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Paralegal / Housing Investigtor

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Company name

Partners In Diversity, Inc.

Organization Type


Job Type

Legal Staff


Los Angeles, CA

Posted on

Mar 14,2018

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  • 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.

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Partners In Diversity, Inc.

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