Regulatory Affairs Senior Specialist

Title: Regulatory Affairs Senior Specialist

Department: Government Affairs

FLSA Status: Exempt

Job Summary

In coordination with the Director of Regulatory Affairs and the advocacy staff, this position formulates and implements the public policy and advocacy initiatives of the Association.


This position:
• In consultation and supervision of the Director, formulates regulatory strategies in implementing APTA’s public policy priorities.
• Provides legal and regulatory perspective and supporting resources in policy development and strategy.
• Monitors trends, tracks regulations and policies, and gathers intelligence for opportunities to protect and promote the interests of physical therapy.
• Works with external stakeholder organizations and as necessary and in consultation with the Director.
• Provides member service, outreach, and education in regulatory affairs and public policy issues.
• Writes articles for Association and Departmental publications.
• Presents at APTA events, webinars, and members groups.
• Assists in development of testimony represented before federal policymakers.
• Assists in the development of sign-on letters for members of Congress and federal agencies.
• Assists in the development of content and resources for the Regulatory Advocacy portion of the APTA website.
• Represents APTA at meetings related to federal concerns.
• Serves as a liaison to selected APTA sections and APTA member groups on regulatory and policy issues.
• Assists the Director in responding to inquiries and proposed rules from various government agencies.
• Speaks to various associations, educational institutions and APTA sections.
• All other duties as required by management related to the orderly, efficient, and safe operation of APTA.


• 3+ years’ experience in federal regulatory affairs.
• Bachelor’s degree required; and advanced degree such as a JD or Master’s degree in the health care policy area is strongly preferred.
• Background demonstrating substantial familiarity with federal government/legislative affairs; and experience in formulating and advancing federal legislative and regulatory policy.
• Knowledge and experience in regulatory, compliance, population and public health issues, quality reporting, and payment issues.
• Understanding of federal programs such as the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, Medicare, CHIP, etc. is preferred.
• Knowledge in patient access, coverage, and payment policies related to health care services is desirable.
• Excellent interpersonal skills.
• Ability to represent Association and present to a variety of external audiences and stakeholders.
• Strong presentation/public speaking and professional writing skills.


• Ability to be mobile
• Ability to travel up to 50% of the time

Equal Opportunity Employer

Principals Only