Jr. Project Manager


Job Description:

Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Security Operations Center (SOC) Support Services is a US Government program responsible to monitor, detect, analyze, mitigate, and respond to cyber threats and adversarial activity on the DHS Enterprise. The DHS SOC has primary responsibility for monitoring and responding to security events and incidents detected at the Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) and Policy Enforcement Point (PEP) and is responsible for directing and coordinating detection and response activities performed by each Component SOC. Direction and coordination are achieved through a new shared DHS incident tracking system and other means of coordination and communication.

Leidos has an immediate need for a Jr Project Manager to join our DHS Team. As a member of the PMO team, the Jr Project Manager is responsible for supporting the Project Leads and PMO Manager, maintaining and monitoring project plans and schedules, work hours, budgets, and expenditures. The role focuses on organizing, attending, and participating in stakeholder meetings. The Jr. Project Manager will also document and follow up on important actions and decisions from meetings. This functional role may prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively.

Specific Job Duties:
•Perform coordination activities to support schedule and project management
•Capture and/or support the update of risks, actions, and tasks, communicated through various mediums, as defined by the project
•Develop and update routine reporting documentation, including weekly and monthly deliverables leveraging best practices and project templates
•Attend client meetings, capture action items and meeting minutes, document any technical action items, provide input in the integrated master schedule, and communicate with stakeholders, as needed
•Assist Project Managers and Deputy Project Managers
•Support personnel onboarding activities as needed
•Coordinate project management activities, resources, and information
•Break projects into doable actions and set timeframes
•Assign tasks to internal teams and assist with schedule management
•Help prepare budgets
•Analyze risks and opportunities
•Oversee project procurement management
•Create and monitor project plans and documentation
•Act as the point of contact and communicate project status to all participants
•Use project management tools to monitor project progress
•Ensure standards and requirements are met through conducting quality assurance tests
•Help project managers create and present reports associated with project performance

Basic Qualifications:
•The candidate must be able to obtain an Entry on Duty (EOD) clearance as is required for all Department of Homeland Security SOC employees in order to support this program.
•Bachelors Degree with 4 to 8 years of professional experience OR Masters Degree with 2 to 6 years of professional experience
•Familiar with project management methodologies
•Familiar with Agile methodologies
•Experience with creating and analyzing project documentation, reports, and briefings
•Working knowledge of Microsoft Project
•Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks concurrently
•Ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment
•Ability to obtain a security clearance
•Ability to work independently with minimal direction; self-starter/self-motivated

Preferred Qualifications:
•Experience with MS Project
•Experience working in an agile environment

Pay Range: