June 17, 2023
exempt from overtime
The consultant manages and supports client projects on the talent and economics team by conducting research, reviewing data, co-facilitating meetings, and contributing to client deliverables related to local, state, and national policy. The consultant also helps to sell projects by contributing to sales proposal development.
- Conducts, translates, and analyzes public policy research, primarily in areas related to local, state, and national policy; housing; economic and community development; and/or education
- Supports multiple projects concurrently, including collaborating with team members to review data, conduct stakeholder interviews, document meeting notes, and contribute to project management
- Contributes to the development of research reports, strategy documents, grant applications, and other client deliverables
- Provides support to colleagues with planning, setup, and facilitation of meetings, focus groups, strategic planning sessions, and other events
- Helps to cultivate new business by maintaining excellent client relationships and supporting proposal development
- Bills at least 1,352 hours (65 percent) of the 2,080 hours in a work year to client projects
- Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a field related to public policy, and three years of relevant work experience
- Demonstrated policy research and writing skills with the ability to accurately interpret data and write concisely
- Demonstrated experience performing comparable duties
- 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
- Salary range of $64,115–$84,640 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
- Paid parking
Expectations for All PSCers
- Collaborates and communicates well with staff and clients in a fast-paced environment with diverse people and projects, fostering a supportive, creative working environment for all PSC colleagues
- Demonstrates initiative, critical thinking, and sound judgment to generate ideas, work approaches, presentation of information, and issue resolution
- Manages workload effectively while engaged in multiple projects concurrently with high accuracy and attention to detail, seeking clarification when appropriate
- Adheres to PSC’s quality assurance processes
- Seeks areas of personal growth and identifies steps toward success, including mentorship, ongoing learning, and professional development opportunities
- Is occasionally available beyond regular work hours as necessary to respond to staff and firm needs
New employees will work in the office a minimum of three days per week for employee onboarding and team relationship building. Work is primarily performed indoors, with extended periods at a computer or on the telephone. The nature of the work involves multitasking, completing repetitive tasks, and having contact with the public and clients.
Why Join Our Team?
We know that employees want more than a job—they want to be part of a community. We offer opportunities to take on meaningful work, get involved in the community, grow professionally, and to learn from a diverse network of colleagues. Your time and talent make a difference beyond the office and extend into the community around you. For us, culture is a way of being, bringing our whole selves to work, and showing up for our colleagues—many of whom we call friends. We’re more than the work we do, and we’ve all got social, emotional, and physical lives that flourish with a healthy work‐life balance. At PSC, we understand that we benefit from the sum of our individual differences, self-expression, and life experiences. Our clients also benefit from having access to different perspectives and a broad range of problem-solving approaches. It’s that rare place where you can be true to yourself and your passions while still working collectively toward an important and common goal—making a difference for our clients and the people we serve. We foster openness and inclusivity, share triumphs, and cultivate lessons learned. The deep care and dedication we have for each other and our communities shine through in our unique personalities and commitment to a job well done. Want to know more? Learn about why PSC is a great place to work.
Public Sector Consultants is a certified Women‐owned Small Business and a Women’s Business Enterprise, and we are committed to creating a space for all voices to be heard and understood. We have served hundreds of government agencies, nonprofits, associations, and regulated industries in our more than 40‐year history. We take pride in our role as an independent, nonpartisan public policy consulting firm that is trusted, respected, and engaged in our community. We don’t just follow best practice, we create it. 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.
Our mission is to improve the quality of life for residents of Michigan and beyond through the development and implementation of innovative, actionable public policies.