IT Project Manager, Silver Spring MD

The Project Manager manages and successfully executes a portfolio of IT projects supporting a major Federal Government Agency.  Performs management reporting as it pertains to the department requirements. Implements formal program and project management processes aligning with the department and OMB's project management requirements and PMI's PMBOK tools and methodologies such as assigning resources to tasks, monitoring, measuring, project forecasting, project dashboards, and reporting progress towards goals.  Furnishes internal reports for management, revises and updates reports to be more useful and efficient, and furnishes external reports as necessary for key outside parties such as clients.

 General Description of Duties:      
1.       Comply with all corporate policies
2.       Deliver services applying our corporate CORE values
3.       Engage in corporate objectives and strategies
4.       Actively participates in corporate trainings and awareness trainings
5.       Perform program and project activities and delivery methods defined by client's quality programs
6.       Understand and manage to each project's scope
7.       Assist in development of communications and training as associated with Project Intake process
8.       Generate project dashboards and quad charts from Project and portfolio management tools
9.       Provide analysis and feedback for select Enterprise performance lifecycle stage gates related to the health of IT Projects
10.    Required to provide weekly status updates to Program Manager to include accomplishments, activities in progress, planned & upcoming  activities, status of deliverables, meetings/conferences/ presentations, issues/problems/questions, and support needed from manager or corporate

Education:           BS in Technology Management or other business or management related discipline required. Certification as a Project Manager is desired, but not required.
Experience:         Three (3) to five (5) years' experience in IT project management with increasing responsibilities.
Skills:                  As an onsite representative of the company, the Project Manager must possess effective communication and interpersonal skills to build and maintain effective working relationships with the client.  Superior documentation skills are a must. History of working openly and collaboratively with customer and team members. History of providing outstanding customer services with accurate and timely status updates and reports. Experience in use of Microsoft Office tools is a must.  Familiar with Program Management/portfolio management tool (CA PPM (Clarity) highly desired, but not required.