Under direction, performs field and/or office work involved in verifying the validity of landlord and/or tenant claims which fall within the jurisdiction of a rent regulation board; does related work as required.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Explains the policies, procedures, and objectives of the rent regulation program to landlords and/or tenants
Assists applicants seeking rent increases, in filling out necessary papers for hardship relief, exemption, and capital improvement cases.
Ascertains the validity of landlord claims for exemption and hardship.
Checks capital improvements that have been made by landlord and verifies cost to determine if rent adjustment should be made.
Collects and summarizes all pertinent information regarding properties that are subject to rent regulation hearings, and reports such information using narrative statements and other related data.
Compiles costs and computes depreciable life of capital improvements claimed by landlords.
When required will testify at rent regulation or court proceedings on findings of field investigation.
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.
One (1) year of experience in work involving appraisal and/or assessment valuation of real property or in real estate or in the management of real property or public housing.
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 AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the policies, procedures, and local regulations relative to the control of rents.
Knowledge of the four arithmetic functions of adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing.
Ability to organize assigned work and develop effective work methods.
Ability to analyze and interpret the laws, rules, regulations, policy and procedures relating to the rent regulation laws and to apply them to specific cases.
Ability to make arithmetical computations.
Ability to prepare clear, accurate, and informative reports containing findings, conclusions, and recommendations.
Ability to collect, analyze and evaluate information pertaining to requests for capital improvements, hardship cases, and exemption relief sought by landlords.
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.