Pueblo of Sandia
Job Code
Pay Rate
30.46 - 41.12
Employment Status



Position Summary

Overall responsibility for monitoring Health Center’s adherence to a System of Internal Controls to assure that operation regulations and that the Compliance Plan are followed. Interpret, apply and enforce compliance as required. Provides the Health Center’s Director and Compliance Committee with reports regarding operational performance. Analyzes internal control non-compliance incidences, recommends remedial action, and provides follow up to assure corrective action are carried out. Meets critical deadlines to assure timely operational requirements are met, such as Office of the Inspector General (OIG) requirements, responses to audit findings, etc. Formulates the addition, revision and deletion of the System of Internal Controls as required. Develops new policies and procedures as operational needs change.

Supervision Exercised

Reports directly to the Health & Social Services Director.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Develop short and long-range goals and objectives to improve compliance operations.
  2. Responsible for the development, implementation, and continuous review of all Health Center operations policies, procedures, and internal controls associated with compliance issues.
  3. Directs reviews/audits of employee adherence to established policies, procedures and regulatory requirements, which require knowledge of complex Federal, State, Tribal.
  4. Keeps Compliance Committee informed of all issues.
  5. Responsible for reporting findings in a public setting, including presentation skills.
  6. Responsible for preparing reports and analysis to Health Center Director, the Compliance Committee and outside auditors regarding findings and/or deficiencies on compliance issues and related activities.
  7. Responsible for interacting with and training managers and Team Members on internal control regulations and policies.
  8. Plan and direct both announced and unannounced audits.
  9. Assist independent auditors as required by providing documentation, service, and other needs as they arise. Respond to audit findings, recommend remedial action, and assure the action is taken.
  10. Meet critical deadlines to assure timely operational requirements are met, such as Federal filing requirements and responding to audit finding, etc.
  11. Provide contractors with compliance requirements they must meet and assure they do so.
  12. Direct and/or perform additional duties as necessary.

Secondary Duties and Responsibilities


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  1. Analyze and meet time lines, project resources, direct the monitoring and evaluation of results.
  2. Ability to work effectively with Health Center Management, external administrators, legal counsel, Tribal Council, vendors, and public at large.
  3. Ability to draft complex reports, correspondence, communicate well orally, and conduct meetings and training sessions as required.
  4. Experience with, and knowledge of, compliance practices, and tribal, state and federal reporting requirements.
  5. Ability to work odd and unusual hours, including weekends as necessary.


Minimum Qualifications, Education and Experience

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field and five (5) years of auditing and administration of a financial or accounting operation experience.  Any combination of education from an accredited college or university in a related field and/or direct experience in this occupation totaling nine (9) years may substitute for the required education and experience.
  2. Must possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted New Mexico Driver’s License.

Licensing Status

1.  Must be able to successfully pass a stringent background and character investigation in compliance with PL 101.630.

2.  Will require a post-offer, pre-employment and random drug screening.

Working Conditions

  1. Work is performed indoors.
  2. Work hours subject to change with overtime work required.
  3. Must be able to work long hours under stressful conditions.
  4. Subject to hazards, which may cause personal bodily harm: smoke, common colds, influenza, dust, odors and elevated noise levels.
  5. Tasks may be performed on uneven, inclined, hard and soft carpeted floors, cement structures and surfaces.
  6. Duties may involve walking, standing for long periods of time, sitting and crouching.
  7. Specific required movements include the following:
  • Trunk-bend, twist, rotate, push, pull, and carry
  • Arms-reach, carry, push, pull, lift, twist, and rotate
  • Legs-lift, push, pull, twist, and rotate
  • Hands-grasp, manipulate, bilateral coordination, eye and hand coordination, overall and finger dexterity.