Policy Advisor, Federal Policy

03 May, 2022


Policy Advisor, Federal Policy

Washington, D.C.

The Role

Tesla is looking for a skilled and motivated individual to join the Policy Team to support its federal advocacy in Washington, DC. The Policy Advisor, Federal Policy will work closely with Tesla’s product, engineering and operations team to advance electric vehicle, autonomous vehicle solar energy and battery storage policies. This person will be expected to spearhead engagement with Congress and the Executive Branch related to autonomous vehicles, supply chain procurement, workforce issues, international trade and permitting.

Location: Washington, DC


  • Analyze, research and develop policies across a wide array of legislative and regulatory issue areas, including but not limited to autonomous vehicles, supply chain procurement, workforce issues, international trade and permitting.
  • Support the Federal Policy Lead by developing and implementing strategies that advance Tesla’s mission across a range of Congressional policymakers, stakeholders and non-traditional allies.
  • Represent Tesla in Congress and in the executive branch and build strong relationships with federal policymakers to accelerate the deployment of electric vehicle, autonomous vehicle, solar energy and battery storage.
  • Proactively engage and build coalitions with technical experts, industry associations, local and state authorities, and other key stakeholders.
  • Ensure effective collaboration between Tesla’s Policy and Business Development, Operations, and Engineering Teams on policy and regulatory engagements.


  • 5-7 years of relevant work experience on Capitol Hill, the Executive Branch or in federal advocacy.
  • Strong relationships across an ideological spectrum.
  • Familiarity with technologies including electric vehicles, autonomous vehicles, solar energy and battery storage
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to synthesize and clearly communicate technical information.
  • Strong project management skills
  • Highly energetic personality with an ability to function autonomously in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Bachelors degree in a relevant field. Masters, Juris Doctor or other advanced degree preferred.

Learn more here

Tesla is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

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Job posted: 2022-05-03