Project Control Specialist (Interdisciplinary)

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Location
    Huntington, West Virginia
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Apply by
    Jun-14-2018
  • Posted
    Jun 04

Position description

About the Position:
This position is an Interdisciplinary with the US Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District, Planning Programs & Project Management Division. Position will be hired for an Operation Research Analyst, Mathematician, Mathematics Statistician, Statistician or Computer Scientist and could be hired at the GS-05, GS-07, GS-09 or GS-11 grade level. Target grade upon completion of time in grade and required experience is GS-11.

This job is also being advertised to status candidates under job announcement SWGJ186965214980

Responsibilities

  • Performs duties in support of project management, control, coordination and execution of all district assigned projects and programs.
  • Performs as a team member of the district project controls group, providing services to the district's portfolio of projects such as planning, scheduling, estimating, budgeting, change management and risk assessment.
  • Performs day to day management and processing of each project and/or program using professional project portfolio management software and established Project Management Business Processes (PMBP).
  • Manages, controls, develops, coordinates and executes assigned programs and their documentation requirements to ensure data/document management.

Travel Required

25% or less - Business travel less than 25%

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

11

Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.

Qualifications

Who May Apply: US Citizens

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience and transcripts will be required as part of your application package. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Basic Requirement for Operations Research 1515 :
Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in operations research; or a degree with 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 must have been in calculus.

Basic Requirement for Mathematics 1520:
A. Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in mathematics; or a degree with the equivalent of a major that included at least 24 semester hours in mathematics. The total course work must have included differential and integral calculus and, in addition, four advanced mathematics courses requiring calculus or equivalent mathematics courses as a prerequisite.
Please refer to the link below to determine if you meet the basic education requirements for this position: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1500/mathematics-series-1520/

Basic Requirement for Mathematical Statistician 1529:
A. Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) that included 24 semester hours of mathematics and statistics, of which at least 12 semester hours were in mathematics and 6 semester hours were in statistics.
Please refer to the link below to determine if you meet the basic education requirements for this position: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1500/mathematical-statistics-series-1529/

Basic Requirement for Statistician 1530:
A. Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) that included 15 semester hours in statistics (or in mathematics and statistics, provided at least 6 semester hours were in statistics), and 9 additional semester hours in one or more of the following: physical or biological sciences, medicine, education, or engineering; or in the social sciences including demography, history, economics, social welfare, geography, international relations, social or cultural anthropology, health sociology, political science, public administration, psychology, etc.
Please refer to the link below to determine if you meet the basic education requirements for this position: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1500/statistics-series-1530/

Basic Requirement for Computer Science 1550:
A. Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in computer science or bachelor's degree (or higher degree) with 30 semester hours in a combination of mathematics, statistics, and computer science. At least 15 of the 30 semester hours must have included any combination of statistics and mathematics that included differential and integral calculus.

In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

  • Operating Systems
  • Oral Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Research and Data Analysis


Specialized Experience for GS-05: One year of specialized experience which includes: A foundational knowledge of Project Management principles, scheduling concepts, data analysis and enterprise tools for project delivery. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-04).

Specialized Experience for GS-07: One year of specialized experience which includes: Basic knowledge of Programs and Project management principles, and scheduling concepts, to include Critical Path Method. Foundational understanding of Primavera or other enterprise scheduling software, accounting systems and principles and data report writing tools. Ability to communicate scheduling concepts and basic project data report development.This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-05).

Specialized Experience for GS-09: One year of specialized experience which includes: Knowledge of Programs and Project management principles, and the project delivery process. To include working in conjunction with teams for the development of multiyear project schedules from initiation to completion. Knowledge and ability to troubleshoot scheduling errors within enterprise systems and make recommendations to ways to mitigate schedule risk. Ability to analyze project data to discover trends and communicate to project leadership any findings. Basic knowledge of the Civil Works budgeting process and the project life cycle. Sought opportunities to automate and consistently deliver project data to team members. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-07).

Specialized Experience for GS-11: One year of specialized experience which includes: Advanced knowledge of Programs and Project management principles, tools and process. Ability to troubleshoot complex, multiyear project schedules and look for consistency within other projects in the Program. Knowledge of relational databases and relationship types and its use with enterprise project data. Proactive creation of project reports to highlight trends and projections to support informed decisions based on situational understanding of current project status. Knowledge and understanding of Civil Works budgeting process and the project life cycle. Understanding of industry earned value calculations and their interpretations of project data. Ability to use multiple complex relational datasets to support project report creation. Utilized statistical principles to forecast execution and delivery.This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-09).
 

Education

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further informatio

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