more concerned with contract acquisition and maintenance than resident staff skill sets
Hired as a semi-autonomous "consultant" placed in the upper Midwest, I was offered very little opportunity to influence the direction and operation of a nation-wide contract with emergency management agencies, despite having over a decade of state and local experience. At one pint, the COO told me I wasn't getting paid to think.
ProsPlacement outside of Washington Beltway
ConsSlaved to management inside the Washington Beltway