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Project Manager III - Program Management Office (PMO) Support

Posted on Nov 5, 2020 by Octo Consulting Group

Bethesda, MD 20813
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

Octo Consulting Group (Octo) is an industry-leading, award-winning provider of digital services for the federal government. Octo specializes in providing agile software engineering, user experience design, cloud services, and digital strategy services that address government's most pressing missions. Octo delivers intelligent solutions and rapid results, yielding lower costs and measurable outcomes.

Our team is what makes Octo great. At Octo youll work beside some of the smartest and most accomplished staff youll find in your career. Octo offers fantastic benefits and an amazing workplace culture where you will feel valued while you perform mission critical work for our government. Voted one of the region's best places to work multiple times, Octo is an employer of choice!

Job Description


Oversee all aspects of one or more projects, leading a team on large projects or a significant segment of large and complex projects. Analyze new and complex project-related problems and create innovative solutions that normally involve the schedule, technology, methodology, tools, solution components, and financial management of the project. Provide applications systems analysis and long and short-range plans for application selection, systems development, systems maintenance, and production activities for necessary support resources. Commensurate experience and education for the specific level. The following are the detailed (but not limited to) tasks you will perform:

Strategic & Project Planning:

Developing and maintaining a Project Management Plan and appropriate subsidiary plans for each of the Project Areas (eg Scope Management, Schedule Management, Risk Management, Earned Value Management, etc.);

Develop recommendations for information security project strategic and tactical goals and objectives based on industry trends and emerging threats;

Supporting the collaborative project and program input planning process by providing logistical and scheduling support to the Program Manager and each Program Area Lead, by incorporating new priority actions to stay ahead of threats and control unplanned risks on an ongoing basis;

Provide asset management and procurement support for submitting purchase request for hardware, software and maintenance of information security tools.

Project Oversight and Reporting:

Tracking and reporting metrics to facilitate decision making and improve performance and accountability. Providing daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly metrics reports in real-time;

Developing a project Risk Profile and risk register detailing the risk posture for the project and possible impact to the overall program. The Risk Profile will be designed to proactively identify and manage risks across the program and the organization;

Supporting the Program Manager and other management personnel by responding to data calls and requests for information, managing program goals and initiatives, tracking and reporting progress toward meeting project goals and initiatives;

Generating regular and ad hoc dashboards, reports, and metrics;

Recommending, developing, and maintaining monthly, quarterly, and annual FISMA reporting documents in accordance with program requirements;

Preparing responses to federal ad hoc reporting requirements or data calls as requested from various federal Executive management upon consulting with the Program Manager.

Communication and Stakeholder Management:

Managing communication and collaboration tools, such as the project website, SharePoint, Wikipedia platforms. Activities may include (but are not limited to) managing user access and site permissions, governance, content management, site creation, site maintenance, and email distribution management;

Where requested, provide conference logistical meeting support, including presentation and briefing development, audio-visual and teleconference support, agenda development, recording minutes, documenting action items and following up on action items;

Providing communication management for all project initiatives to stakeholders, both internal and external in a accurate, complete, consistent, and timely fashion;

Managing and leading the any project related Training Program by leading and assisting in developing training material, planning, coordinating, and conducting trainings on topics such as newly deployed security tools.

Providing expert analysis and document preparation for various analytical efforts focused on processes and procedures;

Review draft documents and provide timely feedback to stakeholders;

Provide mentorship, support assistance and collaboration to other Project Managers as required;

Provide administrative support, to include:

Technical writing for products presented to Senior Management;

Onboarding and offboarding of staff;

Property management - assigning, tracking, disposal, Government Furnished Equipment;

Provide Information Security Program liaison support for equipment inventory;

Program support for the Program Manager.

Maintain liaison and collaboration efforts with the Program Manager and other designated responsible official in support of Risk Management activities.


We were founded as a fresh alternative in the Government Consulting Community and are dedicated to the belief that results are a product of analytical thinking, agile design principles and that solutions are built in collaboration with, not for, our customers. This mantra drives us to succeed and act as true partners in advancing our client's missions.

Program Mission

The program you will be working on will provide Information Security Program Support Services to preserve the National Institute of Health (NIH) information, prevent data breaches and to support the following:

Enterprise information security governance, communications, program and project management, and security metrics and reporting;

Threat identification and incident handling, including security event detection and situational awareness;

Security awareness, education, and training;

Asset and inventory management, including both internal, external, and cloud systems;

Vulnerability assessment and mitigation, including vulnerability scanning, security configuration development and scanning, and internal and external penetration testing;

Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM);

Risk management, audit coordination, and corrective plan management;

Systems security assessment and authorization and plan of action and milestones (POA&M) management;

Security policy, standards and guidance formulation and oversight.

Skills & Requirements


Experience with Enterprise Level Project/Program management in Information Technology discipline;

Experience with various Project Management tools and processes (eg MS Project, Clarity, etc.)

Experience with Various office and communication products (MS Office, Visio, Slack, MS Teams, Zoom, etc.);

Experience with Developing various Project Management documentation and artifacts to include Project Management Plan (PMP), Project Schedule, Risk Management Plan, Security Artifacts, Status Reports, etc.;

Experience with Risk and Issue Management lifecycle including Identify, Analyze, Evaluate, Treat, Monitor, and Review;

Applicable knowledge of the NIST SP 800-37 R2, Risk Management Framework (RMF), NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF); and

Strong communication, data collection, analysis and reporting skills.

Desired Skills:

Experience in providing team leadership of 10+ resources;

Experience with Enterprise Level Project/Program management in Infrastructure and Cyber Security realm;

Experience in enterprise level Earned Value Management and Reporting; and

Able to think outside the box and provide innovative and positive recommendation of improvements to Project management, Risk mitigation and Cross Project Dependencies (CPD).

Years of Experience: 5+ years of experience or more in the detailed task areas

Education: Bachelor's degree in Business, Information Technology, Computer Science, Mathematics, or equivalent degree, (Technical Discipline preferred). The equivalent combination of education, professional training or work experience substituting each year of education with 1 year of experience (eg an Associate's degree with 7+ years of experience) will be acceptable. One or more of the following certifications are required (multiple preferred):

Project Management Professional (PMP) - PMI - Required;

Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) - ISACA - Preferred;

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) - ISC2;

PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP) - PMI;

CompTIA Security+ - CompTIA.

Location: Bethesda, MD (Remote work option during Covid-19 restrictions)

Clearance: U.S. Citizenship required and ability to attain a Level 6: Public Trust - High Risk clearance which must undergo a Suitability Determination that includes a Background Investigation (BI) with Periodic Reinvestigation (PRI) reinvestigation every ten years.

Reference: 995140324

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