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The Novak Consulting Group is searching for a new team member in our Organizational Assessment Practice. This is a great opportunity for a local government professional to learn about and have impact on all facets of local government functions – from accounting to zoos!

Who are we?

We’re a local government consulting firm in Cincinnati, Ohio. In addition to our core staff in Cincinnati, we have full-time, senior consultants in the metropolitan areas of Washington, DC and the Raleigh-Durham Triangle. Our full-time team is supplemented by subject matter experts in other geographic areas.

What does a TNCG Associate do?

Associates fill a variety of roles – sometimes being the lead consultant working with an Analyst and our Organizational Assessment Practice leader, and other times being part of a large team working with Subject Matter Experts.

Our Associates have the ability and the confidence to assess complex and sometimes ambiguous local government service delivery problems and frame practical plans for improvement. They are excellent writers and can communicate effectively with employees from every stratum of a local government. They also travel approximately 30-50% of the time. An Associate’s typical responsibilities include:

  • Staffing and workload analysis
  • Data analytics
  • Recommendation development
  • Report writing
  • Client presentations

Who is the ideal TNCG Associate?

  • The intellectually curious
  • The naturally analytical
  • Brings a skill set that complements our senior consultants
  • An independent worker who is productive even without constant or immediate supervision
  • Has experience or certification in Lean and/or Six Sigma process improvement methodologies

The ideal candidate has a master’s degree in public administration or related field and significant local government experience (five to ten years) who is interested in broadening their impact on local governments through consulting.

What do we offer?

If you’re hired, in exchange for your passion and effort, you’ll get a competitive salary and great benefits that include health insurance, a 401(k) with a match, nine paid holidays, and paid time off (PTO). Our primary team members are committed to making this a meaningful opportunity, so we’ll cultivate and encourage your professional development.

More importantly, you’ll develop a breadth and depth of experience and knowledge in local government operations across all departments. You’ll work on major improvement projects with cities, counties, utilities, and special districts from the smallest burg to large cities and counties. You will also develop a keen analytical and public communications skill set that will serve you well throughout your career in the local government profession.

How to Apply

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If you’re interested in a “next-generation” consulting firm that is dedicated to strengthening local governments, for those they serve and those who work in them, please apply at When prompted, include a cover letter and your resume. Tell us what makes you the right fit for our team. We’d also like to know your favorite Excel spreadsheet trick and how it has made your life easier.

The Novak Consulting Group is an equal opportunity employer but does prefer individuals who enjoy reading budget documents and annual reports and creating Pivot Tables.