Washington State DSHS Compliance Specialist in United States


DSHSCompliance Specialist

If you:

  • Are excited about a career that helps the welfare of the State of Washington's most vulnerable populations;
  • Are an analytical thinker and enjoys analyzing complex issues;
  • Have a genuine interest in human services;
  • Mission focused; and
  • Are able to work independently, but can also collaborate with teammates... ...then this job is perfect for you.

The Aging and Long-Term Support Administration (ALTSA) vision: Seniors and people with disabilities living with good health, independence, dignity, and control over the decisions that affect their lives.

The Department of Social and Health Services, Residential Care Services Division (RCS) of ALTSA is seeking a highly motivated, culturally competent person to fill their Compliance Specialist job.


Role in our Organization:

You'll have statewide responsibility/accountability for decisions and recommendations related to compliance. The decisions you'll make will have a significant impact on the quality of life and care for vulnerable adults living in and receiving services from long-term care facilities. You'll be responsible for helping the compliance team with enforcement over-sight of nursing homes, assisted living facilities, adult family homes, and enhanced service facilities.

You'll ensure that statewide enforcement activities in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, adult family homes, and enhanced service facilities are consistent, accurate, timely, and in accordance with federal and state laws, regulations and processes. Through the use of specialized knowledge, skills and abilities, this job serves as a long-term care compliance subject matter expert and works collaboratively on enforcement issues with RCS professional staff. You'll have the delegated authority to communicate directly with various stakeholders regarding any enforcement or settlement issues and provide recommendations to the Director and Office Chief of Field Operations.

You'll be expected to travel across the state as assigned and is stationed in Lacey, WA. Hours are flexed beyond 8-5pm to ensure enforcement is met per statutory requirements to protect the public.


We're looking for a Bachelor of Arts and/or Science in Nursing, Social Work or a related community health care field; or a Juris Doctorate law degree AND 2 years' of post-degree experience in their field of study AND 2 years' of experience reading, writing, and analyzing survey or legal documents OR Master's degree in Nursing, Social Work or a related community health care field.

  • Professionalism: Demonstrates critical reliability and thinking characteristics to meet the demands of the workplace. These characteristics include ethics and integrity, analytical thinking, creative and innovative thinking, problem solving, accountability, judgment, and decisiveness.
  • * Interpersonal skills:* Demonstrates characteristics related to the quality, scope, and awareness involved in individual and group dealings. Characteristics include conflict management, diplomacy, diversity, and negotiating and influencing.
  • * Communication effectiveness:* Conveys the missions and goals of the department in clear, timely, persuasive messages that positively influence the thoughts and actions of others and help accomplish the desired outcome for the department.
  • Resident/client focus: Recognizes that the long-term care resident/client is the primary customer of this organization and promotes, builds and improves processes focused on improving resident/client satisfaction with the services offered by the programs licensed and/or certified by the organization.


Nurse (Must have active RN license in WA State): $71,845-$92,858 annually Allied Health Professional: $56,942.00 - $73,588.00 annually

I'm interested!!! How do I apply:

If you'd like to be considered for this job consideration will be given to complete applications with attached resume and Letter of Interest. Your Letter of Interest will concisely describe how you have "What We're Looking For" outlined above. Questions? Contact: Tracie Kidd 360-628-7870.

This announcement has been re-opened| Application review begins February 9th| the hiring manager will review application materials and make a hiring decision at any time.

Supplemental Information

This position will require a full criminal background check. Employees driving on state business must have a valid driver's license. Employees driving a privately owned vehicle on state business must have liability insurance on the privately owned vehicle.

Washington State Department of Social & Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, marital status, race, creed, color, national origin, religion or beliefs, political affiliation, military status, honorably discharged veteran, Vietnam Era, recently separated or other protected veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, equal pay or genetic information. Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the Recruiter at (360) 628-7870. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.


Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Job Number: 16-169 SB49

Department: Dept. of Social and Health Services

Closing: 3/5/2017 11:59 PM Pacific

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.

Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov

Salary: See Position Description

Location: Thurston County – Lacey, WA