California, USA

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the Equifax Government Vertical by expanding states’ use of Equifax products and services, including verifications, credit data, and identity and fraud solutions, through legislative and regulatory engagement
  • Build and leverage working relationships with key lawmakers, regulators and state agencies within region, to create new sales opportunities while also protecting existing contracts
  • Identify and manage legislation and regulations within region that could create value or cause strategic harm to Equifax
  • Develop legislative strategies and positions supporting Equifax’s government relations objectives, which include development of policy briefing documents, legislative testimony, amendments, comments and policy white papers as needed
  • Manage consultants and other external resources to advance the company’s agenda in key states
  • Develop substantial knowledge of Equifax products and services and key laws that regulate business
  • Work with the relevant state managers at the Consumer Data Industry Association
  • Other duties as assigned including but not limited to monthly reporting, business unit updates,


Competencies/Skills required to be successful in role:

  • Thorough understanding of the legislative/political process
  • Established network of political and state agency contacts
  • Proven track record of government relations accomplishments
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and experience creating and effectively delivering factual, relevant and easily understandable talking points and other messaging
  • Ability to interact effectively with a wide range of external audiences and with company management
  • Ability to work on a remote team while staying connected to a broader government relations team
  • MS Office including Word & PowerPoint
  • Legal research


Experience Required: 

  • 3+ years of relevant experience in state government, government relations, or direct lobbying (California experience preferred)
  • Knowledge of government benefits programs preferred, but not required
  • Education requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree from a 4-year college or university
  • Other Information:
  • Moderate travel (25-50%)

Job Posted: March 14, 2017