Job Description

DriveTime Needs a Regulatory Compliance Counsel


Headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, DriveTime is the largest privately owned used car sales and finance company in the country (yes, we are THAT good)! With more than 130 dealerships, 3 operations centers and 15 reconditioning centers across the nation, our 4,000+ employees are focused on getting the right customer in the right car, at the right terms.  With over 25 years of industry experience, and our dedication to streamlining the purchase process, we're redefining what it means to buy and finance a used car.

As focused as we are on our customer, we take that same focus on finding the right talent for the right opportunities within our organization.  Across the nation, from our home office and operations centers to our retail locations and reconditioning centers, we are looking for talented individuals like yourself to join our ever-growing team

That’s Nice, But What’s the Job?


In short, as a Regulatory Compliance Counsel, you will provide legal advice necessary for the effective execution of the Compliance Management System. As a leader, mentor and role model to the Compliance Team, you will demonstrate a mastery of relevant local, state and federal consumer protection and regulatory laws and their application to business operations and takes responsibility for the effective execution of the Compliance Management System. You will also demonstrate leadership attributes, technical skills and the ability to communicate complex rules and regulations in a practical manner to the business units of the company and executive management.

In long, the Regulatory Compliance Counsel is responsible for:                                                                                   


  • Demonstrating strong technical skills; knowledge of business processes and related risks.
  • Partnering across the organization and effectively communicating with and training personnel in all business units on components of the Compliance Management System and the importance of compliance.
  • Demonstrating the ability to communicate with analysts and train personnel in all business units on components of the Compliance Management System and the importance of compliance.
  • Demonstrating effective project and time management skills.
  • Taking responsibility for making appropriate decisions and executing work plans and managing projects and others effectively.
  • Synthesizing, organizing and interpreting large volumes of data and information.
  • Staying informed about new developments in applicable Consumer Protection Laws and Regulatory Compliance.
  • Identifying areas of risk, potential weaknesses and opportunities to improve compliance across the organization.
  • Proactively identifying and responding to business unit’s compliance needs.
  • Mastering the technology and capabilities of a software Compliance Management System
  • Understanding the role of Vendor Management as a component of a Compliance Management System                                
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the economics and dynamics of the business and the industry                
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the company’s business strategy and objectives.
  • Serving as a technical advisor and leader for the Compliance Analysts, Monitoring Specialists and personnel in other business units.                
  • Using senior role to train, manage and mentor compliance team members.
  • Creating a positive work environment that fosters open communication and selfless leadership.
  • Be efficient in meetings and communication to encourage the exchange of ideas and innovative problem solving.
  • Encouraging collaboration and inclusivity to inquire, explore and reflect on best solutions and business enhancements.
  • Routinely seeking information from business leaders and employees regarding compliance issues and concerns.
  • Demonstrating the ability to oversee consumer complaint resolution as a monitoring process that can lead to customer relations enhancements; opportunities for training and improvement in business operations.

So What Kind of Folks Are We Looking for?


  • Strategic thinker. We are looking for an individual that takes an insightful, future oriented, open-minded and proactive approach to thinking.
  • Subject matter expert. We need someone that knows the law, can stay up to date with law changes, and can apply the law to our business.
  • Takes a hold of the wheel.  You’ll need to take the initiative and be comfortable doing so.
  • Management material. We are looking for someone that can lead, manage and grow within our organization.
  • Self-aware. Are you able to look in the mirror and take action on what you see?
  • Positive emotional resilience. Problems will arise.  We want to make sure you have the ability to rise past them while maintaining an optimistic attitude.
  • Organization and time management skills in spades. You’ll be handling multiple projects and deadlines that will require you to prioritize then re-prioritize then re-prioritize again.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. The ability to talk and write with confidence, charisma and competence for a wide variety of audiences.
  • Agile in a fast-past environment. We move, and we move quickly. Thriving in an environment that never stops, is a must.
  • Works well in a time crunch. There will be multiple time sensitive requirements and you’ll need the ability to meet deliverable due dates.
  • Plays well with others. You will be working in a high-functioning team environment.  We work together in order to win together.
  • Operate automatously. This isn’t a "hold your hand" kind of role.  We give you autonomy to be creative in your space and do your thing.  We need an individual that is self-motivated to get the work done and get the work done well.




The Specifics.

  • Bachelor's degree in business, political science, a related field or equivalent education.
  • JD Degree and member in good standing of a state Bar.
  • 5+ years of relevant experience as an attorney.

Nice to Haves.


  • Regulatory experience relating to consumer protection.
  • Automotive industry experience.
  • Privacy and cyber security experience.

Anything Else?  Absolutely.


DriveTime was awarded Top Companies to Work for in AZ by for our great culture and one of the Best Places to Work in IT as awarded by PBJ.  Essentially we offer a creative, transparent and fun environment since, well, we work here too.  DriveTime was also voted the Fastest-Growing Private Companies by Inc 5000, and we aren’t slowing down anytime soon!


So What About the Perks?  Perks matter.


  • Medical, Dental and Vision. DriveTime pays a nice chunk of your premiums to keep the cost as low as possible for our employees.
  • 16 days of PTO and 6 paid Holidays. Because who doesn’t love time off?
  • Benefits like 401(k), company paid life insurance, short and long-term disability.
  • Casual Dress. Come dressed in jeans (you’ll fit right in with the rest of us).
  • Game Room. Gimme a break - no, not a Kit Kat ad but we do have a ping-pong table, pool table and Virtual Reality if you ever need a break in your day.
  • Wellness Program and In-House Gym. We want our employees to be the best versions of themselves. That’s why we offer a Wellness Program that includes an in-house gym, B12 shots, teeth cleanings, biometric screenings and much more!
  • Growth opportunities. DriveTime takes a lot of pride in promoting from within. We have spent the last 14 years growing our team members and taking them on the path to owning their careers!

And when it comes to hiring, we don't just look for the right person for the job, we seek out the right person for DriveTime. Buckle up for plenty of opportunities to grow in a professional, fun, and high-energy environment!

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