Council Oak is growing and currently hiring for one positions. Our goal is to build a culture that attracts and retains staff with varied perspectives and broad experiences. This richness makes our work stronger, more insightful and durable. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

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Position Reference: #202 

Job Description 

Council Oak is a firm that is sought after for its expertise is assisting federal agencies in facilitating the development and update of rules, policies, guidance, procedures, and related programs. We are looking for a senior facilitator and process design expert to lead a team to provide comprehensive support that includes: 

  • facilitating within-agency and interagency policy development teams; 
  • soliciting internal and external feedback; 
  • analyzing feedback and adjudicating comments; 
  • assisting with the compilation and technical editing of documents created by multiple authors; 
  • developing briefing materials for senior leadership to assist with decision-making; and 
  • developing communications materials to support rollout/implementation. 

Minimum Qualifications/Skills 

  • Bachelor’s in relevant field (e.g., public policy, public administration, dispute resolution, etc.).

  • 10+ years relevant experience

  • Demonstrated expertise as a neutral facilitator (preferably with federal or public natural resources policies and programs).

  • Experience in developing/assisting in the development of public policies and programs.

  • Strong writing/editing skills necessary to compile and edit sections written by multiple authors.

  • Skill and experience in translating technical, scientific, and engineering concepts to a non-technical audience. 

Desired Qualifications

  • Subject matter expertise in topic areas of natural resources, water resources, levee/dam safety, emergency management or community planning is a plus.
  • Experience with virtual facilitation platforms and techniques.
  • Consulting experience and service-oriented mindset.

This is a full-time position based in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. 

Long-distance travel required (estimated at 8-10 weeks per year). 

Council Oak is a virtual company. Employees must maintain a home office that is productive and allows for a professional demeanor. 

Retirement plan and paid vacation. 

Salary is commensurate with education and experience. 

Equal opportunity employer.