Government Affairs Director

15 Feb, 2019


Government Affairs Director

Washington, DC

The Government Affairs Director will be part of the U.S. Government Affairs (USGA) organization, based in Washington, D.C. The successful candidate will be responsible for advocacy within the U.S. Senate, including lobbying and health care policy work, related compliance/project management, and other duties as assigned.

Expected travel: 8 days per month (including over weekends).

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 4 years of government affairs experience


Master’s degree and 7 years government affairs experience


Bachelor’s degree and 9 years of government affairs experience

Preferred Qualifications:

8 or more years of Senate experience.

Lobbying and health care policy background (Hill, federal agency, or with corporate/trade association’s government affairs office).

8 or more years of experience in biopharma corporate or trade association’s government affairs office, Congress, or federal agency position.

Strong relationships with staff from the key lawmaking committees in the Senate, including the Finance and/or Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committees.

Working knowledge of the current U.S. healthcare landscape including how the Medicare/Medicaid programs operate.

Basic understanding of biopharmaceutical industry trends, especially in the areas of healthcare reform, value, and access.

Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally with internal stakeholders in Washington, D.C., corporate headquarters, trade associations, and other parties as required.

Working knowledge of general U.S. government affairs compliance including federal, lobby disclosure and LD203 requirements and supportive processes.

Skilled writer and communicator that can vary altitude of messaging based on audience.

Strong commitment to ethics and compliance.

Ability to drive processes forward in timely, compliant manner.

Willingness to take on new projects as assigned.

Proficient use of Microsoft Office and forward-leaning office technology.

Results-oriented, self-starter with demonstrated ability to distill complex issues into concise talking points, position papers, and slides; attention to detail; ability to multi-task; team player, with an ability to work independently in a fast-paced, demanding environment.

Amgen provides a collaborative and creative culture in a company with a strong track record of innovation. Our culture encourages open dialogue and diverse views to land on the best solutions, and we help ensure our staff are equipped to excel today and tomorrow.

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people’s lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world’s leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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Job posted: 2019-02-15