USC is a leading private research university located in Los Angeles â a global center for arts, technology and international business. As the cityâs largest private employer, responsible for more than $5 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic schools and units. As a USC employee, you will enjoy excellent benefits and perks, and you will be a member of the Trojan Family - the faculty, staff, students and alumni who make USC a great place to work.
The USC Office of Compliance was established in response to continuing scrutiny from government regulators and an increasingly complex statutory and regulatory environment.Â The Compliance Program is intended to demonstrate the institutionâs commitment to comply with all applicable laws and regulations, detect and correct compliance violations promptly, and eliminate misconduct and other unethical behavior through the diligent and analytical work of its team members.
The USC Office of Compliance is seeking a ComplianceInvestigatorto join its team.Â This is a unique opportunity to be part of a growing office that is developing its program to increase transparency and compliance in a variety of risk areas.
In this role, you will conduct investigations of regulatory compliance matters and/or violations of university policy involving faculty, staff, and/or student employees.
Additional Key Responsibilities Include:
Performs independent analyses and evaluations of findings. Prepares investigative plans and timelines, and identifies and interviews parties and witnesses. Gathers, reviews and evaluates reports from various sources. Identifies university policies and/or Code of Conduct provisions relevant to complaints.
Documents all interviews and meetings held with faculty, staff, students, managers, supervisors and/or senior administrators. Maintains confidential case files and prepares various detailed written reports and letters as necessary, as well as comprehensive reports based on investigative findings. Determines if university policy has been violated. Provides ongoing updates as needed to management. Maintains compliance with related state and federal law on workplace privacy.
Tracks completion and necessary follow-ups. Identifies trends across campus departments and constituents.
Maintains awareness and knowledge of current changes within legal, regulatory, and technology environments which may impact investigatory process. Ensures senior management and staff are informed of any changes and updates in a timely manner. Establishes and maintains appropriate network of professional contacts. Maintains membership in appropriate professional organizations and publications. Attends meetings, seminars and conferences and maintains continuity of any required or desirable certifications, if applicable.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
5 or more years of experience conducting compliance-related investigations in higher education institutions or large organizations; 10 + years of experience strongly preferred.
Demonstrated abilities analyzing and solving complex problems, and dealing objectively and tactfully with sensitive, confidential information.
Knowledge of federal, state and local regulations and laws, as well as ethical practices and policies.
Direct involvement or familiarity in work related to investigative reporting, journalism or law enforcement practices.
Excellent interpersonal/communication skills, both oral and written
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degreeMinimum Experience: 5 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Experience conducting compliance-related investigations in higher education institutions or large organizations. Demonstrated abilities analyzing and solving complex problems, and dealing objectively and tactfully with sensitive, confidential information.
USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering has been one of the economic engines in Southern California and a vital hub in the California economy. The technical innovations and ideas generated by the Viterbi faculty and research community have resulted in countless innovations, many becoming the foundations for new companies, products and services. The thousands of students graduating each year bring new ideas and vitality to companies in California and beyond. With an annual research budget exceeding $205M each year, more than 46 research centers and institutes, more than 180 faculty members, 7,800 students and over 60,000 impassioned alumni world-wide, the Viterbi School is addressing some of the world’s great challenges.