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Policy & Government Relations: State and Local Government Relations Lead (37964)

Government and Military

Government Affairs



Sacramento, California, United States

Policy and Government Relations: State and Local Government Relations Lead

Washington, DC, Sacramento, Austin, Chicago, or Atlanta

Deloitte's Policy and Government Relations (PGR) group is currently looking to add a Government Relations professional to the team. This role will be primarily remote with some limited travel required.

Policy and Government Relations Core Functions:

  • Protect Deloitte's business interests and expand growth opportunities through advocacy, education, and engagement at the federal and state levels
  • Establish Deloitte as a trusted thought leader by promoting the Firm's eminence with government stakeholders and policy influencers at the federal and state levels
  • Support internal and external clients by monitoring, analyzing, and providing insights into the political, legislative, and public policy landscapes
  • Identify and analyze policy trends to help inform business decisions, develop policy positions, and advance the Firm's business objectives and initiatives

Role Description:

  • Support and advance Deloitte's State Government Relations program with direction from the State Government Relations leadership team
  • Develop and maintain relationships with internal leaders from Deloitte's state government consulting business, providing general government relations support, including:
    • Monitoring and providing analysis of key state and local trending issues and legislation
    • Providing analysis on the impact of Federal legislation/executive action on state government
    • Representing Deloitte with state leadership associations like the National Governors Association
    • Supporting lobbyist management activities, including the interview and hiring processes
    • Providing political intelligence on gubernatorial and legislative elections

  • Prepare and deliver reports and presentations on state and local issues to Deloitte leadership


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 7+ years of professional experience, including experience with state government representation, advocacy or policy development at a regional or national level.
  • Excellent writing, communication, and presentation skills
  • Strong PowerPoint presentation development skills
  • Strong project management skills and the ability to work on concurrent projects with limited oversight
  • Quick analytical thinker, able to effectively monitor, synthesize, translate, and summarize complex policy, legislative, and political topics for use by internal executives
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to develop and maintain professional relationships
  • Professional demeanor and presence
  • Team player with clear demonstration of ability to work in a dynamic, team-based, deadline-oriented environment
  • Travel of up to 10% (While 10% of travel is a requirement of the role, due to COVID-19, non-essential travel has been suspended until further notice.)
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship, now or at any time in the future


  • Knowledge of State Public Sector and/or Professional Services Industry and/or government procurement
  • Experience working on policy issues related to health and human services, transportation, and/or general technology
  • Experience working with states in the Western or Central regions of the US in a legislative, policy, or governmental capacity
  • Strong PowerPoint and Excel skills