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Veterans Affairs Senior Program Analyst

Company: Saic
Location: Rockville
Posted on: February 20, 2021

Job Description:

By providing the information below and checking the boxes referenced, you acknowledge and consent to SAIC's Privacy Policy to include access and use of your information for the purposes of sharing your information for possible employment recruitment effects by SAIC and it's third party vendors. For further information, see SAIC's privacy policy Job ID: 211614
Location: ROCKVILLE, MD, United States
Date Posted: Feb 3, 2021
Category: Program Management
Subcategory: Project Analyst
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Remote Work: Yes
Benefits: Click here
Job DescriptionDescription SAIC and its Veterans Affairs (VA) Practice is one of thelargest and fastest growing providers of consulting services to the Federalmarket. SAIC is creating professional opportunities for those seeking agrowth oriented business environment. Our professionals work with Governmentagencies and organizations to create efficiencies, increase organizational andhuman performance, reduce costs, improve operating results, and achieve missionsuccess.--This is a 100% remote / work from home role.--SAIC is deploying a multidisciplinary team of experiencedprofessionals to provide technical management and support services that willassist in delivering effective, consistent and timely project managementexecution throughout the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). SAIC isseeking a Senior Program Analyst to support project management activities withinthe Benefits and Memorials (BAM) Program. A Senior Program Analyst is responsible for providing directsupport, management, and oversight of a specific work area, functional area,project, or sub-product(s) within a Product Line. They serve as the ProjectManagement Office (PMO) lead for supervising and integrating a product orproject in collaboration with or in place of a VA Product Manager. The primaryresponsibility for a Senior Program Analyst is to develop a comprehensiveunderstanding of their product/project's scope, schedule, cost, risks, andstakeholders in order to serve as its chief subject expert matter, leadexecution, and provide expert advice to their respective VA customer andclients. Duties to include: PMO Support & Oversight

  • Supervise all development and sustainment activities for aspecific product, project, or work area, including participation in relevantmeetings and management of reporting and communication requirements
  • Manage and maintain the information systems, dashboards, anddocument repositories (e.g. Microsoft SharePoint, Jira, GitHub, etc.) that areused to store data and documents on project scope, schedule, cost, risks, andperformance
  • Lead all project compliance activities (i.e. VIP and VAPARS) byupdating the required dashboards; writing, compiling, and/or editing projectartifacts; preparing for milestone reviews; and advising VA customers oncompliance requirements and upcoming actions
  • Lead, support, and maintain a working knowledge of standardproject management activities, including, but not limited to, the following:
    • Schedule management, either independently or in collaboration withthe Product Line Integrated Master Scheduler (where applicable)
    • Risk management, including risk planning and mitigation efforts;maintenance of a risk register and risk management plan; facilitation of riskreview meetings; and collaboration with the Product Line Risk Manager (whereapplicable)
    • Budget management, primarily by collaborating with the ProductLine Budget Analyst and providing input on business requirements, budget needs,and funding justification statements
    • Scope management, by supporting or directly controlling changemanagement activities, and by participating in business requirementsdevelopment, program increment planning, sprint reviews, and release planning
    • Quality assurance, by reviewing all customer-facing documents andwork products
    • Assist the Product Line Release Manager in preparing for releaseand deployment activities and in coordinating with the appropriate stakeholders
    • Assist in the development and measurement of performance metrics,and ad hoc metric requests
    • Evaluate the effectiveness of existing processes and procedures bycollecting qualitative and quantitative data, and make recommendations forcontinuous process improvements Communication Management
      • Lead the development of executive-level communications products(PowerPoint briefings, executive summaries, talking points, Excel-based datacalls, etc.) for standard reporting requirements and in response to formalproject information requests (i.e. data calls) from VA leadership, Congress,and external stakeholders
      • Consolidate information from project subject matter experts andfrom personal knowledge to develop complete drafts of communication productsand information request responses, and present to clients for review andapproval
      • Translate technical information from disparate sources intoexecutive-level communications
      • Make recommendations on how information request responses shouldbe worded or formatted to satisfy the requestors requirements and avoid rework
      • Maintain a knowledge management repository and historical recordof communication responses and artifacts, which is continuously updated basedon development activities and new business requirements Qualifications
        • A Bachelor's degree in a business discipline or related with at least 5 years-- of work experience in relevant related field(s).
          • Note that 8 years of work experience may be substituted in lieu of undergraduate degree.
          • Experience providing program/project management support to a government client.
          • Comfort acting in a trusted advisor, objective third-party capacity to federal clients, providing consultative services and thought leadership.
          • Ability to work independently, requiring limited oversight/direction.
          • Ability to provide oversight and guidance to Agile best practices and methodologies, VIP/project management process compliance specialists on Critical Decision (CD) project management accountability activities and procedures.
          • Microsoft Office suite of tools and Microsoft SharePoint Additional Qualifications
            • Experience supporting the VA
            • High level of efficiency in Microsoft SharePoint
            • Familiarity with VA OIT Veteran-Focused Integration Process (VIP), DevSecOps, and Agile methodologies.
            • Familiarity with Jira and Confluence tools.
            • Knowledge of and success performing in a role within a Project Management Office for large programs in the federal government environment
              Target salary range: $75,001 - $85,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.

              OverviewSAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For information, visit or Working at SAIC for benefits details.SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all. WASHINGTON, DC, United States
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