DHS Project Manager Master (527885)

Contract with Government of the District of Columbia
DHS – 64 NY Ave, NE Washington, DC, 20002
Position closes 02/12/2018

US Citizens or Green Card Holders Only

Short Description:

16+ years of experience.  Leads team on large projects or significant segment of large complex projects.

Skills/Required Years of Experience:

16+ yrs developing project scopes and plans (Required 16 Years)
16+ yrs managing and tracking program progress against the project plan in an enterprise environment (Required 16 Years)
16+ yrs preparing status reports
16+ yrs experience with MS Project or similar project planning software (Required 16 Years)
Bachelor’s degree in IT or related field or equivalent experience (Required 20 Years)
Proven experience in IT Project Management – delivering large IT Projects/Applications (Required 8 Years)
Experience Establish and maintain project plans, project status reports, generate risk assessments, escalate issues, and facilitate project review (Required 16 Years)
Experience obtaining approval from project sponsor(s) and/or primary stakeholder(s) and control the project scope, priorities, and schedule. (Required 8 Years)
Hands on experience in MS productivity tools, including MS Project, SharePoint, PowerPoint & Visio. (Required 5 Years)
Excellent analytical and communication skills, both verbal and written, have the ability to lead a team, collaborating with developers, customers, pro (Required 5 Years)
Experience leading projects through Agile methodologies, operating in a Scrum Master role when necessary. (Required 5 Years)
Experience using JIRA for Agile (Required 3 Years)
Experience in developing applications using C#, ASP.NET, Java Technologies (Required 8 Years)
Experience in developing applications using C#, ASP.NET, Java Technologies (Required 8 Years)
Experience leading in IT Projects with database technologies, development methodologies, and front-end (e.g., Cognos)/backend programming languages. (Required 5 Years)
Do you have experience with any of JIRA/Bugzilla/HP ALM tools (Required 5 Years)

Complete Description:

A self-motivated Project Manager with experience delegating to 15 or more junior/senior staff members. As a IT Project Manager, leads team on large projects or significant segment of large complex projects. Analyzes new and complex project related problems and creates innovative solutions involving finance, scheduling, technology, methodology, tools, and solution components. The successful candidate will work directly with clients to ensure deliverables fall within the applicable scope and budget. He or she will coordinate with other departments to ensure all aspects of each project are compatible. Provides applications systems analysis and programming activities for a Government site, facility or multiple locations. Prepares long and short-range plans for application selection, systems development, systems maintenance, and production activities and for necessary support resources. Oversees all aspects of projects.

This position is housed under Application Support Division I (ASD I) of the Office of Information Systems  (OIS) in direct support of the TANF related applications stabilization, enhancements and operations and maintenance redesign and other related projects.

The Application Support Division I is looking for one (1) IT Project Manager whose primary responsibilities include:

Meet with clients to take detailed ordering briefs and clarify specific requirements of each project task/sub-task. Delegate project tasks based on junior staff members’ individual strengths, skill sets and experience levels. Track project performance, specifically to analyze the successful completion of short- and long-term goals. Meet budgetary objectives and make adjustments to project constraints based on financial analysis. Develop comprehensive project plans to be shared with DHS OIS staff as well as other ESA staff members. Initiate, review, or approve modifications to project plans. Schedule and facilitate meetings related to information technology projects. Monitor or track project milestones and deliverables. Use and continually develop leadership skills.

The successful candidates will demonstrate the following knowledge, skills, characteristics, experiences and/or abilities:

•    To plan, execute and finalize technology projects on schedule, under budget and to scope specifically in a government setting
•    Develop and manage a work breakdown structure (WBS) for large-scale IT projects
•    Write project plans detailing a project’s goals, technologies, systems, schedules, budget and personnel
•    Develop project plans that include cost-benefit or return on investment (ROI) analyses
•    Coordinate recruitment of project personnel and assign duties, responsibilities and spans of authority
•    Develop and manage budgets, and subsequent budget updates, for technology projects
•    Understand project management concepts and best practices
•    Monitor, analyze & summarize performance and trends to create project status reports weekly, monthly and end of each project
•    IT project managers hold status and implementation meetings with project personnel and upper management
•    Successful IT project managers build, grow and develop business relationships vital to the success of the project

The candidate will become an integral part of the ASD I Team, making every problem associated to the platform a problem of their own and will demonstrate the required initiative and critical thinking abilities necessary to resolve all problems and challenges accordingly.

This individual will be working closely with DHS OIS and its partner agencies to ensure the agencies’ priorities are met. This is a position within DHS OIS Division.

Behavior Characteristics:

•    Adaptable
•    Analytical
•    Goal-Orientated/Driven/Self-Starter

Responsibilities:
1. Leads team on large projects or significant segment of large complex projects.
2. Analyzes new and complex project related problems and creates innovative solutions involving finance, scheduling, technology, methodology, tools, and solution components.
3. Provides applications systems analysis and programming activities for a Government site, facility or multiple locations.
4. Prepares long and short-range plans for application selection, systems development, systems maintenance, and production activities and for necessary support resources.
5. Oversees all aspects of projects.

Background check is required, if selected for the position. There are no reimbursable expenses allocated to this position.

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