Public Consulting Group

Operations Specialist 2

Job Locations US-Home or Remote Position
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(7/13/2021 5:17 PM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Operation Support
Regular Full-Time
Practice Area
Human Services


About Public Consulting Group

Public Consulting Group, Inc. (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 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, PCG has over 2,500 professionals in more than 60 offices worldwide. PCG’s Human Services practice helps state, county, and municipal human services agencies to achieve their performance goals in order to better serve populations in need. PCG’s seasoned professionals offer proven solutions to help agencies design programs, services, and systems; increase program revenue; cut costs; and improve regulatory compliance with state and federal regulations. To learn more, visit


The Operations Specialist 2 for the workforce/apprenticeship team grant programs is responsible for administrative and financial activities conducted for administrative entity projects undertaken by PCG.  Primary responsibilities include: 


Prepare and track budgets. 

  • Prepare and maintain expense tracking based on performance, estimated revenue, expense reports, and past budget numbers. 
  • Assist with the process of budgeting for multiple grant funded client projects including assisting in tracking expenditures by funding stream. 
  • Update budgets with actual numbers for projection purposes. Review operating expenditures and budgets periodically to analyze trends affecting program needs. Consult with client Finance staff, as applicable, to ensure adjustments are made in accordance with program changes in order to facilitate long-term planning. 
  • May assist in the creation of regional/program specific budgets.
  • Prepare and submit financial reports to clients as specified in contracts.
  • Assist in the development of budget modifications to DOL. 


Review invoices for payment.

  • Verify invoices provided by vendors of client services and training providers.
  • Verify and approve spending alignment with project budget. Interacts with operational staff on client financial activities.
  • Compiles and sorts documents, such as invoices and checks, substantiating business transactions; keeps records of the daily financial transactions.  
  • Ensures that contractors and vendors submit required information for reimbursement/payment and that payments are processed in a timely and accurate manner.


Participate in financial audits.

  • Audit expense accounts and determines allowability under federal guidance. 
  • Assist with preparation of client DOLETA compliance monitorings and internal financial audits.   
  • Assist external auditors in performance of various client audits.



Maintain Contract Compliance.

  • Maintain contract files electronically and hard copy as needed.  Ensure that required documents are located in the file as per contract requirements and follow up with contractors for periodic submittals of documents required throughout the program year.

·       Works within the team framework on special projects.


Administrative Support.

·       Provide support as needed to administratively manage client administrative entity contracts, including support with taking minutes of client meetings, setting up recordings, and other associated tasks. 



  • Excellent attention to quality service within a multicultural environment, ability to work in a diverse and matrix organization;
  • Must be able to create and maintain multi-million dollar budgets with many different funding recipients.
  • Must be able to prepare financial statements and other financial documents.
  • Must be able to align costs with budget, understand uniform guidance regulations, and apply them to costs.
  • Must have excellent Microsoft Office skills, specifically Excel and Word. 
  • Must have QuickBooks, MIP, Oracle, and /or other pertinent accounting software experience.
  • Keep abreast of changes in workforce development legislation and anticipate and adapt fiscal procedures to ensure compliance.
  • Conform with and abide by all regulations, policies, work procedures, and instructions for internal controls.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication; ability to read and analyze trending reports, business correspondence and process/procedure documentation; strong organizational skills, culturally competent,
  • Ability to work in a multiracial/multiethnic environment; ability to manage time effectively and independently while prioritizing needs of the client and the program.
  • Proficient in communicating amongst many levels of an organization; demonstrated ability to effectively present information and respond to external and internal inquiries.

Required Experience:

  • Education:

    Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience 


    2-3 years of experience in public sector or local, state, or federal government positions and/or contracts.




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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