Temporary Section 8 Appeals Unit Hearing Officer
New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) - New York, NY

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DESCRIPTION:

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.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

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”.

SALARY:

$28.74 Per Hour

THE CITY OF NEW YORK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


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