Deputy Director, Government Relations
Argonne National Laboratory
Job posting number: #7146705 (Ref:415887)
Posted: May 24, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
We Invite you to apply for the Deputy Director, Government Relations within our Science & Technology Partnerships and Outreach Directorate. This is a hybrid role with dedicated office space in our Washington DC, L’Enfant Plaza site. In this role, you will provide support to the Director of Government Relations, Office of the Director (OTD) and other laboratory organizations as external liaison. You will assist in the planning, coordination, and direction of a variety of technical and non-technical liaison activities. You will also prepare written and verbal analysis of federal budget material and monitor legislative activity, Congressional Committee, federal advisory board meetings, think tank activities and other forums to help identify engagement opportunities for the lab.
Success in this role will require with members of the Government Relations Office and other laboratory organizations to help develop and implement integrated and cohesive government relations activities in support of Argonne National Lab’s major scientific and infrastructure initiatives.
As requested, you will provide information and represent Argonne to Congressional staff from personal member offices and House and Senate Committees and DC area-based science and technology organizations. Assume leadership role in developing collaborations with these organizations.
Draft analysis, strategy, and decision documents for Argonne leadership.
Interact with laboratory leadership on inquiries from Congress about Argonne programs.
Develop tactical strategies to increase awareness of Argonne’s programs and capabilities.
Develop advocacy/outreach strategies that involve Argonne program and support offices.
Coordinate activities for national laboratory day events that are held in Washington and in states without National laboratories.
Knowledge of federal budgetary and appropriations processes and legislative processes and procedures.
Experience and skill to research, analyze and synthesize large amounts of data.
Relationship building skills and experience building external partnerships over time
Experience working independently without local supervision
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.
Selected candidate will be required to obtain and maintain a clearance and must be a U.S. citizen. Please see http://www.state.gov/m/ds/clearances/c10978.htm for more information about requirements for obtaining a security clearance process.
This position description documents the general nature and level of work but is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all activities, duties and responsibilities required of job incumbent. Consequently, job incumbent may be required to perform other duties as assigned.
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