Public Policy and Government Affairs Manager, Administration

11 Feb, 2020


Public Policy and Government Affairs Manager, Administration

Washington, DC

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • 7 years of policy analysis experience working on technology issues and/or the policy environments that surround them.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Direct experience working in the White House, the Executive Branch or a political organization.
  • Experience working on government-related pro-active projects or campaigns.
  • Experience in government relations, outreach and/or research.
  • Knowledge of Internet/technology policy with demonstrated interest in keeping the Internet open and free.
  • Ability to integrate public policy with business strategy and corporate development.
  • Strong personal, political, analytical and communications 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 rigor 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.

As Public Policy and Government Affairs Manager, you will handle our various product agendas with policy makers inside and outside government. In addition, you will help advise our product and engineering teams on the public policy implications of their products, working with a closely coordinated and cross-functional global team.

Google Client Services, an entity within the Government Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) team, manages the company’s engagement with executive branch officials, legislators, regulators and third-parties in the formation of public policy in the United States. Working closely with Google leaders, GAPP seeks to identify key policy issues, listen carefully to others’ views and opinions, and distill and share the company’s perspectives with external stakeholders. While we focus on challenges affecting the Internet, our issue areas are increasingly broad and encompass areas where public policy, business, and technology intersect.


  • Serve as a representative of Google before the White House, the Executive Branch, political organizations and related entities.
  • Develop product-focused initiatives that advance areas of mutual alignment.
  • Develop and manage public policy outreach and campaigns across the full range of policy areas that impact Google and the web.
  • Engage directly with politicians and policy-makers.
  • Build a network of associations, industry partners, non-profit groups and others to support policies that will help create/maintain a user-focused online environment as well as an open Internet.

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Job posted: 2020-02-11