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Regulatory Affairs Specialists - 13-1041.07

O*NET-SOC Description

Coordinate and document internal regulatory processes, such as internal audits, inspections, license renewals, or registrations. May compile and prepare materials for submission to regulatory agencies.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Drug Regulatory Affairs Specialist
  • Regulatory Affairs Analyst (RA Analyst)
  • Regulatory Affairs Associate (RA Associate)
  • Regulatory Affairs Consultant (RA Consultant)
  • Regulatory Affairs Specialist (RA Specialist)
  • Regulatory Affairs Strategist (RA Strategist)
  • Regulatory Engineer
  • Regulatory Services Consultant
  • Regulatory Specialist
  • Regulatory Submissions Associate

SOC Occupation Groups

13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations
13-1000 Business Operations Specialists
13-1040 Compliance Officers
13-1041.00 Compliance Officers
13-1041.07 Regulatory Affairs Specialists

Related Occupations


  • Advise project teams on subjects such as premarket regulatory requirements, export and labeling requirements, or clinical study compliance issues.
  • Communicate with regulatory agencies regarding pre-submission strategies, potential regulatory pathways, compliance test requirements, or clarification and follow-up of submissions under review.
  • Compile and maintain regulatory documentation databases or systems.
  • Coordinate efforts associated with the preparation of regulatory documents or submissions.
  • Coordinate recall or market withdrawal activities as necessary.
  • Coordinate, prepare, or review regulatory submissions for domestic or international projects.
  • Determine regulations or procedures related to the management, collection, reuse, recovery, or recycling of packaging waste.
  • Determine requirements applying to treatment, storage, shipment, or disposal of potentially hazardous production-related waste.
  • Determine the legal implications of the production, supply, or use of ozone-depleting substances or equipment containing such substances.
  • Determine the types of regulatory submissions or internal documentation that are required in situations such as proposed device changes or labeling changes.
  • Develop or conduct employee regulatory training.
  • Develop or track quality metrics.
  • Direct the collection and preparation of laboratory samples as requested by regulatory agencies.
  • Identify relevant guidance documents, international standards, or consensus standards.
  • Interpret regulatory rules or rule changes and ensure that they are communicated through corporate policies and procedures.
  • Maintain current knowledge base of existing and emerging regulations, standards, or guidance documents.
  • Monitor national or international legislation on ozone-depleting substances or global warming.
  • Obtain and distribute updated information regarding domestic or international laws, guidelines, or standards.
  • Obtain clearances for the use of recycled plastics in product packaging.
  • Participate in internal or external audits.
  • Prepare or direct the preparation of additional information or responses as requested by regulatory agencies.
  • Prepare or maintain technical files as necessary to obtain and sustain product approval.
  • Prepare responses to customer requests for information, such as product data, written regulatory affairs statements, surveys, or questionnaires.
  • Provide pre-, ongoing, and post-inspection follow-up assistance to governmental inspectors.
  • Provide technical review of data or reports to be incorporated into regulatory submissions to assure scientific rigor, accuracy, and clarity of presentation.
  • Recommend adjudication of product complaints.
  • Recommend changes to company procedures in response to changes in regulations or standards.
  • Review adverse drug reactions and file all related reports in accordance with regulatory agency guidelines.
  • Review clinical protocols to ensure collection of data needed for regulatory submissions.
  • Review product promotional materials, labeling, batch records, specification sheets, or test methods for compliance with applicable regulations and policies.
  • Specialize in regulatory issues related to agriculture, such as the cultivation of green biotechnology crops or the post-market regulation of genetically altered crops.
  • Write or update standard operating procedures, work instructions, or policies.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Advise others on legal or regulatory compliance matters.
  • Analyze data to identify or resolve operational problems.
  • Analyze environmental regulations to ensure organizational compliance.
  • Communicate with government agencies.
  • Compile technical information or documentation.
  • Coordinate regulatory documentation activities.
  • Correspond with customers to answer questions or resolve complaints.
  • Establish organizational guidelines or policies.
  • Evaluate applicable laws and regulations to determine impact on organizational activities.
  • Examine financial records or processes.
  • Examine product information to ensure compliance with regulations.
  • Explain regulations, policies, or procedures.
  • Investigate system, equipment, or product failures.
  • Maintain data in information systems or databases.
  • Monitor business indicators.
  • Obtain documentation to authorize activities.
  • Oversee business processes.
  • Prepare financial documents.
  • Prepare regulatory or compliance documentation.
  • Recommend changes or corrective procedures.
  • Review documents or materials for compliance with policies or regulations.
  • Train personnel in organizational or compliance procedures.
  • Update knowledge of legal or regulatory environments.

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Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Regulatory Affairs Specialist

DOT Crosswalk Titles

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