DC City Government contacted Dr. Khamooshi directly to recruit from GW’s MSPM program. DC’s CIO for the Department of Human Services is leading the DCAS Project, one of the largest projects undertaken by the District of Columbia within recent history. This project is a cross-collaboration between numerous agencies and is geared towards ensuring the complete SDLC for Health and Human Services eligibility within the District. This is a large project consisting of IT Specialist in various concentrations, Analysts, Project Managers, Subject Matter Experts and host of other business fields, policy fields and IT fields.
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Apply to one of the Spring 2016 short-term study away programs by 1 Nov. Watch the study away information session online, schedule a meeting with Lisa Brancheau from the G&EE office, and confirm approval of your selected course through your program advisor, Cambria Happ. Destinations include China, Florida, Israel, Denmark, and Mexico.
•8 Oct, Info Session for the Global Business Consulting Short-Term Consulting Abroad Program
Interested in solving real-world challenges for global clients? Looking for a unique experience to fulfill a 3 credit hour elective requirement? Learn more about the Global Business Consulting Short-Term Consulting Abroad Program at an info session Thursday, 8 Oct, 6:15-7 p.m. in Duques Hall, room 620. Application deadline is 6 Nov. Contact GW-CIBER to learn more at firstname.lastname@example.org.
•MSPM Alum Hiring Two Analyst-level Positions
Emma Pincoffs, MSPM ’04 is seeking MSPM students or alumni to fill two analyst-level positions with The Capital Group. The positions will support the Federal Aviation Administration. Apply online via GWorkSB.
Apply via GWorkSB, Job ID 830523. Positions shared by Emma Pincoffs, MSPM ’04.
Location: Washington, DC
Job Description: The candidate will work to support various programs for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The candidate with provide business and finance lifecycle support to include:
· Conducting Cost/Benefit Analyses
· Developing life cycle cost estimate and benefits models
· Performing risk analyses to assess the risks associated with costs, benefits, schedule and technical performance
· Conducting iterative trade-off analyses among cost, schedule, performance, and benefits
· Developing business cases and associated reports
· Providing business management functions such as budgeting, financial analysis and planning and control of funding and allocation
· Providing cost estimating budget planning, programmatic decision-making, and other activities as needed
· Formulating spend plans and providing assistance in the development of obligation plans
· Developing current year and out-year budget forecasts and justification documentation
· Assisting with budget inquiries, program budget and requirements analyses, and impact statements
· Tracking and providing summary reports on funding allocations, obligations, expenditures, funds remaining, and projected shortfalls/surpluses
· Tracking actual contract costs, reviewing invoices, and preparing payment recommendation
· Tracking quarterly spend plans, developing estimates to complete projections, forecasting required funding profiles, and supporting end of year closeouts
· Reconciling financial system payment data with invoice certifications
· Conducting program control and tracking to include Earned Value Management
Qualifications: Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in the following fields of study: Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Operations Research, Statistics or a related field of study. Masters degree a plus.
ACQUISITION/PROGRAM MANAGEMENT ANALYST
Location: Washington, DC
Position: Full-Time Job Description: The Candidate will work as part of team that will support various programs for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The Candidate will provide acquisition strategy and planning and life cycle program/project management support to include:
· Conducting market research, developing market surveys, planning solicitations, responding to vendor inquiries and preparing market analysis reports
· Conducting alternatives analyses and documenting results
· Supporting the development of Independent Government Cost Estimates and Business Case Analyses
· Supporting the preparation of Screening Information Requests including technical specifications and SOW/PWS/SOOs
· Performing requirements analysis and development of Program Requirements documents
· Providing source selection support including support for the preparation of Source Selection Plans, conducting Source Selection Evaluations, and preparing related Reports
· Providing cost, schedule and technical program support
· Developing and maintaining integrated program schedule
· Conducting program risk analysis including the development of mitigation strategies
· Assisting the government with Contractor oversight including task order preparation and management, and reviewing vendor deliverables
· Developing, monitoring and tracking program metrics
· Other acquisition and program management duties as necessary
Qualifications: Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in the following fields of study: Business Administration, Communications, Finance, Information Systems/Technology, Humanities, Engineering, Computer Science, Operations Research, Statistics, Math or a related field of study. Masters degree a plus.
Special Requirements: None required. PMP certification is a plus.
Job Title: Senior Operations Research Analyst
Department: Legislative Branch
Agency: Government Accountability Office
Job Announcement Number: GAO-13-ARM-1515-04
Salary Range: $93,083 to $148,256 per year
Application Deadline: August 15, 2013
The Senior Operations Research Analyst position, located in GAO’s Applied Research and Methods (ARM) Team, Center for Science, Technology, and Engineering (CSTE). ARM’s primary mission is to provide technical and specialist expertise that supports and extends the work of other GAO teams and thus contributes to the overall quality of the information GAO supplies to Congress and federal agencies. ARM operations research analyst staff serve as consultants to other GAO teams, provide technical analyses where required, in the areas of cost estimation, earned value management, and schedule and schedule risk analysis.
- U.S. Citizenship.
- Completion of a satisfactory background investigation.
- A probationary period may be required.
- Selectee may have to complete a financial disclosure statement.
- A referral list will be issued with the first cutoff after 2 weeks.
Job Title: Senior Operations Research Analyst
Job Announcement Number: GAO-13-ARM-1515-3b
Salary Range: $79,110-$117,416/year
Application Period: February 11-26, 2013
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The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) supports the Congress in meeting its constitutional responsibilities to legislate, appropriate, and oversee the Federal government for the benefit of the American people. The GAO, commonly referred to as the investigative arm of Congress, or the congressional watchdog, is independent and nonpartisan. The GAO assists Congress in making informed decisions by providing information on policy and program issues, as well as by providing recommendations to make government more effective and responsive.
This a Senior Operations Research Analyst position, located in GAO’s Applied Research and Methods (ARM) Team, Center for Science, Technology, and Engineering (CSTE). ARM’s primary mission is to provide technical and specialist expertise that supports and extends the work of other GAO teams and thus contributes to the overall quality of the information GAO supplies to Congress and federal agencies. ARM operations research analyst staff serve as consultants to other GAO teams, provide technical analyses where required, in the areas of cost estimation, earned value management, and schedule and schedule risk analysis.
- Conducts cost estimating, earned value management (EVM), and schedule and schedule risk analyses of large systems and acquisitions in the federal government including, but not limited to, major weapons systems, IT modernization, aircraft, and satellite systems.
- Performs assessments of a program’s life cycle cost estimate (LCCE), EVM, and schedule data to determine to what extent each is meeting best practices called for in GAO’s Cost Estimating and Schedule Assessment Guides (cf., GAO Cost Estimating and Assessment Guide – Best Practices for Developing and Managing Capital Program Costs, GAO-09-3SP, Mar 2, 2009 and GAO Schedule Assessment Guide – Best Practices for Project Schedules—Exposure Draft, GAO-12-120G, May 30, 2012), and interviews agency officials to discuss audit findings related to best practices.
- Prepares written assessments of cost, EVM, and schedule analyses that contain sufficient support and rationale for conclusions. Works with experts outside GAO to conduct cost risk analyses when necessary. Provides related oral presentations to both internal GAO customers and external clients such as Congressional staff.
- Reviews products for adequate coverage and supportable conclusions regarding sound cost estimating, EVM, and scheduling.
- Identifies key deficiencies in LCCEs and analyzes and interprets earned value management data including evaluation of formats I through V.
- Provides training to staff as required on cost estimation, EVM, and schedule analysis.
Degree in operations research or at least 24 semester hours in a combination of operations research, mathematics, probability, statistics, mathematical logic, computer science, or subject-matter courses requiring substantial competence in college-level mathematics or statistics. At least 3 of the 24 semester hours must be in calculus.
Evaluation of Education: The primary requirement of operations research work is competence in the rigorous methods of scientific inquiry and analysis rather than in the subject matter of the problem. Therefore, applicants should have sufficient knowledge of applied mathematics to understand and use fundamental concepts and techniques of operations research methods analysis.
Courses acceptable for qualifying for operations research positions may have been taken in departments other than Operations Research (e.g., Engineering-usually Industrial Engineering, Science, Mathematics, Statistics or Management Science).
APPLICANTS MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTORS:
1. Experience with Life Cycle Cost Estimates during all phases of the acquisition process; developing and evaluating unit costs and applying advanced theories, concepts, principles and processes for Life Cycle Cost Estimating such as conducting learning curve analysis, developing cost estimating relationships, and performing cost risk and uncertainty analysis.
2. Experience in earned value management analysis for various commodities (e.g., weapons, satellite, construction, transportation, IT systems).
In addition to the education requirements and the selective placement factors described, applicants must have at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience at the next lower level/band, equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service, which has equipped the applicant with the skills and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience is defined as practical experience in developing, analyzing, and evaluating life cycle cost estimates for reasonableness.