CENTRAL CALIFORNIA LEGAL SERVICES
WHO WE ARE: For over 50 years, CCLS has been representing and advocating for low-income individuals in Merced, Tuolumne, Mariposa, Fresno, Tulare, and Kings Counties—a region where intense poverty exists side by side with unparalleled wealth and abundance. Our mission is to provide high quality, no-cost civil legal services to low income individuals, families, and communities—improving the wellbeing of our Valley through systems-changing advocacy, client education, and legal work that meets individual clients’ immediate needs. We also work closely with agencies and community organizations that share our commitment to support our clients in being their own agents of change.
CCLS seeks a Compliance Analyst that will work under the supervision of the Legal Director and will be responsible for program-wide compliance with Legal Services Corporation (LSC) and Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts (IOLTA) regulations and related CCLS policies, including regular review of closed files for compliance. The Compliance Analyst will also be responsible for training new and existing staff regarding LSC regulations and CCLS policies, including financial and immigrant status eligibility requirements. The Compliance Analyst must be attentive to detail and comfortable with analyzing and applying regulations.
- Position: Compliance Analyst
- Experience: 3+ Years Experience, see below
- Application Deadline: See Website
- Location: Fresno Office
- Term of Employment: Regular, Full Time
- Other: FLSA Exempt, Union Position
HOW TO APPLY:
Please visit https://www.centralcallegal.org/careers/ to submit an online application and join our CCLS family in an effort to Advance Justice & Empower People.
- Daily review of closed paper and electronic legal case files for compliance documentation, including following up with advocates as needed to assure file compliance;
- Creation and review of compliance reports in CCLS’s Case Management System (Legal Server) and resolution of identified compliance issues with staff and management;
- Training staff regarding all aspects of LSC regulations and CCLS policy compliance, including participation in employee on-boarding;
- Assist with the preparation of LSC reports as needed, including the preparation of annual “self-inspections”;
- Regular travel to CCLS’s Visalia and Merced offices to assure program-wide compliance;
- Carry out CCLS policies and procedures;
- Attend training and keep abreast of changes in the law;
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Superior attention to detail and outstanding file-keeping skills;
- Demonstrated ability to manage numerous projects and tasks simultaneously;
- Demonstrate a genuine interest in the needs and legal rights of low-income people and elderly or disabled persons;
- Ability to understand, follow and implement CCLS policies and procedures;
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse groups of individuals and organizations including ability to provide leadership within a culturally diverse environment; must maintain effective interpersonal relationships at all organizational levels and with the public;
- Competency/experience with PC systems and standard software (Adobe Acrobat Pro, Office 365, Microsoft Office, , Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint);
- Working knowledge in relevant database systems such as Sharepoint and Access. Preference for experience with Legal Server, Kemps or other law-related systems.
- Reliable transportation, a valid CA Drivers’ License with appropriate car insurance;
- Ability to conduct solid analysis and make well-informed, objective, and evidence-based recommendations;
- Excellent written communication skills with demonstrated ability to produce professional, well-written work product that requires minimal editing;
- Excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills;
- Thoughtful and thorough problem solver;
- Strong organizational skills; and
- An associate of arts or sciences degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education;
- Minimum of 3 years full time employment as a Management Analyst, Compliance Officer, Compliance Specialist, or equivalent position for a public entity that includes gathering program data, evaluating data, evaluating program performance, preparing performance studies and reports, interacting with regulatory entities, maintaining currency with applicable regulations, and training or advising others within the agency on compliance. It is preferred that this experience be in a legal setting.
- Education, training and experience sufficient to meet the requirements of Business & Professions Code § 6450, including documentation of at least one of the following:
- A certificate of completion of a Paralegal program approved by the American Bar Association;
- A certificate of completion of a Paralegal [Analyst] [Officer] [Specialist] program, or a degree from a postsecondary institution that requires the successful completion of a minimum of 24 semester (or equivalent) units in law-related courses and that has been accredited by a national or regional accrediting organization or approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education;
- A baccalaureate degree or an advanced degree in any subject, a minimum of one year of law-related experience under the supervision of an attorney who has been an active member of the State Bar of California for at least the preceding three years or who has practiced in the federal courts of this state for at least the preceding three years, and a written declaration from this attorney stating that the person is qualified to perform Analyst tasks;
- A high school diploma or general equivalency diploma, a minimum of three years of law-related experience under the supervision of an attorney who has been an active member of the State Bar of California for at least the preceding three years or who has practiced in the federal courts of this state for at least the preceding three years, and a written declaration from this attorney stating that the person is qualified to perform Analyst tasks.
Salary Range DOE ($36,000 to $73,000); Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, disability insurance coverage; employer contribution to 403(b) plan based on length of service; 14.5 paid holidays; generous vacation and sick leave policy; some professional dues paid by CCLS; if qualified, participation in the School Loan Reimbursement Assistance Program, and/or a Bilingual Supplement.
CCLS is an equal opportunity employer: we value equity, inclusion, and diversity, across all races, cultures, classes, ages, religions, gender identities and presentations, sexual orientations, body sizes, family structures, abilities, and all categories protected by law. We encourage all interested individuals to apply. This is a non-exempt position and is covered under the Collective Bargaining Agreement.