Government Affairs and Public Policy Manager, Pacific Northwest

10 Jan, 2023


Government Affairs and Public Policy Manager, Pacific Northwest

Seattle, WA

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • 10 years of experience in policy analysis while working on internet technology issues or the policy environments that surround them.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in government relations, political campaigns, outreach, or research in the Pacific Northwest states region, including Washington and Oregon.
  • Experience working with or in state or local government, or leading policy or public affairs work for third-party organizations, (e.g., being a lobbyist or running campaigns).
  • Familiarity with internet or technology policy with interest in keeping the Internet open and free.
  • Ability to integrate public policy with business strategy and corporate development.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and collaboration skills.

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 excellence 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.

Google takes its responsibilities seriously, including engaging with government and other stakeholders on important public policy challenges. The Government Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) team leads the company’s engagement with executive branch officials, legislators, regulators, and third-parties in the formation of public policy. Working with Google leaders, GAPP seeks to identify policy issues, take in others’ views and opinions, and distill and share the company’s perspective on those issues with external stakeholders. While we focus on challenges affecting the internet, our issue areas are increasingly broad and encompass many areas where public policy, business, and technology intersect.

The US base salary range for this full-time position is $182,000-$254,000 + bonus + equity + benefits. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your preferred location during the hiring process.

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  • Create a positive regulatory environment to allow growth, protect products and promote a free and open internet. Craft and monitor Google’s state and local positions on current and forthcoming policy issues of importance to Google.
  • Build relationships with state and local elected officials, third parties and other leaders. Establish and implement strategies to communicate policy positions to state and local government constituencies.
  • Develop state and local public affairs strategies to build relationships and strengthen our local community engagement. Work with cross-functional internal teams on local programming in the region.
  • Work with trade associations, industry partners, non-profit groups, and other third-parties to promote and build support for Google’s policy positions.
  • Advocate before the relevant elected officials and public entities on behalf of Google and the interests of a free and open Internet.

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Job posted: 2023-01-10