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Counsel II - Government Relations

Location: Oakland, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 851003 Date posted: 12/03/2019

Provides Government Relations counsel to management, senior leadership of the Government Relations Department and KP's state and federal Government Relations professionalson complex and strategic public policy, regulatory and legislative issues, which have significant impact to the company. Requires in-depth knowledge and skillful insight into the political environment, critical business problems and emerging issues.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • At the direction of senior management, analyzes the impact of state and federal legislative and regulatory proposals on Kaiser Permanente. Provides policy, legal and strategic counsel to KP's state and federal Government Relations professionals.

  • Assists senior Govermment Relations management in the formulation of Kaiser Permanente's public policy positions. Provides advice, analysis and strategic direction on the legislative and regulatory environment relating to public policy issues impacting Kaiser Permanente.

  • Under guidance from senior management, convenes and leads working groups of Kaiser Permanente experts on specific areas relating to health policy or operations in response to pending legislation, regulation or other health policy issues that may arise. Demonstrated ability to understand the details of these issues and develop a strategic, politically sound organizational position that is supported by our internal experts.

  • Drafts proposed legislation, regulations and amendments thereto. Prepares arguments and testimony and other materials regarding legislation, regulations and public policy issues. Develops targeted, audience appropriate and persuasive arguments in support of Kaiser Permanente's position on health policy issues.

  • Represents the Program in government and industry meetings and other public forums. Advocates for other stakeholders and constituencies in the industry to take positions consistent with KP's policies, when appropriate.

  • Provides research and recommendations to management regarding federal and state statutes, regulations, court opinions, administrative procedures and legal proposals which have a significant impact to the organization.

  • Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum four (4) years experience as an attorney in a law firm or company, or in government, in one or more legal specialties required.

  • Minimum two (2) years directly related experience in legislative, regulatory, or government relations, either federal, or with a state in which Kaiser Permanente has a presence, analyzing and drafting legislation and amendments, or regulations required.

  • Education

  • J.D. required.

  • License, Certification, Registration

  • Licensure to include membership in a local Bar Association.

  • Additional Requirements:

  • Excellent written and verbal advocacy skills.

  • Excellent analytical and interpretive skills.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills to effectively provide strategic and tactical counsel to KP leadership.

  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • In-depth knowledge of legislative or regulatory process.

  • Expertise in managed care regulation, healthcare policy, and Medicaid.

  • Knowledge of healthcare industry.
  • Primary Location: California,Oakland,Ordway One Kaiser Plaza Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon-Fri Working Hours Start: 8:30AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Legal / Government Relations Department: Government Relations Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
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