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Strategy & Economics - State and Local Government - Director

Textile Finance, California, US
Closing date
Sep 23, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector, Government
Conservation science
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Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public sector and commercial markets, with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. By combining our public and private sector expertise, we help clients address their most complex challenges and navigate significant regulatory pressures focusing on transformational change, business resiliency, and technology-driven innovation. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and digital services, we create scalable, innovative solutions that help our clients outwit complexity and position them for future growth and success. The company has more than 12,000 professionals in over 50 locations globally. Guidehouse is a Veritas Capital portfolio company, led by seasoned professionals with proven and diverse expertise in traditional and emerging technologies, markets, and agenda-setting issues driving national and global economies. For more information, please visit


The State and Local Government practice provides individuals the opportunity to serve clients in the areas of: organizational strategy, sustainability, climate change, net zero, ESG, smart cities, IoT, broadband, digital equity, economic development, industrial policy and infrastructure strategy. Through our consulting services on some of our clients most important government and public policy issues, we are mission-driven on creating positive impact affecting society and communities.

We are recruiting for Public Sector Strategy Director to join our State and Local Government practice. You will work with state, county and municipal level administrations, agencies and departments on a range of strategy and policy issues affecting the social, environmental and economic vibrancy of cities, regions and states. Your role will be working as part of a larger engagement team to: understand an unstructured client problem, conduct market analysis and peer research, develop a solution framework for how the client can address the problem as part of a wider ecosystem of public, private and institutional stakeholders, and provide the business case for tactical recommendations. We pride ourselves on working collaboratively and selflessly, putting ourselves in our clients shoes and with humility to serve our clients mission. We are passionate about the role of government and public sector institutions in enhancing society-wide outcomes that equitably benefit all communities.



Mission-driven for the role of government and responsibilities of the public sector, with specific domain experience in at least one of the following areas:
  • Corporate or enterprise/organizational strategy.
  • Sustainability, climate change, net zero and ESG strategies and frameworks.
  • Smart cities, IoT and broadband strategies.
  • Economic development, cluster strategies and industrial policy.
  • Municipal government, infrastructure and mobility financing or strategy.
  • Possess a commercial understanding of recent Federal funding sources affecting state and local government priorities e.g. CARES Act, American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill and other legislative items.
  • Ability to define, lead, and manage multiple tasks within a workstream as part of a larger engagement. Proficiency in core management consulting skills:
  • Baseline assessments and secondary research.
  • Stakeholder interviews.
  • Business modelling and analysis; strong numerical reasoning and quantitative skills, building complex time series-based Excel models.
  • Hypothesizing solutions frameworks.
  • Synthesizing multiple inputs into coherent insights across a variety of formats; slide decks, written narrative, playbooks, dashboards and toolkits.

    Competencies include:

    Business Development:

    Proven track record in originating work in a decentralized context through proposal development, thought leadership and other market-building activities.

    Revenue Generation:

    Proven track record in building a book of business worth $2M annually, from leading multiple consulting engagements simultaneously.

    Team Leadership:

    Proven track record as an Engagement Director in the delivery of consulting services, and experience as a mentor and coach to junior staff on core consulting skills development.

    Client Management and Project Delivery:

    Thought leader and strategic adviser to senior clients, and proven ability in end-to-end sale and delivery of consulting solutions.

    Sharp logical reasoning and critical thinking skills.

    Outstanding attention to detail.

    Solid verbal communication and narrative development skills, with the ability to summarize and convey key insights from analyses to senior audiences.

    High degree of comfort working in unstructured situations and ability to maintain poise, maturity and work well under pressure.

    Ability to be self-directed, anticipatory and responsive.

    Collegial team player who can work within a small, motivated team of diverse consulting professionals.

    Desired: Functional experience in at least one of the following areas desired, but not required:

    Proficiency with urban data science analytical techniques and familiarity using multiple public datasets including BLS, BEA, NAICS data, ACS and other geographically defined socioeconomic datasets.

    Proficiency with input-output or general equilibrium economic modelling tools such as Esmi, IMPLAN or REMI.

    Proficiency with Stata, R, Python and other programming languages.

    Proficiency with data visualization techniques, such as with Tableau.

    Required: At least 10 years of management and/or strategy consulting experience, or equivalent public sector/government or corporate strategy experience. Bachelors degree.

    Preferred: MBA, MPP or other Masters degree in Public Policy, Government, Political/Social Science, Information Systems, Management, Economics, Urban Science and/or related fields.

Additional Requirements

The successful candidate must not be subject to employment restrictions from a former employer (such as a non-compete) that would prevent the candidate from performing the job responsibilities as described.


About Guidehouse

Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at . All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.

Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.

Rewards and Benefits

Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.

Benefits include:
  • Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays
  • Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive bonus
  • Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Basic Life & Supplemental Life
  • Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
  • Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities
  • Skills Development & Certifications
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach
  • Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program
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