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    Division of Management (DOM), NIGMS

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    IT Specialist

    Division of Management, Information Resources Management Branch
    Directs and manages Integrated Project Teams (IPT) IT professional staff in the development and production support activities of IT application system solutions. Plans, assigns, and monitors the work tasks of team members. Helps to define project resources, schedules, and milestones. Works with the Project Management Office and contract project team leads to define team member tasks and creates and maintains a work breakdown structure of project tasks with staff resource allocations and timelines.

    Tracks, monitors, and reviews team member tasks and status reports. Provides analytical guidance to team members and serves as a change agent to champion innovation and technical excellence. Reviews and approves the work products of project team members.

    Partners with NIGMS stakeholders and IRMB Business Analysts (e.g., subject matter experts at any organizational level, IT experts, and high-ranking officials, etc.) to elicit, analyze, and define business needs, and to determine the appropriate IT application system solution of products and deliverables to solve the business problem. Assists to create and maintain initial project planning artifacts that include but not limited to business case, project charter, project scope, preliminary project plan, project schedule and project proposal documents.

    Employs the use of Agile project management practices and techniques that comply with the DHHS Enterprise Performance Lifecycle (EPLC) project management framework to ensure that project objectives are met. Employs the use of Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) methodologies (e.g., Waterfall, Agile, Rapid Application Development (RAD), Iterative, etc.) along with other practices and techniques throughout all phases of project workflow (e.g., requirements definition, design, construction, testing, implementation, deployment) to ensure that product requirements are met to support business objectives.

    Tracks and monitors project schedules, budgets, scope, and resources to ensure that projects proceed according to plan. Defines, monitors, and tracks performance metrics. Identifies risks, defines risk mitigation strategies, and manages project risks. Supports project reporting, analytics, and dashboards for monitoring and reporting on project status, schedule, and costs.

    Partners with the PMO office to create and maintain comprehensive project plans that include the creation of project schedule and cost management artifacts, as well as risk, communication, requirements, quality, and contingency management plan components. Creates and maintains project support documentation that includes but not limited to project status reports, configuration management records, changes requests, incident reports, and stakeholder agreements (e.g., service level agreements, organizational level agreements, memorandums of understanding).

    Conducts presentations, briefings, or other communication activities to keep appropriate management informed of the status of all significant project activity and issues.

    Collaborates with subject matter specialists and experts at any organizational level and other IT experts, in order to determine stakeholder business needs for optimal computer system design, organizational impact, implementation schedules, environmental and administrative/budgetary constraints, etc.

    Coordinates systems integration activities with business owners, system owners, and IT specialists who manage IT systems within and outside of the NIGMS computing environment.

    Employs the use of IT service management practices and techniques that comply with the ITIL service management public framework to ensure the delivery of quality IT services. Displays and exercises in depth knowledge of application independent validation and verification (IV&V) to ensure deliverables are in line with technical and functional requirements.
    This position has no educational requirement.
    GS 11/12/13

    Workplace Flexibilities such as Telework will be offered.
    Interested candidates should send their resume to Jose Lopez or Arthur Lynch

    Division of Data Integration, Modeling, and Analytics (DIMA), NIGMS

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    This position is an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of data-driven science policy, reporting, and legislative functions at one of the leading institutes at NIH in program evaluation and analytics, as well as an innovator in novel approaches to funding basic research, research training, and research capacity building.

    This position in within the Data Integration and Dissemination Branch (DIDB) of the Division of Data Integration, Modeling, and Analytics (DIMA). DIMA serves as NIGMS' core analytics and policy resource center for all data- driven and policy-related discussions, decisions, evaluations, and actions. DIMA serves the Institute's Director, Deputy Director, Senior Staff, Scientific Divisions, and Program Staff by providing robust, timely, accurate, contextually appropriate, and actionable data and information that aid in the efficient administration of all NIGMS programs and in the proper stewardship of taxpayer resources.

    Positions in DIDB cover a wide spectrum of NIH planning and policy related functions, including contributing to efforts to communicate data on the Institute’s research portfolio to various Congressional committees and offices to meet reporting needs or provide technical input on legislation or appropriations; joining teams performing program evaluation and capturing programmatic outcomes; and monitoring data on strategic priorities, organizational performance, enterprise risk management, or specialized scientific topics within NIGMS or NIH. DIDB staff apply their knowledge in these areas to communicate this information in an audience-specific, culturally appropriate manner to a variety of audiences, including but not restricted to Congress, NIGMS and NIH leadership, HHS administration and leadership, and key professional societies.

    An ideal applicant would have a broad biomedical science background and be familiar with drawing insights from quantitative, semi-quantitative, and qualitative data for both scientific and nonscientific audiences. Candidates should have strong written and oral communication skills as well as a commitment to public service.
    Bachelor’s or graduate/higher-level advanced degree in a biomedical science field related to the work of the position.
    Workplace Flexibilities such as Telework will be offered.
    Interested candidates should send their resume to David Bochner