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Senior Government Strategist

Arlington, Virginia, United States

Corporate Operations

Job Description

As a Senior Government Strategist for Cerner you will build and maintain relationships with government and policy stakeholders, including government officials, public policymakers, industry think tanks and thought leaders. You will conduct and synthesize research and analysis on policy issues concerning Cerner’s business and lead strategy development for policy, appropriations and procurement advocacy and federal government engagement. You will promote Cerner’s interests through direct engagement with key government and industry stakeholders with a focus on Veterans and Defense issues. Also in the scope of this position you will monitor and craft responses to legislative, executive and agency policy developments and write widely consumed research-based issue briefs, fact sheets, opinion articles and other materials.

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Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, Public Policy or related field, or equivalent relevant work experience
  • At least 7 years’ government, politics or public policy focused on health, technology and/or veterans work experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Juris Doctorate
  • Master’s Degree in Law, Political Science or Public Policy

  • Willing to travel up 15% as needed
  • Must currently reside in or be willing to relocate to the District of Columbia area

Additional Information

Applicants for U.S.-based positions with Cerner must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.

Due to specific client contract requirements, this position requires that the successful candidate be a U.S. citizen. The client contract also requires receipt of the appropriate government security clearance card applicable for the position.

Some Cerner positions may be obligated to comply with client-facing requirements and occupational health requests, including but not limited to, an immunization set, an annual flu shot, an annual TB screen, an updated background check, and/or an updated drug screen.

Relocation Assistance Available for this Job:

Yes - Domestic/Regional

Virtual Eligible Job


Cerner is a place where people are encouraged to innovate with confidence and focus on what is important – people’s health and the care they receive. We are transforming health care by developing tools and technologies that make it more efficient for care providers and patients to navigate the complexity of our health. From single offices to entire countries, Cerner solutions are licensed at more than 25,000 facilities in over 35 countries.

Cerner’s policy is to provide equal opportunity to all people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected category. Cerner is proud to be a drug-free workplace.

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