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Management Consulting Analyst/Associate Full-time

at OCT Consulting, LLC Virginia in Virginia (Published at 16-11-2022)

Management Consulting Analyst/Associate

OCT Consulting LLC is a boutique management and strategy consulting company that provides support to Federal Government clients. We provide consulting services in the areas of Strategy, Process Improvement, Change Management, Program and Project Management, Acquisition/Procurement, and Information Technology.

Responsibilities and Duties

OCT Consulting has grown significantly within the last 3 years and continues to grow. We are looking to bring onboard an intelligent, intellectually curious, organized, diligent, and detail-oriented Management Consulting Analyst or Associate to support a government client’s Front Office strategy, business processes, and program management activities for the procurement line of business. Your first, longer-term project will involve developing the business case, strategy, processes, and procedures for an investment/acquisition review board that is new to the given Federal government agency. This review board will evaluate very large government procurements (e.g., $500M+) to ensure optimal program management best practices. Once the infrastructure for the new governance body is created, you will then help to pilot, perfect, and administer the associated processes and procedures.

Responsibilities and duties include:
  • Building and refining the business case (e.g., problem statement, overarching goals, high-level strategy), processes, and procedures related to the new governance body
  • Developing and refining key project management documents (e.g., the Project Management Plan, the Stakeholder Register, the Communications Plan) related to setting up the new governance process/body
  • Supporting executive-level meeting facilitation and, as needed, scheduling and facilitating new and recurring meetings to build consensus, gain approval on key decisions, and conduct research
  • Conduct one-on-one and small group interviews to solicit stakeholder feedback
  • Assist with the development of various presentations, briefing materials, plans, and infographics using Excel, Google, and MS PowerPoint
  • Draft, finalize, and distribute meeting minutes
  • As requested, conduct self-directed research and analysis, produce reports and presentations, and complete other work, as assigned
  • Perform other administrative and management (e.g., conducting stakeholder briefings and feedback sessions) duties as assigned
  • Note that this is an excellent opportunity to work with a small team of management consultants working closely with high-level government executives to build a new governance process for an agency
  • There will be ample opportunity to learn new skills (e.g., consulting frameworks, story-lining in PPT, process improvement, project planning, facilitation, etc.) and grow in your role to take on more responsibility
Requirements

Qualifications and Skills
  • Minimum of five (5) years of work experience providing mid-level project and program support within the Department of State, DoD, or other Federal agencies
  • Previous management consulting (or similar) experience is highly desired (whether within the public or private sector; either is desirable)
  • Excellent organizational and detail-oriented working style; you should be capable of creating executive-level materials with minimal oversight
  • Excellent communication skills, and the ability to work collaboratively in support of senior government stakeholders
  • Proficiency in Microsoft suite of programs, as well as Google tools to manage Shared files
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and multiple taskings, and work in a fast-paced working environment
  • Openness to feedback and continuous self-improvement; self-awareness to understand the areas where you excel and those which will require further development
  • Highly intellectually curious and resourceful when approaching problems and determining solutions
  • Top-notch organizational skills
  • Willingness to perform a broad range of tasks that include everything from high-level strategy creation to administrative duties
  • Experience with staff work within the Federal government space
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and flexibility in supporting a diverse set of projects
  • Bachelor’s Degree (Preferred)
  • Exposure to acquisition/procurement in the Federal government space (Preferred)
  • Must possess or be able to obtain and retain a Moderate Risk Public Trust clearance; the investigation will involve a credit, fingerprint, and law enforcement agency check (Current Secret or higher clearance preferred)
Ability to Commute/Relocate

The position is primarily off-site but may require up to one day per week at the Federal client site in Rosslyn, VA (i.e., Arlington, VA).

Benefits

Benefits

The position includes competitive compensation and a full suite of benefits:
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Retirement savings 401K plan provided by an industry leading provider with 3% employer matching contributions.
  • Paid Time Off
  • Life Insurance, Short- and Long-Term disability benefits
  • Training Benefits
  • Salary: $95-115,000/year based on experience, education, etc.
About OCT Consulting

OCT Consulting LLC is a certified SBA 8(a), minority owned, small, disadvantaged business providing professional services and Information technology solutions to the federal government and commercial clients. Founded in 2013, we bring the advantage of agility in operations along with a management team with a track record of leading successful engagements at major federal government agencies.

OCT is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. OCT is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.


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