Apprentice Business Analyst
Public Consulting Group - Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Apprentice Business Analyst Program Overview:

PCG looks for highly talented, motivated and results-oriented recent college graduates with drive, determination and the ability to thrive in a team-oriented environment to enter into its Apprentice Business Analyst (ABA) Program. The Apprentice Program is the foundation for learning how to be a consultant at PCG. Throughout the two year program, you build your skills by working alongside talented senior consulting staff. You work on a variety of challenging assignments in our different practice areas to assist public sector clients achieve their performance goals and better serve populations in need. Your growth is supported by a Practice Area Manager who provides guidance and monitors your involvement with project assignments. You also select a mentor who guides you on “how to be a successful PCG consultant”. Our team is dedicated to ensuring ABAs build a solid foundation for success through serving a diverse client base, playing an integral role on our project teams, and partaking in performance development activities. Our Apprentice Program will push you to fulfill your potential.

ABA – Education Overall Responsibilities:

The ABA position in our Educational Services Practice Area revolves around technology, policy and financial management functions. ABAs work as part of a team to provide superior service to large school districts in the areas of special education management systems, data warehousing, federal claiming, and other school based revenue programs. PCG seeks self-starters who can quickly learn our web-based technologies and lead clients through the implementation and training processes

Typical ABA Responsibilities may include:
  • Learning web-based technologies and leading clients through implementation and training processes.
  • Providing service to large school districts in the areas of special education management systems, data warehousing, federal claiming and other school based revenue programs.
  • Assisting with the preparation of materials for training seminars.
  • Participating on proposal development teams, including writing sections, coordinating efforts and preparing proposal submissions.
  • Developing presentations for and attending conferences/seminars.
  • Coordinating project requirements and client expectations.
  • Preparing and presenting written status reports for clients.
  • Conducting policy and other research.
  • Defining, documenting and improving business processes.
  • Gathering and analyzing data.
  • Providing project management support to Consultants and Managers.
Required Skills PCG ABA candidates must possess the following qualifications:
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal, organizational, research, presentation, time management, problem-solving, and oral and written communication skills.
  • A detail oriented problem solving approach to business issues.
  • Flexibility and willingness to embrace change.
  • Self-starter possessing intellectual curiosity.
  • Enthusiasm for life-long learning and staying well-informed about current business issues.
  • Proven ability to take initiative and move daily work forward.
  • Good judgment in completing tasks and in seeking guidance when needed.
  • A commitment to deliver exceptional client service and contribute in a team environment.
  • Workload and travel flexibility based on client and team needs.
  • Attitude of taking initiative, enthusiasm, and eagerness to learn.
  • Core interest in education, government, or public consulting.
Required Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree. Note: this is part of our college hiring program, thus candidates must have received their Bachelor’s Degree within 12 months of hire.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications, in particular Access, PowerPoint, Excel and Word. Additional experience using SQL preferred.
  • General knowledge of Medicaid claiming, schools K-12, and/or special education are highly desirable.

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