Compliance Officer III

A&M System Member : Texas A&M University - San Antonio
Department : Office Of The Vp For Business Affairs
Job Category : Other or Not Specified
Job Type : Staff
Location : San Antonio
Proposed Minimum Salary : Commensurate
Job Requisition Number : R-044824
Security Sensitive? : Yes


Job Title

Compliance Officer III

Agency

Texas A&M University - San Antonio

Department

Office Of The Vp For Business Affairs

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

San Antonio, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

Reporting directly to the Vice President for Business Affairs, the Compliance Officer III will provide knowledge, guidance and assistance to ensure an effective compliance program for the university.  The Compliance Officer III works among and between all compliance areas to provide campus-wide  interconnectivity, as well as support.  This position will monitor and facilitate compliance with federal, state, and Texas A&M University System regulatory and governing standards, including but not limited to, laws, regulations, statutes, codes, policies, procedures, rules, and directives.  

Responsibilities: 

  • Develop, establish, monitor and evaluate an effective program for broad-based compliance assurances with all required laws, regulations, Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) policies and university procedures. Monitor university's compliance with federal, state, and TAMUS regulatory standards, including but not limited to, laws, statutes, codes, policies, procedures, rules, and directives, as well as compliance with internal and external policies and procedures.

  • Identify potential areas of compliance vulnerability and develop a plan of action in conjunction with assigned technical compliance expert (e.g. Clery, Title IX, etc.) to ensure campus compliance. Respond to apparent violations of policies, procedures, or other regulatory standards by recommending and participating in investigative procedures. Coordinate, execute, and oversee internal and/or external compliance audits, including providing information requested, coordinating responses, planning and coordinating pre-audits and follow-up audits.

  • Advise on policies, procedures, and rules related to Title IX, VAWA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and EEO developments. Serve as one of the campus's Deputy Title IX Officers. Responsible for conducting Title IX, VAWA and EEO training and presentations. Conduct Title IX investigations, writes reports, and submits to appropriate vice president.   May conduct EEO investigations, upon request.

  • Formulate, maintain, and monitor a database of all rules and procedures required by the TAMUS and any additional rules and procedures needed for operations as determined by administration. Provide reports on all compliance efforts as needed; serve on committees as needed. Prepare and oversee the preparation of training and operational manuals. Develop and assess programs. Interpret departmental policies, rules, and regulations and ensure they are followed. Conduct special investigations, program analysis, and research studies.

  • As Chair of the University Compliance Committee, assist the University Police Department with Clery Act Reporting; Academic Affairs with Export Controls; and Student Affairs with Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Work collaboratively with the Human Resources Department to monitor the following subject areas; Investigation Best Practices, EEOC, ADA, and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA).

  • Administer Risk, Fraud and Misconduct Hotline (EthicsPoint) Program on behalf of the university. With the exception of complaints against a licensed Peace Officer or Telecommunicator, Intake, investigate, and respond to complaints. Consults with System Ethics and Compliance Officer, as necessary.

  • Act as the Public Information Officer for requests filed under the Texas Public Information Act. Compile information needed to process requests filed under the Texas Public Information Act and file required annual report with the Texas Attorney General. Compile information for Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.

  • Serve as the System Member Records Retention Officer and develop/oversee procedures for the retention and disposition of state records; complete annual review of state records being held by university.

  • Serve as primary liaison with Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) Offices of the General Counsel, Ethics and Compliance, and Audit on all matters related to university operations. Coordinates all requests for assistance and between the University and Office of the General Counsel. Provide coordination and assistance on the follow-up reporting for all university audit matters.

Required Education/ Experience:

  • Master's degree in business, human resources, public administration or related field with six years experience within collegiate, corporate or governmental setting related to regulatory/compliance issues and development / interpretation of policies, rules or regulations.  OR

  • JD/LLM degree with knowledge of and experience with regulatory/compliance issues and interpretation of policies, rules or regulations.

  • Experience organizing and effectively communicating regulatory / compliance issues, requirements and/or programs to a diverse audiences.

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience in an institution of higher education work environment.

Required Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities:

  • Must possess excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills with individuals or in a group setting. 

  • Demonstrated success working collaboratively within interdisciplinary teams and provide exceptional customer service to faculty, staff, and students.

  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision, work well under pressure  and exhibit sound judgment in decision-making, discretion, and confidentiality.

  • Ability to effectively gather, organize, interpret/analyze, write reports and present complex regulatory/compliance issues.

  • Adept at organizing, multi-tasking, and working effectively and cooperatively through and with others within a diverse campus environment.  

  • Knowledge of standard software such as Word, Excel, Adobe and Access.

Preferred Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

  • Knowledge of and/or experience with Title IX, EEO, employment law, cases, and conducting investigations. 

  • Personal or profession experiences in working with persons with diverse backgrounds.

Application Instructions:

Please make sure to provide the following documents:

  • Application

  • Cover Letter to include two professional references

  • Resume

For detailed instructions on how to apply for any position on our website, please use the following link:

http://www.tamusa.edu/humanresources/job-opportunities/index.html

Summary of Employee Benefits:

https://www.tamusa.edu/humanresources/documents/summary-of-employees-benefits.pdf

Please ensure that all required documents are uploaded prior to submitting the application. Once application is submitted, no changes or revisions can be made.  If you have issues with adding documents with your application, please contact HR at 210-784-2058.

In compliance with ADA, if accommodations are needed for the application process, please contact HR at (210) 784-2058.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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