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Compliance Investigator Overview

  • Work Type: Professional
  • Job Code: 75780
  • Pay Grade: P9
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Senior
  • Family: General Administration
  • Function: Compliance


Responsible for conducting investigations of discrimination/harassment complaints, NCAA complaints, complaints relating to grants and contracts, and other matters as needed. Assists in institutional compliance risk assessment, mitigation, and monitoring.

Level Scope

Recognized subject matter expert who knows how to apply theory and put it into practice with in-depth understanding of the professional field with limited oversight from managers. Independently performs the full range of responsibilities within the function; requires deep job knowledge of areas typically obtained through higher education combined with experience. Manages large projects or processes and problems faced are difficult and often complex; analyzes problems/issues of diverse scope and determines solutions. May manage programs that include formulating strategies and administering policies, processes, and resources; functions with a high degree of autonomy. Influences others regarding policies, practices and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent plus 5 years of experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong oral and written communication, analytical and organizational skills
  • Ability to generate, cultivate and maintain business relationships with the corporate community, maintain a high level of communication skills and work well with a diverse group of people.
  • Experience interpreting and applying complex statutes and regulations
  • Must be able to work independently, make decisions and problem solve
  • Familiarity with nondiscrimination statutes and regulations
  • The ability to stay impartial during an investigation
  • Experience with trauma informed interviewing

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Compliance Investigator must:

Conduct investigations into internal and/or external agency (e.g., EEOC, Idaho Human Rights Commission, Office for Civil Rights) or grantor complaints alleging:

    •   Discriminatory practices or treatment alleged to violate University nondiscrimination and anti-harassment policies
    •  Violations of nondiscrimination statutes or regulations
    •  Other violations of University policies; statutes or regulations; or University contractual obligations.

Contemporaneously document investigation process including:

      •  Investigation plan;
      • Interview notes from complainant, respondent and witnesses; and
      • Other physical or electronic evidence gathered.

Analyze applicable policies, laws, and/or contractual obligations to determine whether, based on all the evidence gathered in the course of the investigation, a violation has occurred; in the case of a violation, confer with relevant parties to determine appropriate response including recommendations for disciplinary action.

Prepare, written investigation report for review by the ED of Institutional Compliance, Director of Title IX/ADA/504 Compliance, or EEO/AA Officer.

35% of Time the Compliance Investigator

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Compliance Investigator

Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and requiring wearing hearing protection.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable for Compliance Investigator

Career Path

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbents must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are  contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.