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Project Manager (14912)

Fort Collins, CO

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is the premier federal agency charged with protecting and enhancing America's treasured fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats. USFWS works for the perpetuation of diverse and abundant wildlife because biodiversity is essential to maintaining the health of our environment, our families, and our economy. USFWS maintains a network of public lands totaling upwards of 150 million acres split into 8 geographic regions and nearly 700 field stations.

We are seeking a Project Manager to help support the efforts of the USFWS

Job Description:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with Stack Holders to achieve maximum project return on investment and meet project objectives
  • Work with Stack Holders and other colleagues to refine product requirements and validate functionality and data accuracy
  • Manage sprint planning and execution, which includes the management of project progress, and provide status and visibility
  • Participate in release planning and scheduling, identify project dependencies and creating velocity forecasts
  • Identify and manage cross-team dependencies
  • Ensure high throughput of development team by identifying potential issues and roadblocks and working on preventing or eliminating them
  • Work with Stake Holders, Business Analysts, Architects and UI designers to plan and ensure product backlog is prioritized, groomed, and has sufficient detail so that it is ready to be worked on by the Team to avoid any downtime, ambiguity or rework
  • Organize and conduct daily Stand Up meetings
  • Facilitate issue resolution within the team
  • Work in cross-functional project teams that include Development, Product Management, Business Analysts, UI and Quality Assurance
  • Create and maintain release burn downs in order to create project visibility and enable timely project adjustments

Supervisory/Management Authority:

This position does not have management authority or supervisory capacity

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related curriculum at an accredited college or university, plus at least one year of professional programming experience
  • 5+ years’ experience in complex software development programs.
  • 3+ years’ technical experience with increasing levels of responsibility providing technical oversight, Stake Holder management and participation and problem resolution
  • 3+ years’ of execution per iterative/agile development per Scrum, Kanban, etc.
  • Experience with continuous deployment/integration and test-driven models

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Ability to understand and experience Software Development project life cycles
  • Solid oral, written and presentation skills
  • Proven record of accomplishment of being a strong team player with a results oriented attitude
  • Self-starter able to work well in new and undefined environments
  • Outstanding organizational and time-management skills
  • Ability to work with a development team highly preferred

Work Environment:

This position is primarily performed in a secured federal office setting.

With $400 million in annual revenue, 20% growth per year, approximately 950+ active contracts serving 60+ government agencies in 25 countries, 47 states, 2 territories and 2000+ employees, Cherokee Nation Businesses’ (CNB) group of Federal Contracting Section 8(a) companies is well positioned to deliver expertise needed to solve complex technical issues. Federal Solutions provides an array of services for 12 of the 15 cabinet-level departments and agencies – from applications and data services to cybersecurity and national defense.

Why consider Cherokee Nation and our Federal Solutions business? Here are some great resources highlighting what we do and compelling reasons for joining our team!



Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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