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IT Project Manager in Lanham, MD at Maximus, Inc.

Date Posted: 12/7/2018

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Job Description

MAXIMUS is a leading operator of government health and human services programs and has partnered with state, federal and local governments to provide critical, high quality health and human service programs to a diverse array of communities. Operating under MAXIMUS’s founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People® since 1975, MAXIMUS Federal Services is entirely focused on helping government agencies run programs cost-effectively and serve program constituents with improved outcomes. By being a responsible steward for government programs, we help the federal government deliver on its promises through our people, process and technology. Our focus is always on outcomes and results that connect citizens more effectively with government services.

We are seeking an Information Technology Project Manager (ITPM) with Federal IT management experience and subject matter expertise to initiate, plan, document, manage and maintain information technology (IT) security projects. The ITPM will lead and guide the work of MAXIMUS technical staff. The ITPM will serve as liaison between business and technical aspects of projects. This person will plan project stages and assess business implications for each stage. They will also monitor progress to assure deadlines, standards, and cost targets are met for the information security applications, engineering and operational activities as requested, and to support our IRS customer in New Carrollton, MD. It is possible, that the candidate may have to work from the New Carrollton, MD building at least 1-2 days per week, and the rest of the week remote. Finally, the candidate will serve as the primary point of contact and technical lead for a set of IT Security implementation (ITSI) projects within the ITSI Program Portfolio the while collaborating with other technology points of contact.

•Document the architecture, development, and implementation activities on ITSI projects to ensure they are utilized to achieve maximum investment value, cost effective and risk managed
•Create, update, and manage high-quality project documentation that meets IRS acceptance criteria, to include ELC documents, acquisition strategies, use cases, or executive briefings. Create and review reports.
•Prepare assessments to include compliance checks for IRS purposes. Support security risk assessments to ensure compliance with the Internal Revenue Manual (IRM) and industry best practices
•Provide security analysis expertise to include correlation with program management
•Support analysis data quality and reporting
•Document and coordinate patch/release management and ensure all packages are deployed efficiently and as transparently as possible. Interface with technical team to ensure appropriate resolution of general patching issues
•Develop and maintain a project schedule to test and deploy fixes and to allow tracking of performance activities required to distribute application/ patch packages and deploy operating systems
•Document the testing strategies and results within the assigned ITSI project(s)
•Document specifications for extremely complex computer network security/protection technologies for IRS information and network systems/applications
•Work alone and with teams comprised of the primary client and other client stakeholders dispersed across geographical sites
•Provide status reports, attend meetings and take/distribute minutes
•Proactively evaluates system performance and utilization trends

QUALIFICATIONS:
•Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university required; an additional four (4) years of related work experience can substitute for a degree
•At least eight (8) years of related experience in successful project management or project management support
•At least five (5) years of demonstrable experience with Federal IT projects
•Experience with reviewing, analyzing and coordinating IT project tasks to include project schedules and other project-related documentation as requested by MAXIMUS or the customer
•Proven ability to work on and with teams comprised of the primary client and other client stakeholders dispersed across geographical sites
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•Preferred skills: Experience with and/or knowledge of IRS IRMs; Experience with reviewing/analyzing UWR requirements; Project Management Professional (PMP) certification

Physical Requirements:
•Work is performed in a general office environment

Additional Requirements as per contract/client:
•Candidates must meet requirements to obtain and maintain an IRS Minimum Background Investigation (MBI) clearance (active IRS Moderate Risk MBI clearance is a plus).
•Candidates must be a US Citizen or a Legal Permanent Resident (Green Card status) for 3 years, and be Federal Tax compliant.

The Ideal Candidate will Possess the Following Additional Education and Experience
  • Manages, perhaps through subordinate supervisors, the coordination of the activities of a section or department with responsibility for results, including costs, methods and staffing.
  • In some instances this manager may be responsible for a functional area and not have any subordinate employees.
  • Works on issues of diverse scope where analysis of situation or data requires evaluation of a variety of factors, including an understanding of current business trends.
  • Follows processes and operational policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
  • Acts as advisor to subordinate(s) to meet schedules and/or resolve problems.
  • Develops and administers schedules, performance requirements; may have budget responsibilities.
  • Frequently interacts with subordinate employees, customers, and/or functional peer group managers, normally involving matters between functional areas, other company divisions or units, or customers and the company.
  • Often must lead a cooperative effort among members of a project team.
  • Receives assignments in the form of objectives and determines how to use resources to meet schedules and goals.
  • Provides guidance to subordinates within the latitude of established company policies.
  • Recommends changes to policies and establishes procedures that affect immediate organization(s).

EEO Statement
EEO Statement: Active military service members, their spouses, and veteran candidates often embody the core competencies MAXIMUS deems essential, and bring a resiliency and dependability that greatly enhances our workforce. We recognize your unique skills and experiences, and want to provide you with a career path that allows you to continue making a difference for our country. We’re proud of our connections to organizations dedicated to serving veterans and their families. If you are transitioning from military to civilian life, have prior service, are a retired veteran or a member of the National Guard or Reserves, or a spouse of an active military service member, we have challenging and rewarding career opportunities available for you. A committed and diverse workforce is our most important resource. MAXIMUS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. MAXIMUS provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disabled status.