Characteristics of the Class:
The position allocable to this exempt classification will work with and at the direction and supervision of the General Counsel or Deputy General Counsel assisting departments with various transactional and municipal law matters, including, but not limited to, public contracting and procurement, real estate, affordable housing development, the Brown Act, Public Records Act, ethics, municipal finance, data privacy, and policy preparation and updates. The position will provide legal support and counsel to the Housing Authority and its instrumentalities, supporting programs such as Public Housing, Section 8, Asset Management, and other affordable housing programs.
Examples of Essential Duties:
- Prepares, negotiates, and/or reviews contracts, memoranda of understanding, interagency agreements, and other agreements.
- Prepares, negotiates, and/or reviews real estate related agreements, including license agreements, ground and premises leases, purchase and sale agreements, partnership agreements, loan agreements, and recordable instruments such as easements, grant deeds, and land use covenants.
- Assists with document preparation/review and negotiations related to affordable housing and tax credit development and redevelopment.
- Conducts legal research and prepares memoranda as requested.
- Assists with the preparation and updating of policies and procedures and review of Notices of Funding Availability and Requests for Proposal and related proposer due diligence.
- Provides legal assistance with procurement activities under state and federal law.
- Provides legal assistance to ensure compliance with state and federal Public Works contracting requirements.
- Assists with responding to Public Records Act requests and subpoenas.
- Assists with review of Board Reports, Resolutions and/or compliance with the Brown Act as may be requested from time to time.
- Assists in other legal matters affecting the Housing Authority as directed and performs other related duties as assigned.
Member in good standing of the California State bar. A minimum of five (5) years of experience, preferably working in the areas of municipal or public entity law, real estate law, public finance and public contracting. Must be licensed to practice law in California.
Ideal candidate must possess:
Strong legal research and writing skills.
Ability to multi-task and work independently with limited supervision.
Ability to manage a large volume of work in a fast-paced environment.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
License Required: Must be a member of the California Bar in good standing. Must possess a valid California Class "C" Driver's License at time of appointment.
Please go to http://www.hacla.org/careers for details of this position and to apply.