Senior Legislative Affairs Specialist

Clear Ridge Defense - Fort George G Meade, MD

Clear Ridge Defense is seeking a Senior Legislative Affairs Specialist specializing in Intelligence Administration in Fort Meade, Maryland. 

This candidate will hold a Top Secret clearance with polygraph. 

Roles and Responsibilities 

You will be...

  • Provide support to a DoD client office.  

  • Monitor the status of defense legislation, pertinent hearings, markups, and floor actions.  

  • Prepare client staff for congressional hearings and respond to congressional inquiries. 

  • Coordinate with government officials to obtain review and approval. 


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science or related discipline. 

  • Excellent interpersonal skills. 

  • Experience in leadership. 

  • Strong technical background. 

  • Experience with legislative and regulatory documents. 

  • Strict attention to detail. 

  • Experience with reviewing and analyzing congressional hearing transcripts and preparing or submitting Questions for the Record (QFR) and Inserts for the Record (IFR). 

  • Ten (10) years of legislative affairs experience, or experience in department-level planning and execution. 

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


  • Ability to prepare leadership for testifying to and meeting with government members and pertinent staff members. 

  • Ability to work independently and be self-motivated. 

  • Ability to act in a proactive manner with actions focused on problem-solving and analyze the implementation of systems and procedures to ensure that projects and documents are kept on track and internal and external deadlines are met. 

  • Possession of excellent organizational skills. 

Additional Information 

Come learn how we take care of our team, and why we were ranked Inc. 5000 Magazine’s #140 Fastest Growing Company nationwide – ranking #5 in Maryland and #7 in Government Services! And see how we were ranked a 2021 Top Workplace by the Baltimore Sun! 

Clear Ridge Defense is the premier service solutions provider supporting the Service and Joint cyberspace operations and intelligence community in three core areas of expertise: 

  • Cyber Systems & Software Engineering 

  • Cyber Intelligence & Operations Planning 

  • Security Risk Analysis, Mitigation & Training 

All delivered by highly talented and focused team members that are supported by an unmatched professional and family-oriented culture that leverages and builds on sound, proven principles. 

Benefits Snapshot: 

  • 100% Fully-Covered Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance 

  • 100% Fully-Covered Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance 

  • 100% Fully-Covered Life and AD&D Insurance 

  • Unique Flexible PTO 

  • 11 Paid Federal Holidays 

  • $500 New Uniform Bonus for Transitioning Military 

  • Monthly Tax-Free Cell Phone Stipend 

  • Monthly Tax-Free Gym Wellness / Streaming Subscription Stipend to include Amazon Prime, Netflix, Audible, etc. 

  • Competitive 401k Matching to plan for retirement 

  • Free financial advising from qualified experts 

  • Annual $5,000 Training Allotment 

  • One-of-a-kind Referral Program: $5,000 per referral OR $250/mo indefinitely, with no limit to number of referrals 

  • Business Development and Client Expansion Bonuses 

  • Monthly Company-Paid Socials and Events 

  • Access to Company Swag Store 

Posted On: Tuesday, May 3, 2022

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