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Director, Government Relations

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Equifax is looking for a Director, Government Relations to join our team. The Director, Government Relations Equifax Workforce Solutions will focus on Appriss issues by providing legislative and regulatory support on key policy priorities of Appriss Insights while developing, executing, and managing government relations objectives for the company.  

The Director will lobby and advocate for Equifax and Appriss with legislators and government agencies, manage consultants and work closely with the Equifax Workforce Solutions business and government relations team.  You will also be accountable for identifying business risks and opportunities and developing strategies to ensure advancement of business priorities and public policy goals. This contributor role will have a continual focus on increasing the presence and reputation of Appriss and Equifax across states while finding strategic alignment between business objectives, government programs and other trends. You will be responsible for managing government relations priorities in the region, providing sound legislative and regulatory advice, collaborating with other Directors and business leaders, as well as other activities as directed by Appriss leadership and Vice President, U.S. Government Relations, Equifax Workforce Solutions.
This position can be remote or based from Appriss offices in Louisville, Kentucky.

What You’ll Do:

  • Support the Appriss and Equifax Workforce Solutions Government business by advocating for and expanding states’ use of Equifax products and services, including verifications, credit data, incarceration, identity and fraud solutions, through legislative and regulatory engagement

  • Build and leverage working relationships with key lawmakers, regulators and state agencies within region, to create new sales opportunities while also protecting existing contracts

  • Identify and manage legislation and regulations that could create value or cause strategic risks to Appriss and Equifax Workforce Solutions

  • Develop legislative strategies and positions supporting Equifax’s government relations objectives, which include development of policy briefing documents, legislative testimony, amendments, comments and policy white papers as needed

  • Work with the Consumer Data Industry Association, Professional Background Screeners Association, Social Services Agencies, law enforcement, victims of crime advocates and other potential allies.

  • Support Appriss Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) efforts with state and local governments

What experience you need:

  • 3 to 5 years of relevant experience in state government, government relations, government affairs, or direct lobbying required

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

  • Ability to work with a remote team while staying connected to a broader government relations team

  • 2+ Years of Criminal Justice experience

  • 50% travel during key certain times of the year with support of business operations based in Louisville, KY; St. Louis, MO, and Atlanta, GA. 

What could set you apart

  • Knowledge of State Legislatures and Government, social services benefits programs programs and contracts preferred, but not required

  • Experience with being a Victim's advocate

  • Legislative research experience 

  • Related experience as an attorney or relevant legal background looking to move over to a corporate government relations position

  • Experience working in a state government - legislative or agency like Corrections, Health Human Services, Medicaid, Labor, Housing

Success Attributes of an Equifax employee; does this describe you?

  • Accountability

  • Bravery

  • Curiosity

  • Collaboration

  • Think and act differently

  • Trust

  • Ownership

  • Decide-Execute-Ship

We offer comprehensive compensation and healthcare packages, 401k matching, paid time off, and organizational growth potential through our online learning platform with guided career tracks.

If this sounds like somewhere you want to work, don’t delay, apply today - we’re looking for you!

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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