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  • Program Manager

    Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
    Posted Date 1 month ago(9/21/2018 1:22 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-1587
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    GCIO serves as trusted adviser to government leaders seeking improved performance, enhanced organization effectiveness, and strategic change. Our professionals apply leading and innovative practices to help federal government programs better align the goods and services they buy with their missions so they achieve the outcomes they are charged to deliver. We offer a combination of thought leadership and operational excellence to deliver results that matter.

    GCIO is seeking a program manager to support the VA OI&T Health Product Support portfolio on a four year contract in Arlington, VA.  The contractor serves as a dedicated program manager performing a wide range of duties related to transitioning and implementing new and enhanced applications to HPS. The contractor is responsible for ensuring the transition of applications that support the VA Medical Centers.

     

    Transitions are normally national in scope and involve isolating and defining unprecedented conditions and resolving critical problems caused by those conditions. A key outcome of the technical work is sustainment of leading edge strategies, standards and policies for transitioning advanced computer software applications to meet changing VA business requirements and/or to make substantive contributions to VA wide initiatives.

     

    Additionally, the candidate will Telework (Mon/Fri) – additional telework possible if high performing, flexibility, energetic staff, etc. Client leadership is an OI&T change agent – important and visible work is escalated in grassroots approach. Operational work across multiple products provides unique insight into OI&T and VistA/Cerner issues.

    Responsibilities

    The contractor shall serve in a program manager role within the VA OI&T Health Product Support portfolio. He/She shall be responsible for planning, coordinating, assessing, evaluating, and monitoring products transitioning across the System Development Lifecycle into sustainment. Additionally, the contractor manages existing products in the software sustainment environment. These transition and sustainment responsibilities include technical and management analysis, the development of acquisition strategies and plans, technical review of contracts and transition documents, and ensuring all transition process steps are complete prior to HPS accepting responsibility for software sustainment. The contractor interfaces with other organizations of VA OI&T consulting with project managers and application developers on products transitioning to HPS and negotiating responsibilities for products in mixed-lifecycle.

     

    The contractor serves as a portfolio program manager performing a wide range of duties related to transitioning and implementing new and enhanced applications to HPS. The contractor is responsible for ensuring the transition of applications that support the VA Medical Centers. Transitions are normally national in scope and involve isolating and defining unprecedented conditions and resolving critical problems caused by those conditions. A key outcome of the technical work is sustainment of leading edge strategies, standards and policies for transitioning advanced computer software applications to meet changing VA business requirements and/or to make substantive contributions to VA wide initiatives.

     

    The contractor works closely with stakeholders to analyze program needs for contractor support, as well as to define and document scopes of work, plans, schedules, site-specific considerations, work requirements, milestones, and operational activities for a variety of support contracts. Advises program managers in developing clear, accurate, and detailed contractual requirements.

     

    Highly complex environment characterized by departures from established practice – in which one is required to manage multiple, technically complex tasks concurrently. Usually there are conflicting requirements, the problems are poorly defined, or they require projections based on variable data or technical developments. Technical difficulty is exceptional, may be unprecedented in scope and present numerous conditions, options, and characteristics which must be considered. Project assignments involve extensive investigation and analysis of undefined factors and conditions in order to analyze and understand task and project interrelationships and their potential effect on the assigned program. The contractor helps define the nature and scope of problems, identifies alternatives to overcome problems and makes recommendations on their implementation.

    Qualifications

    Education Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree
    Years of Experience Required: 10+ years of experience performing IT project, program, or portfolio management work.

     

    Additional Qualifications:

    • Strong oral and written communications
    • Comprehensive interpersonal skills
    • Senior-level problem solving skills
    • Federal/VA contracting policies, planning, and management
    • Familiarity with capital planning, budget, and cost formulation
    • IT engineering/architectural knowledge of software and infrastructure
    • SDLC methodologies
    • Requirements analysis

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