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Compliance Officer

Location : New York, NY
Job Type : Temp/Contract
Hours : Full Time
Required Education : Bachelor's Degree
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :
**Long-term, temporary position**


$75K - $85K annually


The Compliance Officer will assist in ensuring that 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. 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 include, but are not limited to:
• Work closely with the Director of Monitoring and Compliance and Assistant Director of Compliance to manage monitoring of subrecipients and vendors, including ensuring compliance with all applicable State and Federal regulations.
• Develop internal systems and processes for obtaining, reviewing, and compiling data related to contractors’ Section 3, MWBE, Fair Housing, and Civil Rights programs and records.
• Maintain in-depth knowledge of program needs, project phases, and subrecipient and vendor utilization rates.
• Work closely with program staff and external parties to ensure the implementation of applicable requirements and best practices in project activities.
• Serve as a resource to internal and external stakeholders to promote awareness of and ensure compliance with applicable requirements.

• Communicate compliance requirements to Program, subrecipients, contractors, and other necessary parties and conduct training and technical assistance, as needed.
o e.g., through providing technical assistance at pre-bid meetings, pre-construction meetings, subrecipient monitoring visits, external events, and sponsored events
• Conduct assessments of subrecipient and vendor adherence to applicable regulations, policies, and procedures and ensure corrective actions have been proposed and implemented where needed.
o e.g. through the regular collection and review of subrecipient utilization plans, current utilization rates,
and Greatest Extent Feasible efforts and Good Faith Efforts documentation
• Maintain records (including trackers), prepare reports, and draft correspondence relative to the work.
• Collect and contribute to compliance reports as required.

Required Qualifications :

• Bachelor’s Degree from accredited college or university
• 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.

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