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IT Policy and Planning Specialist

Company: Panum Group, LLC
Location: Alexandria
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

The Panum Group is looking for an energetic IT Policy and Planning Specialist to join our team supporting critical IT programs at the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS).

Successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise supporting IT investment operations and oversight, knowledge of government budget cycle, IT governance process, FITARA assessment, System Development Lifecycle (SDLC) methodologies, IT audits and IT policy and planning. Must also have the ability to work as part of a team and independently to provide program and executive level support, as necessary, including data calls and other briefings.

This is an excellent role for a curious, personable, process oriented, forward-thinking professional looking to grow their career and expand/deepen their leadership and management skills. This hybrid position is in Alexandria, VA (Metro accessible); client requires on-site attendance Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesdays. Seeking a candidate with a minimum of 5-8 years of experience supporting government IT Investment and policy and planning processes.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Support the members of the IT Investment Management Team which specializes in assessing the performance and risk of current IT investments, evaluates the compliance of new initiatives with the department's IT objectives and project and portfolio management best practices, and contributes to strengthening IT portfolio governance process, Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) policies, processes, and training
  • Support federal staff as they evaluate, review, and assess information technology investments/projects as prescribed by the agency
  • Support the investment stakeholders as they develop and manage project, activity, and performance baselines in conformance with agency regulation and project management best practices
  • Support federal staff with investment process improvements and policies and procedures development and review
  • Support federal staff as they: assess policy needs and develop policies to govern IT activities; provide policy guidance to IT management, staff, and customers; define current and future business environments; conduct audits of IT programs and policies
  • Provide support for the operations and maintenance of FNS's IT Investment management and Capital Planning process
  • Provide support for the annual IT Acquisition Approval Request (AAR) documentation process to include reviewing AARs
  • Support updating the OMB IT Portfolio Summary and IT Investment Business Case for all each investment
  • Support organizational compliance to the FNS System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) framework
  • Support the development and execution of IT Governance planning strategies and processes
  • Provide support for Technology Business Management (TBM) alignment and related portfolio management processes

    Minimum Qualifications
    • Must have a 4-year degree from accredited University/College in related field: Information Technology, Computer Science, Business, Finance, or equivalent acceptable area of study
    • Experience supporting executive / Federal clients
    • Ability to acquire/apply expert knowledge and understanding of specific USDA/FNS CPIC guidance and requirements
    • Demonstrated commitment to meeting timelines and requirements; advanced research skills, curiosity to understand how systems or processes work end-to-end
    • Possesses strong technical writing skills with the ability to produce high quality deliverables
    • Strong attention to detail, highly organized and able to thrive in a busy, deadline driven atmosphere
    • Strong verbal skills and the ability to communicate key points with concision and accuracy
    • Demonstrated understanding of project management methodologies, policies, and procedures
    • Familiarity with IT policies and procedures, governance, and Agile SDLC methodologies.
    • Lead weekly project status meetings
    • Ability to communicate technical information to a non-technical audience
    • Demonstrable proficiency with O365, Teams, SharePoint, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
    • Desire to work directly with and build strong, mutually beneficial relationships with Federal Clients daily.

      Panum Telecom LLC (dba Panum Group) Established in 1997, Panum Group provides unique expertise and innovative solutions that address federal customers' greatest business and mission challenges. A culture of excellence through innovation and problem-solving has resulted in 100 percent growth in employees and revenue over the last three years. Panum provides program & project management, acquisition & contract management, business & strategy consulting and next generation information and communications technology services for more than 20 federal agencies. For more information, please visit

Keywords: Panum Group, LLC, Alexandria , IT Policy and Planning Specialist, Accounting, Auditing , Alexandria, Virginia

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