The Compliance Officer, under direction, assists in oversight of the System Member Compliance Program, monitors and facilitates compliance with federal, state, and Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) regulatory and governing standards, including but not limited to laws, regulations, statutes, codes, policies, procedures, rules, and directives, as well as compliance own internal and external policies and procedures.; Work hours: Mon-Fri; 8 AM-5 PM or as work requirements indicate. Must be able to work remotely as requested by the university.
Responsibilities: -30% Assists Institutional Bio-safety and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Chairpersons with the development and coordination of a comprehensive research compliance program which aligns with policies, regulations, rules, and procedures of the Texas A&M University System and federal regulatory agencies. -15% Schedules, staffs, coordinates, attends, contributes to, and documents the proceedings of Institutional Bio-safety and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and other research compliance related meetings. -15% Implements and manages Occupational Health and Safety training and certification for faculty, staff and students involved in animal research. -10% Updates WEB content relating to research compliance to reflect changes in institutional programming, operations, System, or federal regulations. -10% Reviews research compliance efforts, activities, procedures, and processes to identify and report areas of compliance that are not in alignment with policies and regulations, revises institutional SAP's and Rules, researches compliance manuals, and other guiding documents as needed. Conducts, documents, and reports internal research compliance assessments, inspections, and audits. -10% Develops and delivers research compliance training programs for faculty, staff, and students. -5% Manages MAESTRO pre- and post-award research compliance tasks and workflows. -5% Performs other duties as assigned as outlined in the Tarleton State University Faculty and Administrative Staff Handbook or as assigned by supervisors in the chain of command.
Education and Experience: -Bachelors degree in applicable field or equivalent combination of education and experience. -Four years of experience in research compliance, audit, accounting, legal, or program development. Experience with lab and farm animal management, biohazards and biosafety, export control compliance and occupational health and safety.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: -Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and database applications. Strong verbal and written communication skills. -Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.
Preferred: Masters degree with 4 years of experience in research compliance, audit, accounting, legal, or program development and an understanding of higher education administration that includes one or more of the following: research with human subjects, vertebrate animals, biohazards and biosafety, conflict of interests and ethics, export control, time and effort, select agents, controlled substances, radioactive materials/radiation, or intellectual property.
Commensurate with experience
Tarleton State University offers competitive wages, fully covered employee health insurance, comprehensive dental, vision, and life insurance options are also available. Benefits also include paid vacation, paid sick leave, holiday pay, retirement plan, longevity pay and more.
The target base annual salary is $43,620 and may be negotiable based on funding availability and candidate experience/skillset in relation to the minimum requirements of this position.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a completed application for consideration. Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.
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Curriculum Vitae or Resume
At least 3 current professional references and their full contact information
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Tarleton’s VisionTarleton State University will be the premier comprehensive regional university in the nation, dedicated to education, service and research. It is committed to being a university of opportunity for all students and believes it has a responsibility to drive regional innovation and job creation for all graduates.About Tarleton State UniversityTarleton’s innovative and transformative approach provides more than knowledge. Through real-world experiences and effective teaching, research, scholarship and service, students gain the know-how for promising careers, no matter their field of study.Tarleton has evolved into the near-perfect model of size, academic scope and affordability. Founded in 1899 and part of The Texas A&M University System since 1917, it combines the resources of a major public institution — more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, cutting-edge academic facilities, faculty experts — with its own brand of personal attention, history and community to be a first-choice destination for students across North Texas and beyond.Students can choose to study in one of seven colleges — Agricultural and Environmental, Business Administration, Educ...ation, Graduate Studies, Health Sciences and Human Services, Liberal and Fine Arts, and Science and Technology.The primary campus is in Stephenville, which consistently ranks as one of the best small towns in America. Additional locations are in Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and Bryan, complemented by a fully online Global Campus.Students come to Tarleton from around the world, representing some 30 countries and nearly every state in the U.S., and leave as moral, ethical thinkers with civility and integrity who contribute meaningfully to a global society.Tarleton State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer. Students may select areas of study from six colleges: Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Graduate Studies, Health Sciences and Human Services, Liberal and Fine Arts, and Science and Technology.More than 60 bachelor's programs and 30 graduate degrees, featuring doctoral studies in educational leadership, have led more than 13,000 students from 45 states and more than 20 foreign countries to make Tarleton State their collective choice for a college education.Tarleton's research centers are daily searching for solutions to global problems. For instance, the Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research conducts analyses to address environmental issues facing the state and nation, while the Southwest Regional Dairy Center, using an almost $1 million grant, is working on ways to turn animal waste into a viable energy source.Tarleton's blueprints for a brighter-than-ever future include a new applied sciences building with engineering laboratory space on campus in Stephenville, a new academic building on the university's planned 80-acre Fort Worth campus near Chisolm Trail Parkway, and $24 million in upgrades and improvements to the institution's venerable Memorial Stadium.Tarleton State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.