Assistant General Counsel/Compliance Officer
The Compliance Officer/Assistant General Counsel will assist in ensuring that the client executed processes are in compliance with the organization’s policies and procedures and all applicable State and Federal regulations, including but not limited to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations relating to Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery funds. Applicants should also have working knowledge and understanding of internal and external audit and compliance requirements. The Compliance Officer/Assistant General Counsel will be able to assist with various components of the clients program and general administrative functions such as drafting, reviewing, and negotiating agreements. The ideal candidate must be self-motivated and willing to work in a dynamic atmosphere with minimal supervision. Strong interpersonal, analytical, problem solving, organizational, communication and computer skills are required.
Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
• Working closely with the Director of Monitoring and Compliance to manage monitoring of the clients programs and subrecipients, including performing risk assessments and ensuring compliance with all applicable State and Federal regulations.
• Determining appropriate means to address risks and deficiencies identified through monitoring
• Managing and working with consultants to follow through on conducting audits, site visits, reviews, and addressing risks and deficiencies identified through monitoring.
• Coordinating and providing technical assistance and training on HUD and the clients requirements and other mandates to the clients staff and subrecipients.
• Assisting with facilitation of external audits and responding to State and Federal government investigations and queries, including the HUD Office of Inspector General.
• Collaborating with other attorneys and staff regarding programmatic strategies and policy.
• Conducting legal research.
Bachelor’s Degree and J.D. from accredited college or university
• Licensed to practice in NY
• Demonstrated commitment to public service
• Minimum of three years’ experience in a compliance, regulatory, or investigative capacity.
• Knowledge and experience with HUD regulations and/or CDBG and/or Federally-funded disaster recovery work, including applicable statutes, regulations, policies, claim processing, audit, and reimbursement principles and procedures is a plus.
• Excellent communication and organizational skills required.
• Highly organized and detail-oriented.
• Deadline-driven with a sense of urgency.
• Must be a self-starter with the ability to work independently.
• Ability to analyze data, regulations, and laws, and disseminate information in a readily understandable manner.
• Excellent people skills with an ability to interface with a variety of internal and external stakeholders and agencies.
• Desire to take and provide constructive feedback in the spirit of continued improvement.