State Approving Agency Specialist

State of Utah

Full Job Description
Job Description


The Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs (DVMA) is looking for a detail orientated person to apply federal and state laws, regulations, and policies to evaluate applications from educational institutions and training establishments seeking to enroll individuals receiving education/training benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

This position will work under the supervision of the Director, State Approving Agency.

Principal Duties
As the State Approving Agency Specialist, you will:Review/confirm for compliance with VA regulation the institution/establishment’s accreditation status (if applicable); any appropriate licensure, policies, course curricula, training program standards, financial soundness, personnel qualifications, facilities, instructional materials, equipment, marketing materials, and enrollment practices.
Collect and review data for compliance surveys to ensure accuracy of institutional/establishment reporting, and, to assess appropriate certification and payment of VA educational benefits.
Perform risk-based surveys at institutions deemed “at-risk”.
Conduct investigations of complaints of alleged violations of existing regulations and recommend appropriate corrective action for the Director’s review.
Communicate corrective action to institution and training officials and conduct follow up to ensure appropriate corrective action is completed.
Prepare appropriate technical documentation, reports, and letters.
Plan, organize, and conduct training workshops for educational institutions, training establishments, and certifying officials to ensure they can advise veteran students about following federal and state laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.
Respond to questions from facility officials or businesses about the approval process, veteran/student certification process; provide clarification regarding applicable statute or policy matters.

The Ideal Candidate
The best candidate for this position will have some compliance related experience.

Preference may be given to those with a Bachelor’s degree, or higher, in a related field.

Supplemental Information
Here is some information of which you should be aware:This position is eligible for remote work, based on supervisor approval, but there will be occasional onsite travel required.
Working Conditions – Risks found in the typical office setting, which is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated, e.g., safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations, etc.
Physical Requirements – Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work; however, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying light items; driving an automobile, etc. Special physical demands are not required to perform the work.

Why Should You Join Our Team?The work we do matters. If you want to make a positive difference doing meaningful work, this is the right place for you. At the Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs we strive to make Utah the best state in the nation to perform military missions and be recognized as a premier location for Veterans, service members and their families to live and succeed.
Aside from working for a cause-driven, hard working agency that thrives on helping our military, you will receive great health and retirement benefits. Working for the State of Utah provides a positive work-life balance. Click here to view a summary of the benefits we offer.

The Agency
The Department of Veterans and Military Affairs (DVMA) has a friendly and welcoming environment that will help make the entry into the position an easy one.

For more information on DVMA, please click here.

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