Government Affairs Associate

21 Dec, 2020


Government Affairs Associate

Washington, DC


Job Description:

Leidos, a Fortune 500 global IT, technology and engineering company, has an opening for a Government Affairs Associate to provide research and other strategic support to the Government Affairs Team.

The Government Affairs Associate spends 60-70% of his/her time supporting the Senior Vice President and Government Affairs Team in their lobbying and government relations efforts.  Approximately 30-40% of time is spent providing administrative support and reception.

After demonstrated success executing core duties, responsibilities could expand to issue management and lobbying.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct company, policy, funding and other research, using internal and external resources; prepare presentations and briefings, and provide critical data to the Government Affairs Team, in support of lobbying activities including meetings with Members/staff on the Hill, as well as the Leidos Board of Directors and Executive Leadership Team (ELT); analyze and document Leidos’ footprint in congressional districts
  • Track the President’s Budget Request, appropriations bills, and certain authorization bills, and provide in-depth political and policy analysis
  • Prepare/maintain Excel spreadsheets, tables/charts/graphs, talking points, memos, customer and market analyses
  • Schedule and prepare for meetings
  • Maintain Government Affairs electronic files and databases
  • Perform reception duties, handle various facilities-related tasks, and other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, public policy, government, communications, or related field
  • 3+ years of relevant experience, preferably on Capitol Hill, or in public policy, national security, or government affairs
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; advanced skills in all Microsoft Office suite applications, especially PowerPoint to develop effective and creative presentations
  • Strong comprehension of the federal legislative and executive branches of government
  • Excellent organizational, time and project management skills; ability to work independently and as part of a cohesive team in a fast-paced environment
  • Flexible team player with the ability to effectively prioritize concurrent projects, execute tasks and meet deadlines while demonstrating professionalism
  • Highly self-motivated and self-directed
  • Keen attention to detail and the delivery of high quality products in a timely manner is essential

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Job posted: 2020-12-21