Compliance Manager – Housing & Community Development

City of Waco


Minimum starting salary $74,776.58 depending on qualifications


  • Meaningful and challenging work
  • Make a difference and improve communities
  • Competitive Salary and Benefits
    • Full Range of Benefits, including Health, Dental, Vision, Disability, and Life Insurance
    • Mandatory TMRS Retirement Plan with a 2:1 City Match
    • Education Assistance Program
    • Paid Parental Leave
    • Employee Assistance
    • Longevity Pay
    • And More!
  • Chance to do work you are passionate about
  • Job Security
  • Desire to give back

Minimum Qualifications:


Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Business or a related field and five years’ experience in grant administration and regulatory compliance of HUD programs, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
2 years supervisory and project management experience.

Licenses and Certifications: 
Texas Driver’s License Upon Hire required

Position Description: 
Under the general direction of the department director, this individual plans and manages compliance monitoring, planning, and reporting activities for local, state, and federal grants received by the City.

Essential Functions:

  • Oversees compliance monitoring; develops monitoring calendar, analyzes results of monitoring activities to determine the applicability of regulations, reviews and approves monitoring letters, advises staff and sub-recipients/contractors on methods to resolve compliance findings or concerns.
  • Supervises staff, assigns, and prioritizes work for staff, ensures staff is well trained and follows policies and procedures, makes decisions and/or recommendations on hiring, termination, and discipline, and conducts performance evaluations.
  • Analyzes information, evaluates trends and assures issues are properly addressed and resolved.
  • Drafts policies and procedures to guide compliance and planning activities, particularly in response to changes in program regulations; reads and researches regulations and regulatory changes to determine applicability to programs, anticipates possible consequences of new regulations that may affect the ability of the City to comply, and makes recommendations to management for policies or procedures to enhance ongoing compliance.
  • Responds to inquiries and provides compliance guidance to staff members regarding grant regulatory compliance and planning and reporting requirements; solves problems related to grant planning and reporting; acts as the Department’s primary resource for all regulatory compliance issues.
  • Develops written documents or spreadsheets as tools to assist in the compliance and monitoring processes, guides lower-level staff, and ensures consistency and continuity of processes.
  • Coordinates with external or internal customers regarding compliance problems to resolve audit findings (Internal Audit, sub-recipient agencies), implement solutions and/or make recommendations for solutions to compliance problems.
  • Consults with local, state, and federal agency representatives regarding regulatory interpretation and applicability of program requirements to specific situations.
  • Oversees planning and reporting for local, state, and federal grants received from various agencies, such as HUD, EPA, or ARPA; reviews action plans, grant applications and final performance reports for quality, accuracy, and completeness to comply with regulatory requirements; develops calendar and task list for preparation of these plans and reports.
  • Administers various databases, such as the Integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS) or other grant management systems, as required to help manage financial compliance requirements for grant funds.
  • Reviews development activities for compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations, such as project underwriting analysis, subsidy layering analysis, market study creation and evaluation.

Required for All Jobs
• Performs other related duties as assigned.
• Complies with all policies and standards.
• Supports the relationship between the City of Waco and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with residents, visitors, and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information.
• Lives the City of Waco Values: equity & inclusion, excellence & innovation, integrity, people, and teamwork.

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