Senior Project Management Specialist (Secret clearance)
Octo Consulting Group is seeking Senior Project Management Specialist (Project Manager III) to support the US Army's IT transformation by acquiring services from commercial industry using performance-based principles and IT service delivery best practices. The position is located onsite at Ft. Belvoir, VA and is responsible for a full range of contracting functions including pre-award and post award activities for a variety of complex IT requirements in support of key stakeholders worldwide. Responsibilities: Serve as the manager for a large, complex task order (or a group of task orders affecting the same common/standard/migration system) Assist the Program Manager in working with the Government Contracting Officer (KO), the task order-level TMs, Government management personnel, and customer agency representatives Manage the overall management of the specific task order(s) and insuring that the technical solutions and schedules in the task order are implemented in a timely manner Provide engineer management and project engineering support of network modernization initiatives (eg, TDM decommissioning; outside and inside plant; etc. Perform enterprise wide horizontal integration planning and interfaces to other functional systems Develop well-written defined requirements and justifications and project scope statements for individual projects in accordance with PMO and customer mission Manage the cost, schedule, and performance of daily activities for several projects Track the project budgets against the actual costs and forecast costs to completion Maintain and update the integrated master schedule (IMS) and project plans in MS Project Produce briefings, reports, policies and procedures Report project status on a weekly basis (orally and in writing) to key project participants such as senior Army leaders and other project stakeholders Escalate unresolved issues in a timely manner and communicate decisions Facilitate networking interactions between DoD customers and industry Generate and promote the use of templates, schedules, and best practices Project overarching scope statements, manage complex IT project plans and necessary changes, and control the project, in part, by leveraging formal change management identifying and mitigating risk Communicate to and influence personnel at all levels of the organization Other Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To: Performs thorough Acquisition planning ensuring compliance with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and acquisition policies and procedures May participate as a non-voting advisor in source selection evaluation boards Prepares justification and approvals for sole source and other requirements Collaborates with technical personnel in development requirements and best value award factors Provide a full range of IT acquisition engineering related activities (eg, strategies to support customer portfolio, contract decision briefings, requirements assessment, etc.) Provide IT acquisition engineering support to globally complex IT portfolio Identify performance gaps (operational, training, etc.); develop and implement repeatable, sustainable processes to increase operational efficiencies Leads cross-functional (business and technical) team discussions 7-10 years of experience minimum as an effective project manager in projects with medium to large complexity in government or industry supporting DoD client Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, MS Project, and Power Point required Project Management Professional (PMP) preferred Must be experienced in Army/Department of Defense (DoD) acquisition, budget and Information Technology (IT) voice systems lifecycle management Knowledgeable regarding Program Management Office (PMO) project management methodology Strong analytical and communication skills with in-depth experience utilizing all facets of Microsoft Project, Word and Excel Sufficient DoD financial understanding to facilitate the compilation and communication of project finances Excellent communication skills (writing, speaking, and listening) Federal Government and/or consulting experience Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM) preferred Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) preferred Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence (C4I) and/or complex IT government developed systems and components experience Substantive knowledge of the fundamentals of program management, systems engineering, and systems standards Substantive knowledge of Army/DoD, FAR/DFARS knowledge, Acquisition regulations, processes, development, and contract management Working knowledge of the Program Executive Office and Resource Sponsors, organizations, processes, programs, and policies Demonstrated ability in resource planning, contract management, program development, and execution. Experience supporting Enterprise IT networks, data centers and systems project/program management Experience operating with the ASA(ALT), CIO/G6 and PEO-EIS communities Strong stakeholder relationship management skills Responsible for monitoring, tracking, recommending, and mitigating program risk, seeks opportunities for potential consolidation and efficiency, and ensures supportable, integrated, and interoperable solutions. Able to travel to CONUS or OCONUS locations as needed to support job duties Strong consulting and client management skills Project management, analytical, and critical thinking skills Ability to multi-task across assignments and engagements as needed Desire to work in a collaborative environment, and to solicit and provide constructive feedback Ability to think strategically, and actively participate in discussions with client, management and staff Ability to work autonomously and build relationships Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited education institution in a technical discipline or certificate/and/or experience commensurate to education MBA a plus Clearance: Active DoD SECRET Location: Fort Belvoir, Virginia Physical Requirements: Regularly required to sit for extended periods up to 80% of time; frequently required to move about to access file cabinets and use office equipment such as PC, copier, fax, telephone, cell phone, etc. Occasionally required to reach overhead, bend, and lift objects of up to 10 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include use of computer monitor screens up to 80% of time Work Environment: Individual's primary workstation is located in an office area The noise level in this environment is low to moderate Our team is what makes Octo great. At Octo you'll work beside some of the smartest and most accomplished staff you'll find in your career. Octo offers fantastic benefits and an amazing workplace culture where you will feel valued while you perform mission critical work for our government. Voted one of the region's best places to work multiple times, Octo is an employer of choice! Please no Corp-to-Corp or 1099 candidates; this position is W-2 only. Per contract clearance requirements, US citizenship is mandatory. Relocation will not be offered. Octo Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, protected veteran status, race, color, religious creed, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation/gender identity, age, or genetic information. Octo Consulting Group's commitment to diversity and inclusive selection practices includes ensuring qualified long-term unemployed job seekers receive equal consideration for employment. Selected applicant will be subject to a background investigation.