Consultant/Local Government Administration

GFOA seeks individuals with a passion for local government and a desire to help local governments modernize, improve business processes and promote financial management best practices.  GFOA consultants work directly with local governments across the United States and Canada on a variety of improvement projects including policy development, internal process improvement, policy analysis, budget assessments, and technology procurement and implementation.   Consultants will also have an opportunity to support GFOA member programs, including research, education initiatives, development of best practices and networking opportunities.  



  • Graduate degree in public policy, public administration or related field and prefer 3-5 years of working in public finance or local government administration
  • Ability to lead small teams and oversee creation of work products
  • Prefer subject matter expertise in any of the following: budgeting, treasury, risk, capital planning, procurement, or other topic areas in public finance
  • Ability to apply GFOA best practices, research findings, and case studies to develop recommendations for local governments
  • Prefer knowledge and experience with ERP systems
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Self-motivated and ability to work with ambiguity
  • Ability to collaborate with other staff on multiple priorities