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Regulatory Counsel

Date: Feb 4, 2023

Location: Irvine, California, US

Company: Kia America, Inc.

At Kia, we’re creating award-winning products and redefining what value means in the automotive industry. It takes a special group of individuals to do what we do, and we do it together. Our culture is fast-paced, collaborative, and innovative. Our people thrive on thinking differently and challenging the status quo. We are creating something special here, a culture of learning and opportunity, where you can help Kia achieve big things and most importantly, feel passionate and connected to your work every day.

Kia provides team members with competitive benefits including premium paid medical, dental and vision coverage for you and your dependents, 401(k) plan matching of 100% up to 6% of the salary deferral, and time off starting at 14 days per year. Kia also offers company lease and purchase programs, company-wide holiday shutdown, paid volunteer hours, and premium lifestyle amenities at our corporate campus in Irvine, California.

Status

Exempt

Summary

 The Regulatory Counsel will be primarily responsible for providing in-house legal advice and services relating to regulatory and governmental inquiries and reporting on product safety, product quality, emissions/environmental, importing, cybersecurity/privacy, and other issues. This role is also responsible for coordinating with legal department management, the North American Safety Office, affiliate companies, Kia America’s parent company, and outside legal counsel to manage the foregoing matters.  Ability to adjust to changing circumstances and willingness to cross-train into other practice areas within the Legal Department preferred.

Major Responsibilities

1st Priority - 50%   

Manage and provide legal advice and legal services relating to motor vehicle safety regulations.


2nd Priority - 20%

Manage and provide legal advice and legal services relating to motor vehicle environmental regulations.


3rd Priority - 20%

Provide legal advice and legal services relating to importing/customs and cybersecurity/privac.


4th Priority - 5%

Provide reporting to the legal dept. and executives.


5th Priority - 5%

Other projects within the legal department as needed.

Education/Certification

  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) Degree from an ABA-accredited law school
  • California State Bar Admission

Overall Experience

  • 5-8 years top tier law firm and/or in-house experience
  • Technical or engineering background and training helpful

Directly Related Experience

  • Prior experience in automotive regulatory matters/government relations

Skills

Comfort with highly technical engineering concepts and discussions.
Requires prior demonstrated managerial, organizational and interpersonal communications (verbal and written) skills.
Strong legal and factual analytical abilities.
Ability to work quickly and independently.
Ability to create timely and insightful executive reports and analysis
Mastery of standard office software (Microsoft Office) and ability to learn other company software systems

Competencies

CHALLENGE - Solving Complex Problems
COLLABORATION - Building and Supporting Teams
CUSTOMER - Serving Customers
GLOBALITY - Showing Community and Social Responsibility
PEOPLE - Interacting with People at Different Levels

Pay Range

$157,060.00 - $227,720.00 

 

Equal Employment Opportunities

KUS provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, including pregnancy and childbirth and related medical conditions, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, legally protected physical disability or mental disability, legally protected medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, family care or medical leave status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.  KUS complies with applicable law governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which KUS has offices.  The KUS EEO policy applies to all areas of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination and all other privileges, terms and conditions of employment.

 

Disclaimer:  The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification and for this position.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


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