• The Novak Consulting Group
  • Cincinnati, OH, USA or Charlotte, NC, USA
  • Oct 14, 2020
Full time Consultant

Job Description

The Novak Consulting Group, part of Raftelis, is searching for a new team member to join our Management Consulting Team in our Organizational Assessment Practice. Work in our Organizational Assessment Practice includes reviews of organizational structure, calculating appropriate staffing levels, identifying accepted best practices that are scalable in a variety of contexts, making specific, implementable recommendations, and effectively communicating those recommendations in writing and in public presentations to a variety of audiences.

The right person is intellectually curious, naturally analytical, and an excellent writer. As a Consultant, this team member will fill a variety of roles – sometimes being the lead consultant working with an Associate Consultant and our Organizational Assessment Practice Leader, and other times being part of a large team working with more senior managers and subject matter experts.  This position is intended for someone who has a master’s degree and local government and/or utilities experience (three to five years) who is interested in broadening their impact on local governments and utilities through consulting.

Make your career one that improves communities across the country.

Raftelis provides trusted expertise in the areas of finance, organization, and technology to help local governments and utilities solve their toughest challenges and, ultimately, make our communities better places to live, work, and play.

What you will be doing:

  • Helping local government and utility organizations develop and implement strategies to improve their performance, generating higher levels of service at a better value for the people they serve.
  • Collecting and using data in sophisticated models to support a variety of financial and economic analyses, as well as survey analysis.
  • Utilizing your communication skills to create reports and deliver presentations for a wide variety of audiences from other professionals to the public.
  • Support other consultants in the development and execution of organizational assessment and strategic planning projects. You will learn from the industry leaders about financial, technology, and management consulting.

You have:

  • A bachelor’s degree and preferably a master’s degree in public administration, business, public policy, or a related field
  • Three to five years of experience working for a local government or utility
  • A constant drive to be better and know there is always something new to learn
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel and other tools (Tableau, PowerBI, etc.) to analyze large data sets
  • A desire to work hard, perform at a high level, and be compensated appropriately for it
  • A willingness to travel overnight (up to 25%)
  • Very strong written and verbal communication skills

It would be great if you had:

  • Experience with performance improvement methods such as Lean and Six Sigma


  • Working for a values-based organization with an exceptional reputation in the local government and utility industry
  • Competitive compensation with annual bonuses
  • Excellent benefits, including:
    • Medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance
    • 401(k) with company contributions
    • Discretionary paid time off program
    • Professional development and education reimbursement program

Additional Information:

To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status. We use E-Verify.

This position will work in either our Cincinnati or Charlotte office.

Raftelis Financial Consultants is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and our sincere belief in the dignity of each employee, it is our policy to prohibit harassment based on race, national origin, color, age, sex, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual preference, medical condition, disability, religion, or veteran status.

To learn more about Raftelis and apply:

First review of applications will take place on November 6, 2020. Please visit to learn more and apply.