Management and Compliance Analyst

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Job Code: PD24-11
Posted On:
Closing On:
Thursday, 22nd February 2024
Wednesday, 22nd May 2024
Department: Compliance
Location: Main Office
Kensington, Md
10400 Detrick Avenue
Job Type:
Full Time
Education: 4 Year Degree
Pay Rate: Grade 24; Salary Range $66,036 to $109,612 | Salary determined by departmental budget- Offer commensurate with experience

Job Description:

 

 

This is a professional position responsible for managing and monitoring the compliance reporting, investigation, follow-up, development and implementation of corrective action in the housing and non-housing programs at the Housing Opportunities Commission (“HOC”) of Montgomery County. This position requires analysis and interpretation of new Federal, state, and local legislation, regulations, and policies. The incumbent will draft policy initiatives as directed. This position is also responsible for developing, reviewing, and updating the agency wide Standard operating Procedure.  The position will plan and manage upgrades to current software and the implementation of new software systems, as well as coordinate training programs to instruct staff on systems and procedural changes. 

In addition, the position is required to manage system data changes, special projects, and complete complex statistical analyses.  The incumbent will serve as a technical expert on Agency systems and processes, policy and procedures development, form/letter revisions, Business Process Redesigns, and will perform document analysis to assess information to prepare reports and suggest areas of improvement and minimize agency risk. This position works closely with other divisions to develop goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and administrative control systems for assigned programs and projects. Will serve as the agency's Contractor Background Screening/Section3/HOC works and Davis Bacon coordinator, and will work closely with HOC’s Finance/Procurement Divisions to ensure program compliance. Will develop and implement oversight policies and procedures to ensure that employees and other relevant entities adhere to guidelines established by HOC, federal, state, or local government.    

An employee in this class requires knowledge of all housing programs with an emphasis on regulatory and legal compliance issues, and fair housing law.  The work is defined only by overall objectives and the employee uses independent judgment to resolve issues of concern and advises Directors and program supervisors of potential program implications and financial impact       Federal, State and local regulations and policies are available to assist in the work effort but do not cover all situations encountered, and the employee may occasionally be required to recommend changes and/or modify existing guidelines based on a review of cases or experience.  The work involves problem solving and making decisions after considering several factors such as identifying compliance issues, assessing housing programs audits and legislative issues as they relate to housing program regulations, compliance, and reporting. The employee’s serving      in this position could have a significant impact of the operation of the agency’s housing and non-housing programs. The position requires significant interactions with individuals across various divisions, as well as external contractors, agencies, and other entities.  Employee must maintain effective relationships with all of HOC’s divisions to address their compliance needs and provide effective solutions. The employee also serves as an inter-agency consultant on a wide range of compliance related topics and issues. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

  • Identifies compliance findings and provides management with analysis and recommendations to develop and/or implement risk management strategies to guide towards continuous compliance with housing regulations, policies, procedures and timeframes.
  • Review existing processes within the agency and redesign to streamline for agency wide efficiency or reduced costs, which include providing staff with final deliverables. 
  • Develops, oversees, and implements new or revised systems and methods of operation.
  • Modify and create operational training materials and manuals for internal and external staff. 
  • Analyzes and interprets new Federal, State, and local legislation, regulations, and policies; drafts policy initiatives as directed.
  • Responsible for developing, reviewing, and updating the agency wide Standard Operating Procedure.
  • Participates in developing goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and administrative control systems for assigned programs and projects.
  • Generate, disseminate, and monitor monthly quality assurance reports, including mandatory reports from the Department of Housing & Urban Development.
  • Identifies and communicates any updates to Davis- Bacon, Section 3 and HOC Works to ensure businesses comply with the Davis-Bacon and Davis Bacon Related Acts, Affirmative Action, and Prevailing Wage and responds to inquiries from Department of Labor, Federal and State agencies, and Auditors.
  • Complete any required reporting for Davis-Bacon and Section 3, including periodic audits or investigations initiated by HUD or the Department of Labor. 
  • Complete various Federal required reporting, including, but not limited to, HUD’s Public Housing Agency Plan, the Housing Choice Voucher Section Eight Management and Assessment Program, HUD’s Semi-Annual Labor Standards, and HUD’s Maintenance Wage Rate Determination. 
  • Review Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Plans (“AFHMP”) and Tenant Selection Plans (“TSP”) for properties.
  • Provide training to internal staff and external parties on HOC’s practices and procedures for compliance.
  • Performed other job duties or special projects as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: 

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or related field; Master’s degree preferred.

Experience: 

 

  • Five      years’ experience in writing and implementing policies and procedures, developing risk management strategies, performing internal reviews, and identifying compliance problems that call for formal attention. Affordable housing experience preferred. 
  • LIHTC and HCV certifications must be obtained within six months from date of hire; 
  • Knowledge of data management, data analysis, and data integrity. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 

  • Must have knowledge of federal, state and local laws and regulations pertaining to affordable housing;
  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently and exercise good judgment;
  • Ability to research and interpret relevant subject matter materials;
  • Must be accurate, detail oriented and have the ability to meet deadlines; 
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with people of varied backgrounds;
  • Basic knowledge of computer graphic applications preferred.  
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite products. Basic knowledge of computer graphic applications such as Microsoft Visio, advance proficiency preferred.

 

Preferred Skills:

 

HOC is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender reassignment, citizenship, immigration status, protected veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under applicable federal, state or local law. HOC promotes a drug-free workplace.

HOC conducts criminal background checks, employment reference checks, and where applicable, reviews driving records in determining suitability for employment. Selected applicants will be required to submit to pre-employment drug and alcohol screening. Employment is contingent upon drug and alcohol test results.