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Government Affair Job Overview

Professionals who work in government affairs are specialists in public relations. They possess a thorough understanding of government rules and regulations, as well as current events, related to their industry. Their primary responsibility is to maintain a positive image for their employer, and to do so, they make public statements and take on speaking engagements. They often communicate about organizational policies and work closely with public policy colleagues. Typical duties for government relations specialists include:

  • Writing press releases and sending information to media outlets
  • Communicating with government agencies and the public
  • Maintaining an appropriate organizational image
  • Writing speeches and coordinating interviews
  • Remaining up to date on relevant governmental policies as they relate to the organization
  • Reporting facts and positions accurately and in a favorable light

Government Affair Job Education Requirements

Government affairs professionals generally need a bachelor’s degree, preferably in public relations, journalism, communications, business, or political science. For entry-level positions, government affairs specialists often maintain organizational files and conduct research on relevant government protocols. They may also draft speeches and press releases. They may advance to managerial positions by gaining extensive training and experience on the job.

Government affairs specialists should have excellent writing and speaking skills in order to write and speak about their employer and related positions. They should also have good organizational skills, as they may be required to multitask and manage multiple issues simultaneously. Government affairs specialists should also have great problem-solving skills, as they may need to handle sensitive issues at a moment’s notice.

Government Affair Job Market

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects a 12 percent job growth for government affairs specialists over the next decade. This is about average for all occupations and will create approximately 27,400 additional jobs through 2022. Growth in this field can largely be attributed to increased demand for community and public outreach in order to maintain image and reputation. New kinds of media, including social media, also drive growth in this industry.

Government Affair Job Salary Information

According to the BLS, the average annual salary for public relations specialists, including those specializing in government affairs, is about $54,000. Those at the lowest 10 percent of their field earn under $31,000 each year, while those at the top 10 percent of their field earn over $101,000 per year. Full time, overtime, and long hours are all common for government affairs specialists.

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HCAF is a non-profit trade association with 26 years of experience serving home care agencies in the state of Florida. HCAF provides representation, communication, education, networking and advocacy for these providers, in order to give them the information they need to deliver high quality, cost effective services to patients and clients in their home. The Governmental Affairs & Communications D...
Come be a part of the American Nurses Association (ANA), the only full-service professional organization representing over 3.1 million registered nurses across the nation. The American Nurses Association (ANA) not only advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, it’s an excellent place to work. JOB SUMMARY Support ANA’s State Government Affairs program by ide...
We are currently seeking a Director, Government Affairs to be located in our Stamford, CT headquarters and will report to the Executive Vice President and General Counsel. This position will serve as the company’s top government relations position, primarily charged to develop and execute strategies for Nestle Waters North America (NWNA) to influence public policy, consistent with our business int...
Government Affairs Director The Pacific West Association of REALTOR® is currently seeking a Government Affairs Director, whose primary role will be representing the interests of the Association in matters involving local, state, and federal governments. The successful candidate will participate in the lobbying and political affairs activities of the organization by performing the following essent...
George Mason University Dean – School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs (SPGIA) The George Mason University, School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs (SPGIA) seeks its first Dean. The new school is the result of a merger of two units, the former School of Public Policy and the Department of Public and International Affairs. Located in the national capital region, SP...
Description: Our team enjoys conversation-changing, life-changing, world-changing opportunities throughout their careers. Bring us your experience, your head for strategy, your strength with relationships and your eye for opportunity. In return we offer an unmatched place to grow and develop your career among a richly diverse group of businesses driven by the power and stability of a leading heal...
Job Description Altria Group is a FORTUNE 200 company that owns the premier tobacco companies in the United States including Philip Morris USA, U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company and John Middleton. The companies’ premium tobacco brands include Marlboro, Copenhagen, Skoal, Black & Mild, Verve and MarkTen. Altria also owns Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, one of the country’s top premium wine producers and...
CHIEF GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS OFFICER Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, is seeking a Chief Government Affairs Officer (CGAO) for both the Philadelphia and Georgia campuses. Reporting directly to the President as a member of the President’s Cabinet, the CGAO will direct and oversee all aspects of support services for the College’s government relations activities for State and/or Federal. Th...
Provide administrative support to the Government Affairs department. Assist with the day to day implementation of advocacy strategies and activities. Assists with meeting preparation by providing logistical and administrative support for meetings, conferences, media and special events, compile agendas and support materials. Maintain detailed records, databases and history of contributions made ...
TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING URL: https://home.eease.com/recruit/?id=12266461 POSITION DESCRIPTION Position Summary Under the direction of the Government Affairs Manager, supports the First 5 LA policy team to affect the policy landscape at the local, state and federal levels so that the children and families of L.A. County are healthy, safe, and prepared for school. Ess...
Xerox is the world's leading enterprise for business process and document management. Its services, technology, and expertise enable workplaces - from small businesses to large global enterprises - to simplify the way work gets done so they operate more effectively and focus more on what matters most: their real business. Xerox offers business process outsourcing and IT outsourcing services, inclu...
Exxon Mobil Corporation Joliet, IL
State Government Affairs Advisor Job Title & Summary The State Government Affairs Advisor-Midwest/Northeast region serves as ExxonMobil’s principal point of contact with Governors, State Legislators, statewide elected and appointed officials, as well as numerous third party organizations. The advisor’s primary responsibility is to monitor, manage, and develop government relations strategies for ...
State Government Affairs Advisor Job Title & Summary The State Government Affairs Advisor-Midwest/Northeast region serves as ExxonMobil’s principal point of contact with Governors, State Legislators, statewide elected and appointed officials, as well as numerous third party organizations. The advisor’s primary responsibility is to monitor, manage, and develop government relations strategies for ...
Dow Chemical Midland, MI
At Dow, we’re harnessing the power of chemistry to make the world safer, cleaner and greener for generations to come. We’re tackling some of the biggest challenges facing humanity through our products, innovative technologies and other sustainability efforts. We are Solutionists™. We connect the dots. We are thinkers and strategists – building relationships with key stakeholders around the world....
Description: Do you have a background administrating and monitoring government contracts? Have project management experience? Experience working in a large, highly matrixed work environment? Want to work with an elite team of some of the brightest and most inventive people in the healthcare & technology industries? Work alongside us today and discover a culture of integrity, compassion, relations...
Description: Do you have a background administrating and monitoring government contracts? Have project management experience? Experience working in a large, highly matrixed work environment? Want to work with an elite team of some of the brightest and most inventive people in the healthcare & technology industries? Work alongside us today and discover a culture of integrity, compassion, relations...
Business Academy Medical Business Segment Government About Us Academy Medical is a certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) specializing in the distribution of medical products. Our solutions-based company sources out the best-in-class products and delivers with Five Star Service to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense hospitals. As the largest...
Job Summary and Essential Functions: Known for its scientific and operational excellence, Regeneron is a leading science-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, invents, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines for the treatment of serious medical conditions. Regeneron markets medicines for eye diseases, colorectal cancer, and a rare inflammatory condition and has product cand...
Description: Bring us your experience, your head for strategy, your strength with relationships and your eye for opportunity. In return we offer an unmatched place to grow and develop your career among a richly diverse group of businesses driven by the power and stability of a leading health care organization. Come help us heal and strengthen the health care system as you do your life's best work...
Firewatch Contracting, a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned (SDVO) Small Business, is in search of an Estimator for its US Federal Government business. This position is responsible for accurately estimating the costs associated with new bids and proposals as well as modifications and change orders for existing contracts. Essential Job Functions: · Experience breaking down complex bid specifications ...

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