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Legislative Affairs Specialist 

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Req Number PAC19-0042  
Category Legal  
Division PacArctic LLC  
Location PAC Washington, DC  

PacArctic is hiring a full time Legislative Affairs Specialist to support Office of Information Programs and Services (A/GIS/IPS) in the Washington DC metro area.

We offer competitive compensation and an extraordinary benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance, 401K with company matching, flexible spending accounts, paid holidays, three weeks paid time off, and more.

The Ideal candidate must have proven effective research skills and deep knowledge of legislative process and procedure, particularly authorization and appropriation processes. The specialist will be responsible for tracking federal legislation and regulations and updating internal stakeholders on legislative and regulatory developments.


Provide, on a quick-turnaround basis objective analysis, both quantitative and qualitative, on a wide variety of legislative, regulatory, stakeholder, and programmatic issues

Maintain responsibility for maintaining detailed knowledge and awareness of specific technical policies and legislation concerning agency programs and services areas, monitoring draft legislation pertaining to agency interests, preparing congressional briefing materials, liaising with DoD legislative affairs staff, including coordinating mandatory reporting, and researching and preparing for high-level briefings.

Experience with researching and writing background papers, talking points, and oral and written statements, including providing legislative briefings to leadership

Experience with legislative and regulatory documents and knowledge of the legislative and regulatory process

Ability to pay strict attention to detail

    Position Requirements


    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or the areas of Political Science, Foreign Affairs, International Affairs/Relations, History, Law or related fields of study, and/or a Juris Doctor degree (with experience working in and/or demonstrated expertise in foreign affairs or national security highly preferred).


    • 5+ years of experience in the legislative affairs field or department-level planning or execution. Demonstrated experience in the areas of foreign policy, diplomacy, foreign aid, or national security highly preferred.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of E.O. 13526, the FOIA, the Privacy Act, and other information access programs.
    • Experience working on FOIA appeals and/or FOIA litigation cases highly desirable including work on declarations, Vaughn indices, and preparing documents for FOIA litigation filings.

    Working Environment & Conditions

    This position is primarily indoors, consistent with a standard office position and has a noise level of mostly low to moderate. The incumbent is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. The work load may require the incumbent to stand for extended periods of time. The incumbent must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Includes travel to local, remote and out of state locations.

    Our Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

    The company is an equal opportunity employer. The company shall not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity (except where gender is a bona fide occupational qualification), national origin, age, disability, military/veteran status, marital status, genetic information or any other factor protected by law. We are committed to equal employment opportunity in all decisions related to employment, promotion, wages, benefits and all other privileges, terms and conditions of employment.

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    Security Clearance Must be able to obtain a Top Secret Clearance  
    About our Company

    PacArctic provides high-end federal acquisition support services, cultural resource surveys, professional facility management and critical infrastructure protection, as well as business transformation and process improvement services. Additionally, PacArctic provides program management of specialized IT services such as employee assistive technologies, photogrammetry utilization for native rock art recording, and geographic information systems (GIS) program management for transportation planning needs.

    Excellence, Integrity, Accountability


    Our Equal Opportunity Policy EOE Minorities/Female/Protected Veterans/Disabled. Shareholder Preference in accordance with Public Law 88-352  

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