Gov’t Affairs & Public Policy Lead (Federal)

18 Sep, 2020


Gov’t Affairs & Public Policy Lead (Federal)

Volkswagen Group of America
Herndon, VA

Role Summary

  • Assure that Electrify America and VW AG units are informed about Federal government actions that affect the Electrify America’s business.
  •  Affect the outcome of public policy processes before the Federal legislative & executive branches of government.
  • Foresee Federal public policy opportunities that advance the interests of Electrify America and develop strategies to develop those activities. 
  • Build positive relations with governmental officials & institutions as well as outside organizations involved in the formation of public policy.

Role Responsibilities

  • Analyze & explain impact Federal Regulatory developments as they relate to Electrify America’s obligations outlined in appendix C of the partial consent decree
  • Draft & disseminate internal analyses & reports regarding policy developments.
  • Draft statements of corporate positions on policy issues including memoranda, fact sheets & comments for legislative hearing & administrative proceedings.
  • Support the presentation of company positions in meetings with federal government officials, and support the drafting of proposed legislative & regulatory language.
  • Support communication efforts with government representatives, industry representatives & representatives of other entities involved in development of policy.
  • Participate in the Electric Vehicle committees, national associations, think tank dialogues, etc. related to the above matters.



Years of Experience: 5 – 7+ years


Bachelor’s degree (Required)

Master’s degree in Public Affairs of Law Degree (Desired)


  • Analytical and conceptual thinking – using logic and reason, creative and strategic
  • Communication skills – interpersonal, presentation and written
  • Computer savvy – skilled in the use of software
  • Integration – joining people, processes or systems
  • Influencing and negotiation skills
  • Problem solving
  • Resource management

Specialized Skills:


  • 5-7+ years of experience in federal government affairs or public policy
  • 2-4 years of proven success developing or influencing Federal legislation, regulation or public policy
  • Capable of becoming registered as a lobbyist & if an attorney, must be a member in good standing of a State Bar Association


  • Established relationship with Governmental Agencies (EPA, DOJ, DOE, Congress)  Associations, academia, and other organizations involved in formulating public policy
  • Policy analysis and impact analysis skills and experience

Work Flexibility

  • Up to 50% travel to states and metropolitan areas in which Electrify America plans to focus investment.

We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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Job posted: 2020-09-18