CITY OF LYNN, MASSACHUSETTS
City of Lynn - Personnel Department
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June 2, 2021
Chief Financial Officer
American Rescue Plan Act Compliance Officer
City Hall Hours; flexibility to attend evening and weekend meetings
$90,000-$100,000, multi-year contract with benefits
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Compliance Officer will be the City’s primary point person on the disbursement, reconciliation, and accounting of funds received through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The ARPA Compliance Officer must become well-versed in ARPA, stay informed of updates to achieve a high level of understanding around the ARPA funds and the lawful uses of the funding, and collaborate with other municipal employees, elected officials, and community stakeholders to ensure the equitable and transparent spending of the funding.
Duties and Responsibilities
The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various type of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
Administration, documentation and recording the City’s ARPA fund allocation and associated projects.
Assist in the community input process of the distribution of ARPA funds, including recording minutes of all public hearings.
Document all approved projects and make sure they adhere to the most updated federal ARPA guidance.
Create and adhere to a strict budget for each project, in collaboration with Department Heads and Vendors.
Work with Purchasing Department to ensure full compliance with Massachusetts General Laws on procurement including Chapter 30B.
Liaise between municipal, state and federal government stakeholders relative to acceptable uses of ARPA funds.
Assist the Chief Financial Officer in reporting, compliance, and audit requirements associated with the ARPA funding.
Serve as the point of contact and ensure resolution for businesses, advocates, community organizations and the general public for questions, requests, and issues relative to ARPA funding.
CITY RESIDENCY REQUIRED WITHIN SIX MONTHS OF HIRE
Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Similar experience in municipal government is strongly preferred.
Knowledge, Abilities and Skills
Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of municipal accounting and auditing principles, practices and procedures; thorough knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, promulgation’s of UMAS, Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), and GAAP accounting standards and applicable Massachusetts General Laws, regarding finance, insurance and procurement; knowledge of municipal budgetary functions; knowledge of financial software applications; thorough knowledge of the operations of city departments.
Abilities: Ability to develop effective working relationships with department personnel, elected officials, and community stakeholders; ability to keep thorough documentation and sourced records related to all projects;
Skills: The ideal candidate for this position is someone who is organized, analytical, self-motivated, who exercises discretion and has strong ethical practices. They should be proficient in all Microsoft Office suite programs,
How To Apply
Completed application including resume and cover letter can be submitted via e-mail (email@example.com), regular post or in person at the Personnel Department, Room 412, Lynn City Hall, during regular business hours.
If submitting via e-mail, please include the “JOB TITLE” in the subject line. Applications must be submitted by the deadline below, or you will not be considered.
If you have any questions about the application process or need assistance, please call (781) 586-6884 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“ARPA Compliance Officer”
June 15th, 2021
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The City of Lynn is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The City of Lynn is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer, as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.