Ann Arbor launching look for for new city legal professional for first time in just about 2 decades

ANN ARBOR, MI — Ann Arbor is launching a look for for a new metropolis legal professional for the first time in approximately two a long time.

With Town Attorney Stephen Postema planning to retire by the stop of April 2022, City Council voted this 7 days to employ the service of specialist recruitment expert Amy Cell for $25,000 to perform a search for Postema’s replacement.

Postema, an Ann Arbor indigenous who has led the city attorney’s business since April 2003, recalled he was just one of a handful of finalists who interviewed for the task more than 18 decades ago.

He announced in January he will step down following 12 months to shell out a lot more time with family, significantly as his spouse is battling most cancers.

He has loved staying his hometown’s town lawyer and considers it a person of the greatest public assistance work opportunities in the point out, he stated.

Postema makes an annual salary of $193,835.

The city lawyer and town administrator are the only two staff members in metropolis federal government who report straight to Town Council and it will be up to council to employ Postema’s substitution.

“The lookup for a replacement may possibly get important time and exertion,” this week’s council resolution stated, indicating Cell is predicted to suggest a timeline and technique for the lookup and aid council in conducting the search.

A position description has not been posted however, but a proposed look for timeline, system and income vary are anticipated to appear back again to council for acceptance quickly.

“The aggressive research system is critical to make certain that the lawyer picked for the posture has been completely and reasonably evaluated in a transparent manner,” the resolution states.

The city attorney oversees a workforce of various assistant city attorneys and authorized assistants. The workplace handles litigation issues for the city, furthermore 15th District Court legal prosecutions and traffic tickets, and advises city officials on a vast range of issues, including arranging and zoning and labor legislation.

The town has a latest career publishing for a element-time senior assistant metropolis legal professional situation having to pay $80,000 to $88,000.

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