Government Affairs Lobbyist

16 Oct, 2020


Government Affairs Lobbyist

Blue Shield of CA
Sacramento, CA

Blue Shield of California is seeking a senior level lobbyist for our downtown Sacramento office.  The lobbyist is responsible for developing and advocating for the company’s state government affairs agenda.


Identify and monitor state legislative proposals that impact company, work with internal subject matter experts to determine company position on legislative proposals, execute appropriate policy responses.

Advocate for the company’s position with the legislature and administration, including drafting letters and position papers, and lobbying members and staff.

Assist in drafting legislation, finding sponsors, and proposing amendments.

Help develop and implement strategies to work with other influential constituencies to advance policy positions, including health plans, providers, brokers, labor, business and consumer representatives.

Make recommendations regarding implementation of enacted legislation.

Monitor and provide input on federal policy matters and state regulatory matters (including coordinating company responses to regulatory data requests).

Represent company at legislative hearings and political events

Develop and implement strategies to advance the company’s interests in the political arena, including candidate and ballot measure campaigns.

Develop and implement a state political contributions plan.

Support the employee political engagement program and the Employee Political Action Committee.

Ensure adherence to all applicable laws and regulations regarding lobbying and political contributions.

Draft presentations for internal audiences about legislative and political issues.

Create regular reports on the activities of the government affairs department for internal distribution.

Job Requirements

Strong government affairs background. Minimum 7 years direct experience

Ability to interpret, analyze and communicate legislative issues and government regulations.

Strong writing skills and attention to detail, with an emphasis on the ability to be persuasive, clear and concise.

Strong interpersonal and networking skills.

Strong research and analytical background and skills.

Preferred Attributes:

Seven years’ experience with the state legislative process as either a lobbyist or senior member of legislative or administrative staff.

Strong computer and internet skills.

Knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures relating to health care.

Good relationships with elected officials and staff as well as key health care stakeholder groups.


Bachelor’s degree. Advanced degree, preferable

Generally requires thorough experience in legislative/external affairs or related business field

Additional Information
  • Office Environment – roles involving part to full time schedule in Office Environment. Based in our physical offices and work from home office/deskwork – Activity level: Sedentary, frequency most of work day.
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Job posted: 2020-10-16