Recruitment #24-121-0146


Loudoun County's Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Developmental Services (MHSADS) department is a collaborative team of skilled professionals dedicated to supporting and connecting individuals and their families with person-centered and evidence-based services. Our diverse skills and expertise, whether those include Clinical, Behavioral Health, Residential Support, IT, HR, Finance, Compliance, or Operations each contributes to the wellbeing of our Loudoun County residents and community.

We welcome new teammates who approach their professional careers with enthusiasm and dedication to empowering change, growth, and development. 

Job Description

Under the general direction of the Senior Manager of Compliance, the Compliance Specialist operates the incident reporting system, facilitates incident review and follow-up, coordinates compliance activities, and provides staff training. This position maintains data collection on incidents, investigations, and root cause analysis; submits required documentation on behalf of MHSADS; attends the Behavior Plan Review Committee; and represents MHSADS with various committees and regulatory organizations.

In addition to the primary responsibilities listed above the Compliance Specialist shall assist the Compliance Program by:

  • Conducting incident investigations and root cause analyses.
  • Coordinating audit requests from regulatory agencies and is the liaison between department staff and auditors regarding requests for documentation and site visits.
  • Providing workforce documentation, incident reporting, and regulation training.
  • Collecting incident report, investigation, and root cause analysis data daily.
  • Completing Corrective Actions Plans for regulatory agencies and monitors for effective implementation. 
  • Using and developing internal auditing tools; compiling, analyzing, and reporting audit results to senior leadership. 
  • Creates in-depth reports from the health record to review high-risk incidents. 
  • Attending the Local Human Rights Committee on behalf of Loudoun County MHSADS.
  • Navigating and using computers and technology, including Microsoft Office and Electronic Health Record, to analyze and present data.
  • Skillfully communicating ideas clearly, concisely, and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • On a rotating schedule, provide remote on-call support for compliance activities. 

The full compensation range for this position is provided. Hiring salary will be commensurate with experience.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Management, Public Administration, Social Sciences, or a related field.
  • Two (2) years of related work experience in mental health, substance abuse, and/or developmental services field in the public sector or similar field serving adults and youth with mental health, substance use, and/or intellectual/developmental needs including one (1) year of experience conducting health and human services investigations; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Qualified Mental Health Professional - Adult (A) or Child (C) certificate (QMHP-A and/or QMHP-C).

Special Requirements

  • This is an office-based position with the potential for a hybrid schedule according to the Loudoun County Telework Policy. 

Post Conditional Offer Contingencies

Employment is contingent upon successfully passing pre-employment background check to include fingerprinting, credit, NCIC, DMV and TB test. Must have a good driving record and a valid driver's license in Virginia or regional state of residence.


Loudoun County Regular Full-Time Employees are eligible for comprehensive benefit offerings centered on Physical & Mental Health, Work/Life Balance, Professional Development, and Financial Wellness, including but not limited to: 

  • Competitive Compensation with Full Pay Transparency
  • Retirement Benefits from the Virginia Retirement System (VRS)
  • Generous Paid Holidays along with Annual, Family, Sick, Civic, and Volunteer Leave Programs
  • Group Health Plan Options
  • Group Life Insurance 
  • Exceptional Performance Recognition Programs
  • 37.5 Hour/Week Work Schedule
  • Credit Union Membership
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Education and Career Development Opportunities