Director of Government Relations

11 Jan, 2021


Director of Government Relations

Bart & Associates
McLean, VA


The Director of Government Relations will deliver upon corporate priorities, achieve specific legislative results, and support business development goals. Must possess political acumen and have established bi-partisan contacts with Members of Congress, Congressional staff, and in the Administration. He/She must have a proven record of building strong, internal working relationships.

The Director of Government Relations, will be expected to:

  • Develop and execute strategies to advance B&A’s public policy objectives with critical governmental and non-governmental audiences.
  • Assume leadership of key initiatives and provide team support to others.
  • Communicate regularly with executive team to ensure awareness of potential risks and benefits of various legislative and regulatory initiatives.
  • Monitor and provide timely and insightful reports on developments and trends specific to B&A priorities.
  • Establish and maintain a sophisticated network of political contacts.
  • Assist in maintaining our Customer Relationship Management system.
  • Execute special projects when necessary.

Professional Experience/Qualifications

The successful candidate will have 3+ years of experience in the legislative arena.

Primary qualifications include:

  • A keen understanding of the legislative process and relationships with key committees.
  • The ability to quickly grasp and address key legislative and policy priorities.
  • An ability to work with a wide range of personalities and interests, including industry colleagues, policymakers, staffers, and internal executives.
  • Demonstrated orientation towards business growth.
  • Political and organizational skills, and the proven ability to successfully execute policy, political, and business objectives in the public policy arena.
  • Ability to understand legislative procedures.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • The ability to work in and be an integral part of an action-oriented, decision-making environment.
  • Have existing relationships or the ability to build a network at all levels of government and business.

Desired personal characteristics include:

  • Deep integrity and excellent values that immediately generates respect and trust, internally and externally.
  • The intellectual horsepower to grasp complex issues and a passion to learn more.
  • A sense of pride in your work-product, coupled with self-awareness.
  • Fair and respectful in every setting.


An undergraduate degree is required.  Business, law, or policy is preferred.



B&A has helped transform how the federal government serves the public in the digital age for the past 30+ years. We do this by developing innovative person-centric IT solutions that deliver visibly better results to the public and to the federal workforce. We believe that focusing on the mission and needs of the end user improves their experience and amplifies their ability to impact their mission. Our solutions are resilient, mobile, smarter, and increasingly intuitive. We provide strategic, enterprise, application, and technical infrastructure services to our valued clients.

B&A is managed to Software Engineering Institute Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI®)-Level 3, International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015, ISO/IEC 27001:2013, ISO 20000-1:2011, IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL®), and Agile best practices. Across our four service areas – Human Capital Management, Operations & Enablement, Integration & Analytics, Modernization & Transformation – we leverage a spectrum of tools to build the capacity of the organization to deliver these solutions faster, and more reliably.

We offer full time employees a 100% premium paid medical plan option, which includes coverage for medical, prescription, dental, vision, life insurance, AD&D, disability, teledoc, and accident insurance.  Headquartered in McLean VA, B&A was named one of Virginia’s Best Places to Work in 2020.




B&A provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. B&A complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy covers conduct occurring at B&A’s offices, and other workplaces (including client sites) and all other locations where B&A is providing services, and to all work-related activities.

Affirmative Action Plan

As a federal government contractor and based on Executive Orders and applicable laws and regulations, B&A develops and maintains annual written Affirmative Action Plans and endeavors to hire and advance qualified minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans.

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Job posted: 2021-01-11