• Task Manager, Principal

    Job Locations US-DC
    Posted Date 5 months ago(8/14/2018 10:15 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    GCIO is seeking a well-qualified Task Manager for the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) division of the Department of Justice. Serves as the task manager for a large, complex task order (or a group of task orders affecting the same common/standard/migration system) and shall assist the Program Manager in working with the Government CO, the contract-level COR, the Government Task Manager, government management personnel and customer agency representatives. Responsible for assembling the task team, assigning individual responsibilities, identifying appropriate resources needed, and developing the schedule to ensure the timely completion of the tasks milestones and final acceptance. Must be familiar with the systems scope and project objectives, as well as the role and function of each team member, in order to effectively coordinate the activities of the team. Monitors each assigned task, implements and assures adherence to task level quality and methodology standards, and keeps the Program Manager abreast of all problems and accomplishments. Anticipates problems and works to mitigate the anticipated problems. As a task leader, provides technical direction for the complete task effort. Reviews and evaluates work of subordinate staff and prepares performance reports. May serve as a technical authority for a particular task area. As a staff specialist or consultant, resolves unique and unyielding systems problems using new technology. Can complete tasks within estimated time frames and budget constraints. Interacts with client management personnel. Prepares activity and progress reports regarding all assigned tasks. Reports in writing and orally to company and client representatives.


    The primary responsibility of the Task Manager is to provide oversight for the tasks that provide the COPS Office with fully documented software applications that effectively meet business needs, provide accurate and reliable results, and are cost-effectively maintained. In addition, digital media support and web development for the COPS Office is included in this task. The Task Manager will be required to provide oversight of  expert support for software application development and the systems development life cycle (SDLC). The COPS Office has developed several custom applications using .Net framework, object-oriented programming development model-view-controller (MVC), and JavaScript and Entity Framework. The Task Manger must provide oversight for activities that support custom (current and legacy) applications while continuing to develop next-generation versions of these applications which includes future enhancements to the CMS NexGen application system. The Task Manager is responsible for overhauling aspects of the existing CMS NexGen Grants Management System as required by the Government. The CMS NexGen Grant Management System currently incorporates a variety of applications, but essential elements of the applications involve a Document Management System (i.e. IBM FileNet P8), Electronic Forms (IBM Forms), and a Workflow Management Systems (i.e. IBM Workplace XT). Although the CMS NexGen Grants Management System currently encompasses the aforementioned software, it is currently being reengineered and designed utilizing .Net and SQL Server in order to conform with the other applications in the COPS portfolio.

    The Task Manager will provide oversight of application development and support to include (but not limited to):

    • continue development and enhancement with COPS Office paperless grants management system;
    • increase efficiency of grant management processes through automation;
    • lifecycle maintenance and retirement of legacy applications;
    • customer support for all tiers of application trouble tickets via Remedy;
    • database administration and reengineering;
    • fully maintained documentation including application design documents;
    • flexibility of staff proficiency levels in current technologies based on needs assessment provided by the COPS Office federal IT Staff;
    • design, development, and maintenance of web applications using current web technologies, including Drupal, PHP, and other standard web language for external and internally facing applications;
    • revamping, redesigning and reengineering the COPS Office website (;
    • support current and future connections to other DOJ component based applications;
    • software development project management using an agile development methodology (i.e. Scrum, eXtreme, Lean, etc.);
    • all existing and new applications must have the capability to proactively report application degradation, system outages, security violation or other possible issues that may affect the availability or integrity of the application and/or data;
    • support current intranet environment utilizing SharePoint technology and assisting the SharePoint site administrator;
    • reduce overall expenditures to operate and/or maintain COPS Office electronic grants management system and applications.



    • At least 7 Years of experience and an Advanced degree preferred in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business or a scientific or technical discipline related to a specific field, as well as additional applicable certifications related to the position.


    • .Net framework experience
    • Object-oriented programming development model-view-controller (MVC)
    • JavaScript
    • Entity Framework
    • Document Management System experience (i.e. IBM FileNet P8)
    • Electronic Forms (IBM Forms)
    • Workflow Management Systems (i.e. IBM Workplace XT)


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