Program Management Specialist in Washington, DC at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 12/4/2019

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Job #:  1000356
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Role: Program Management Specialist
Location: Washington, DC
Schedule: 40 hours / week
Overview: Apex Systems, the nation’s second largest IT staffing and technology services firm, has an immediate opening for a Program Management Specialist to sit on-site in Washington, DC.
The Program Management Specialist will primarily responsible for performing as OCIO’s liaison to facilitate management of Information Technology system projects to advance security posture of IT organization.
  • Successful candidate will monitor and track project schedules, budgets and resource assignments for a variety of information technology projects.
  • Assists project teams in establishing and tracking project schedules and resource assignments.
  • Analyzes management, business, and technical issues related to program management and information systems.
  • Provides guidance on management processes and procedures, the business implications of various systems, and the technical considerations.
  • Collaborates on feasibility studies and systems planning.
  • May have quality assurance and risk management responsibilities.
  • Will work closely with the Project Management team to share best practices, help resolve project issues, and ensure that staff is properly allocated to tasks, taking into consideration each staff member’s skills and interests and each project’s needs.
  • Maintains accurate weekly reporting of project status to CIO staff.

Education Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant IT discipline.

  • 5+ years of project management experience.
  • Experience planning and implementing hardware and software rollouts to maximize uptime and availability.
  • Excellent ability to communicate project progress and impediments to stakeholders within the organization.
  • Able to define and implement project metrics for scope, schedule, cost, and quality
  • Experienced with project management tools such as MS Project, JIRA & Confluence to create project schedules and milestones
  • Experience leveraging data and metrics to help drive decision making
  • Strong financial and budget management skills
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid interpersonal skills and demonstrable team building skills
  • Ability to create new mechanisms for reporting standards and metrics analyses across an organization.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience creating Project schedules in Pega tool and JIRA.
  • Experience in managing IT Portfolios with alignment to strategic Experience with and deep understanding of multiple project management methodologies.
  • Advanced certifications in Six Sigma and/or Agile methods

Candidates must be US citizens and able to obtain and/or maintain a Department of Defense Top Secret security clearance as a condition of employment and maintain DOJ EOD (must be US citizen)

•As a contract employee of Apex Systems, you are eligible for Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance; Shorter Term Disability; Hospitalization Coverage; Direct Deposit; Weekly Pay Periods; Training and Development Programs; Corporate Discounts / Perks and our Referral Program.


•Apex Systems is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.

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Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178.