This is a grant funded position, funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) expected to last through December 31, 2026 or when funds are depleted. The position may be extended based on operational need if alternative funding is identified.
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) plays a critical role in realizing Boston’s equitable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. These historic federal resources lay a foundation for the future and accelerate a Green New Deal for Boston. Alongside the Operating and Capital Budgets, these investments will jumpstart solutions to long-term challenges; deliver equity, climate resiliency, jobs, and health across departments and sectors; and lay the foundation for long-term financial sustainability.
The City of Boston is seeking an ARPA Compliance Officer to join the Auditing Department to help oversee the manner in which this historic public funding is distributed to support Bostonians. Under the Assistant City Auditor, the ARPA Compliance Officer will help lead and oversee the disbursement, reconciliation, and accounting of all funds received by the City of Boston from the American Rescue Plan Act and ensure that relief aid is used effectively, in compliance with guidance issued by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and in a manner that supports the City’s equitable recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.
Brief Job Description:
The ARPA Compliance Officer will oversee the multi-year disbursement of ARPA funding, in collaboration with key City departments and cabinets. The ARPA Compliance Officer will ensure that initiatives funded by ARPA meet their intended purpose. The ARPA Compliance Officer will be required to remain apprised of all regulations associated with usage of recovery funds.
BOSTON RESIDENCY IS REQUIRED.
Union/Salary Plan/Grade: SENA/MM1-8
Hours per Week: 35
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