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Rent Regulations Officer, Bilingual


Under direction, ensures that local ordinances and rules regarding rent regulation are enforced; does related work as required.

NOTE: The definition and examples of work for this title are for illustrative purposes only. A particular position using this title may not perform all duties listed in this job specification. Conversely, all duties performed on the job may not be listed.

NOTE: Appointments may be made to positions requiring bilingual skills. 07831 - Bilingual in Spanish and English SPECIAL SKILL Applicants must be able to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in Spanish and English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.


  • Collects information and analyzes the housing problems of the community to prevent increases in rents which are exorbitant, speculative, and unwarranted.
  • Determines the internal organization of the rent leveling office and formulates necessary rules and regulations.
  • Plans, organizes, and assigns the work of the organizational unit and evaluates employee performance and conduct, enabling the effective recommendation of the hiring, firing, promoting, and disciplining of subordinates.
  • Gives appropriate assignments and instructions to subordinates, provides them with advice and assistance when difficult or unusual problems arise, and checks their work to see that proper procedures are followed.
  • Provides the necessary information to members of the rent regulation board and determines the vacancy rate of multiple dwellings housing space in the community.
  • Correlates and summarizes all pertinent information regarding properties subject to rent regulation and presents such information, using narrative, comparative statements, and other related data, to the rent regulation board at a public hearing.
  • Supplies information and assistance to landlords and tenants relative to community rent regulations and helps them to comply with the provisions of such regulations.
  • Makes the best use of available funds, personnel, equipment, and supplies.
  • Resolves complaints between tenants and their landlords.
  • Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and computerized information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.



Satisfactory completion of sixty (60) semester hour credits at an accredited college or university.

NOTE: Applicants who do not meet the above educational requirements may substitute additional work experience as described below on the basis of one (1) year of experience being equal to thirty (30) semester hour credits.


Three (3) years of experience involving the investigation of consumer complaints, one (1) of which shall have been in a supervisory capacity.


Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.


  • Knowledge of the policies, procedures, and local regulations relative to the control of rents.
  • Ability to organize assigned tasks and develop effective work methods and to prepare clear, accurate, and informative reports containing findings, conclusions, and recommendations.
  • Ability to collect, analyze, and evaluate information pertaining to the housing needs of the community and prevailing rental practices and to recommend appropriate policies and procedures thereon.
  • Ability to develop and issue suitable work assignments and to provide subordinate employees with appropriate instruction, guidance, and advice.
  • Ability to interpret local regulations and policies pertaining to rents and to establish and maintain effective relations with employees, tenants, landlords, and public officials.
  • Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.
  • Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position. American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of communication.
  • Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as they can perform the essential functions of the job after reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations. If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.

This job specification is applicable to the following title code(s) which are different work week or work month and/or variants of the job class title

Please send resumes to: Allison Ladd, Deputy Mayor/Director at