Policy & Government Relations: State and Local Government Relations Lead

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Position Summary

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


Our people and culture

Our diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture empowers our people to be who they are, contribute their unique perspectives, and make a difference individually and collectively. It enables us to leverage different ideas and perspectives, and bring more creativity and innovation to help solve our client most complex challenges. This makes Deloitte one of the most rewarding places to work. Learn more about our inclusive culture.

Professional development

From entry-level employees to senior leaders, we believe there’s always room to learn. We offer opportunities to build new skills, take on leadership opportunities and connect and grow through mentorship. From on-the-job learning experiences to formal development programs, our professionals have a variety of opportunities to continue to grow throughout their career. Learn more about our commitment to developing our people.

As used in this posting, “Deloitte” means Deloitte LLP. Please see www.deloitte.com/us/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

Requisition code: 37964


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