The Office of the Attorney General is hiring a land use attorney to support the Zoning Commission (ZC) and Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA).
The Land Use and Public Works Section provides legal assistance to District agencies with respect to land use planning, zoning, historic preservation, and the use of public space.
The successful candidate will be responsible for attending, and providing legal guidance at, meetings and hearings of the Zoning Commission (ZC) (all held in the evening) and the Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA). He or she will work closely with the Director of the Office of Zoning and the Secretaries to the ZC and BZA in identifying potential legal issues arising before both bodies and will respond by providing memoranda of legal advice. The attorney will review complex orders filed in rulemakings and contested cases for legal sufficiency and draft such orders. In addition, the attorney will review covenants required in order to transfer development credits, effectuate planned unit developments, or close a public street or alley.