Health Care Compliance Analyst

  • Sonoma County, CA
  • Santa Rosa, California
  • Mar 07, 2024
Full Time Administrative Analysis and Research Public Health Regulatory and Licensing
  • Salary: $120,405.95 - $146,348.85 Annually USD

Job Description

Position Information

Join the Department of Health Services as a Health Care Compliance Analyst!

Starting salary up to $70.12/hour ($146,348/year) and a competitive total compensation package!*

About the Position

The Health Care Compliance Analyst is a member of the Compliance Unit and supports the management of healthcare compliance and ethical programs by collaborating with staff members in Administration, Behavioral Health, Homelessness, and Public Health. The Compliance Unit team collaborates and supports the Department of Health Services (DHS) mission and values by meeting regularly as a cohesive, confidential unit. This position is responsible for:

  • Researching, interpreting, and implementing federal, state, and local regulatory mandates
  • Working as the liaison to management to ensure regulatory compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies, grants, and contracts
  • Preventing, detecting, and correcting inappropriate activity or misconduct, including healthcare fraud, waste, and abuse
  • Implementing effective lines of communication with DHS staff to report inappropriate activities or misconduct
  • Tracking and identifying trends in reported compliance issues and inquiries
  • Conducting investigations of alleged misconduct and reporting to outside entities when applicable
  • Conducting audits to ensure compliance with health care laws, regulations, policies, and grant requirements
  • Developing healthcare compliance policies, procedures, and Standards of Conduct
  • Creating and implementing regular healthcare compliance training and education
  • Assisting in regular Compliance Program risk assessments
  • Participating in the Compliance Program Governance oversite committee
  • Ensuring applicable contractors have a compliance program according to contracts and regulations
  • Helping to promote a culture of honest and responsible behavior

The ideal candidate will have a strong sense of integrity and dependability, have prior experience in healthcare compliance, enjoy working in a team environment, and possess the following:

  • Familiarity with Behavioral Health, Public Health, Homelessness, and Administration laws and regulations regarding Medicare and Medi-CAL and federal funding
  • Superior analytical skills to research, interpret, and implement federal, state, and local regulatory mandates
  • Advanced writing, communication, collaboration, and problem-solving skills
  • The ability to deliver presentations and use public speaking skills
  • Experience using evaluation methodologies, including principles and practices related to continuous quality improvement
  • Experience developing and implementing training programs
  • The demonstrated ability to diplomatically respond to difficult and stressful situations
  • An eye for detail and an aptitude for managing and prioritizing multiple responsibilities and projects
  • The ability to adapt to change, and communicate information and ideas clearly and concisely
  • Certification in Health Care Compliance (CHC), Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHPC), or another compliance certification
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Experience with data analytics (highly desired)

The Department of Health Services (DHS)

DHS is one of the County's largest and most complex departments. DHS consists of the Administration, Behavioral Health, Public Health, and Homelessness Services Divisions and is driven by its mission to promote, protect, and ensure access to services that support the health, recovery, and well-being of all in Sonoma County. These ideas are the basis for how DHS operates and delivers services:

  • Excellence - Strive to create a culture of learning, innovation, and data-driven practices to guide internal operations, improve performance, and build staff expertise
  • Collaboration - Engage and work collaboratively with partners, communities, and staff to maximize its impact across the County
  • Equity - Work to reduce disparities and ensure fairness, compassion, and social justice
For more information regarding the department, its programs, services, and partnerships, visit the DHS website .

What We Offer

Working at the County of Sonoma offers expansive opportunities for growth and development, the ability to be a part of a challenging and rewarding work environment, and the satisfaction of knowing you're working to better our communities. You can also look forward to flexible work arrangements and excellent benefits* including:

  • Hybrid Telework - A schedule that meets the needs of our staff, department operations, and the communities we serve may be available depending on the assignment
  • Salary Advancement - A salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range
  • Paid Time Off - Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year
  • County Paid Health Premium Contributions - 100% premium contribution for the majority of employee-only and employee + family health plan options
  • Staff Development/Wellness Pay - Annual benefit allowances of up to $2,000 and ongoing education/training opportunities
  • Post-Retirement Health Reimbursement Arrangement - County contributions to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits
  • Retirement - A pension fully integrated with Social Security
  • Paid Parental Leave - May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) after 12 months of County employment
  • Student Loan Debt Relief - County employees may be eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness through the U.S. Department of Education
*Salary is negotiable within the established range. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. Additional information can be found in the Salary Resolution (SalRes) and our Employee Benefits Directory .

This recruitment is being conducted to fill a Health Care Compliance Analyst position in the Department of Health Services. This employment list may also be used to fill future full-time, part-time, or extra-help (temporary) positions as they occur during the active status of the list. Qualified County employees who wish to be considered for future positions should consider applying to this recruitment. The Civil Service title for this position is Patient Care Analyst.


Minimum Qualifications

Education: Academic work which directly relates to the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, graduation from an accredited school nursing, academic course work in health care, hospital or nursing administration, medical records, psychology counseling or social work or a related field will meet these required knowledge and abilities.

Experience: Any combination of training and experience that will provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, three years of experience in an acute care hospital or other equally responsible health profession experience including some training or experience in performing patient's rights advocacy, utilization review or quality assurance or infection control or experience analyzing health care or nursing systems and programs could provide this opportunity.

License: Possession of a valid California license as a Registered Nurse or license, registration or certification in another related health discipline.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Thorough knowledge of: relative importance of problems effecting the respective
areas of responsibility.

Considerable knowledge of: various methods of assessing professional care and services; the applicable laws, rules, regulations and regulatory agency requirements related to assigned area of responsibility; medical terminology, hospital routines, and policies and procedures.

Working knowledge of: the various specialty areas within the Resource Management Program.

Knowledge of: appropriate financial reporting and statistical design, methodology, presentation and interpretation; the principles and practices of consultation and training.

Ability to: recognize resource management and patient care problems or potential problems in their early stages; utilize various methods of assessing the utilization and quality of services and care provided; communicate effectively with persons of varying backgrounds; influence physicians, staff, other managers into accepting changes required by the resource management program; advocate on behalf of patients and clients using behavior that will provide the best opportunity for a reasonable resolution of the complaint; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with other hospital and Mental Health Department personnel and others who have an interest in quality patient care; exercise responsibility, initiative, ingenuity, independent analysis and judgment in solving medical, administrative and management problems; write comprehensive reports; analyze problems accurately and to take effective course of action; give and follow oral and written directions of a technical and professional nature in detail; interact with patients and professional staff sympathetically and tactfully in difficult and sensitive situations; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with other hospital personnel; interpret medical charts, records and reports.

Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When Applying

  • Your application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process.
  • You should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application. Be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions.
  • You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, list out each position separately.
  • Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification.
Please visit Getting a Job with the County of Sonoma to review more detailed information about the hiring process, including the application process, examination steps, and department selection process.


Responses to supplemental questions will be scored using position-specific criteria. Please provide specific and detailed responses of a reasonable length to allow for a thorough assessment of your qualifications. Responses that state, "See Resume" or "See Application" may be considered insufficient and therefore may not be scored.

The selection procedure will consist of the following examination:

An Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination (weight 100%) will be conducted to evaluate each applicant's application and supplemental questionnaire for satisfaction of minimum qualifications (pass/not pass); and for educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities which relate to this position. Each applicant will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Relevance of work history, related experience, and achieved level of education and/or training as described in the application and responses to the supplemental questions.
Candidates demonstrating possession of the minimum qualifications will be placed on an employment list in order of most qualified to least qualified based on the achieved score received in the Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination. Scores may be adjusted based on such factors as the number of candidates, anticipated vacancies, past practice, and natural breaks in the scores achieved by this group of candidates.


A background investigation is required prior to employment. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made available to applicants.

Additional requirements, such as successful completion of a physical exam, drug screen, etc., may apply, depending on the duties and responsibilities of the position. If you receive a conditional job offer for the position, the requirements upon which the offer is contingent will be outlined in the conditional job letter. You may also review the Job Classification Screening Schedule to determine the requirements for this position.


Applications are accepted online at . Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Continuous recruitments may close without notice at any time that a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted.

The County of Sonoma values diversity and is dedicated to creating a workplace environment that provides individuals with a sense of belonging. We are committed to having a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. The County is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer where all aspects of employment are based on merit, competence, performance, and business need.

HR Analyst: BH
HR Technician: RR

IMPORTANT NOTE: Benefits described herein do not apply to Extra Help positions.


These are some of the excellent benefits the County offers:

Paid Time Off :Competitive vacation accrual and sick leave accruals; additional management leave annually; 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year; and may be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment.

Health Plan :Choice of five health plans (a PPO, EPO, HMO, and two deductible HMOs) with a County paid premium contribution.

Retirement :Fully integrated with Social Security.For more information regarding eligibility, retirement contributions, and reciprocity with prior public service, please visit .

IRS 457 Plan :Pre-tax employee contribution up to the IRS annual maximum.

Retiree Medical :County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits.

Student Loan Debt Relief :County employees may be eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness through the U.S. Department of Education.

Plus excellent dental, vision, disability, life insurance, professional development, and more.

For answers to specific questions regarding the employment process and more details about benefits or retirement, please contact Human Resources at (707) 565-2331.Additional details about benefit and compensation packages can be found in the MOUs located at . For specific information about health and welfare benefits including plan options, coverage, and premium amounts go to or, contact the Human Resources' Risk Management-Benefits Office at or (707) 565-2900.

*IMPORTANT NOTES: Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Base Pay


Job Address

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