The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) administers the fourth largest Section 8 Program in the nation. Section 8—also known as the Housing Choice Voucher Program—provides Federal rent subsidies to eligible low-income families for decent, safe, and affordable housing. HPD’s Section 8 Appeals Unit manages and conducts informal hearings and reviews, which are the mechanisms through which Section 8 Program participants/applicants appeal Program decisions concerning their eligibility for rent subsidies. The selected candidate will serve as a Hearing Officer for the program’s informal hearings and reviews, reporting directly to the Appeals Unit’s director.
The Hearing Officer’s responsibilities will include: conducting/presiding over appeal hearings/reviews and ensuring hearing procedures are adhered to and communicated to all participants; documenting, organizing and evaluating all evidence submitted at a hearing; thoroughly researching and reviewing the details of each case to determine if Agency determinations comply with Federal, State and City regulations and policies; independently rendering written hearing decisions that are well-reasoned, clear, comprehensive and supported by federal regulations and the Agency’s Administrative Plan; coordinating with the Appeals Unit and other relevant external parties on hearing logistics and critical issues; serving as a liaison between the Appeals Unit and the DTR Subpoenas Unit and the NYC Law Department regarding Article 78 proceedings; and working on Special Projects, as needed, which may include policy and procedural analyses and working on initiatives that result from Agency or Division priorities and strategic plans.
1. Graduation from an accredited United States law school; and
2. Excellent legal writing, research and communication skills
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and writing sample with the subject line marked “Temporary Hearing Officer”.
$28.74 Per Hour
THE CITY OF NEW YORK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER