Public Consulting Group

Data Analyst - Education

Job Locations US
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(2/9/2024 12:40 PM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Operation Support
Regular Full-Time
Practice Area
Education Services


Public Consulting Group LLC (PCG) is a leading public sector solutions implementation and operations improvement firm that partners with health, education, and human services agencies to improve lives. Founded in 1986, PCG employs approximately 2,000 professionals throughout the U.S.—all committed to delivering solutions that change lives for the better. The firm is a member of a family of companies with experience in all 50 states, and clients in six Canadian provinces and Europe. PCG offers clients a multidisciplinary approach to meet challenges, pursue opportunities, and serve constituents across the public sector. To learn more, visit 




As a Business Data Analyst at Public Consulting Group, you will play a crucial role in extracting actionable insights from various data sources to support decision-making processes and the creation of data products (reports, dashboards, etc.). The ideal candidate will have a strong analytical mindset, excellent problem-solving skills, and a proven track record of leveraging data to drive business success.




Duties and Responsibilities:




  • Implements methodologies, research questions, evaluations and analysis plans.
  • Visualizes, interprets, reports and communicates data findings creatively.
  • Develops and maintains local databases.
  • Creates and maintains data dictionaries and handbooks.
  • Maps and conducts analysis on source data files (varied formats).
  • Provides technical assistance and conducts training in use of data collection tools.
  • Assists in the design, implementation, and monitoring of quality assurance procedures for all analyses.
  • Provides guidance, oversight, and development assistance to less senior staff.
  • Facilitates the implementation of research projects and monitors for quality and timely completion.
  • Supports the evaluation team in preparing data requests to access administrative datasets
  • Aids the decision-making process of internal teams by building results that present both insightful data summaries and clear support for conclusions and recommendations.
  • Develop and implement predictive models to forecast business trends and identify areas for improvement.
  • Work closely with stakeholders to understand their needs and tailor models accordingly.
  • Compiles results and prepare reports, presentations and other documentation of outcomes.
  • Shows consistent growth and independence in complexity and quality of work.
  • Leads client meetings and develops communication plans.
  • Facilitates discussions with client stakeholders, including interpretation of findings, development of reports and disseminating results.
  • Conducts background research for proposal development.
  • Completes forms, resumes, reference information for proposals as needed and provides proposal management functions.
  • Understands both the service delivery system for programs which are administered by states and monitored by federal regulators.
  • Other assigned duties





Required / Desired Experience: 



  • Master's Degree preferred in a relevant field. 
  • 2+ years' of experience in Mixed Methods evaluations (qualitative / quantitative evaluation skills) 
  • 2+ years' of experience in conducting research or program evaluations of social services agencies. 



Required Skills: 



  • Proficiency in data analysis tools and programming languages such as SQL, Python, or R.
  • Strong knowledge of data visualization tools (e.g., Tableau, Power BI).
  • Ability to conduct data analysis and automation using SQL, R and/or SPSS.
  • Ability develop quantitative data collection tools.
  • Experience with data warehousing and ETL processes.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to translate complex data findings into actionable insights.
  • Able to clearly document findings with relevant supporting details.
  • Report preparation.
  • Subject matter expertise in state and federal requirements.
  • Ability to mentor more junior staff.
  • Detail-oriented, organized, and able to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.



Remote Work Statement




This position is a remote, work from home position. PCG is a remote-friendly organization and is committed to creating a culture where remote work remains a vital part of the company’s success. To be successful in a remote work role at PCG, you must:


  • be available during your set working hours
  • have a safe, private, and distraction-free environment in which to complete your work, and
  • be able to give your full attention to the completion of your PCG job duties



Some travel to the office or elsewhere may be required for team meetings, client meetings, etc.



Other Requirements:


  • Travel to client sites required (location varies, estimated 10% of time).








Compensation for roles at Public Consulting Group varies depending on a wide array of factors including, but not limited to, the specific office location, role, skill set, and level of experience.  As required by applicable law, PCG provides the following reasonable range of compensation for this role: $80,000 - $120,000 and a potential discretionary bonus of up to 10%. In addition, PCG provides a range of benefits for this role, including medical and dental care benefits, 401k, PTO, parental leave, bereavement leave.

EEO Statement

Public Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to celebrating diversity and intentionally creating a culture of inclusion. We believe that we work best when our employees feel empowered and accepted, and that starts by honoring each of our unique life experiences. At PCG, all aspects of employment regarding recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, return from layoff, company-sponsored training, education, and social and recreational programs are based on merit, business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social, or ethnic origin, sex, gender identity and/or expression, age, physical, mental, or sensory disability, sexual orientation, marital, civil union, or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, citizenship status, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. PCG will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. PCG believes in health, equality, and prosperity for everyone so we can succeed in changing the ways the public sector, including health, education, technology and human services industries, work.


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