests of Emmet County government.  This includes, but is not limited to the following; under the direction of the County Administrator, conducts research, assists in the creation, review and development of policies, procedures and rendering legal opinions and advice to the Board of Commissioners.  Provides legal advice to committees created by State law or local authorities, County Administrator, County staff and other elected officials on their rights, obligations, and/or privileges and compliance with statutory and contractual obligations. 

Please review the entire job description on the County website at


Juris Doctorate; licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan

Member in good standing of the State Bar of Michigan

3-5 years progressively responsible experience as an attorney of civil and municipal law matters.  Minimum 3 years’ experience in municipal/law Corporate Counsel position; minimum of 2 years’ experience in Human Resources.

Salary:   $87,000 - $95,000

Comprehensive benefits package including retirement contributions.

How to apply:

To send a resume including legal references and to complete an Emmet County employment application go to .  The entire job description is available for review.

Open until filled

Posted:  March19, 2021