Director of U.S. Government Affairs, Public Sector Policy

28 Apr, 2022


Director of U.S. Government Affairs, Public Sector Policy

Intel Corp.
Washington, D.C.
Job Description
Strategic partnerships with government and industry groups are vital to Intel’s success. Forging strong relationships with policymakers is a key component of those partnerships. The Director of Government Affairs, Public Sector Policy is a meaningful role on a fast-growing Government Relations team at the premier U.S. semiconductor firm, shaping high-stakes policy decisions at a pivotal moment for our business, our industry, and U.S. technology leadership.Job Description:

The Director of Government Affairs, Public Sector Policy will manage strategic relationships with federal policymakers and direct advocacy campaigns related to public sector policy, as well as a range of other policy areas that are essential to Intel’s business. The Director of Government Affairs, Public Sector Policy will develop strategy, influence policies, and maintain key relationships that position Intel to achieve high growth in a competitive environment. The Director of Government Affairs, Public Sector Policy will also play a key role in developing Intel’s public policy positions on IIJA implementation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create and execute federal lobbying strategies that advance Intel’s policy positions with a particular focus on public sector policy and IIJA implementation;
  • Build strong relationships with key policymakers and other federal authorities to enhance Intel’s reputation and influence;
  • Articulate a compelling vision for the importance of U.S. domestic semiconductor manufacturing, Intel’s leadership role in the industry, and the federal policies needed to support these priorities;
  • Identify and help develop Public Sector opportunities;
  • Collaborate with Public Sector sales leaders on business priorities;
  • Drive external engagement with trade associations and relevant third parties; and
  • Leverage your existing extensive network to advocate for Intel’s positions on critical policy issues at a time of dynamic change for the semiconductor industry.

The candidate should exhibit the following behavioral traits:

  • Team player capable of performing independently
  • Strategic thinker with demonstrated skills to swiftly execute
  • Natural coalition-building capacity
  • Strong analytical capabilities with exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong reputation for ethical conduct and unquestionable integrity
  • Excellent political and business judgment
  • A high degree of discretion
  • At ease working with and presenting to executives and high-ranking government officials
  • A utility player who can pivot across policy issues as necessary
  • Broad government relations and policy aptitude



You must possess the minimum qualifications to be initially considered for this position. Preferred qualifications are in addition to the minimum requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 10+ years of relevant U.S. government or government affairs experience focusing on public sector policy, including a minimum of 4 years of experience lobbying Congressional and Executive branch leaders and policymakers on procurement policies at a government affairs position in the private sector
  • Thorough knowledge of the defense authorization process
  • Proven track record of understanding and influencing regulatory and legislative processes, including successful advocacy efforts that achieved favorable policy outcomes in legislative vehicles such as the NDAA, appropriations bills, and in influencing programmatic implementation


Preferred Qualifications:

  • An advanced degree is highly desirable
  • Expertise in the appropriations and implementation processes is highly desirable


This position is not eligible for Intel immigration sponsorship


Inside this Business Group
Intel’s Growth Acceleration Team (GAT) offers unique opportunities to work in a variety of areas, including counsel to Intel businesses; technology and intellectual property licensing; patent prosecution; trademarks and brands; litigation, mergers, acquisitions and investing; public policy, legislative and regulatory lobbying; global trade, export, import, and customs; and corporate compliance.


Intel strongly encourages employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Intel aligns to federal, state, and local laws and as a contractor to the U.S. Government is subject to government mandates that may be issued. Intel policies for COVID-19 including guidance about testing and vaccination are subject to change over time.


Posting Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by local law, regulation, or ordinance.


Work Model for this Role

This role will be eligible for our hybrid work model which allows employees to split their time between working on-site at their assigned Intel site and off-site.

Job posted: 2022-04-28