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Job Announcement: Lassen County – Compliance Officer

Friday, October 22nd, 2021

Lassen County – Compliance Officer

$28.40- $37.67 per hour, plus benefits package

Open until filled.

Under supervision from the Director of the Health & Social Services and/or Assistant Director/Personnel Coordinator, develop, implement, and maintain County’s privacy, information security, and fraud, waste, and abuse compliance programs; ensure that County-wide practices, policies, and procedures comply with applicable federal, state, and local regulations and requirements; and develop and oversee the compliance training program. The major duties of the job include:
• Oversee and monitor the implementation of the County’s privacy, information security, and fraud, waste, and abuse compliance programs in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local regulations and requirements.
• Plans, coordinates, and directs the operations of the Quality Improvement, Quality Assurance and Compliance programs for the Health and Social Services Agency.
• Advises and assists professional, paraprofessional, administrative and technical staff in achieving program objectives and maintains program compliance.
• Monitors and evaluates the quality and appropriateness of services at the individual, provider, directorate, and county level.
• Develops, establishes and implements processes and systems for improvement of services in collaboration with management.
• Reviews all reports of morbidity and mortality.
• Annually reviews and/or modifies the Quality Management Plan.
• Ensures that all Agency staff training needs in these areas are met.
• Interprets and explains Federal, State, local and/or program rules and regulations to staff, directors, and the public.
• Prepare, maintain, and revise when necessary, written policies and procedures for the operation of the County’s privacy, information security, and fraud, waste, and abuse compliance programs.
• Report regularly to the County Administrative Officer, County Counsel, Health & Social Services Director, and when appropriate to the Board of Supervisors and other department heads, on the status of the program and assist them in establishing methods to improve efficiency and quality of services, and to reduce vulnerability to fraud, waste, and abuse of government funds and services.
• Develop, coordinate, and deliver to County employees, interns, volunteers, and others who provide services under the direction of County staff, initial orientation and annual training that ensures that all employees and managers are knowledgeable of and comply with pertinent federal, state, and local standards, and are encouraged to report incidents of noncompliance and other improprieties without fear of retaliation.
• Initiate, facilitate, and promote activities to foster awareness of the compliance programs within the County.
• Ensure that staff delivering services for which state and federal reimbursement is sought possess and maintain credentials, licensure, and/or certifications required by the funding organizations and applicable laws.
• Conduct periodic risk assessments; assist departments to correct or mitigate findings and implement response plans.
• Conduct internal operational reviews; report findings to the appropriate governing body along with recommendations for corrective action and removal of barriers to compliance.
• Conduct contractor compliance reviews; report findings to the appropriate department or governing body along with recommendations for corrective action.
• Investigate complaints received from employees and the public of privacy or information security violations or breaches, or fraud, waste, and abuse, and report findings to the County Administrative Officer, County Counsel, and Health & Social Services Director, and other required governmental organizations as required by law.
• Respond to outside governmental organization investigations and queries as the principal point of contact.
• Maintain current knowledge of applicable federal and state laws pertaining to privacy, information security, and fraud, waste, and abuse, and accreditation standards; monitor advancements in information technologies to ensure organizational adaptation and compliance.
• Develop and maintain working relationships with counsel, management, key departments and committees and serve as the compliance consultant.
• Review all system-related information security plans to ensure compliance with applicable state and federal privacy laws.
• Develop and maintain written reports and policies and procedures, training materials, and manuals as required; maintain documentation of compliance activities as required by applicable laws.
• Participate in budget preparation and administration; prepare cost estimates for budget recommendations; submit justifications for personnel, materials and equipment; monitor and control expenditures.
• Participate in the selection of staff; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures.
• Monitor and coordinate the daily operations of assigned program area; perform technical duties related to assigned area; maintain appropriate records and statistics.
• Conduct analyses of a wide range of related programs or operational activities; conduct surveys and perform moderately complex research and statistical analyses; prepare related reports.
• Coordinate activities with and provide information to outside contractors and service providers.
• Perform related duties as assigned.

To qualify for this classification, an individual must possess any combination of experience and education that would likely produce the required knowledge and abilities. A desirable combination is:

Education: A bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, nursing, a related specialty, or a degree appropriate to a social service agency such as Psychology, Sociology, Social Science, etc.
Experience: Two years of experience in a related public social service agency, one of which must have been in a supervisory or lead capacity.

License: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license.

Application materials will be reviewed, and the best-qualified applicants will be invited to Susanville to participate in interviews.

An application may be obtained from the Personnel Office listed below or by visiting Lassen County Personnel on our website at: http://lassencounty.org. It is your responsibility to provide specific, accurate, and complete information describing how you meet the minimum qualifications. Qualified applicants are invited to submit an official Lassen County application to:

Lassen County Personnel Department
221 South Roop Street
Susanville, California 96130
(530) 251 -8320
Opened October 14, 2021

Lassen County is an equal opportunity employer hiring employment eligible applicants.

Disabled applicants who require special testing arrangements should contact the Personnel Department prior to the filing deadline.

In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, applicants must provide acceptable proof of identity or authorization to work in the United States.

A thorough background investigation will be conducted post-conditional offer of employment. The investigation may include reference checks, fingerprinting, credit check, driver history and inquiry to local, state and federal files to obtain criminal history information.

All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the selection process.

Selection processes may include, but are not limited to, one or more of the following: application review, competitive screening, written examination, performance examination, and/or oral examination.

This bulletin is solely for the purpose of announcing a job opening. It does not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provisions contained herein may be modified or revised without notice.

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