Compliance Officer (Full-Time)

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Plans for the implementation of short- and long-range organizational goals and objectives developed by the Chief and Council. 
  2. Develops strategic plans, policies, and operating procedures; monitors and evaluates programmatic and operational effectiveness.
  3. Review and analyze processes/systems and recommends improvements.                    
  4. Implements and trains staff on appropriate Internal Control Systems for the organization including separation of duties in accordance with OMB’s Uniform Administrative Code in program management, accounting, human resources, and procurement, etc.
  5. Responsible for reviewing and monitoring of accounting, reporting systems and reports, procurement and the various departments policies and procedures.
  6. Helps monitor annual budgets, grant budgets and contracts to ensure the organization wide compliance with all grants and contracts. 
  7. Analyzes work flow and quantity of work, makes recommendations designed to reduce costs, maximize efficiency and quality of work performance.
  8. Reviews major procurement contracts; coordinates contract compliance and problem resolution in conformance with contract law; in collaboration with the Procurement Office.
  9. Performs periodic cost and productivity analyses of tribal operations and projects.
  10. Analyzes operating procedures and Grant Management procedures to ensure compliance with relevant federal agencies policies and regulations.
  11. Participates in organizational planning and makes recommendations to Tribal Council on policy-making. 
  12. Analyzes Financial Proforma and risk management for proposed Projects. 
  13. Anticipates, plans, develops, and implements strategies for transitioning departments for growth and longevity of the organization.
  14. Performs internal program audits and other miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree; at least 7 years of experience, directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  1. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  2. Knowledge of contracting process and associated local, state, federal, and other regulations. Ability to assess contract compliance and product/service quality.
  3. Knowledge of accounting principles, procedures, and standards.
  4. Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.
  5. Ability to analyze and solve problems.
  6. Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  7. Knowledge of organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures.
  8. Ability to identify and secure alternative funding/revenue sources.
  9. Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  10. Ability to motivate employees and foster a cooperative work environment.
  11. Responsible for employee development and performance evaluation.
  12. Knowledge of financial/business analysis techniques.
  13. Knowledge of contract law.
  14. Ability to negotiate and manage contractual arrangements.
  15. Ability to analyze purchasing requests/orders for compliance with Tribal Procurement procedures and policies.
  16. Ability to prepare bids, requests for quotes, and proposals in compliance with Tribal Procurement Policies.
  17. Knowledge of Human Resources practices and procedures for hiring, developing, and retaining excellent staff.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Employee reports directly to the Chief as their immediate supervisor and is accountable to the Tribal Council as their oversight, providing monthly progress reports.
  • Work full-time from 9-5 Monday through Friday but sometimes you are required to work over for which you will accrue compensatory time.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
  • Travel as needed for your job.


$65,000 to $70,000

Indian Preference Notice:

Qualified Native Americans will be given preference in employment as required by the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S. 450, ET. Seq) including other relevant laws.

In accordance with Title VII of the 1984 Civil Rights Act, Sections 701(b) and 703(1), preference in filling all vacancies may be given to qualified American Indian candidates. In other than the proceeding situations, the Rappahannock Tribe is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

The Rappahannock Tribe is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. The Rappahannock Tribe makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time. For more information, contact