Manager of Government Affairs

15 Aug, 2021


Manager of Government Affairs

Blue Shield of California
Sacramento, CA

Job Summary

Blue Shield of California is seeking a 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.



Knowledge and Experience 

  • Strong government affairs background. Typically, requires a college degree or equivalent experience and minimum 7 years of prior relevant 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
  • 5 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

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Job posted: 2021-08-15