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Public Consulting Group Aging & Disability Senior Consultant in Des Moines, Iowa


About Public Consulting Group

Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG) is a leading public sector solutions implementation and operations improvement firm that partners with health, education, and human services agencies to improve lives. Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, PCG has over 2,500 professionals in more than 60 offices worldwide. PCG’s Human Services practice helps state, county, and municipal human services agencies to achieve their performance goals in order to better serve populations in need. PCG’s seasoned professionals offer proven solutions to help agencies design programs, services, and systems; increase program revenue; cut costs; and improve regulatory compliance with state and federal regulations. To learn more, visit .


· Understands and is an expert in complex federal regulations and requirements for community long-term services and supports (LTSS) programs, including home and community-based services (HCBS) waivers, Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), and transitions and diversions from skilled nursing facilities (SNF), and intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ICF-IID)

· Serves as project manager and subject matter expert on community LTSS programs within the practice with a strong understanding of federal requirements for funding and service provision.

· Analyzes and interprets federal and state law and regulation.

· Reviews and is an expert in business operations for service and efficiency improvements.

· Develops and executes new growth strategies.

· Identifies new sales opportunities and follow-up on sales leads.

· Independently manages complex projects, staff, and tasks with limited supervision while meeting and exceeding performance expectations.

· Facilitates client discussions and develops contract work plans, budgets, communication plans, and contract deliverables.

· Understands and assesses national best practices to aid in contract execution and provision of technical assistance to clients.

· Identifies key stakeholders and facilitates discussion to elicit feedback to inform contract tasks.

· Identifies project gaps and risk mitigation strategies.

· Plans and monitors ongoing project tasks.

· Delegates tasks and responsibilities to team members.

· Leads proposal writing teams, including writing sections, coordinating efforts, preparing proposal submissions, and participating in oral presentations.

· Prepares other written reports and materials for clients.

· Manages daily project functions and client interaction.

· Mentors and develops junior staff.


Required Skills

  • Strong knowledge in community LTSS programs, including HCBS waivers such as 1915(c), 1915(i), 1915(j), and 1915(k), along with Medicaid State Plan benefits, PACE, SNFs, and ICF-IID. Knowledge must include federal laws and regulations governing the programs.

  • Strong knowledge about LTSS workforce trends and, including workforce stabilization, expansion, and/or career ladder innovation.

  • Experience partnering with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for the approval of Medicaid benefits.

  • Strong communications skills that result in positive and productive client relationships.

  • Strong quantitative skills and ability to analyze and interpret financial data.

  • Ability to research, analyze and interpret policy, legal briefs, and regulations.

  • Able to work independently and consistently achieve excellent results.

  • Able to work effectively with project team members.

  • Outstanding oral and written presentation skills.

  • Demonstrated initiative and the ability to successfully identify new business opportunities and up-sell to existing customers.

  • Extensive experience facilitating stakeholder meetings with various stakeholders; experience facilitating stakeholder meetings with contentious topics.

  • Strong knowledge and commitment to person-centered thinking, planning, and concepts.

  • Able to apply critical thinking skills to identify alternative strategies to meet project requirements when initial plans are no longer feasible.

Required Experience:

Bachelor degree or 10 years’ experience required, graduate degree preferred

Minimum of 4 years working with LTSS and/or HCBS programs, to include policy design and implementation.

5-10 years’ relevant work experience, state level government experience managing or overseeing long-term services and supports programs preferred

PMP (preferred); PROSCI or other Change Management (preferred); Charting the LifeCourse and/or Person Centered Thinking Trainer (preferred)

This position is a remote, work from home position. PCG is a remote-friendly organization and is committed to creating a culture where remote work remains a vital part of the company’s success. To be successful in a remote work role at PCG, you must:

  • be available during your set working hours.

  • have a safe, private, and distraction-free environment in which to complete your work, and

  • be able to give your full attention to the completion of your PCG job duties.

Some travel to the office or elsewhere may be required for team meetings, client meetings, etc.

We are accepting applications on an ongoing basis until filled.




Compensation for roles at Public Consulting Group varies depending on a wide array of factors including, but not limited to, the specific office location, role, skill set, and level of experience. As required by applicable law, PCG provides the following reasonable range of compensation for this role: $95,000 - $110,000. In addition, PCG provides a range of benefits for this role..

EEO Statement

Public Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to celebrating diversity and intentionally creating a culture of inclusion. We believe that we work best when our employees feel empowered and accepted, and that starts by honoring each of our unique life experiences. At PCG, all aspects of employmentregarding recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, return from layoff, company-sponsored training, education, and social and recreational programsare based on merit, business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social, or ethnic origin, sex, gender identity and/or expression, age, physical, mental, or sensory disability, sexual orientation, marital, civil union, or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, citizenship status, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. PCG will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. PCG believes in health, equality, and prosperity for everyone so we can succeed in changing the ways the public sector, including health, education, technology and human services industries, work.


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Posted Date 2 months ago (2/27/2024 5:40 PM)

Job ID 2024-10198

# of Openings 1

Category Consulting

Type Regular Full-Time

Practice Area Human Services

Public Consulting Group is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.