Client Service Associate in Washington, DC at Public Consulting Group

Date Posted: 9/9/2020

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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 Education practice offers consulting services and technology solutions that help schools, school districts, and state education agencies/ministries of education to promote student success, improve programs and processes, and optimize financial resources. To learn more, visit

PCG is currently seeking a Client Service Representative to work in our Washington, DC office in a deadline-oriented, fast-paced environment as part of a growing team consisting of consulting and operations staff. For the right motivated individual, there is an excellent opportunity for career development and advancement. Our teams goal is to provide superior service to school districts through education management systems and consulting. This position requires a self-starter who can quickly learn our web-based technologies, adapt to ever-changing market conditions, lead clients through the implementation, training and maintenance process and help drive business development. This position focuses on client service by responding to inquiries and questions from school districts, training school district staff on web-based technology applications and services. The role analyzes information provided by school districts and conveys issues to PCG software developers to improve existing technology applications. The ideal candidate for this position will be adaptable, flexible, enthusiastic, and have the ability to manage multiple tasks or clients simultaneously.


Oversee and participate in production of materials required for work with clients, including agendas, analysis data and status reports for management and for clients.

Prepare materials for training seminars and sales presentations.

Work with database management systems to organize, process, analyze, and store data.

Develop an understanding of state and federal education/special education requirements.

Comply with and help to enforce standard policies and procedures.

Assist proposal teams, including writing sections, coordinating efforts, and preparing proposal submissions.

Prepare client contracts and ensure project legal documents are completed and signed.

Communicate with staff and clients as needed throughout the contracting process to secure contracts in a timely manner.

Present at conferences/seminars and train school district users on web-based applications and system updates.

Write technical specifications.

Test the functionality of newly released applications.

Serve as a key contact for ongoing communications with clients, and serve as first response to prospective client inquiries.

Assist school districts in submitting electronic data and uploading the data into our system.

Develop project work plans based on scope of work conveyed in client contracts and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements.

Interface with developers and multiple levels of clients.

Capture and share knowledge accrued and lessons learned throughout the lifecycle of projects.

Suggest areas for improvement in internal processes along with possible solutions.

Serve as an internal consultant to other projects or product lines.

Communicate regularly about client projects with the project team.

Keep team apprised of changes within the organization and general corporate news.

Provide assistance in managing complex projects and/or producing sophisticated deliverables.


Required Skills:

Strong analytical and financial skills, including the ability to analyze and organize data.

Excellent ability to build and maintain new and existing business relationships with clients by providing prompt and accurate service.

Ability to recognize issues and identify solutions.

Prepare project status reports for management and for clients.

Research and project management capabilities.

Ability to manage multiple tasks or clients simultaneously in a fast paced environment.

Excellent organizational, oral presentation and written communication skills.

Proficiency in MS Office products, including PowerPoint, Access, Excel, Word and other databases.

Ability to learn and manage complex web-based technology applications.

Creative problem-solving ability and a consultancy mindset.

Dedication to accomplishing goals and challenges presented by clients and management.

Ability to interact with various levels of management and with clients.

Flexible, self-starter possessing intellectual curiosity.

Ability to move projects forward within specific timeline and budget while working at a detailed level.

Able to follow, critically evaluate, and improve upon current processes.

Commitment to exceptional client service.

Attention to detail and ability to work with large data sets with accurate results.

Able to follow, critically evaluate, and improve upon current processes.

Required Experience:

Bachelor's Degree is required.

1-2 plus years of relevant work experience in the fields of education, health care, government, or the consulting field preferred.


EEO Statement

Public Consulting Group is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.  VEVRAA Federal Contractor.