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Director, National Security Space Policy

BLUE ORIGIN

BLUE ORIGIN

Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

At Blue Origin, we envision millions of people living and working in space for the benefit of Earth. We’re working to develop reusable, safe, and low-cost space vehicles and systems within a culture of safety, collaboration, and inclusion. Join our diverse team of problem solvers as we add new chapters to the history of spaceflight!

We are a diverse team of collaborators, doers, and problem-solvers who are relentlessly committed to a culture of safe, routine spaceflight. This position will directly impact the future of U.S. space policy and national space strategy and will require your dedication and detailed attention toward public policy. Join us in lowering the cost of access to space and enabling Blue Origin’s vision of millions of people living and working in space to benefit Earth.

As part of a hardworking team of diverse policy experts, you will support Blue Origin’s strategic legislative priorities. You will share in the team’s impact on all aspects of national security space legislation. The team you’re joining works with national and local legislative bodies and executive agencies. You will monitor legislation and craft materials and messaging in support of team objectives. This position reports to the Director of Government Relations. You and the team interact directly with company leadership and external consultants, as well as the business units, communications, legal and sales teams. Additional duties include facilitating USG engagements at Blue Origin facilities and supporting strategy for the Blue Political Action Committee. Solid understanding of USG space programs, budgets and history as well as relationships with relevant congressional stakeholders are differentiators for this position.

We are looking for someone to apply their expertise, leadership skills, and commitment to quality to usher in a new era of safe and affordable launch and in-space capabilities for USG customers. Passion for our mission and vision is required!

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree
  • 7+ years of congressional experience or related partnership experience with local/state government, C level executives, or similar.
  • Experience developing and implementing successful legislative strategies
  • Excellent communications skills, both oral and written
  • Able to support multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Comfortable working with Members of Congress, agency leadership, VIPs and representing Blue Origin with diverse stakeholders
  • Excellent organizational skills for tracking government programs and budgets, and congressional issues, while meeting deadlines
  • Knowledge of NASA space programs and budgets
  • Proficient in the Congressional Budget processes
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.

Desired:

  • Active security clearance
  • Knowledge of national security space and NASA space programs and budgets
  • Proficient in the Service POM, DoD PPBE, and Congressional Budget processes
  • Knowledge of commercial space industry

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the requisition is closed.

Inclusivity Statement

Don’t meet all desired requirements? Studies have shown that some people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single desired qualification. At Blue Origin, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every desired qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Export Control Regulations

Applicants for employment at Blue Origin must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (i.e. current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.

Benefits

Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, paid parental leave, short and long-term disability, 401(k) with a company match of up to 5%, and an Education Support Program.

Paid Time Off: Up to four (4) weeks per year based on weekly scheduled hours, and up to 14 company-paid holidays.

Discretionary bonus: Bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results.

Eligibility for benefits varies by role type, please check with your recruiter for a comprehensive list of the benefits available for this role.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Blue Origin is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to attracting, retaining, and developing a highly qualified, diverse, and dedicated work force. Blue Origin hires and promotes people on the basis of their qualifications, performance, and abilities. We support the establishment and maintenance of a workplace that fosters trust, equality, and teamwork, in which all employees recognize and appreciate the diversity of individual team members. We provide all qualified applicants for employment and employees with equal opportunities for hire, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment, regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin/ethnicity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local law. Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws, including the Washington Fair Chance Act, the California Fair Chance Act, the Los Angeles Fair Chance in Hiring Ordinance, and other applicable laws. For more information on “EEO Is the Law,” please see here.

Affirmative Action and Disability Accommodation

Applicants wishing to receive information on Blue Origin’s Affirmative Action Plans, or applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application and/or interview process, please contact us at EEOCompliance@blueorigin.com.

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