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JOB OVERVIEW:

This position will be responsible for the following activities within an approximate 10 - 14 state region: tracking, completing and submitting license renewals; resolving administrative violations; maintaining regulatory compliance, inclusive of manager/licensee registrations and compliance research; and, completing special projects as directed. The Legal Specialist will maintain active communications with the Sr. Director, team members, key personnel within the Law and Development Departments, all levels of Operations, and additional personnel within RSC departments.


ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

-Prepare accurate license renewal submissions for all alcohol, health, business, tobacco, entertainment, fire, etc. licenses and permits within assigned states, coordinating with Operations and other RSC departments as necessary.

-Submit all renewals prior to license task due dates.

-Coordinate inspections, as required, and follow up with agencies and restaurants to ensure licenses/permits are issued prior to issuance deadlines.

-Investigate and effectively dispose of administrative violations related to alcohol, health, business, tobacco, fire and entertainment, etc. with an eye toward avoiding suspensions and/or reducing monetary penalties, thereby maintaining the company's brand image and mitigating financial impact.

-Provide ongoing compliance to restaurants by: identifying and registering managers/licensees; timely responding to Operations inquiries; and, effectively communicating operating requirements (i.e. alcohol certification, employee permits, etc.).

-Participate in government agency audits by compiling materials and negotiating with auditors.

-Maintain research and data contained in shared drives and LicenseHQ data repository.

-Complete special projects as directed by department leadership team.


REQUIRED TECHNICAL SKILLS:

-Minimum 3 years direct experience interacting with regulatory agencies, with preference to those with experience in alcohol licensing or comparable regulated industries.


REQUIRED EDUCATION:

-High School Diploma


OTHER KEY QUALIFICATIONS:

-Exceptional written and verbal communication skills

-Highly effective listening skills

-Strong attention to detail and follow through

-Exceptional organizational skills

-Ability to work under strict deadlines with limited supervision or direction required.

-Ability to determine when it is necessary to bring a problem or issue to Sr. Director

-Proven analytical ability to recognize and creatively resolve problems without delay and to make decisions on critical issues with an in depth understanding of the risks involved

-Ability to coordinate and organize priorities to ensure accountabilities are performed timely and deadlines are met

-Demonstrated ability and desire to work effectively and professionally with co-workers, restaurant operators, members of other depts., and government agencies


PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

-Bachelor's Degree preferred.

-Knowledge, experience, and understanding of the terminology, processes and procedures related to alcohol licensing and compliance or other comparable regulated industry