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Compliance and Enforcement Attorney

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New York Department of Housing Preservation & Development

New York City, NY

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HPD?s Division of Housing Incentives, located within the Office of Development, seeks two experienced attorneys to join its new Compliance and Enforcement Division for Tax Incentives and Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (MIH) Programs (the Division). Under the direction of the Executive Director, the attorney will investigate and take enforcement action against non-compliant owners. Cases focus on violations of statutory requirements, including, but not limited to, rent registration and affordability requirements. These investigations regularly involve coordination with other city and state agencies.Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: ? Receive and analyze complaints of non-compliance from within HPD, including the Office of Asset and Property Management (APM) and Tax Incentives Programs (TIP), and from outside HPD, to determine whether sanctions or other penalties such as a revocation of benefits should be imposed? Investigate complaints by collecting facts from public sources, property owners, and residents? Make legal recommendations as to extent of violations and appropriate remedies? Prepare appropriate legal documents to prosecute violations or revoke benefits? Resolve cases through negotiated settlement, administrative proceedings or, with other agencies, court proceedings? Serve as the primary point of contact for owners, owners' counsel and residents of properties that are the subject of assigned cases? Regularly report status of cases to Executive Director? Work with Division support staff to update and maintain tracking and case management systems? Become well-versed in program policies and regulations and provide input to Executive Director about processes that would strengthen enforcement cases? Supervise two paralegals? Assist Executive Director in producing an annual report with a list of buildings for which benefits have been revoked

Minimum Qual Requirements

1. Admission to the New York State Bar; and either 2 or 3 below. 2. One year of satisfactory United States legal experience subsequent to admission to any state bar; or 3. Six months of satisfactory service as an Agency Attorney Interne (30086). Incumbents must remain Members of the New York State Bar in good standing for the duration of this employment. In addition to meeting the minimum Qualification Requirements: To be assigned to Assignment Level (AL) II, candidates must have one year of experience at Assignment Level I or two years of comparable legal experience subsequent to admission to the bar, in the areas of law related to the assignment. To be assigned to AL III candidates must have two years of experience in Assignment Levels I and/or II or three years of comparable legal experience subsequent to admission to the bar, in the areas of law related to the assignment.

Preferred Skills

? A JD and at least one year of civil litigation or regulatory enforcement experience subsequent to admission to the New York bar? Experience with tax or real estate matters is a plus? Excellent verbal and written communication skills ? Strong interpersonal, creative problem-solving, and organizational skills? Superior analytical and research skills and attention to detail ? Ability to work productively and collaboratively as part of a team? Demonstrated ability to work independently? Excellent judgment and decision-making skills? Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and manage cases and projects in a timely manner? Willingness to learn on the job, exhibit a high degree of initiative in managing multiple priorities simultaneously in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, detail-oriented work environment? Strong facility with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) ? Preference will be given to candidates with experience working for or with government agencies and government programs related to affordable housing compliance

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Work Location

100 Gold Street

Residency Requirement

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

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New York Department of Housing Preservation & Development
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Company Profile
Established in 1978, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) is the largest municipal housing preservation and development agency in the nation. The agency's mission is to make strategic investments that will improve and strengthen neighborhoods while preserving the stability and affordability of our existing housing stock.

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