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Administrative Judge - Rental Housing Commission


Method of Appointment:   Appointed by Mayor, confirmed by Council

2018 Appointments:            1

Paid board:                         Yes, full time salary fixed at $155,492.93

Residency:                         Must be DC resident


The Rental Housing Commission is an independent, quasi-judicial body, that Issues, amends and rescinds regulations that are promulgated for enforcement of the Rental Housing Act of 1985.  The Commission is charged with enforcing the Act.  Additionally, the commission will publish the annual adjustment of general applicability to rents and/or rent ceilings, which adjustment is based upon annual changes (if any) in the Consumer Price Index (CPI-W) for the applicable region in which the District of Columbia is located; and

Decide appeals brought to the Commission from the Rent Administrator and the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH).  Commissioners are nominated by the Mayor and confirmed by the Council of the District's of Columbia for a three (3) year term.  This commissioners must be eligible for full time employment with District of Columbia.  Candidates can not have conflicts or cases before the commission.  


QUALIFICATIONS: No application will proceed without meeting the following minimum qualifications:

  1. Must be a lawyer in good standing, admitted to practice before District of Columbia Court of Appeals.
  2. Must be a resident of the District of Columba for a minimum of three (3) years prior to nomination.
  3. Must not be a housing provider or a tenant at the time of appointment and for the duration of appointment.



To be eligible, candidates must have at least one of the following background skills sets:

  1. Litigation, preferably including both appellate practice demonstrated by written work product and exposure to the concerns of pro se litigants;
  2. Administrative law, preferably in an area of complex regulation; or
  3. Housing law, preferably in the area of rental housing and rent control or rent stabilization.    


Application process:

To be considered, please complete this application.  No letters of support are required and will not impact the decision making process.

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