Compliance Specialist
City of Brownsville - Brownsville, TX

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GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS: The primary purpose of the position is to ensure compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations regarding the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investments Partnership Program, and other federal and state assisted programs. Responsibilities include compliance monitoring and project evaluation. Incumbent performs special projects and research related to the programs administered by the department. Work requires the incumbent to be proficient in both written and oral communications.ESSENTIAL TASKS: Performs monitoring of departmental and other grant program activities to ensure compliance with funding requirements.

Provides technical assistance to staff to develop their capacity to implement a project and to report program accomplishments in compliance with applicable rules and regulations. Monitors federal labor standards activities related to any Section 3 and Davis-Bacon issue if necessary. Monitors CDBG, HOME, and other administered programs (ESG, NSP, etc.) project performance related to achieving the national objective of benefitting low and moderate income households and sub-recipient performance. Assists with the planning and development of the consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development and the Annual Action Plan.

Monitors the data within the Integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS). Conducts research and compiles statistical data related to staffing, costs, procedures and policies required to develop proposals for new and continuing federal and state grant programs. Prepares and updates Environmental Review Records as required for various programs: - Researches and prepares assessments for approved activities which include issues such as alternate approaches, noise assessments, historic preservation, etc. - Prepares and submits notices and affidavits related to the environmental review process.

  • Responds to inquiries concerning the environmental review process. Responds to citizen inquiries and provides interpretation of the department's policies, procedures and programs. Performs other related duties as related.INVOLVEMENT WITH DATA, PEOPLE, AND THINGS DATA INVOLVEMENT: Requires gathering, organizing, analyzing, examining, or evaluating data or information and may prescribe action based on these data or information.PEOPLE INVOLVEMENT: Requires speaking or signaling to people to convey or exchange information of a general nature.INVOLVEMENT WITH THINGS: Requires handling or using machines, tools, or equipment requiring moderate instruction and experience such as computers, peripherals, software programs such as word processing, spreadsheets or custom applications; switchboard; or may repair office machines.COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS REASONING REQUIREMENTS: Requires performing semi-routine work; follow procedures with occasional problems.MATHEMATICAL REQUIREMENTS: Requires using addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, and/or and calculating ratios, rates and percents.LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS: Requires reading journals, manuals, and professional publications; speaking informally to groups of co-workers, staff in other organizational agencies, general public, people in other organizations, and presenting training; composing original reports, training and other written materials, using proper language, punctuation, grammar, and style.MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Requires performing specialized technical or entry level professional work requiring general understanding of operating policies and procedures and their application to problems not previously encountered; application of specialized technical or professional principles and practices or the use of a wide range of administrative methods in the solution of problems; requires normal attention with short periods of concentration for accurate results and occasional exposure to unusual pressure.JUDGMENTS AND DECISIONS JUDGMENTS AND DECISIONS: Requires being responsible to guide others, requiring frequent decision-making, affecting the individual, co-workers, and others whom depend on the service or product; work in a somewhat fluid environment with rules and procedures but many variations from the routine.VOCATIONAL/ EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE PREPARATION VOCATIONAL/ EDUCATIONAL PREPARATION: Requires Bachelor's degree or education and training equivalent to four years of college education in business, liberal arts, or any field other than engineering or the hard sciences.SPECIAL CERTIFICATION AND LICENSES: Valid Texas Drivers License. EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Requires over two years and up to and including four years.AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT REQUIREMENTS PHYSICAL AND DEXTERITY REQUIREMENTS: Requires sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time and routine keyboard operations.ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS: The job risks exposure to no significant environmental hazards.
SENSORY REQUIREMENTS: Physical requirements include visual acuity, speech and hearing. ADA COMPLIANCE: The City of Brownsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires the City to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations.BENEFITS: The City of Brownsville offers benefits including a retirement system, sick and annual leave, and health and life insurance.This class specification should not be interpreted as all-inclusive.

It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification. This job description is subject to change in response to funding variables, emerging technologies, improved operating procedures, productivity factors, and unforeseen events. This updated job description supersedes prior descriptions for the same position.

Management reserves the right to add or change duties at any time. This position is contingent upon continued availability of funds. HOW TO APPLY: Application and resume may be submitted online at Equal Opportunity, Reasonable Accommodation Employer If you need an accommodation, please call (956) 548-6037 or (TDD) 1-800-RELAY TX Email:

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