Project Analyst - Department of State (Secret Clearance)

  • Remote
  • Full Time
  • Mid Level

Position Overview

Project Analyst - Department of State (Active Secret Clearance)

The Company:
Censeo Consulting Group is a top Washington D.C. based management consulting firm dedicated to helping public sector and non-profit clients build operational excellence, deliver better outcomes, and lower cost. We take a personalized approach to strategic consulting to solve our clients’ most complex problems and build operational excellence that transforms their organizations, allowing them to better deliver on their public and social missions. 
At Censeo, our award-winning culture means you’ll join a tight-knit community of 80 brilliant and passionate colleagues. We are advocates for a better functioning public sector, and we’re also good friends who know the names of each other’s dogs. Our philosophy is horizontal, not hierarchical, and our open-door policy encourages a culture of entrepreneurship at all levels. We share successes, make decisions together, and foster an environment for those with initiative to lead. Our colleagues bring their own unique personalities to work every day and use them to help shape our growing firm in ways that reach far beyond client projects. 

The Position:
We are seeking a Project Analyst to provide strategy and program management support to enhance and sustain the mission of a bureau at the Department of State. Some examples of responsibilities include:

  • Develop in-depth knowledge of client issues, needs, and contexts
  • Support internal communications strategies and tactics to continue staff awareness and understanding of key bureau initiatives, priorities, policies, and procedures
  • Coordinate and provide logistical support for briefings, workshops, working groups, integrated project teams, committees, conferences, boards, and additional operation activities
  • Support efforts and activities on diversity, culture and cross-bureau collaboration, to include organizational improvements (e.g. Training strategy, technology strategy, onboarding strategy, and other key outputs).
  • Facilitate gathering of staff feedback to develop and implement recommendations related to improvement of Bureau processes.
  • Support the ongoing development, performance reporting, and apprising of strategic planning documents.
  • Share insights, results, and recommendations in a comprehensible manner through both written presentations/reports and interactions with teams/clients
  • Work with client stakeholders and working groups to develop process maps, project plans, and identify opportunities for efficiencies and improvement
  • Develop program collateral in the Microsoft Suite, including PowerPoint, Excel, and Word

The Ideal Candidate:
At Censeo, we are looking for unique candidates whose passion and enthusiasm will help shape Censeo’s client insights and workplace culture. Our staff have a wide range of backgrounds, areas of expertise, personality types, and favorite breakfast foods. Our client and cultural successes are rooted in our team’s innovation, creative problem solving, and collaboration. The unique perspective that you bring and the way you tackle problems are much more important to us than what’s printed on your diploma. We believe a successful Project Analyst will have:
  • BA / BS Degree
  • Active Secret Clearance
  • 2+ years of experience providing programmatic support to Federal government agencies
  • Program management certification (PRINCE2, PMP, etc) is a plus
  • Experience creating, analyzing, and presenting surveys and data analysis
  • Strong oral and written communications skills, including writing, slide deck development and verbal presentations
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong time management skills and ability to adapt to changing priorities
  • Ability to build a strong degree of trust with the client

The Location:
Censeo Consulting Group is based in Washington D.C., a fantastic city for working professionals. We work in a hybrid setting with flexibility to work from home and work in our office conveniently located in the heart of downtown, just a few blocks away from the White House. And with many of our clients also based in D.C., we have the luxury of leaving for a meeting and being back in the office in time for post-work happy hours, team dinners, and game nights.

The Fine Print:
  • The salary range for this role is $75,000 - $100,000
  • Expected travel 0-10%; may increase based on business needs 
  • This is an exempt, full-time position
  • Essential Physical Functions
    • Sitting: Particularly for sustained periods of time
    • Light Carrying: Physically transporting items weighing less than 15 pounds from one location to another
Censeo offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including paid vacation and sick leave, flexible and remote work opportunities, and tuition and training reimbursement. More information on our benefits and perks can be found at: https://www.censeoconsulting.com/about/join-us/.  

Censeo is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal opportunity to all applicants and employees in full compliance with all applicable state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, gender, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other class protected by applicable state or federal law. 

Join Our Award-Winning Culture!
Our passion wins awards. But don’t just take it from us… 
  • 2023 Vault #9 Best Consulting Firm for Work/Life Balance 
  • 2023 Vault #23 Best Consulting Firm for Overall Diversity
  • 2023 Management Consulted #3 Best Boutique Firms in Washington DC
  • 2022 Vault #41 Best Overall Consulting Firm to Work For
  • 2020 Vault #21 Best Boutique Consulting Firm 
  • 2019 Ivy Exec #7 Best Boutique Consulting Firm 
  • 2018 Consulting Magazine Best Small Firms to Work For  
  • 2017 Vault #12 Best Boutique Consulting Firm 
  • 2016 Forbes Best Management Consulting Firms in America 
  • 2015 Washington Business Journal’s Philanthropy List 

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