Government Affairs Director

Washington, DC
Jun 04, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


If you feel like youre part of something bigger, its because you are. At Amgen, our shared missionto serve patientsdrives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the worlds leading biotechnology companies. We are global collaborators who achieve togetherresearching, manufacturing, and delivering ever-better products that reach over 10 million patients worldwide. Its time for a career you can be proud of. Join us.


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role the Government Affairs Director will be part of the U.S. Government Affairs (USGA) organization, based in Washington, D.C. The successful candidate will be responsible for advocacy within the U.S. Senate, including lobbying and health care policy work, related compliance/project management, and other duties as assigned.

Expected travel: 9 days per month (including over weekends).


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The professional we seek will have with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree and 4 years of government affairs experience


Masters degree and 7 years government affairs experience


Bachelors degree and 9 years of government affairs experience

Preferred Qualifications:

8 or more years of Senate experience.

Lobbying and health care policy background (Hill, federal agency, or with corporate/trade associations government affairs office).

8 or more years of experience in biopharma corporate or trade associations government affairs office, Congress, or federal agency position.

Strong relationships with staff from the key lawmaking committees in the Senate, including the Finance and/or Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committees.

Working knowledge of the current U.S. healthcare landscape including how the Medicare/Medicaid programs operate.

Basic understanding of biopharmaceutical industry trends, especially in the areas of healthcare reform, value, and access.

Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally with internal partners in Washington, D.C., corporate headquarters, trade associations, and other parties as required.

Working knowledge of general U.S. government affairs compliance including federal, lobby disclosure and LD203 requirements and supportive processes.

Skilled writer and communicator that can vary altitude of messaging based on audience.

Strong commitment to ethics and compliance.

Ability to drive processes forward in a timely, compliant manner.

Willingness to take on new projects as assigned.

Proficient use of Microsoft Office and forward-leaning office technology.

Results-oriented, self-starter with demonstrated ability to distill complex issues into concise talking points, position papers, and slides; attention to detail; ability to multi-task; team player, with an ability to work independently in a fast-paced, demanding environment.


What you can expect of us

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, so we work to care for our teammates professional and personal growth and well-being.

  • Vast opportunities to learn and move up and across our global organization
  • Diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where teammates are empowered to bring ideas to the table and act
  • Generous Total Rewards Plan comprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefits
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for a career that defies imagination

In our quest to serve patients above all else, Amgen is the first to imagine, and the last to doubt. Join us.

Equal Opportunity Statement

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider you without regard to your race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.

Join Us

If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.