Institute for Building Technology and Safety

  • Program Compliance Specialist

    Posted Date 9 months ago(10/1/2018 9:27 PM)
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    Disaster Recovery
  • Responsibilities

    The Program Compliance Specialist is responsible for the compliance and monitoring of all phases for the Disaster Response program. The incumbent provides support to Program Manager and supervisor to ensure that the program is consistent with the program’s policy and procedures and that all activities meet Federal, State, local, and county regulations. This position requires knowledge of complex regulatory and programmatic procedures concerning related Disaster Recovery program. This position will travel within an assigned geographic area.

    This is a grant-funded position for a specified period per the grant and/or funding.


    Essential Duties

    • Responsible for compliance of the program
    • Perform general program operations and the individual project life-cycle
    • Demonstrat understanding of ethics, regulations, and laws associated to the program
    • Work effectively with Project Manager, Case Managers, and clients
    • Apply knowledge of program rules as well as the ability to enforce them
    • Stay informed and current of any pertinent changes to the regulations
    • Ensure that contracts as well as policies and procedures adhere to the program’s regulations and requirements
    • Study program records, fiscal system, and organizational structure of the program
    • Evaluate potential risks and make necessary recommendations
    • Analyze trends affecting program performance and make necessary recommendations
    • Travel as assigned to impacted areas
    • Specific duties will vary from program
    • Other duties and special projects as assigned


    Working Relationships

    • Work in partnership and in a collaboration with Program’s Subject Matter Experts, Financial Manager, Project Manager and Case Management team to ensure programs are administered as required
    • Develop and maintain positive and strong working relationships with Agency management and program teams to meet the needs of the program goals and objectives to ensure the program is operating in an effective and efficient manner
    • Work as a team player and exhibit professional behavior as well as a positive attitude with both internal and external clients that so as to reflect positively on the company





    • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance or closely related field; experience may be considered in lieu of education
    • 2-year compliance or program management experience
    • 4-year case management supervisory or management experience.
    • Relevant experience in law, ethics, organizational business, finance, and statistical analysis.
    • Valid Driver License; current auto insurance, and ability to travel within area impacted areas.
    • Knowledge of psychological theory, methods, and ethics.
    • Strong analytical as well as detail orientation
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Strong monitoring, auditing, and reporting skills
    • Ability to establish rapport, trust, and ethical boundaries with service population.
    • Strong writing skills with the ability to properly and accurately document and maintain case files.
    • Ability to follow instructions and work independently with minimum supervision
    • Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to meet deadlines and prioritize tasks.
    • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to apply compassion and empathy, while dealing with stressful and difficult situations.
    • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook as well as experience using web-based data collection systems and other databases


    Preferred Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in Business, Finance, or closely related field.
    • 5 years’ experience providing case management services to survivors of disaster or other highly impacted service populations.
    • Experience working with web-based social services or client centric database.



    Physical Demands

    hysical Demands & Work Conditions

    • This position requires using a computer for long periods of time.
    • Requires regular travel.
    • Lift, push, pull, move up to 50 lbs.


    The physical requirements for this position with or without reasonable accommodation are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. While performing this position the employee with or without reasonable accommodation should have the ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, speak, and hear with aid, see, read, reach with arms and hands, lift and/or move up to specified weight, and use equipment that is essential to performing the job, such as a computer, copier, fax machine, telephone, and automobile, if applicable. Specific vision requirements of this position may include color vision, seeing things close up, and the ability to adjust focus.

    Company Overview

    Bring your passion, expertise, and experience to IBTS, where we appreciate and are committed to our employees. We offer outstanding benefits, growth opportunities, and work hard to maintain a culture that values our employees. 


    The Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization established to provide unbiased professional building code compliance services, while enhancing the communities in which we work. At IBTS, our mission is to deliver quality services to meet the challenges of governance at all levels while enhancing public safety, economic development, and the general welfare of the community. Our services include Building and Community Development, Energy and Sustainability Services, Disaster Planning and Recovery, Quality Assurance, as well as Compliance and Risk Monitoring.


    IBTS is headquartered in Ashburn, VA, with additional offices in Louisiana, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma, Texas and Washington, DC.


    We are committed to building a community of experts with diverse backgrounds, disciplines, and perspectives who are passionate about our mission. IBTS is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. This opportunity is open to Section S3 Residents.


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