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EY Government & Public Sector - People Advisory Services Senior Associate in McLean, Virginia

Government & Public Sector - People Advisory Services Senior Associate


Requisition # MCL005B3

Post Date Mar 12, 2021

From strategy to execution, the Government & Public Sector practice of Ernst & Young LLP providesto help our Federal, State, Local and Education clients implement new ideas to help achieve their mission outcomes. We deliver real change and measurable results through our diverse, high-performing teams, quality work at the highest professional standards, operational know-how from across our global organization, and creative and bold ideas that drive innovation. We enable our government clients to achieve their mission of protecting the nation and serving the people; increasing public safety; improving healthcare for our military, veterans and citizens; delivering essential public services; and helping those in need. EY is ready to help our government build a better working world.

T he Opportunity

In joining our team, you will gain valuable experiences and a wealth of knowledge by working across capabilities, service offerings, and agencies. You will help crucial government departments and agencies continuously achieve and sustain performance improvement in a rapidly changing environment. Working in multidisciplinary teams, often directly with leaders of major organizations, you will bring diverse perspectives to every challenge. We are uniquely and strategically positioned to advise government and public sector leaders in the face of increasing disruptions, an ever changing workforce and evolving business landscape. Whether your passion is devising and driving large scale change strategies, organizational design or transforming HR organizations, we cultivate innovation and purpose. You will find an environment that is both entrepreneurial and collaborative. We will help you achieve your potential by supporting your professional development and by providing you with leadership opportunities.

Key Responsibilities

As a member of the PAS team focused on HR and business performance, you will join a talented group of professionals that help support the design and implementation of HR operating models and organizational structures; improve HR process efficiency; manage people risks; support change efforts to help organizations successfully transition to a future state; and advise organizations on a range of challenges that are associated with major transformations. You will work with others to engage and build relationships with colleagues and clients, while helping to advise key stakeholders. You will also work collaboratively to deliver innovative and insightful, yet practical solutions for a range of challenges, simple and complex, by supporting change management strategies and approaches. Our key capabilities include the following:

  • Organizational change management

  • Organizational design

  • HR operating and delivery model

  • HR process efficiency

Skills and Attributes for Success

Some key capabilities you should be prepared to bring to client facing and internal initiative teams include:

  • Demonstrate working knowledge, aptitude, and/or experience in some of our key capabilities. For example, organizational change management, organizational design, HR operating delivery model, HR process efficiency, and take a practical, business-driven approach to solving complex client challenges.

  • Take a practical approach to solving issues and gaining client agreement

  • Encourage and facilitate collaboration among team members; promote an inclusive working environment

  • Be able to identify and help manage any potential issues and risks during a client assignment

  • Contribute to business development and client pursuit activities by preparing proposals, presentations for potential clients and thought leadership brochures

  • Support and lead certain engagement activities from planning through to implementation

To qualify for the role, you must have

  • Relevant professional service experience – including, for example, previous work with a Big Four firm, global management consultancy firm, or niche consultancy, or performing an in-house role in which you gained exposure to a large scale project(s)

  • Between 3-7 years of prior experience in change management, organizational design, HR operating and delivery model, HR process efficiency and policy

  • Personal success in current job with experience in one or more of our capabilities (see above)

  • Have a primary degree and/or relevant post-graduate qualification is a plus

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret clearance or higher

  • The EY Governmentand Public Sector Practice’s staffing model is to assign resources to projectsaligned to the office within the metropolitan area you have been hired;however, in certain circumstances, travel may be required within and/or beyondyour geographic region based on client and project needs. For roleswithin the federal practice, the flexibility to travel up to approximately 30%is preferred. Within the state, local and education practice, the flexibilityto travel up to approximately 80% is preferred.

If you are looking for a role that will challenge you, give you opportunities to grow and encourage you to own your career, this role is for you.

Ideally, you will also have

  • Effective organization and time management skills with the ability to work under pressure and adhere to project deadlines

What we look for

We are interested in professionals who enjoy promoting the people agenda in organizations and change initiatives, bringing people issues and challenges to the forefront. You will need the confidence to keep the people agenda front and center, as well as the interpersonal skills and communications savvy to do this in a way that integrates well with executive priorities and objectives.

What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive compensation package where you will be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, both pension and 401(k) plans, a minimum of 15 days of vacation plus ten observed holidays and three paid personal days, and a range of programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer:

  • The opportunity to manage a portfolio of talent within a designated service line

  • A collaborative environment where everyone works together to create a better working world

  • Excellent training and development prospects, both through established programs and on-the-job training

  • An excellent team of senior colleagues, dedicated to managing and varying your workload

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we hire and develop the most passionate people in their field to help build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities andcreativefreedom to make things better. So thatwhenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.With a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we will make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

Join us in building a better working world.

Apply now.

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