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Compliance Managers

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Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization to ensure compliance with ethical or regulatory standards.

    Work Activities
    • Report violations of compliance or regulatory standards to duly authorized enforcement agencies as appropriate or required.
    • Identify compliance issues that require follow-up or investigation.
    • Discuss emerging compliance issues to ensure that management and employees are informed about compliance reporting systems, policies, and practices.
    • File appropriate compliance reports with regulatory agencies.
    • Maintain documentation of compliance activities, such as complaints received or investigation outcomes.
    • Consult with corporate attorneys as necessary to address difficult legal compliance issues.
    • Conduct or direct the internal investigation of compliance issues.
    • Provide employee training on compliance related topics, policies, or procedures.
    • Serve as a confidential point of contact for employees to communicate with management, seek clarification on issues or dilemmas, or report irregularities.
    • Verify that all regulatory policies and procedures have been documented, implemented, and communicated.
    • Develop risk management strategies based on assessment of product, compliance, or operational risks.
    • Disseminate written policies and procedures related to compliance activities.
    • Prepare management reports regarding compliance operations and progress.
    • Keep informed regarding pending industry changes, trends, or best practices.
    • Conduct periodic internal reviews or audits to ensure that compliance procedures are followed.
    • Monitor compliance systems to ensure their effectiveness.
    • Direct the development or implementation of policies and procedures related to compliance throughout an organization.
    • Advise internal management or business partners on the implementation or operation of compliance programs.
    • Design or implement improvements in communication, monitoring, or enforcement of compliance standards.
    • Provide assistance to internal or external auditors in compliance reviews.
    • Advise technical professionals on the development or use of environmental compliance or reporting tools.
    • Collaborate with human resources departments to ensure the implementation of consistent disciplinary action strategies in cases of compliance standard violations.
    • Develop or implement environmental compliance plans for programs, such as air quality, storm water, wastewater treatment, hazardous waste management, pollution prevention, or solid waste management.
    • Conduct environmental audits to ensure adherence to environmental standards.
    • Evaluate testing procedures to meet the specifications of environmental monitoring programs.
    • Review or modify policies or operating guidelines to comply with changes to environmental standards or regulations.
    • Oversee internal reporting systems, such as corporate compliance hotlines.
    • Review communications such as securities sales advertising to ensure there are no violations of standards or regulations.
    • Verify that software technology is in place to adequately provide oversight and monitoring in all required areas.
    • Direct environmental programs, such as air or water compliance, aboveground or underground storage tanks, spill prevention or control, hazardous waste or materials management, solid waste recycling, medical waste management, indoor air quality, integrated pest management, employee training, or disaster preparedness.
    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    • Reading Comprehension

      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    Applied Math
    Workplace Documents
    Graphic Literacy
    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    • Problem Sensitivity

      The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

    • Written Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

    • Law and Government

      Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Administration and Management

      Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

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    • Ohio Annual Salary $98,700/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage $47.45/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed 24,170
    • Yearly Projected Openings 1,930
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    Conventional: People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Integrity
    • Attention to Detail
    • Stress Tolerance
    • Dependability
    • Persistence
    • Self Control
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