Regulatory Compliance Manager

Open Until Filled
Job Class: Manager
Status: Active
Salary Range: $66,003 – $88,003
FLSA: Exempt

General Description:

Under general direction of the executive management team, the Regulatory Compliance Manager is responsible for supporting a dynamic team of Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) professionals. The Regulatory Compliance Manager is a crucial role in ensuring that all activities in support of transportation planning, water quality planning, and air quality planning initiatives adhere to all relevant regulatory standards and requirements in maintaining our commitment to sustainable and effective regional planning practices. The work performed is of substantial complexity and requires thorough attention to detail, accuracy, personal initiative, and considerable use of independent judgment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement comprehensive regulatory strategies to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations and laws in transportation, water quality, and air quality planning.
  • Provide expert guidance to cross-functional teams on regulatory and legal requirements throughout the planning process.
  • Prepare, review, and submit regulatory documentation, including impact assessments and compliance reports.
  • Coordinate and manage submissions to obtain approvals and clearances for planning projects.
  • Monitor and interpret evolving regulatory requirements and industry trends to ensure ongoing compliance of planning activities.
  • Conduct regular internal audits and assessments to identify and address compliance gaps.
  • Collaborate with internal teams to ensure that planning projects align with regulatory goals and performance measures.
  • Participate in the development of plans to promote best public engagement practices, including Title VI compliance.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for interactions with regulatory agencies related to transportation, water quality, and air quality planning.
  • Foster relationships with regulatory authorities and stay updated on changes in regulations, laws and policies.
  • Collaborate closely with transportation planning and environmental planning committees and other committees as assigned to ensure alignment with regulatory and planning objectives.
  • Participate in cross-functional project teams to integrate regulatory considerations into planning and programming plans.
  • Provide training to internal teams or committees on regulatory compliance best practices, changes in regulations, and the impact on planning activities.
  • Maintain accurate and organized records of regulatory submissions, correspondence with regulatory agencies, and compliance activities related to planning activities.
  • Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Other Preferred Abilities:

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of regional air quality, water quality, transportation, land use planning, including geographic referencing systems.
  • Knowledge of computer hardware and software, including networks and operating systems.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Advanced computer skills in word processing, spreadsheet and database applications.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and project management skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively across functions and departments.
  • Knowledge of frameworks related to transportation, water quality, and air quality planning.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Supervises assigned staff. Carries out supervisory responsibilities as assigned in accordance with the agency’s policies and applicable laws.

Minimum Education and/or Experience Requirements:

  • At a minimum, requires a combination of knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform duties and either a graduate degree with four years of related experience, or an undergraduate degree with six years of related experience, or equivalent.
  • Experience in regulatory compliance, regulatory submissions, permitting processes, and compliance reporting.

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to walk.  The employee is occasionally required to stand.  The employee is frequently required to drive to locations and participate in outreach events.

Work Environment:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee is required to carry promotional materials to events.


  • This position is eligible for telework. Telework arrangements must comply with PAG’s telework policies, requiring a minimum of 16 hours (two days) of work per week to be completed in-office to perform required office assignments and duties.