Contract Compliance Coordinator
The City and County of Denver - Denver, CO

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The City of Denver’s Office of Economic Development (OED) has a vacancy for a Contract Compliance Coordinator in the Division of Contract and Performance Management. The Division of Contract and Performance Management is seeking an analytical individual with U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) contract compliance monitoring or related professional experience to join a highly motivated team in support of housing, economic and neighborhood development projects receiving HUD investments. Strong consideration will be given to candidates with construction wage compliance background.

The Contract Compliance Coordinator manages contract compliance and performance requirements including prevailing industry practice for similar goods and services and evaluates overall vendor performance. The Coordinator investigates employee wage and prevailing wage rate claims and working conditions' violations under the federal Davis Bacon and Related Acts regulation. These investigations occasionally take place in an outdoor environment, under adverse weather conditions, at construction sites.

The Denver Office of Economic Development (OED) is dedicated to advancing economic prosperity for the City of Denver, its businesses, neighborhoods and residents. Working with a wide variety of community partners, OED operates to create a local environment that stimulates balanced growth through job creation, business assistance, housing options, neighborhood redevelopment and the development of a skilled workforce.

“The vision of the Contracts and Performance Management Unit is to serve as leaders in achieving City and Agency goals through the delivery of an effective contract services system.”

HIRING RANGE: $43,622.OO - $53,000.00

Job Responsibilities:
Manages Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) contracts to ensure compliance, verifies that contractors have met contract goals and provided required reports and documentation, reviews and resolves differences in areas of non-compliance, and addresses other concerns as necessary. Researches contractors and the services they provide to compare their structure and operating policies with industry practice. Reviews and authorizes payment requests according to the contractual terms and applicable rules and regulations, withholds voucher payments until contractor is in compliance, and may initiate legal actions. Recommends and coordinates the implementation of policies and procedures for assigned functions and assists in developing new policies and procedures. Serves as a liaison to the Auditor’s Office in cases of contract or other agency audits and researches, compiles, and provides agency data, files, documents, and records to the Auditor’s Office. Provides application and federal and local regulation information, trains project managers and contractors on established contract policies and procedures, and provides technical assistance for completing required reports and applications. Reviews applications of contractors for completeness and contracts for specific requirements and enters contractor, bid information, and amount into database for tracking. Performs on-site investigations and/or desk audits of contractors, providers, concessionaire facilities, and/or tenant facilities, reviews and analyzes reports generated by contractors or providers to confirm compliance with contract and rules and regulations, and re-inspects as necessary to ensure compliance. Investigates wage claims. Questions claimants and employers and reviews records to decide validity of wage claim and amount. Examines records from other sources to establish employer liability, assets or ability to pay wages owed. Computes wages earned and owing. As appropriate, demands wages owed from employers. Writes investigative reports detailing facts of dispute and resolution. Recommends further legal action if needed. Explains application of statutes and rules governing wage collections, prevailing wage and overtime, and prevailing wage rates to employers, contractors, union officials, employees and claimants. Maintains contract files throughout term of contract, generates status reports for management, and processes close-out documents at conclusion. By position, assists the City Attorney's Office in cases of contract compliance and/or claims, researches regulations and past decisions for current application of law, and makes recommendations. By position, drafts and/or compiles Requests for Proposals, other bid documents, and legal advertising materials and coordinates the bid process including organizing and conducting pre-bid, bid meetings, and pre-proposal conferences. By position, assists in coordinating and checking the work of other employees for assigned projects. Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

Education Requirement:
Baccalaureate Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, or a related field.

Experience Requirement:
Two years of paraprofessional or technical experience evaluating contracts for compliance with standards driven by some combination of service, performance, and financial criteria, which must also have included gathering facts, collecting evidence, examining records and interviewing to verify or disprove claims of suspected law violations.

Experience/Education Equivalency:
A combination of appropriate education and experience may be substituted for the minimum education and experience requirements.

Licensure and/or Certification:
Possession of a valid driver’s license at the time of application.

Preferred Qualifications:
Two (2) or more years of subrecipient monitoring of federal grants
Two (2) or more years of experience with CDBG, HOME, or HOPWA grants and OMB Circulars.
Two (2) or more years of experience with auditing and investigating Davis Bacon payrolls and conducting onsite visits.

Additional Information:
The City and County of Denver values leadership that influences the commitment, ability and willingness of employees to provide quality service to the citizens of Denver. Classification Title : Contract Compliance Coordinator
Working/Functional Title : Contract Compliance Coordinator/Investigator
Pay Grade : 806-A
Compensation Range : $43,622.00 - $69,795.00
Hiring Range: $43,622.00 - $53,000.00
Agency: Office of Economic Development
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Testing : 100% Scored Supplemental Background Check/Drug Testing: Candidates must pass a criminal background check, 10 year employment verification and education verification. Additional checks such as credit and drug testing may be required. Probationary Period : The successful candidate will be required to complete a minimum six month probationary period (benefits will be active during this time) prior to attaining Career Status with the City.
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