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#117378 Federal Government Relations Analyst

Initial Review Date: Thu 7/14/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 07/05/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 07/14/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Job posting will remain open until a suitable candidate has been identified.

Initial review date 07/14/22


Department Overview:

Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego is one of the most important centers for global earth science research and education in the world. Scripps scientists work to understand and protect the planet by investigating our oceans, Earth, and atmosphere to find solutions to our greatest environmental challenges. Scripps leads research in climate change impacts and adaptation, resilience to hazards, conservation and biodiversity, oceans and human health, national security, and in developing innovative technology to observe the planet.

Position Overview:

Uses skills as a seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of industry practices and campus and / or medical center policies and procedures. Plans, develops and implements strategies for government outreach, to include specifically developing and advancing policy positions through liaisons with governmental staff. Assignments typically include a wide range of external relations issues and constituencies.


  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

  • Thorough knowledge of federal budget and appropriations process both executive branch and congressional timeline and actions.

  • Proven knowledge of basic concepts, principles, and procedures of building and maintaining effective relations with internal and external constituencies.

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the legislative process and how these activities can / will impact the campus and / or medical center and strong skills in reading and interpreting proposed legislation.

  • Strong written skills to produce effective position statements and draft proposed legislation.

  • Previous success in developing third party advocacy engagement and support strategies.


  • Background check is required.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

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