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Senior Project Manager – Albuquerque, NM (ID# 14464)

Since 2009, Cherokee Nation Technologies (CNT) has been serving government clients with time-tested solutions that increase client effectiveness through the intelligent use of technology. CNT’s expertise includes software and application services, network services, and business process services. The company is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with a regional office in Ft. Collins, Colorado, and client locations nationwide. Wholly owned by the Cherokee Nation, CNT is part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses family of companies.

 

For more company information, visit our site at: www.cnt.com

 

The Office of Information Management Technology (OIMT) provides information technology  and telecommunication support and services primarily to offices and staff for the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs (AS-IA), the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) organizations and locations throughout the Nation. The OIMT consists of 125 full time federal staff and additional contractor staff and manages the complex and diverse Information Technology infrastructure for the Indian Affairs federal workforce of 9000+ employees located in urban and rural areas throughout the country, and approximate 20 Education Line Offices and 64 BIE-operated schools located throughout the country.

 

We are looking for a Project Manager at a mid to senior level to assist the BIA in their mission. 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide Project Management technical support services for OIMT IT projects. Projects will be executed following PM best practices as identified by the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), standards and specifications
  • Contractor will adhere to PMI project lifecycle phases (PLC) including Initiation, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling, and Close-Out
  • Develop artifacts and other project documents (e.g. Project Charter) that outline the scope of the project, mission of the project team, key stakeholder interests and project assumptions and constraints
  • Provide assistance with the integration of business and requirements management into project life cycle and IT systems life cycle frameworks and tools
  • Deliver project plans and recommendations for successful and timely delivery
  • Identify key technical milestones and responsibilities, and resource management allocations and will escalate concerns to federal leads and/or integrated project teams for further action when necessary
  • Develop Work Breakdown Structures (WBS), project schedules and project management plans in cooperation with key project stakeholders
  • Manage project meetings including communication of meeting objectives, distributing meeting summaries, and tracking of open action items
  • Develop, execute, and manage automated project schedules and status that meet OIMT’s and customer's expectations
  • Execute project plan(s) including managing coordinating project tasks, team building, and maintaining working relationships with Indian Affairs program and functional areas.
  • Identify project resources to meet project requirements and communicate changes to schedules, milestones and resources
  • Identify OIMT and business units activities needed to successfully complete projects on schedule, on budget, and with expected results
  • Evaluate progress and report progress in terms of quality and performance metrics. The contractor will update the project document repository with reports, project artifacts and documentation. The contractor shall report on project issues and escalations
  • Maintain schedule control to include updating current and new baseline schedules to reflect changes, anticipating future issues or problem related to prior events
  • Perform risk monitoring and control to include the update and monitoring of risks, corrective actions and risk registers and mitigation plans
  • Collect performance measurement documentation, status reports, presentations and other project documentation. Identify overall lessons learned in a close-out reports and briefings

Supervisory/Management Authority:

  • This position does require some management and supervisory authority

Education and/or Experience:

  • A minimum of ten (10) years of information technology (IT) project management experience.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience of direct supervision of IT software development, integration maintenance projects, and/or telecommunications management. 
  • A PMP certification is preferred but not mandatory

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Experience working with MS Project and general MS Office Suite.
  • Excellent communication skills; both written and oral
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust Clearance
  • Have the ability to successfully pass a drug screen and background check

Work Environment:

  • This position is 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!

http://cherokeenationbusinesses.com/Pages/home.aspx

http://cherokeenationbusinesses.com/careers/Pages/home.aspx

http://cherokeenationbusinesses.com/federalSolutions/Pages/overview.aspx

 

 

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

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, gender identity and sexual orientation. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please copy and paste the links to the following two sites: EEO Statement | EEO Poster

If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may email “CNB.Compliance@cn-bus.com” for assistance. This email address is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the application process or status.

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We maintain an Affirmative Action Plan for the purpose of proactively seeking employment and advancement for qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Upon request, we will schedule time to make our Affirmative Action Plan accessible. If you are interested, please submit a written request with the email subject line: 2018 Request to View Affirmative Action Plan to the Compliance Administrator at “CNB.Compliance@cn-bus.com” This email box is not for resumes or follow up on job applications.