Public Consulting Group

Lead Operational Analyst - Project Manager

Job Locations US-OR-Salem | US-OR-Portland
Posted Date 1 week ago(9/13/2023 8:40 AM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Regular Full-Time
Practice Area
Human Services


About Public Consulting Group

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, 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


PCG is committed to a diverse workforce; a reflection of our clients and the people they serve. Our organizational culture attracts and rewards people who are results-oriented and interested in making an immediate impact on their community as well as their own career.


Public Consulting Group LLC is currently seeking a Lead Operations Analyst (“Analyst”) in our Child Welfare business line to work on the Oregon Department of Human Services- Foster Plus Program (Proctor Care). This project is focused on the following collaborative coordinating activities:  Increase the number of Certified Proctor Homes in Oregon willing and able to serve children with complex needs that are best met in a familial setting; Increase the retention of Certified Proctor Homes in Oregon; Increase utilization within certified Proctor Homes; and create a space that facilitates knowledge sharing, best practices, and resource sharing.


The Analyst will serve as a co-project manager to support the day-to-day activities of the project and be a critical point of contact to the client.  The Analyst will work in a deadline-oriented, fast-paced environment, and will need to be able to work effectively both in teams and independently. The Analyst will be required to pay close attention to detail in his/her daily work while maintaining adherence to internal and external deadlines and abiding by the PMBOK project management principles.


An ideal candidate will be a team player with excellent attention to detail, project management experience and organizational skills who is interested in supporting the work of state government and/or human service organizations.


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Co-project manage the Foster Care Plus program; work with the lead Project manager to adhere to contractual requirements and project targets.
  • Draft status reports and present findings and recommendations to the client.
  • Facilitate meetings.
  • Ability to lead with an equity framework understanding the existing disproportionality of children and young adults of color in custody.
  • Conduct financial and data analysis using Microsoft
  • Apply federal and OR state laws to ensure compliance.
  • Communicate and present trends, findings, and recommendations to clients.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with the client, colleagues, and collaborative partners.
  • Foster an attitude of information sharing and open discussion among colleagues.


Required Experience:

  • Master’s degree, preferably in social work or public administration
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience.
  • Project Management Certificate (e.g., PMP)





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: $75,000 - $90,000 . In addition, PCG provides a range of benefits for this role.

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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