Consultant – Federal Government Affairs

14 Sep, 2020


Consultant – Federal Government Affairs

Washington, DC


The Consultant – Federal Government Affairs will identify priority issues for clients; creating an advocacy strategy around identified issues, implementing the strategy including engaging with clients, Members of Congress, regulators, and external stakeholders.  Provides advanced judgment and conducts in-depth quantitative or qualitative analysis to solve problems and develop new, innovative solutions. Required to think beyond existing solutions, assumptions or current knowledge of sophisticated areas.


McGuireWoods Consulting is a leader in developing innovative and strategic ways to serve our clients. Founded in 1998 as a full-service public affairs firm, our consultants provide federal, state and local government relations, national multistate strategies, infrastructure and economic development, strategic communications and grassroots issue management services. We work in close partnership with our clients, providing seamless and savvy strategies to achieve public affairs objectives and increase federal- and state-level influence, contacts and expertise. For more information, please visit


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  • Engage directly with policymakers, regulators, industry stakeholders, and key opinion leaders to shape policy and political dialogue across a variety of legislative and regulatory proposals before Congress and key federal agencies
  • Identify and communicate federal policy changes and its implications to clients, including government affairs, communications, and legal teams
  • Be a value added resource to clients to provide political insight and guidance on political developments
  • Develop subject matter expertise in key policy areas, as determined
  • Prepare talking points and briefing materials for clients


  • Requires Bachelor’s Degree and at least 2-3 years of experience in a consulting firm, corporation, congressional office or executive branch department or agency.
  • Knowledgeable about emerging technology and related public policy
  • A well-rounded knowledge of the legislative, executive, and regulatory agencies of the U.S. government
  • Skilled at persuasively and diplomatically advocating complex policy positions before a wide variety of audiences
  • Highly analytical thinker and demonstrates aptitude for solving problems efficiently, finding client opportunities, and driving efficiencies
  • Advanced language skills to include reading, writing, analyzing and interpreting complex instruction, correspondence, legal documents, financial reports and/or technical documents. Ability to respond effectively to clients, employees and management and handle sensitive and/or confidential communications.

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Job posted: 2020-09-14