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US Department of Agriculture is hiring IT Project Manager

The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service has announced an IT Project Manager position.  USDA is a great place to start or continue your career. It’s ranked as one of the top 10 “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government” by the Partnership for Public Service (Best Places to Work Rankings). Rankings are based on employee feedback regarding satisfaction with their work experience. For more information on USDA and the Food Safety and Inspection Service, visit FSIS.

This position is located in the Office of the Administrator (OA), Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Program Management Division (PMD), Project Management Branch (PMB), Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Washington, DC. The work schedule is full-time, M-F.  The majority of the work is performed in a normal office setting. The work is mostly sedentary; however, some walking, bending, lifting is required to perform some tasks such as:

  • Develops, modifies, or provides input to project plans, implements project plans to meet objectives, coordinates and integrates project activities, and manages, leads, or administers project resources, including a substantial budget. Monitors project activities and resources to mitigate risk; implements or maintains quality assurance processes, and makes improvements, solves problems, or takes corrective action when problems arise.
  • Provides presentations or briefings on all aspects of the project, participates in phase, milestone, and final project reviews, and identifies project documentation requirements procedures and all related project artifacts.
  • Develops and implements plans to release products, systems, or other deliverables, keeps abreast of and monitors significant developments related to FSIS Program Areas.
  • Serves as Contract Officer’s Representative (COR) for various projects.


Following is the USA Jobs link to the vacancy announcement.


MSPM in the KNOW: March 28, 2017

Top 3 for 28 March 2017

1- Trouble registering for Summer 2017? Be sure to remove any holds on your account that may prevent you from registration. To view your holds, log in to GWeb, click “Student Record and Registration” then “Student Records Information Menu.” Finally, click on “View Administrative Holds.”  If you have a financial hold, please direct your questions to student accounts: | 202-994-7350. For administrative holds, email your academic advisor,

 2- New York City Mayor’s Office of Appointments is hiring several positions. Check out the blog for list of job vacancies.  If interested in applying and you want MSPM program to recommend you, email your resume to

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is seeking a Programme and Project Intelligence Analyst Intern. Check out announcement on the blog for more information.

3- Looking to beef up your presentation skills?  Are you currently on your second year of the MSPM program? Join the “Say It with Presentations” by Gene Zelazny:

Thursday, April 13, 2017 Jack Morton Auditorium 805 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052 10:30 am – 11:00 am – Check-in  11:00 am – 1:00 pm – Workshop

Registration via GWorkSB > is required for this event. Register in via GWorkSB > > Events > Workshops. 

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) seeking Programme and Project Intelligence Analyst Intern

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) Washington Office, has recently opened a vacancy announcement for a Programme and Project Intelligence Analyst  internship with our office. View the following links to learn more about this opportunity:

UNOPS is the operational arm of the United Nations, and our office builds partnerships in Washington aimed at supporting sustainable development operations in developing countries. In addition, the liaison office assists operational teams on the ground with the management of portfolios financed by Washington, DC partners such as the World Bank, USAID, MCC, and IDB.

Questions about the internship opportunity? Email Felipe Munevar (, Head of Office and Partnerships Advisor | Washington Liaison Office.

Job Opportunities at New York City Mayor’s Office of Appointments

The New York City Mayor’s Office of Appointments is hiring!  Below is a list of job vacancies recommended for MSPM students and alumni. If interested in applying and you want MSPM to recommend you for the job, please send your resume to

For more information on the Mayor’s Office of Appointments please visit this website where you can sign up for our newsletter.  You may also visit the NYC Job Site for additional job opportunities with the City.

MOO Capital Projects Advisor ( # 278719) DoITT provides for the sustained, efficient and effective delivery of IT services, infrastructure and telecommunications to enhance service delivery to New York City’s residents, businesses, employees and visitors. The successful candidate will serve as a Capital Projects Advisor reporting to the Mayor’s Office of Operations. At least six years of full-time satisfactory experience in construction management work on capital projects, each one of which must have had a dollar value of at least $15,000, at least eighteen months of which must ha ve been in a managerial or consultative capacity in an organization responsible for the management of construction; and a combination of the following, sufficient to equal a total of ten years of education and experience. 

DEP Chief of Staff to the Bureau of Engineering Design  and Construction ( #281821 ) BEDC currently has $10B of active construction contracts and another $3B of planning and design contracts under its responsibility and management. The Chief of Staff is part of the Bureau leadership team and is expected to provide leadership and effective management in all assigned areas including specific initiatives, workforce development, projects, capital programs and policies. The position also provides analyses to articulate the Bureau’s capital programs and policies; and acts as the lead coordinator for Bureau-wide activities and meetings with the Deputy Commissioner. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college in engineering, architecture, landscape architecture, business administration, or public administration, and five years of full-time satisfactory experience in the planning, administering or expediting of engineering design, and/or construction, or coordinating a very large engineering project, two years of which must have been in an administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory capacity is required.

DCASDeputy Commissioner of Facilities Management (#284095 ) -Under the direction of the First Deputy Commissioner, the Deputy Commissioner will lead the Facility Operations, Building Services, Tenant Services, Capital Construction, and Fire Safety units.The candidate should possess excellent managerial ability, including significant experience in facilities management; extensive knowledge of asset and resource management; outstanding written and oral communications skills, including the ability to represent the agency and the Commissioner at the most senior levels. Candidates should also have in-depth knowledge of NYC government, particularly as to the City’s real estate assets and their management.

MOS Transportation Advisor (#237059) -Under supervision of the Director of Energy Regulatory Affairs and with a wide degree of latitude, the selected candidate work closely with other MOS staff, as well as the Department of Transportation and the Department of Citywide Administrative Services, to design and implement citywide policies and programs to reduce transportation-related GHG and local criteria air pollutants. A graduate degree from an accredited college in city planning, urban planning, urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, transportation engineering, public administration, economic development, energy, engineering, or related fields.

DOT  Deputy Commissioner for the Division of Transportation Planning & Management. (#285293)-  The Deputy Commissioner will lead the Division of Transportation Planning & Management. Responsibilities include managing a division staff of 510 employees and an annual budget of $118 million; providing executive-level oversight of all agency transportation and planning projects, activities, and related outreach. Fifteen + years of experience in urban transportation planning ; expert level experience in the development, implementation, and evaluation of street safety improvement projects; experience overseeing operations and technical staff  and superior communication skills, including the ability to prepare, interpret, and present complex reports and data.

Cost Analysis Positions with Department of Homeland Security

The Cost Analysis Division at DHS is responsible for providing objective cost estimates and analyses that enable DHS acquisition and resource decision making.  We report to the Department’s Chief Financial Officer and regularly interact and advise the Deputy Under Secretary for Management, Component Acquisition Executives and Component Financial Officers.

Selected candidates will be responsible for developing Independent Cost Estimates and Assessments for DHS’s major acquisitions, reviewing program office LCCEs, conducting affordability analysis, establishing and implementing policy and tool sets to further cost estimating and advising the Homeland Security Acquisition Institute (HSAI) on career field certification, training, and education for the cost estimating and analysis community.  This is a unique opportunity to join a team that is actively building the DHS cost analysis function of the future.   Basic qualifications are provided below.  If you would like to learn more, we are hosting a webinar tomorrow 6 December from 12-1PM.

Webinar:  Tuesday, 6 December 201612PM-1PM

Registration URL:

Webinar ID: 807-174-507

GS14 Opening for Current or Former Fed with Status:

GS14 Opening for all others:

To qualify for the GS-14 you must be a US Citizen and:

  1. Have successfully completed a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor’s or higher degree in operations research or a related which included at least 24 semester hours in a combination of operations research, mathematics, probability, statistics, mathematical logic, science, or subject-matter courses requiring substantial competence in college-level mathematics or statistics. At least 3 of the 24 semester hours were in calculus.
  2. Possess one of the following certifications: Certified Cost Estimator/Analyst or; DAWIA Level III Business – Cost Estimating (BCE) or; DAWIA Level III Business, Cost Estimating and Financial Management (BCEFM) or; DHS Level III Cost Estimating.
  3. Have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to a GS-13 level in the Federal services as described in the vacancy announcement serving as the principal consultant to senior management on complex cost estimating and analysis policies and procedures for systems and programs.

Careers on Capitol Hill, October 18

October 18th | 6pm
Marvin Center 309
RSVP here

Hear from a panel of Capitol Hill staffers about how they successfully climbed the Hill,
and get the inside scoop on their day-to-day jobs.
The panel portion of the evening will be followed by an opportunity
to network with panelists and fellow students.
This event is sponsored by the Center for Career Services and the Office of Government and Community Relations.

Common Cause is Hiring Program Director

Program Director, Media and Democracy- Position Located in DC

REPORTS TO:  SVP for Strategy and Programs; Special Advisor

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  Working with Common Cause staff and our Special Advisor, former FCC Commissioner Michael Copps, the Program Director leads a multi-year campaign to educate and engage the public and policymakers about: critical reforms needed to advance media diversity and to promote the local, diverse media that are so essential for the functioning of a healthy democracy. Key policy areas include: achieving universal access to the Open Internet; promoting affordable telecommunications; enshrining diverse media ownership; and winning full disclosure of political advertising.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Works closely with Special Advisor, consultant(s), and Common Cause program leaders to develop and implement strategic action plan with the following elements:

1)  developing complementary and collaborative strategies with key communications reform allies;

2) engaging Common Cause staff and volunteer leaders on state-based reform initiatives;

3) planning public events and speaking opportunities and venues to engage targeted constituencies, including activists, community leaders, academics, media, policymakers, members of the public and of Common Cause;

4) promoting reform initiatives through traditional and social media outreach, including drafting and placement of op-eds, editorial board meetings, blogs, interview opportunities on TV and radio;

5) developing materials to help educate Common Cause staff and activists on media reform issues;

6) working with development and program staff to secure additional funding for the Initiative;

7) conducting educational visits with federal and state policymakers; and

8) other Common Cause work as needed.

The impact of this initiative will depend in large part on strategic collaboration and coordination with public interest partners and with Common Cause state organizations working on campaigns and issues, where the participation of our nationally-recognized advisor can make a difference in advancing specific reforms and defending against industry efforts that undermine the public interest and jeopardize our democracy.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Advanced degree preferred, Bachelor’s degree required; extensive knowledge of public interest campaigns, including lobbying, grassroots organizing strategies, online and social media outreach and advocacy tactics; minimum 5 years advocacy or political campaign experience; commitment to Common Cause issues and agenda; excellent oral, written, social media, and communication skills, including public speaking; ability to handle a wide range of responsibilities; self-starter with high energy level; expertise in media and democracy strongly preferred; ability to work well with coalition partners; comfortable working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment; working knowledge of social media tools – i.e., Facebook, Twitter, etc.

TO APPLY:  Please submit resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Director of Human Resources at and include PROGRAM DIRECTOR—MEDIA AND DEMOCRACY in the subject line; or fax to 202.355.7546.  No phone calls please. Applicants are encouraged to respond as soon as possible.

ABOUT COMMON CAUSE: Common Cause is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization dedicated to restoring core values of American Democracy, reinventing an open, honest, and accountable government that works for the public interest, and empowering ordinary people to make their voices heard.Founded 45 years ago, Common Cause has 400,000 members and supporters, and chapters in 35 states around the country. At the national and state level, Common Cause is actively engaged in defending and advancing the core values of our democracy, which include politics not dominated by money, full access to voting and fair elections, economic opportunity for all, an ethical and accountable government, and an open and democratic media. More information can be found at:

The German Marshall Fund of the United States is hiring!

The German Marshall Fund of the United States is currently hiring for Communications Officer, Website and Social Media position.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Maintain the GMF website ( through Drupal. Facilitate relationship with web developers and consultants as project lead during website redesign and microsite redesign (
  • Develop strategy to promote GMF content through social media, website, and partnerships. Identify new and creative opportunities to promote the work of GMF Experts.
  • Laisse with GMF programs and leadership to best represent publications, events, and other content generated by programs on the website.
  • Record web statistics, set traffic goals, manage Google Adwords and Google Analytics.
  • Monitor and promote social media assets; stimulate conversation and engage with followers of GMF social media handles, proactive social media outreach, Twitter and Facebooks ads.
  • Create and execute social media strategy for GMF events and major conferences including live tweeting, livestreaming and ad buys.
  • Work with and manage outside website vendors and contractors when necessary, including budgeting and priorities management.
  • Oversee contract workers on website and social media projects.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in English, Communication, Information Technology, or related field and 5 years of experience managing websites and social media campaigns.
  • Strong ability to work within a transatlantic team.
  • Excellent English-language skills.
  • Experience managing vendor relationships and contracts.
  • Strong website editing and management skills in Drupal and WordPress. Basic knowledge of HTML and CSS a plus.
  • Experience in a website redesign and migration project.
  • Comfort with Google Analytics and reporting to leadership teams on key metrics.
  • Demonstrated background in successful social media campaigns using Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Ability to assess new social media tools and weigh their benefit for GMF use.
  • Experience reporting on social media campaigns using Sproutsocial or similar tool.
  • Familiarity with ad buys for Facebook and Twitter.
  • Ability to travel internationally on occasion to manage online communications for major conferences.

For more information, click here.