Coordinate the drafting and review of new regulations implementing DCHA policies. The District of Columbia’s Administrative Procedures Act requires that any policy of any District agency/instrumentality/authority that affects a member of the public must be codified as a regulation in the District of Columbia Code of Municipal Regulations.
Drafts, examines and interprets Risk Management policies and procedures; provides legal advice and support for all issues relating to the operation of DCHA’s Risk Management Program, including loss prevention, compliance policy, property inspection, environmental and safety practices, and overall Enterprise Risk Management;
Provides expert legal advice to the Office of the Executive Director in analysis of legislation before the District of Columbia Council that impacts the DCHA, as well as advice on federal laws, regulations, and guidance on their potential impact on DCHA;
Provides expert legal advice and support to DCHA as it develops new policies under DCHA’s MTW authority for review by HUD; and advise when new District regulations are appropriate;
Responsibility for on-going review of Community Vision, Inc. to ensure compliance with federal and local requirements: Community Vision, Inc. (“CVI”), a 501(c)(3) in good standing controlled by DCHA. CVI can accept donations and donors can currently take deductions for these donations on their federal income tax statement;
Assists in the supervision and review of the work of junior attorneys and support staff who will support these functions within the Office of General Counsel;
Provides support in the administration of the Office of General Counsel, working with General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel on broader policy issues in the operation of OGC, and administrative tasks as needed, including but not limited to coordinating a training and development program for the new attorneys, staff, and interns; working cooperatively with the entire office on digitizing paper records and implementing the records management system; working cooperatively with the General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel, and Management Analyst on the OGC budget and billing; and serving as the responsible party for time and attendance, petty cash, and the OGC vehicle;
Coordinates outside counsel and provides legal review and compliance advice for complex mixed-use, mixed-income real estate projects financed with a wide range of public and private financing sources, including 4% and 9% Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTCs), tax exempt bond proceeds, Community Development Block Grant? (CDBG), private financing;
Drafts, negotiates and interprets a wide range of contracts, corporate documents, and inter-District agreements;
Works with outside counsel and DCHA staff to navigate pre-litigation, partial contract termination, and settlement agreement with construction contractor;
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements: Education and/or Experience: Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school and at least seven (7) years’ related experience and/or training, or the equivalent combination of education and experience which meet the minimum qualifications requirement may be substituted. Must be admitted to the bar and in good standing in the District of Columbia
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