JOBS

Avar Consulting is a policy research firm, headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, specializing in attitude-behavior research, survey research, program evaluation, technical assistance and training, data analysis/management, and IT support. Our clients primarily include federal government agencies. We provide competitive salaries, excellent benefits and professional development either through formal training or mentorships with our senior staff.  

We are actively seeking the following candidates:​​

*updated 6/25/19*

WEB DEVELOPER

Avar has an opportunity for a Web Developer with familiarity with both web application development and native software application development. This position provides website development and database management for multiple projects and websites. All work must be performed on-site in metro-accessible Washington DC location.

Summary of Responsibilities

The Web Developer will be responsible for developing new websites, maintaining current websites and delivering timely and accurate output in a variety of different formats is critical for this position. The candidate will require a keen sense of customer service, strong interpersonal, and communication skills to clarify the requirements for each data request.

Required Skills

  • Programming languages: C#, JavaScript, SQL, HTML, CSS

  • Development Frameworks: ASP.NET Core, LINQ, Angular.js, Bootstrap, Jquery, D3.js, MVC pattern

  • Software: Visual Studio, IIS, SQL Server, Git, MySQL

  • Other: Drupal 7, WordPress, or implementation and maintenance of similar CMS

Preferred Skills

  • Experience with 508/504 compliance, PHP, Azure, Tableau, ASP.NET 4, Qualtrics

  • Good written and oral communication skills

Education

Bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology, math, related discipline or equivalent required.

Minimum Experience

2+ years programming and database experience.

 

Application Process

Send your resume and a cover letter to the attention of Ms. Lynn Burns in PDF to HR@avarconsulting.com  The review process will begin immediately and continue until the right candidate is found.

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​​Senior Economist/Analyst:

Avar Consulting, headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, is a policy research firm providing professional services mostly to federal government agencies. We are seeking candidates for the following positions, all of which require a PhD degree in Economics: (1) Senior Economist-1 with a fresh PhD degree; (2) Senior Economist-2 with a PhD and 2+ years of experience; (3) Senior Economist-3 with a PhD and 5+ years of experience, and (4) Senior Economist-4 with a PhD and 10+ years of experience. Candidates must have strong statistical and analytic skills, with experience and understanding of publically available U.S. government data sources and products. The positions require extensive knowledge of one or more economic sectors and related research methodologies. Candidates will possess extensive experience working with statistical software packages (SPSS, STATA, R, or SAS) and be able to communicate results to non-technical audiences. Strong writing skills are necessary. The candidates must be highly motivated, self-directed with strong interpersonal and management skills, and must enjoy working in a collaborative environment that emphasizes quality, rigor, and critical thinking.  Send resume and cover letter to Ms. Lynn Burns at hr@avarconsulting.com. Review of applications begins immediately.
 

Senior Survey Methodologist

Avar Consulting, Inc., a social science research organization located in Rockville, MD, is seeking an experienced Senior Survey Methodologist to join our team. The Senior Survey Methodologist will provide methodological leadership to projects and proposals; develop and contribute to study designs; implement innovative methodologies to improve data collection and instrumentation; conduct statistical analyses and draft reports; present research findings at leading survey conferences; and perform other duties as assigned.

 

The Senior Survey Methodologist will possess the following qualifications: a Ph.D. with a minimum of  5 years of experience, or an MA/MS with 10 or more years of experience, in survey methodology, survey research, and survey operations; experience in applied statistics; a proven track record in survey methods as demonstrated by publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at professional conferences; the ability to work independently and as a part of a team; and excellent verbal and written communication skills. Experience with CATI surveys is preferable.

 

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter in PDF format to Ms. Lynn Burns at HR@avarconsulting.com. Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered.

Proposal Coordinator

Avar Consulting, Inc. is a social science research firm that provides a wide range of professional services in the areas of survey research, program evaluation, data analysis/management, and IT support. Our clients are primarily federal government agencies. We are currently seeking a Proposal Coordinator to join our team.

Our preferred candidate is someone who can multi-task, is organized, can handle rapid deadlines, and has a strong drive to quickly handle increased responsibilities. The proposal coordinator has responsibility for many aspects of the proposal process, including planning and maintenance activities. The proposal coordinator participates in developing RFP/RFQ/RFI responses; coordinates the proposal process and timeline; schedules proposal strategy kickoff meetings; tailors resumes and project profiles; edits, proofreads, and organizes large volumes of proposal data; and coordinates reviews and production. The Proposal Coordinator will report to the Director of Client Relations in the Rockville, Maryland office. 

Responsibilities include: 

  • Assisting the proposal managers throughout the proposal life-cycle; 

  • Preparing materials for proposal kickoff meetings such as agenda, outline, compliance matrix, proposal template and proposal schedule; 

  • Analyzing requests for proposals (RFPs), requests for quotes (RFQs), sources sought notices, and requests for information (RFIs) and outlining and organizing responses to comply with client requirements, including content, format, forms, and other information; 

  • Assisting with additional submissions, such as forms and registrations/renewals to keep company information, contracts, and statuses up to date;

  • Assisting with capture planning activities, such as pre-RFP planning, competitive analysis, and client and partner research; 

  • Building and maintaining a central knowledge base for proposals and proposal content; 

  • Working with a variety of colleagues with varying levels of proposal experience (including executive level), and supporting a team throughout the proposal process; 

  • Collaborating with members of the marketing, finance, legal, and contracts teams to ensure content is complete, accurate, responsive and timely; 

  • Compiling materials for proposals, quotes, and other responses, ensuring submission is compliant, compelling, and all client requirements are met. This involves conducting search for appropriate materials, such as related project descriptions and resumes of project personnel; 

  • Developing solid relationships and working collaboratively with key subject matter experts and partners to continuously improve the development of accurate responses; 

  • Proofreading and editing all proposal content for compliance, clarity, proper grammar, spelling and style; 

  • Desktop publishing for proposals in MS Word to ensure proposal documents are properly formatted, compliant with RFP requirements, easy to read, and visually appealing; 

  • Producing submittals, including printing, collating, binding, packaging and delivery; 

  • Developing a current understanding of Avar’s service offerings and experience; 

  • Developing tools and processes to make it simpler and quicker to complete proposals and presentations; and 

  • Working extra hours to meet proposal deadlines as necessary during busy periods

Must possess: 

  • Excellent proofreading and editing skills; 

  • Excellent writing skills (two writing samples required with application); 

  • High level of organization and attention to details;

  • Proficiency in MS Word (styles and formatting), Excel, Power Point, Acrobat;

  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment/be a team player, while able to work independently;

  • Ability to prioritize and manage competing priorities; 

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, with shifting priorities in a dynamic, deadline-driven environment; and

  • Initiative, self-motivation, and a proactive approach to workload.

Qualifications: 

  • B.S. or B.A. preferably in, English, Communications, Journalism, Human Sciences Business, Marketing, Advertising;

  • 2-4 years of experience in proposal support/coordination, proposal writing, technical writing, or marketing communications;

  • Experience working with a federal government contractor (at least 1 year); and

  • Experience in professional services industry is a plus. 

  • Desired Skills/Experience: 

  • Proofreading/editing;

  • Document layout using Microsoft Word; 

  • Budget spreadsheet development;

  • Graphic skills; and

  • Experience in using desktop publishing software (InDesign, Illustrator, Visio) a plus.  

Resumes and cover letters will be accepted until the position is filled.  Please direct your correspondence to Ms. Lynn Burns at HR@avarconsulting.com  No phone calls please.
 


Research Analyst:

The research analyst must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, with two years of experience serving as a social science research analyst or in an equivalent position. The research analyst candidate must have statistical and economic analysis skills, with familiarity in data analysis and high level statistical and modeling analysis. Candidate should have a demonstrated research capability and strong written and oral communication skills. Knowledge in evaluation design and labor-related subjects are preferred.


Benefits:

Paid vacation
Medical insurance
Salary commensurate with experience.



 

To apply for any of these positions, please email your resume and cover letter to: HR@avarconsulting.com. Please reference the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

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