Aetna Senior Government Relations Specialist in Sacramento, California

Req ID: 39833BR


Directs and oversees Government Relations/Regulatory Relations support for a primary business operation of the Company or for a specific issue of major importance to the Company. Overall responsibility for client relations/satisfaction for area(s) supported.

Fundamental Components:

Direct responsibility for handling selected critical matters Overall budget and oversight responsibility for other resources (within and without the Company) used within area of responsibility Independent responsibility for the provision of Government Relations/Regulatory Relations support to designated client areas and/or within major area(s) of expertise. Oversees internal and external resources required to carry out this responsibility Identifies and addresses cross-SBU, customer, shareholder and other external issues impacting or impacted by assigned client activities Overall budget and oversight responsibility for other resources (within and without the Company) used within area of responsibility Manages with respect to legislative, regulatory, and political activities that affect the Company's business Represents the Company in the legislative, regulatory, and political arena Develops political strategies to advance legislative and rule-making interest Negotiates legislative, regulatory and public policy positions on behalf of the Company Provides public policy, regulatory and government relations counseling with respect to new and existing business activities Seeks government authorization to carry on new and existing business activities of the Company Seeks positive and resists adverse changes in the political environment in which the Company operates Oversees the effective deployment of internal and external government relations resources to meet the Company's needs Protects and promotes the interests of the Company, its customers and shareholders Complies with applicable lobbying requirements Exhibits the following Sr Gov Relations Specialist Behaviors


7-10 years of experience in either state or federal Medicaid State Government Affairs and/or in a legislation or regulatory affairs arena.


The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.


General Business/Communicating for Impact/ADVANCED

Leadership/Collaborating for Results/ADVANCED

Leadership/Developing and Executing Strategy/ADVANCED


Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.

We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.

Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.

Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.

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Offers to all candidates are contingent upon a background investigation - no individual with a felony drug conviction may be hired at this facility.

Job Function: Legal