Director, Government Affairs (19001GGU)

18 Nov, 2019


Director, Government Affairs (19001GGU)

Washington, DC

Director, Government Affairs


Fortune 100 information technology company seeks a Director, Government Affairs reporting directly to the Vice President, Government Affairs.  In collaboration with a diverse portfolio of internal and external stakeholders, the Director will serve as one of the company’s Legislative and Executive Branch lobbyists and a key advisor to senior company leaders. Working in close partnership with his / her government affairs colleagues, specific business units, and other relevant functional experts within the company, the candidate will identify, prioritize and lead advocacy efforts to drive domestic legislative, policy, and business initiatives.


The ideal candidate understands the importance of the role to the success of the organization; has a robust understanding of information technology across a broad spectrum of business and policy priorities; has demonstrated success in achieving results in support of specific initiatives and objectives; and is experienced in national security policy.



  • Minimum 5 years of experience in public policy, working with, serving, and / or influencing government agencies
  • Strong connectivity to procurement, the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, the Intelligence Community, related Congressional oversight committees, appropriators, and other relevant stakeholders
  • Ability to develop and execute comprehensive strategies to lead and shape complex legislative, regulatory, and policy initiatives and game-changing solutions
  • Strategic thinking, including proven ability to prioritize, balance, and meet conflicting demands in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision
  • Excellent written, oral communication, and analytical skills with an ability to reduce complex terms and concepts into readily understandable concepts for senior level policy makers
  • Experience briefing and staffing senior-level executives
  • Experience managing contract and other external resources (e.g. consultants, trade associations)
  • Commitment to acting at all times with the highest integrity, including strict adherence to applicable laws and company values, which go beyond legal compliance


  • Experience in the national security, intelligence and homeland security communities
  • Expertise in information technology policy
  • Detail oriented, organized, and driven to follow-through and complete tasks
  • Ability to interface with internal and external customers in a fast paced environment
  • Established relationships with key policy makers

Location: Washington, DC


As part of the standard employment process, candidates will undergo a complete background check prior to an offer being extended.  These background checks are conducted by a professional third party firm at no charge to the applicant and include: prior employment verification, education verification, social security trace, criminal background check and motor vehicles records (where required for position).


This company supports workforce diversity.


Detailed Description and Job Requirements

 Acts as an internal and external resource on international trade specifications, regulations, and legislation; that affect how, where, and to whom we conduct business.

Designs plans for government outreach by providing analysis of emerging or existing legislative public policy issues impacting the company. Gathers intelligence and assists in the preparation of position papers, policy briefings, presentations, and legislative testimony for pending legislative actions. Coordinates actions through strategic partners in government and industry communicating corporate positions and objectives. Projects may include implementation of public policy activities, government and industry lobbying efforts, advocating government funding initiatives and identifying new opportunities favorably advancing the company’s influence with the government.

Work is non-routine and very complex, involving the application of advanced technical/business skills in area of specialization. Leading contributor individually and as a team member, providing direction and mentoring to others. BS or MS degree or equivalent experience relevant to functional area. Prefer eight years of related experience.

Oracle is an Affirmative Action-Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veterans status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Job posted: 2019-11-18