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Tennessee Housing Development Agency

Housing Programs Compliance Manager

Tennessee Housing Development Agency


Job Summary


Division: Community Programs

Reports to: Director of Community Programs

Location:  Nashville, TN

Full-time/Part-time: Full time

Salary Grade: 38

Monthly Salary Range Minimum: $4,973

FLSA Classification: Exempt (03)

Critical features of this job are described under the headings below. They may be subject to change due to changes in our business processes or other business-related reasons.

POSITION SUMMARY:  Oversees administration and implementation of the compliance monitoring for the state and federally funded programs administered within the Community Programs Division.  

Job Responsibilities


Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Directly supervises staff; interviews, hires, and trains employees; creates and monitors work assignments; develops employee skills and encourages growth and development; reviews and evaluates employee performance; addresses workplace issues and provides guidance, coaching, and disciplinary measures for staff; addresses personnel issues in conjunction with appropriate leadership and the Human Resources division.
  • Evaluates federal requirements, program policies and processes in conformance with regulations and state goals; reviews statutory and regulatory changes and policies to ensure compliance and communicates irregularities and/or findings with Director. 
  • Oversees the monitoring team and their review of files and on-site reviews of program records for selected housing programs administered within the Division to ensure the program partners and beneficiaries are in compliance with federal and/or state regulations.
  • Monitors the program participants and makes a determination of compliance.
  • Oversees the preparation of monitoring reports for non-compliance; documents and reports the findings to the Director and/or Assistant Director as requested.
  • Supervises the creation of compliance forms, records, reports, and required tools for monitoring files.
  • Conducts research of federal regulations and development of monitoring procedures to ensure an effective compliance program.
  • Conducts presentations, participates in training programs, and provides technical support to program staff, Internal Audit, external auditors, or program participants, as assigned.
  • Maintains effective working relationships primarily by providing technical support to sub-grantees, federal Departments of Energy (DOE) and Health and Human Services (HHS), US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), other state agencies, and internal agency personnel.
  • Identifies needs, recommends improvements, and collaborates internally to improve process efficiency within the Division. 



The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED; Associate Degree or higher, especially a Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Two years of management experience with increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Three years of related experience in the administration of federal or state programs.
  • Two years of compliance experience is preferred. 
  • Experience in compliance monitoring associated with the Emergency Solutions Grants, HOME Investment Partnerships, Low Income Home Energy Assistance, or Weatherization Assistance Programs is highly preferred.

The above qualifications express the minimum standards of education and/or experience for this position. Other combinations of education and experience, if evaluated as equivalent, may be taken into consideration.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Competencies:

  • Ability to effectively manage staff.
  • Ability to plan and direct the work of others.
  • Knowledge of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars and other applicable federal regulations.
  • Ability to read, understand, and interpret regulations, laws, agreements, and organizational materials.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; builds and maintains positive relationships with internal and external constituents.
  • Able to interact with the public and other governmental agencies in a responsible and professional manner.
  • Exercises good and consistently fair judgment, courtesy, and tact in dealing with others in giving and obtaining information.
  • Maintains credibility through sincerity, honesty, and discretion.
  • Ability to handle private, personal information in a confidential manner.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment in decision making.
  • Ability to adapt to frequent procedural changes.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work effectively.
  • Strong time management skills; uses time effectively; consistently meets deadlines.
  • Documents regularly, thoroughly, accurately, and completely.
  • High level of detail and accuracy.
  • Computer literate; proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and the internet; able to effectively adapt to and use other computer systems as needed for daily activities.

Special Demands:

The special demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a staff member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Current, valid driver’s license from domicile state and the ability to drive.
  • Regular in-state travel, including overnight travel (about 50% travel).
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; stand; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and talk and hear.
  • The employee is occasionally required to walk; reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel, or crouch.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

State of Tennessee positions that may involve driving responsibilities require candidates to meet the following minimum driver qualifications:

  • A valid driver’s license
  • For the past five years, the candidate’s driving record must not have record of the following violations: driving under the influence (DUI), reckless driving, license suspension for moving violations, more than 4 moving violations

Additional Information


BENEFITS:  THDA offers an excellent benefits package:  medical, dental, vision, and life insurance options; disability insurance; retirement plans; flexible benefit pre-tax accounts for medical, dependent care, transportation, and parking; annual leave and sick leave that begin accruing after the first month of employment; and 11 paid holidays per year.  We also offer work-life balance opportunities through alternative work schedules, flexible schedules, and telecommuting.

How to Apply






  • Date Posted: July 18, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Other
  • Service Area: Government
  • Salary Range: $4,973/month