Job Description

Compliance Officer Job 3078 (Administration)
Lexington, KY, United States of America


The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department (LFCHD) is an independent public health agency charged with helping Lexington be well since 1904 and proudly nationally accredited since 2014. Vision: We will move Lexington toward being one of the healthiest communities in the nation. Mission: Helping Lexington be well. Values: We commit to being... Caring: We will treat our clients, community and coworkers with compassion and kindness. Accountable: We will respect all individuals without bias and value their uniqueness. Respectful: We will respect all individuals without bias and value their uniqueness. Equitable: We will provide services and care equitably to all of our clients throughout the community. Service: We are here to serve our clients and community. LFCHD provides a wide range of public health services for the community, including restaurant inspections, flu shots, HANDS visits for moms and dads, diabetes prevention/management, training to licensed child care providers, nutrition through the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, school health, a needle exchange program to fight the spread of hepatitis C and HIV, and much more. Visit to learn more about LFCHD!

Job Skills / Requirements

Seeking leadership role as Compliance Officer, full time 40.0 hours per week with full comprehensive benefits package.  Exempt, Non-Merit, Grade 11, $44.65 per hour ($3,572.00 bi-weekly). 

Phase 1 application deadline is March 20, 2023.  This is a competitive position posting which means internal and external candidates will be considered together on one list of eligible candidates; there is no internal exclusive consideration for this opportunity. 

This position serves in the role of Chief Compliance, Privacy and Security Officer for the department.  The Compliance Officer is responsible for overseeing the health department's compliance with government laws and regulations by working with department leadership to identify potential risks and implement policies and procedures to uphold laws and regulations. The position is tasked with monitoring the health department's adherance to these policies and procedures.  The incumbent will lead planning and set goals for the programs under their purview and define action steps for meeting the goals.  The incumbent will also develop procedures related to work-unit functions, educate staff, and hold staff accountable for following both programs and department policies and procedures. 

May supervise 0-3 employees. 

Master's degree in Health Information Management, Public Health, Public Administration, Business Administration or a closely related field plus at least eight (8) years progressively responsible experience or Bachelor's degree with ten (10) years of experience may substitute for the Master's degree requirement.  Must have two (2) or more years of supervisor experience. 

Required experience in regulatory compliance and risk management; demonstrated organization, facilitation, written and oral commmunication, and presentation skills; experience in public health or healthcare administration. 

Must have a compliance certification such as Certified in Healthcare Policy Privacy and Security (CHPS) and/or other healthcare industry related credential, e.g., RHIA, RHIT. 

Some infrequent travnel and some overnight travel 1 to 3 times per year. 



Education Requirements (Any)

Master's or Bachelors degree related.

Certification Requirements (Any)

OC: compliance certification

Additional Information / Benefits

Lexington-Fayette County Health Department (LFCHD) offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time and part-time eligible employees, including paid time off (annual and sick leave accruals). Employee benefits summary: Four medical plans are offered, so you can select the coverage that best meets your needs. Two plan options include an employer-funded health reimbursement account. Employees who waive medical coverage are eligible for an employer-funded health reimbursement account that receives $175 per month. Dental Insurance and Vision Insurance is available with three plan options ranging from basic to comprehensive. Additional benefits include basic life insurance and long term disability; cafeteria plans; wellness program, employee assistance program; paid holidays; paid annual leave and paid sick leave; and tuition reimbursement program. Retirement Benefits include the Kentucky Employees' Retirement System and Cash Balance plan and Kentucky Deferred Compensation which includes 401(k), 457, and IRA options.

Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Paid Holidays, Long Term Disability, 401K/403b Plan, Pension/Retirement, Educational Assistance

This job reports to the Commmissioner and Board of Health

This is a Full-Time position 1st Shift.

Relocation is not provided and travel is required occasionally

Number of Openings for this position: 1