Job Description

Classification: Full‐​time employment; exempt from overtime

Reports To: Vice President

Summary: The consultant conducts research for Public Sector Consultants (PSC) and its clients; assists in developing proposals; writes reports related to the evaluation of local, state, and national policies and programs; and more.

Essential Duties

  • Conducts, translates, and analyzes public policy research, primarily in content areas related to health and human services
  • Develops research reports, strategy documents, grant applications, and other client deliverables
  • Supports and conducts the planning and facilitation of meetings, focus groups, and events
  • Contributes to cultivating new business by writing proposals and helping to identify project opportunities and prospective clients
  • Supports project management by maintaining timelines, managing assigned tasks, and collaborating with team members to ensure high‐​quality project deliverables that are completed on time and on budget

Characteristics of High Performance

  • Collaborates with staff and clients in a fast‐​paced environment with diverse people and projects
  • Demonstrates initiative, creativity, and sound judgment to generate ideas for research questions, work approaches, presentation of information, and issue resolution
  • Possesses strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Performs tasks and assignments in a timely and consistent manner with high accuracy and attention to detail
  • Manages workload effectively while engaged in multiple projects


  • A bachelor’s degree, preferably in a field related to health, health management, or public policy; a master’s degree or at least four years of relevant experience preferred
  • Strong research and writing skills with the ability to accurately interpret data and write concisely
  • Demonstrated experience performing comparable duties
  • Knowledge of and interest in health and health management and/​or related public policy topics
  • Strong competency using the Microsoft Office suite, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; experience with other software (e.g., Tableau, SPSS, R, IMPLAN, REMI, etc.) is desirable but not required

Work Environment

Public Sector Consultants has a flexible work location policy that allows employees the ability to work from a location that best meets their personal needs while also balancing the needs of the firm. Work is primarily performed indoors, with extended periods (approximately eight hours or more a day) at a computer or on the telephone. The nature of the work has frequent interruptions and requires contact with the public and clients, performance of repetitive tasks, and strong communication skills. While the employee may be required to work beyond traditional business hours, PSC strives for staff to maintain a healthy work‐​life balance.


  • Salary commensurate with education and experience
  • Eligibility for company profit share
  • Competitive medical, dental, life, disability, voluntary vision, and voluntary legal insurance plans
  • Company 401(k) contribution
  • Paid time off granted upon start date
  • Eleven paid holidays per year
  • YMCA membership

About PSC

PSC is an objective, nonpartisan research and consulting firm. Our services have been used to advance innovative solutions to all kinds of difficult public policy challenges in Michigan and beyond. Offering a full suite of services in research, implementation, facilitation, and evaluation, PSC has helped hundreds of local, state, and federal government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private businesses. PSC strives for excellence in relationships with both clients and colleagues, and was recognized as one of the Detroit Free Press Top Workplaces in 2020 and 2021, as well as a 2021 winner of Crain’s Business Detroit Cool Places to Work contest. Since our founding in 1979, PSC has built a reputation as the consulting firm of choice for anyone working to better people’s lives.


Submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample. All materials must be submitted as PDF or Word documents. Applications must be submitted by Sunday, January 2, 2022. If you have trouble with the upload page or have questions about the position, please email: [email protected].