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News Division of Standards Hiring Chief of Staff and General Counsel

The Chief of Staff/General Counsel works with the Director in the operations, management, development and coordination of policy for the DOS and represents the agency as needed to the industry and consumers.
1/07/2022
  • Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation
  • Division of Standards

The Division of Standards, an agency within the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation, is hiring for the Chief of Staff/General Counsel position.

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The Division of Standards is committed to ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees feel respected, valued, and empowered to maximize their skills and talents to serve our citizens.

The Chief of Staff/General Counsel works with the Director in the operations, management, development and coordination of policy for the Division of Standards.  S/he supports the Director on agency priorities, monitors and directs agency initiatives and communicates with the Director's priorities. The Chief of Staff/General Counsel represents DOS as needed to the industry and consumers.  Under the supervision of the Director, the Chief of Staff/General Counsel manages to the day-to-day operations of the office, including the direct supervision of the Field Inspection staff. 

The Chief of Staff/General Counsel provides legal services in the form of oral and written legal opinions for DOS policies or initiatives regarding regulatory issues that arise from time to time in the ordinary course of business. The Chief of Staff/General Counsel also handles correspondence between the agency and third parties regarding legal matters. The Chief of Staff/General Counsel is ultimately responsible for the agency’s compliance with all statutory and other legal obligations and is responsible for drafting proposed legislation and regulations as well as handling both formal and informal inquiries from the Legislature regarding commentary on bills, and advice on consumer issues.

For more information such as primary duties and qualifications please visit the job posting on MassCareers.

View the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation's website for more open position within our agency.

Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation 

The Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation protects and empowers consumers through advocacy and education, and ensures a fair playing field for the Massachusetts businesses its agencies regulate.

Division of Standards 

The Division of Standards enforces accuracy requirements and other standards relating to weighing and measuring devices and their use in the sale of food, fuels and other products. DOS regulates the sale of gasoline and sets standards for lubricating oils and antifreeze, including the inspection of all fuel dispensing equipment for required markings pertaining to grade and brand. The Division also tests and approves coin operated devices, licenses auctioneers, transient vendors, promoters, peddlers, motor fuel and oil retailers and registers auto damage repair shops, and enforces the item pricing law, unit pricing regulations and item pricing waivers to retail food stores.
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