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State of Massachusetts Compliance Specialist in Tewksbury, Massachusetts

The Department of Mental Health (DMH) is seeking a dynamic and detailed oriented individual to coordinate and conduct all Licensing and Rehab Option related activities for assigned vendors and/or programs. Our applicant will schedule and conduct licensing inspections and certification reviews, prepare and disseminate reports and letters, track deficiencies and plans of corrective action. The Compliance Specialist provides technical assistance, monitors self-preservation issues, uses automated systems and facilitates waiver decisions and license issuance. The incumbent in this role will perform all related work as required including the ability to oversee heavy caseloads. Our ideal applicant must be able to prioritize tasks accordingly and manage time effectively while adhering to strict deadlines that must be acted upon with a sense of urgency. _Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):_ * Coordinates and conducts licensing inspections of community adult residential programs utilizing the requirements established in applicable DMH regulations, policies, and procedures. * Prepares written reports including deficiency statements, site feasibility assessments, pre-placement residential program survey reports, and deficiency tracking reports based on Licensing inspections. * Schedules and conducts validation inspections at programs and reviews documents submitted to validate correction orders, maintains automated deficiency tracking system, and issues outstanding deficiency notices as appropriate. * Reviews building plans and physical sites proposed for use as a community residential program, recommends their suitability and appropriateness for occupancy, and acts as a liaison with local building, health and fire officials as needed. * Coordinates the license issuance process for assigned programs and ensures that recommendations and approval are documented, licenses are fully executed and mailed to licensees, and tracks license number and expiration date. * Recommends License issuance, denial, revocation, or suspension of assigned programs. * Drafts recommendations for waiver approval and facilitates the waiver approval process for assigned programs. * Monitors and reports self-preservation issues within licensed residential programs and facilitates resolution by providing technical assistance, requesting corrective action plans, and notifying the Area Director or designee and the Director of Program Evaluation of any issues to ensure client safety and compliance with Massachusetts Building Code and DMH regulation. * Coordinates and conducts Rehab Option Certification reviews for residential providers including scheduling reviews, auditing medical records, and preparing summary reports utilizing the requirements established by DMH for medical record keeping. * Provides technical assistance and training to providers in medical record keeping standards for the purposes of rehab option and DMH license regulation implementation. * Attends assigned committees and statewide licensing and rehab option staff meetings. _Required Qualifications:_ * Ability to collect and analyze information through questioning individuals, drawing conclusions, conducting reviews, examining documents, and providing appropriate recommendations. * Knowledge of the methods of general report writing, and demonstrated ability to produce timely, professional reports. * Demonstrated capacity to exercise superior judgment with the ability to manage highly sensitive and confidential information; prioritize and adjust work assignments to meet changing situations and demands. * Solid written communication skills, including drafting concise, detailed reports through written records, electronic and paper filing. * Ability to establish rapport and work effectively with co-workers and with providers including the capacity to understand, explain, and apply applicable laws, rules and regulations, policies and procedures, specifications, standards, and guidelines. * Ability to organize and deliver effective presentations and trainings. _Preferred Qualifications:_ * Record of utilizing analytical and critical thinking skills to inquire information, arrive at fact-based conclusions, and parse policy language effectively. * Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, and Excel. * Given the population served, bilingual or multilingual fluency. _DMH Mission Statement:_ The Department of Mental Health assures and provides access to services and supports to meet the mental health needs of individuals of all ages, enabling them to live, work and participate in their communities. The Department establishes standards to ensure effective and culturally competent care to promote recovery. The Department sets policy, promotes self-determination, protects human rights and supports mental health training and research. _Total Compensation:_ As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including: * 75% state paid medical insurance premium * Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans * Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs * Low cost basic and optional life insurance * Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan * 12 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time * Tuition Benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities * Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options * Incentive-based Wellness Programs * Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities * Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program _Pre-Offer Process:_ A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines. Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website For questions, please contact Executive Office of Health and Human Resources at 1-800-510-4112 Ext. #2. First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. Minimum Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have at least (A) four years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience in investigatory, law enforcement or regulatory administration work, or (B) and equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. Substitutions: A Bachelor's or higher degree may be substituted for a maximum of the two years of the required experience.* Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed. *Executive Order #595:As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption. An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Job: Compliance and Certification* *Organization: Department of Mental Health *Title: *Compliance Specialist Location: Massachusetts-Tewksbury-365 East Street Requisition ID: 210008DL