Compliance Specialist - Full-Time, Portland, OR (Req #1062)

Would you like to make a difference and be a team member at one of Portland’s premier property management companies? If so, and you are an experienced, energetic, and talented Compliance Specialist, we would like you on our team! Pearl District location!!

Compensation: $28.00 - $32.00


The Compliance Specialist is responsible for the evaluation and monitoring of properties to assure compliance with applicable affordable housing programs.

Duties (excerpt from general duties for this position)

  • Ensure tax credit project first year tenant files are 100% in compliance
  • Ensure HUD project tenant files are 100% in compliance
  • Work with government agencies on a regular basis to generate and provide monthly reports to numerous government agencies
  • Coordinate and perform file audits by testing periodic tenant recertifications to ensure compliance with HUD, tax credit, and RD requirements
  • Provide orientation and training to Property Managers on compliance and develop action plans for corrections needed
  • Keep current on changes in regional affordable housing regulations and assist in the distribution of this information to asset management and property operations staff


The requirements listed below are representative, but not exclusive of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

  • A B.S. degree in business, finance, real estate or related field or equivalent work experience is preferred
  • Five or more years of experience in property management, asset management, or housing regulatory agency with an emphasis in compliance oversight
  • Experience in RD, HUD and LIHTC
  • Extensive knowledge of affordable housing, fair housing laws, property management/operations and practices required
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills with attention to detail, strong organizational skills and strong analytical skills for financial and industry data
  • Working knowledge of Yardi preferred
  • Certification in one or more of the following: COS, C3P, HCCP, NCP, CSC, CLS and/or any LIHTC certification preferred

Cambridge Real Estate Services (CRES) offers competitive wages, incentive bonuses, medical, dental, vision, life insurances, short-term and long-term disability insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, company events and a 401k plan with a 100% match on up to 10% contribution. (Benefits vary by position and hours worked.)


Applicants offered positions will be required to complete a pre-employment screening process which includes criminal history and drug screen.

About Us

CRES manages multi-family housing developments in the Western US which include affordable housing, conventional communities and historic properties. Staffed by dedicated and responsive property management and maintenance professionals, we strive to exceed expectations.

We look forward to receiving your resume/application and cover letter in Word or PDF format.

EEO Policy

CRES affirms and actively promotes the right of all individuals to equal opportunity in employment without regard to any protected basis, including race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression or any other status or any other status protected by law.

Requisition #1062, #19-087