Federal Outreach Manager, Government Affairs and Public Policy

05 Apr, 2021


Federal Outreach Manager, Government Affairs and Public Policy

Washington, DC

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience.
  •  10 years of experience working on technology policy issues within government, think tanks, public interest groups, or relevant industry associations.
  • Experience working in the White House or Executive Branch.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with federal cybersecurity and national security policy.
  • A strong leader and collaborator with effective analytical and communications skills.
  • Ability to integrate public policy with business strategy and corporate development.
  • Familiarity with Internet/technology policy with demonstrated interest in keeping the Internet open and free.

About the job

As a member of Google’s Government Affairs and Public Policy team, you’ll be part of a diverse global government affairs team, working across regions, product areas, and functions. You’ll combine creativity and intellectual rigor with the organizational skills to manage various campaigns, projects and initiatives. In this role, you’ll advocate for Google to bring external perspectives back into the company to inform our perception and direction. You’re passionate about the opportunity to shape the future of how we use and build technology for everyone.

As a Federal Outreach Manager, you will build trusted relationships with U.S. Executive Branch officials focusing on crisis response, cyber and homeland security. You will help educate federal officials on Google’s products and policy priorities, while tracking various Administration initiatives and analyzing their potential impact on Google’s business. You will work closely with other members of the Government Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) team to ensure a coordinated approach to these stakeholders. You will have significant experience either working with or in government, politics or a regulatory agency as well as an ability to grasp and explain complex technical and policy issues.

Google Client Services, an entity within the Government Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) team, manages the company’s engagement with executive branch officials, legislators, regulators and third-parties in the formation of public policy in the United States. Working closely with Google leaders, GAPP seeks to identify key policy issues, listen carefully to others’ views and opinions, and distill and share the company’s perspectives with external stakeholders. While we focus on challenges affecting the Internet, our issue areas are increasingly broad and encompass areas where public policy, business, and technology intersect.


  • Serve as a representative of Google before the White House, the Executive Branch, political organizations and related entities.
  • Design and execute outreach strategies for federal government officials at all levels, while tracking Administration actions and analyzing their potential impact on Google’s business.
  • Develop and lead product-focused initiatives that advance areas of mutual alignment.
  • Engage directly with federal officials across the full range of policy areas that impact Google and our users, including crisis response, cyber and homeland security, technology innovation, free expression, privacy, and intellectual property.
  • Work closely with other members of the Government Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) team and across the company to ensure an informed and coordinated approach to these stakeholders.

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Job posted: 2021-04-05