Deputy Director of Rent Stabilization

City of Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills, CA

Salary: $136,583.76 - $207,509.88 Annually

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Who We Are
The City of Beverly Hills has a long-standing reputation for providing superior customer service to residents, businesses, and visitors. This characteristic, combined with outstanding staff in all departments, has been a hallmark of success for this high performance organization. The municipal government (approximately 1,080 full-time and part-time employees) provides the highest quality safety services, recreational, municipal services, and physical environment.

What We Do
The Community Development Department's Rent Stabilization Division administers and enforces the City's Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO) which includes all multifamily rental properties. Some of the typical RSO duties may include advising renters and housing providers of their rights and responsibilities under the RSO, accepting rent appeals, maintaining records and the registration database, providing information on amendments to the RSO, referring tenants and landlords to outside services, such as free mediation, assisting with registration system support, and more.

What We Are Looking For
We are looking for a forward thinking, hands-on individual, with superior communication and customer services skills, and a desire to build positive relationships with the community and city staff. The Deputy Director of Rent Stabilization plans, manages, and directs the functions, activities, and projects of the rent stabilization program, which includes making recommendations for and assisting in the development and implementation of policies, programs, and systems, and performing a variety of complex administrative functions related to rent stabilization and housing. The ideal candidate will possess a high degree of professionalism and exhibit proactive management skills to oversee the rent stabilization program for the City. The incumbent must demonstrate expertise related to program responsibilities and a history of effective management and leadership. The individual must be able to independently make decisions and recommendations for action to upper management, City Council, or boards.

Selection Process
Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and whose interests and experience appear to be most aligned with the desired qualifications of the position will be invited to participate in the next steps of the recruitment process which will include: 

  • Supplemental Questionnaire
  • Interview

All applicants must submit clear, concise and complete information regarding their qualifications for the position, including detailed responses to all supplemental questions. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application or supplemental application materials. The best qualifying candidates will be contacted for further consideration which will include oral interviews.     

Conviction History
As a finalist for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a finalist. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City. If you are selected as a finalist, you will be contacted to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.
Verification: Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. Note: Falsifying one's education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City of Beverly Hills.

Disaster Service Workers
All City of Beverly Hills employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. 

Condition of Employment 
All newly hired or rehired City of Beverly Hills employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. For details on how this is applicable to your employment, please contact Human Resources at (310) 285-1067.   

Major Duties

Plans, manages and directs the functions, activities, and projects of the rent stabilization program, which includes making recommendations for and assisting in the development and implementation of policies, programs and systems, and performing a variety of complex administrative functions related to rent stabilization and housing.

Some of the core duties include, but are not limited to: 

  • Plans, directs, assigns, reviews, and evaluates the work of the rent stabilization program.
  • Oversees, trains, and supervises assigned professional and administrative support staff within the division.
  • Executes provisions of the Ordinance to ensure the program is in compliance.
  • Evaluates program effectiveness and develops strategies to implement rent stabilization program enhancements.
  • Serves as the key staff member for the Rent Stabilization Program.
  • Oversees staff's response to community requests and complaints, including investigation of issues, ensuring a timely response.  
  • Maintains working knowledge of rent stabilization programs and trends.
  • Directs the preparation of studies and reports related to division operations by developing proposals and recommendations and providing technical assistance.
  • Compiles and analyzes data and presents findings to City Council.
  • Represents City at meetings with the community, public officials or other outside agencies.
  • Develops and administers the division's budget, monitors expenditures, and allocates funds. Participates in development and management of the annual budget for the program.
  • Provides guidance to the community regarding rules and regulations of the rent stabilization ordinance.
  • Prepares or directs preparation of informational materials to provide clear information about the program and about other resources available to assist landlords, tenants, and the community.
  • Maintains communications with elected officials, boards and commissions; prepares complex reports; receives, sorts and summarizes material for preparation of reports; and makes presentations.
  • May work on development of housing programs and housing policy issues which may include affordable housing.
Minimum Qualifications

Education, Training and Experience: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would include:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with a major course work in Public Administration, Business Administration, Urban Planning, or a closely related field.
  • Seven years of experience involving policy and program development, administration, and budget management in a governmental agency. Two of the seven years must have included the supervision of subordinate staff.
  • Experience desired in one or more of the following: housing issues, especially rent stabilization, landlord-tenant relations, fair housing, code enforcement or affordable housing.

Licenses and Certification:

  • Possession of a valid California driver's license and satisfactory driving record. 

Posted February 22, 2023, 1:44 PM PST

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