• Project Manager III

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(2/28/2018 4:24 PM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    We are currently seeking an experienced, dynamic and collaborative professional to serve as Project Manager III within our IT PMO team.  Reporting to the Senior Manager of IT PMO you will drive to successful conclusion all aspects of USAC information technology initiatives. The result of this position will be a managed approach to information technology projects with increased scope, time, and objective achievement.


    This is an outstanding career opportunity for an individual interested in a genuine professional challenge in support of a public-spirited mission.


    Working in a creative and fast-paced environment, the Project Manager III will help perform project management activities for complex, high profile programs and projects, as well as work with cross-functional IT teams and product owners to deliver business solutions. Among others, your responsibilities will include the following:


    • Performing project planning, resourcing, cost estimating and scheduling
    • Managing technical resources assigned to the project team, from internal sources and/or external vendors
    • Working with stakeholders to ensure project goals and execution are aligned with business goals
    • Contributing to system, data and application architecture decisions
    • Ensuring adherence to internal review processes and technical standards
    • Driving project activity to defined milestones and deliverables
    • Monitoring, tracking, and reporting on project schedules and costs
    • Updating project stakeholders through weekly status reports and appropriate meetings
    • Coordinating project requirements with other IT functions
    • Generating standard project documentation that correspond to a specific project phase
    • Consulting with departments on business requirements and specifications
    • Determining the development and application of criteria to evaluate alternative systems and providing recommendations for product selection
    • Representing the IT department in coordination with other departments
    • Managing outsourced work, consultants, vendors, and relationships


    About You


    The successful candidate will excel at operating in a diverse and fluid environment, and will be crucial for the management of IT projects in order to push forward and complete the goals of the IT PMO Team.


    • You are passionate about our mission to help Americans gain access to essential communications technology
    • You are a problem solver with great attention to detail, can work with little supervision, multi-task, and learn quickly
    • You have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in high-pressure situations
    • You have 8 to 10 years of experience performing the duties outlined above in a professional environment
    • You have 8 to 10 years of demonstrated experience in information systems
    • You have 6 to 8 years of hands-on experience in IT project management, project management practices and techniques, and also project management software
    • You have 4 to 5 years of experience with Agile software development methodologies
    • You possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a related field or have equivalent related experience


    About USAC

    Through its administration of the $10 billion Universal Service Fund (USF) programs on behalf of the FCC, USAC works to promote the availability of quality services at just, reasonable and affordable rates and to increase access to advanced telecommunications services throughout the nation. Specifically, the USF programs provide funding for the expansion of telecommunications and broadband access to rural communities and health care facilities, schools and libraries across the country, and low income households. Through program administration, auditing, and outreach, USAC works with contributors, service providers, and program beneficiaries to achieve the program goals articulated by the FCC for each of these programs.


    The FCC has reformed the USF to support further investment in and access to evolving broadband infrastructure, making the programs a primary vehicle to support this critical national priority. USAC, as the administrator of the USF, plays a critical role in supporting the ambitious vision to ensure that all citizens in the United States have access to high-speed broadband. The organization has approximately 500 employees with an operating budget of more than $200 million. USAC works in close partnership with the FCC and other federal and state partners to support the achievement of the USF program goals.


    USAC administers the USF programs—High Cost, Lifeline, Rural Health Care, and Schools and Libraries. USAC strives to provide efficient, responsible stewardship of the programs, a key national asset in making important telecommunications and Internet services available to consumers, health care providers, schools, and libraries throughout the United States. The program divisions are supported by additional USAC personnel in Finance, General Counsel, Information Systems, Internal Audit, the Enterprise Program Management Office and Human Resources. Consistent with FCC rules, USAC does not make policy for or interpret unclear provisions of statutes or the FCC’s rules.


    Universal service is paid for by contributions from telecommunications carriers, including wireline and wireless companies, and interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol providers, including cable companies that provide voice service, based on an assessment of their interstate and international end- user revenues. These contributions are most typically passed through to consumers through a universal service fee line item on their telephone bills.


    Additional information on USF programs can be found at: http://www.usac.org/about/about/who-we- are/default.aspx


    USAC offers a comprehensive benefits package, ongoing professional development opportunities, including vacation and sick leave.


    USAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Only principals will be accepted. No agencies please.


    To apply, please submit a cover letter and resumes, click the “Apply For This Job Online” button


    USAC employees are passionate about our mission. Our work contributes to the success of all Americans. We’ve worked together to build a culture that is collaborative, ambitious, outcome-oriented, and feedback-focused.



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