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Director, Texas Government Relations

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Who is Equifax? 

At Equifax, we believe knowledge drives progress. As a global data, analytics and technology company, we play an essential role in the global economy by helping employers, employees, financial institutions and government agencies make critical decisions with greater confidence. 

We work to help create seamless and positive experiences during life’s pivotal moments: applying for jobs or a mortgage, financing an education or buying a car. Our impact is real and to accomplish our goals we focus on nurturing our people for career advancement and their learning and development, supporting our next generation of leaders, maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment, and regularly engaging and recognizing our employees. Regardless of location or role, the individual and collective work of our employees makes a difference and we are looking for talented team players to join us as we help people live their financial best.

State of Texas, Director of Government Relations

The Director of Government Relations for the State of Texas is responsible for developing, executing and managing state and local government relations objectives for Equifax Workforce Solutions and Equifax in Texas. You will be responsible for lobbying and advocating with legislators, Governor, Lt. Governor, Comptroller, elected officials and state agencies on behalf of our priorities. 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 Equifax across Texas while finding strategic alignment between business objectives, government programs and other trends working closely with the Texas VP, Key Client leader role . You will be responsible for managing state government relations priorities in the State, providing legislative and regulatory advice, collaborating with other Directors and business leaders, as well as other activities as directed by the Senior Director, West, U.S. Government Relations and VP, Government Relations.

This contributor role will have a continual focus on increasing the presence and reputation of Equifax across Texas while finding strategic alignment between business objectives, government programs and other trends. You will be responsible for managing state government relations priorities in the State, providing legislative and regulatory advice, collaborating with other Directors and business leaders, as well as other activities as directed by the Senior Director, West, U.S. Government Relations and VP, Government Relations.

This position will be remote based in Texas with preference in Austin.   

What You’ll Do

  • Support Equifax Workforce Solutions Government business by advocating for and expanding Texas use of Equifax products and services, including verifications, credit data, Appriss Insights issues, identity and fraud solutions, through legislative and regulatory engagement.

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

  • Identify and manage legislation and regulations within Texas that could create value or cause strategic harm to Equifax’s business, customers and communities.  

  • 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 relevant partners and associations like the Consumer Data Industry Association and Professional Background Screeners Association.

Qualifications

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

  • Bachelor's degree from a 4-year college or university preferred, or will consider equivalent experience

  • Thorough understanding of the legislative/political process

  • Proven track record of government relations accomplishments

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

  • Travel 25% up to 50% during peak times of the year

Extra Points for any of the Following

  • Knowledge of government benefits programs and contracts preferred, but not required

  • Legal research experience

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

  • Experience working in Texas state government - Legislature and/or agency like Health Human Services Commission and Workforce Commission.  

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.

 

Are you ready to power your possible?  Apply today, and get started on a path toward an exciting new career at Equifax, where you can make a difference!

 

Equifax is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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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