Microsoft Project Scheduler

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Summary/Objective
Manages all aspects of scheduling complex projects from inception to conclusion.

Essential Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Coordinates schedules of staff and other interested parties.
  • Create and maintain a DCMA 14-point compliant schedule assessment.
  • As the point of contact on assigned projects, performs a variety of highly skilled duties such as: assembling, coordinating and managing multidisciplinary technical review teams.
  • Facilitates solution discussions in the myriad of problems associated with complex systems or with coordinating and development, and design projects.
  • Responds to inquiries about projects as appropriate.
  • Chairs various project schedule reviews.

Job Requirements

  • PMP Certification.
  • Expert with Microsoft Project.
  • Familiar with AGILE project management.
  • EVMS knowledge.
  • Ability to manage project schedules from inception to successful implementation.
  • Possess extensive knowledge and expertise in the use of Project Management methodologies and tools.
  • Must have excellent communication, teamwork, interpersonal, organizational, planning, facilitation, leadership and time management skills.
  • Must understand conflict resolution
  • Ability to utilize Project Management disciplines to estimate and coordinate project deliverables.
  • Ability to identify and negotiate schedules, milestones and resources required to meet project objectives.
  • Establish project scheduling policy, set project standards and determine needed tools. Manage change and project acceptance procedures.
  • Manage and promptly escalate issues and risks.
  • Communicate major milestones, provide continuing direction to the project team, and conduct regular status meetings to review project activities. Track and monitor the project financial health using EVMS-lite.
  • Proven experience communicating within the project team, across project teams and upward communications to program steering groups.
  • Ability to work in high pressure situations, address conflicts in changes, work effectively in a matrix environment and build strong relationship.
  • Ability to motivate team members and influence them to adhere to project deliverables.
  • MS Office: Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, PowerPoint
  • MS Project and Project Server

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor of Science
  • At least five years of experience in project management or a related field; or any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities

Competencies

  • Project Management
  • Technical Capacity.
  • Communication Proficiency.
  • Problem Solving/Analysis

Supervisory Responsibility
No direct supervisory duties, though management of projects includes directing project related activities of the project team members.

Work Environment
This job generally operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. The employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of extreme conditions at job sites.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
Full-time/40 hours weekly

Travel
Travel is required and primarily more out-of-the-area and overnight travel unless local to Maryland.

Work Authorization/Security Clearance
Must be a U.S. Citizen due to government contracts. Ability to get a security clearance

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.