Compliance Specialist

  • Los Angeles LOMOD Corporation
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Oct 14, 2021
Full time Other

Job Description

Compliance Specialist


Job Description: The Compliance Specialist reports directly to the Assistant Compliance Manager and indirectly to the Operations Manager. This position is responsible for conducting on-site Management and Occupancy Reviews (MORs) at Project-Based Section 8 properties in ten southern California counties. This position represents LOMOD and HUD to assure that each property’s HUD Assistance Payment (HAP) contract is being administered in compliance with current HUD regulations. This position is the physical link between the owner and LOMOD and provides first-hand technical assistance to the owner/agent. 


Essential Functions:

The Compliance Specialist position is nonsupervisory with no direct reports. The Compliance Specialist conducts on-site audits to assess compliance with federal housing regulations.  This position requires a high attention to detail, strong knowledge of Section 8 regulations and frequent local travel.  Some overnight travel will be required.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to plan and institute procedures for reviewing, analyzing, rating and reporting on compliance with HUD policies and procedures;
  • Strong knowledge of HUD Section 8 policies, procedures, and regulations and ability to understand and interpret other legal documents;
  • Competent with Microsoft Office products, web browsers, basic office machinery, and a solid grasp of basic mathematics;
  • Ability to organize, establish priorities for work, and coordinate multiple deadlines;
  • Meticulous attention to detail and complex guidelines;
  • Ability to compose professional quality documents, letters, and memos;
  • Capable of resolving moderately complex operating problems;
  • Maintain confidentiality of all information gathered on behalf of LOMOD which is not otherwise available to the general public;
  • Accurately interpret and apply program information when providing information to others;
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, deadlines and schedules and meet productivity requirements in the face of changes, obstacles or other unexpected events;
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with diverse groups including LOMOD employees, tenants, property owners and agents and community partnerships, some of whose members may be under significant personal stress;
  • Ability to work independently from home with minimal supervision;
  • Some overnight travel required;
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

Associate’s Degree or two (2) years of related experience; one (1) year HUD property management or PBCA experience preferred.  Must possess a good driving record and valid California class ‘C’ driver's license.  Selected candidate must have or successfully pass Certified Occupancy Specialist (COS) exam within 6 months of employment.