Specialist, Regulatory

Washington, D.C., DC, USA Req #496
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Grade 92

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the nation’s most effective animal advocacy organization, is seeking a Regulatory Specialist, Federal Affairs for its affiliate Humane Society Legislative Fund (HSLF). Under the direction of the Director of Regulatory Affairs, you will encourage the development and enforcement of rules and regulations that support the protection of animals at federal government agencies as needed. 

You will be responsible for:

  • Spearheading organizational work on federal government regulations;
  • Acting as a liaison between HSLF/HSUS staff and officials at federal agencies;
  • Working with program staff on drafting comments/letters to the agencies and oversees resources in support of agency efforts (action alerts, blogs, work with coalition partners);
  • Developing and maintaining positive relationships with agency officials in order to discuss proposed regulations and enforcement of laws that support the protection of animals;
  • Providing guidance to HSLF legislative staff on top requests during the federal budget process;
  • Providing assistance on federal legislative work where needed. 

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Law degree required;
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience working with federal agencies to develop and enforce regulations required;
  • Understanding the regulatory process and case law impacting federal regulations and policies is essential;
  • Knowledge of the laws implemented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and U.S. Health and Human Services involving animals is required;
  • Ability to understand and interpret complex scientific data;
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook);
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment with frequent deadlines; high energy, self-motivated and proactive;
  • Ability to multitask and be flexible with regard to workload and assignments;
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Attention to detail and commitment to excellence demonstrated by the delivery of quality and timely outcomes;
  • Ability to work both independently and as an effective team member in a team environment;
  • Strong interest in animal protection issues preferred. 

This position is located in Washington, DC. 

Submit your resume and cover letter as one document. 

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital or parental status or protected veteran status. EOE

  • Washington, D.C., DC, USA