Director of Regulatory and Legal Affairs

$132,540 yearly
  • WA State Dept of Financial Insititutions
  • Mar 05, 2021
Full time Legal

Job Description

The Director of Regulatory and Legal Affairs provides opinions and policy advice to the Director and the agency Executive Management Team. This position supports effective communications throughout the organization and maintains the highest standards of personal/professional and ethical conduct and support of the State’s goals for a diverse workforce.

As the agency Director’s direct report for Administrative Procedure Act issues and adjudications, this position provides well researched and considered opinions and policy advice to the Director and the agency Executive Management Team. This position, as the agency Director’s direct report for legal issues, takes a leadership role in analysis and adjudication to accomplish the agency’s statutory missions, and to identify and effectively manage internal and external risks and opportunities, both administrative and regulatory. 

This position is the agency Director’s primary analytical advisor and the senior inhouse advisor to the Director for the Division of Banks, the Director of the Division of Credit Unions and other agency division Directors as needed. Acts as the in-house advisor and contact as to matters involving the Attorney General’s Office. The incumbent in this position acts as a liaison between the agency and the Office of Administrative Hearings with respect to the procedural administration of agency-initiated adjudicative matters. The position also works with the agency Director, Deputy Director, Policy Director and/or division Directors on select legislative drafting and/or negotiation related to agency-request legislation and industry-request legislation. The position also takes an active role in agency rulemaking when requested by the various DFI Division Directors.