Federal Relations Specialist – Washington DC Hybrid Work Opportunity


The Joint Commission – helping health care organizations help patients - Who we are Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Its vision is that all people always experience the safest, highest quality, best-value health care across all settings.


Identifies, analyzes and tracks national and federal health-related information in support of The Joint Commission’s goals and priorities. Supports the Washington Office staff in their legislative, public policy daily, important and regulatory work so that The Joint Commission is aware of, and up-to-date on significant issues, regulations, and other relevant information that would affect its advocacy, policymaking, standards development, survey operations and other strategic initiatives important to The Joint Commission. Ensures timely communications of this information to central office staff in order to fully inform them of national issues affecting The Joint Commission’s work. Attends external meetings, hearings, briefings, policy discussions, etc. on behalf of the Joint Commission. Receives additional assignments from Associate Director/Executive Director as needed.


  1. The level of knowledge equivalent to that ordinarily acquired through the completion of at least a bachelor’s degree. 
  2. Ability to monitor and manage legislative, policy, and regulatory issues. Knowledge of the health care and public health issues. 2-3 Years’ experience. 
  3. Solid computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point. 
  4. Skills associated with proactive seeking of information, and knowledge of Internet resources in health care. 
  5. Interpersonal skills to effectively interactive with members of health care organizations. Experience working with professional associations, clinical experts, and task forces desirable. 
  6. Requires minimum amount of direction. 
  7. Possesses excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.