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Paralegal / Housing Investigtor

Partners In Diversity, Inc. - Los Angeles, CA

  • Correctly interpret and apply the Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO) and relevant State and local laws, Rent Adjustment Commission regulations, and City departmental policies and procedures;

  • Interview all relevant persons, including complainants, property owners or property management agents, etc;

  • Contact with HCIDLA staff, other government agencies, staff of other City offices, tenant and landlord advocacy groups, and attorneys;

  • Collect, review and analyze documentary evidence, including affidavits of witnesses, correspondence, bank records, financial records (rent receipts), and other documents to determine the relevance to the alleged RSO violation;

  • Compile, analyze, and organize documents;

  • Preparation of correspondence and reports (including spreadsheets when applicable) describing alleged violations, including supporting documentation that may require the creation of a spreadsheet, Investigator determination of RSO violations and required corrective action;

  • May be required to compose, review, and correct Spanish translation letters when applicable;

  • Works to achieve complaint resolutions and case closures with landlords and tenants

  • Participates in case review;

    • Provides referrals to constituents;

    • Prepare and refer cases to the City Attorney’s Office;

    • Update case file records as needed and attend City Attorney Case Management Hearings;

  • Assist with responses to subpoenas and public record requests as needed and may serve as an expert witness at legal hearings;

  • Reviews physical and documentary evidence; compiles, analyzes, and organizes documents; conducts legal research; prepares oral and written reports on investigative findings;

  • Coordinates and conducts case review;

  • Reviews and oversees the preparation of cases for referral to the City Attorney’s Office;

    • Other duties as required.                                                                                                           

Investigator must have the following skills:

  • Ability to prioritize workload;

  • Ability to meet deadlines;

  • Ability to multi task;

  • Ability to effectively organize workload and adjust to change;

  • Ability to use a computer to create and utilize spreadsheets, input case data, research information, generate reports, communicate via e-mail and research via the internet;

  • Ability to read, comprehend, and interpret detailed and complex written material;

  • Ability to analyze data, conduct research, and make recommendations for improvement;

  • Ability to review cases for clarity, thoroughness, and compliance with the RSO and make recommendations as required to properly complete the case closure;

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and verbally;

  • Ability to prepare clear and concise written reports;

  • Ability to analyze documents and fact patterns;

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of evidence gathered;

  • Ability to communicate effectively and provide consistent, professional customer service to co-workers and the public;

  • Ability to take direction and work independently and as a willing member of a team.

5 days 9 hours ago

Partners In Diversity, Inc.

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Location: Los Angeles, CA

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