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Project Manager – Child Welfare Technical Assistance and Information Systems (Remote)
ICF is currently looking for a Project Manager that will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the staff who provide technical assistance, support to the Children’s Bureau and provide ad hoc support. The team is divided into four sub-teams that include staff supporting the Division of State Systems, supporting federal reporting systems such as the National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD), the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS), and National Child Welfare Data Management System (NCWDMS).
This position will require 25% travel.
- Excellent skills in multitasking, managing workplans, and managing client relationships and expectations. The PM
- Interfaces with the project’s contract officer’s representative (COR), the DSS division director, all of the federal staff working in the division, as well as federal points of contact for AFCARS, NYTD, and NCDMS.
- Interfaces with managers and staff at ICF to provide supplemental technology resources to the project.
- Oversees the assignment and delivery of work products which are assigned to the ICF team by the federal clients.
- Provide thought leadership, guidance, oversight, and quality control over the technical assistance work products to ensure the products are on target with client expectations, delivered on time and within scope, and are error free.
- Oversees the project budget and burn rate, reviews and approves client invoices, reviews and approves subcontract invoices (if subcontractors are used), conducts bi-weekly oral briefings for the COR, and creates and orally presents quarterly project management review documents at the corporate level.
- Responsible for maintaining projected profitability, controlling costs, and overseeing and approving travel expenses, as well as all personnel management of direct reports.
- Master’s degree in IT, business, or related field
- A minimum of 10 years of relevant experience
- Knowledge of child welfare state IT systems (SACWIS and/or CCWIS)
- Experience in the implementation of large-scale IT systems
- Experience is developing and/or managing development of technical assistance products/services
- Proven project management skills
- Certified project management professional (PMP)
- Knowledge of state procurement and the federal APD process
- Intimate knowledge of child welfare practice at the state level and the link between the IT programs and practice outcomes
- Experience working in a state/tribal child welfare information system
- Knowledge of IV&V processes and procedures
- Knowledge of agile methodology
- Experience providing technical assistance at the federal level
- Excellent leadership skills; strategic thinker
- Functions as a trusted advisor to the client and provides added value beyond being the PM
- Excellent client skills including professionalism in providing administrative direction, including ability to exercise good judgment, discretion, tact, and diplomacy
- Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills
- Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision making capabilities
- Team builder and team player with the ability to balance competing priorities
- Ability to multi-task and maintain high-quality results and work products
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