Disability Rights Oregon
Community & Social Services, Education, Law/Legal
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Tuesday, July 31, 2018
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July 30, 2018

Position Overview
Social Security Representative Payment Program provides financial management for the Social Security and SSI payments of Social Security beneficiaries who are incapable of managing their own Social Security or SSI payments. The purpose of the Social Security Representative Payee Program at DRO is to verify that the representative payee is using the benefits properly on behalf of the beneficiary and carry out the representative payee responsibilities and duties correctly. The purpose of educational visits is to ensure that payees fully understand their duties and responsibilities and are on the right track with respect to recordkeeping and reporting. Additionally, the program will refer beneficiaries to other programs or services DRO considers appropriate. The primary role of the Compliance Analyst is conducting these site reviews, following specific guidelines and protocols as set forth by the Social Security Administration. The Compliance Analyst works extremely independent of others in DRO and travels to many locations across Oregon.

Essential Functions/Principal Accountabilities
• Conduct site visits to interview representative payees and beneficiaries, review confidential and private records, document observations and collect evidence and information of value
• Assist in development, implementation, and evaluation of program goals and objectives
• Review worksites and housing facilities for possible health and safety violations
• Review and analyze financial records to assess violations or potential incidents of mismanagement of beneficiary funds
• Obtain appropriate release of information authorizations in order to collect and analyze records related to complaints of abuse, neglect, or rights violations
• Prepare comprehensive reports detailing the investigation or monitoring visit, findings and recommendations with supporting documentation
• develop corrective action plans to assist representative payees in conforming to requirements specified by the Social Security Administration Commissioner

Principal Interactions
• Clients/beneficiaries
• Complainants
• Representative Payee
• Supervising attorney and other DRO staff

Compensation and Hours
This is a full-time, exempt position (35 hours per week). Starting salary will be based on number of years of relevant experience, in accordance with DRO policies. This position also includes benefits and paid time off. Candidates experiencing disability and candidates of color are encouraged to apply.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required
• A minimum of four (4) years or comparable demonstrated experience investigating, monitoring, ensuring compliance, or auditing
• Success working with persons with disabilities and maintaining confidential information
• Strong and effective writing, verbal and negotiating communications skills including the ability to do so in a concise manner, even when doing so regarding complex issues to a variety of people
• Government clearance by the United States Government Office of Personnel Management is required for this position
• Ability to travel around State of Oregon, including overnight stays

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Preferred
• Bachelor's Degree or similar experience
• Demonstrated functional knowledge in basic accounting principles and terminology
• Interviewing people with disabilities with communication barriers
• Knowledge of financial obligations and the Social Security Administration

How to Apply
Please submit a letter of interest and a copy of your resume to jobs@droregon.org. The position closes June 29, and priority is given to applications received by June 22. If you need to submit your application in an alternate format or have difficulty accessing the application form, please contact us at jobs@droregon.org or 503-243-2081.