Jan 15, 2019

Program Management Specialist Arlington, VA, USA

  • Advanced Onion
  • Arlington, VA, USA
Full-Time Business Defense Government Information Technology (IT) Other

Job Description

Program Management Specialist

  • Arlington, VA, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Advanced Onion (AO) is seeking a new member to join our team of qualified and diverse individuals. The qualified applicant will become part of Advanced Onion's team supporting the Federal Government’s mission to provide solutions for the Department of Defense. The products delivered by this team actively help to ensure the safety of Service Members and their families around the world.

Job Description

The Program Management Specialist (PMS) is responsible for change management, program management, organizational development, business analysis, earned value management and performance management tasks. 

The PMS should possess the following skills and attributes:

  • Experience in applying in an operational environment the principles of the nine primary knowledge areas and the five process groups defined by the Project Management Body of Knowledge 
  • Experience in Organizational Development analysis to support As-is and To-be models with recommendations to improve the organizations efficiencies and effectiveness in full utilization of resources and delivering quality products to the customer 
  • Experience in IT Portfolio Management methodologies and processes, tools, strategic planning, trend analysis, organizational reporting and presentations, and identification of performance indicators for the purpose of performance measurements 
  • Experience writing alternative analyses, business cases or point papers based on research, analysis, and observations 
  • Experience with the Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) process and other IT investment processes and requirements 
  • Experience in strategic Enterprise Architecture (EA) analysis, including CPIC, EA, and program management requirements alignment with DEA Strategic Plan 
  • Experience assessing, interpreting, and providing guidance regarding Office of Management and Budget, Department of Justice (DOJ), and other office budget and reporting directives and instructions 
  • Expertise in risk analysis to support project managers in identifying project risk, identifying potential impacts of those risks, and crafting risk mitigation strategies. 
  • Expert knowledge of earned value management (EVM) guidelines, standards, and requirements including defining EVM data collection and reporting processes and analyzing project data to determine earned value metrics 
  • Demonstrated the ability to mentor project staff in applying EVM principles and analyzing project EVM data for accuracy and anomalies; developing work breakdown structures and schedules; and integrating the tenets of risk management and EVM into the scheduling 
  • Experience facilitating work sessions and conducting training sessions, emphasizing risk management and EVM requirements 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including experience in writing materials relevant to organization, project and task goals and presenting material to senior Government officials and proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications 
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting business and technical analysis by facilitating working group sessions and engaging working group members in order to understand and document customer stakeholder functional and technical needs. 
  • Demonstrated experience in assessing customer current business processes and functions and make recommendations for improved functional services.



  • A bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Computer or Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field or technical discipline (proven experience may be considered as an acceptable substitute) 
  • 15+ years’ experience in Federal consulting, which should include business analysis, investment management, and EVM
  • An active Secret clearance or higher 


  • Project Management Professional (PMP) and/or 
  • PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-BPA) 



Additional Information

A competitive salary for each individual will be commensurate with experience and education as it relates to the position requirements. Unless specifically stated otherwise, each position is onsite at the specified location.

Due to regulatory security criteria, all candidates must have a U.S. citizenship.
H1B Visa holders, H1B sponsorships and U.S. resident green card holders will not be considered. Check individual job opportunities to see if a security clearance is required. Applicants under final consideration for hire will be subject to a thorough background check and security clearance checks.

This position description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with this job. This and all positions are eligible for organization-wide transfer. Management reserves the right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at anytime.

Advanced Onion is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.



Security Clearance

Active Secret

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