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Project Management Planning Subject Matter Expert II

Company: Aperture
Location: Flagstaff
Posted on: April 27, 2021

Job Description:

DescriptionAperture Federal, an Akima Company, supports the Intelligence and DoD communities with tools, domain knowledge, analyst teams and essential mission staffing services. We continually seek people with the skills, experience and passion to successfully leverage the complete intelligence lifecycle across America's most critical initiatives. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), 100% of our company's profits go back to our more than 14,000 Iupiat shareholders that have resided near and above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years. Our business helps support their way of life and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived in a challenging environment.Job Summary: The USGS Water Mission Area (WMA) Web Communications Branch (WCB), develops and disseminate water data and information and plain language water science content through static websites, social media, and other outreach and education activities, targeted to stakeholders as defined by WMA Programs and leadership Purpose: The primary responsibility is as a project manager in support the data delivery goals of the Water Mission Area. This position will integrate understanding of physical sciences with the ability to work with stakeholder groups with varying command of domains such as water quality, climate change, and information technology (IT) application development.Responsibilities:Plan, manage, and lead software delivery projects to modernize systems for distributing enterprise water information. Management and Planning: Act as manager of projects to modernize water data management system pertaining to natural science fields such as hydrology, water quality, climatology, and ecology. Undertake structured analyses of technical issues, translating this analysis into technical designs that describe a solution and meet business challenges. Analyze systems and recommend design decisions with awareness of Bureau, WMA, or division strategy, patterns, standards, policies, roadmaps and vision statements. Incorporate the of needs of technical and programmatic stakeholders into analyses and recommendations. Plans and carries out development of natural resource data discovery tools including geospatial displays and decisions support systems. Uses written and oral communication skills to communicate effectively with both scientists, researchers, collaborators including the general public and IT developers. CoordinationTeam-based development efforts which support the science of the USGS mission.In consultation with Branch Chief and senior colleagues, directs project Agile release planning, coordination of staff and completion of deliverables according to deadlines among many projects. Perform project reporting in accordance with WMA requirements. Use Agile software development principles to provide a clear, open and transparent framework in which teams can deliver. Contribute to agile planning processes to maintain delivery output of team. Effectively translate and accurately communicate to technical and non-technical stakeholders as well as facilitate discussions within a multidisciplinary team, with potentially difficult dynamics. Advocate for the team externally and know how to manage differing perspectives. Service Coordination: Maintains awareness of the quality of data delivery systems, including end-to-end services with multiple products and channels.Use established patterns to operate and maintain products or services throughout their product life cycle according to WMA and USGS policy and procedures. Work closely with operational delivery teams to achieve project outcomes. Maintain awareness of common operational problems; act as the escalation point for major operational issues and integrate incident management and service support tools where available. QualificationsMinimum Qualifications:Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Science required. 3-5 years of combined professional and educational experience in relevant disciplines including:Communications, education, or legislative affairs, and water resources research or water management.Experience enabling integration of data from next generation water observation platforms (e.g. Super Gages) and field computing.Experience in formulation, execution, advisement on, and explanation of recommendations or solutions to modify standard practices, equipment, devices, processes, and techniques, and in resolution of a wide variety of complex problems.Advanced skill in oral and written communication; and in knowledge of specialized and general-purpose software and tools used to for IT project management are required.Physical Demands/Travel:Office work is sedentary and may involve long periods of working at a desk, and computer terminals.Some travel may be required to support program tasks (25%).The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description generally cover the nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. This is not intended to be a complete list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Subject to the terms of an applicable collective bargaining agreement, the company management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as may be necessary. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law. We are committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you have a physical and/or mental disability and are interested in applying for employment and need special accommodations to use our website to apply for a position please contact, Recruiting Services at job-assist@akima.com or 571-353-7053. Reasonable accommodation requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.The dedicated email and telephonic options above are reserved only for individuals with disabilities needing accessibility assistance to apply to an open position using our website. Please do not use the dedicated email or phone number above to inquire on the status of your job application.In order for our company to stay compliant with government regulations, please apply on line. Please DO NOT email resumes or call in lieu of applying online unless you have a physical and/or mental disability and need assistance with the online application.

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