Jan 16, 2020

Program Management Specialist II Arlington, VA

  • Advanced Onion
  • Arlington, VA
Full-Time Business Business Development Defense Engineering Government Information Technology (IT) Other Program Management

Job Description

Program Management Specialist II

Arlington, VA

The Program Management Specialist II – Mid Level Expert is responsible for IT Governance to include portfolio management, investment management, capital planning, change management, program management, organizational development, strategic planning, enterprise architecture, business analysis, performance management and earned value management tasks.


Required experience

  • 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
  • Organizational Development analysis to support As-is and To-be models with recommendations to improve the organization's efficiencies and effectiveness in full utilization of resources and delivering quality products to the customer
  • 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
  • Writing alternative analyses, feasibility studies, cost-benefit analysis, 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
  • 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 (OMB), 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 process
  • Facilitating work sessions and conducting training sessions, emphasizing risk management and EVM requirements
  • 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
  • Experienced in Project and Portfolio Management best practices, solutions, associated tools; business process analysis and re-engineering methodologies and processes
  • Demonstrated experience in automating workflows, data management, and reporting in using an Enterprise Service Management (ESM) tool, i.e. ServiceNow ITSM and ITBM modules
  • Thorough knowledge of conducting compliance and service audits and preparing audit findings reports and corrective action plans
  • Thorough knowledge of portfolio and investment management relating to the Information Technology Investment Management (ITIM) reporting requirements·     
  • Experience in articulating functional and technical needs to provide support with the liaison between functional stakeholders and the engineering/development teams
  • Demonstrated experience in assessing customer current business processes and functions and make recommendations for improved functional services


  • MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Microsoft Office Visio 2016
  • Microsoft Office Project 2016
  • MS SharePoint 2016
  • MS Power BI
  • ServiceNow

Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Computer or Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field or technical discipline is desired; proven experience may be considered as an acceptable substitute
  • 10+ years’ experience in Federal consulting, which should include business analysis, investment management, and EVM
  • A Project Management Professional (PMP) and/or PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-BPA) credential is highly desirable




IT Project Management  



Security Clearance

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