Government Program Analyst - Washington, D.C. in Washington, DC at RCS Corporation

Date Posted: 5/7/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job ID: #16933

RCS has an immediate need for various levels of Program Portfolio/Program/Project Analysts located in Washington, D.C. This is a full-time assignment supporting a project with the Department of Homeland Security.  Local candidates are preferred.

Who We Are
RCS Corporation is a certified Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) specializing in the recruitment of professionals for best-of-class companies throughout the United States.  Since 1994, RCS recruits top talent for direct hire, temp-to-perm and contract staffing positions and provides customized payroll services. Our Recruiting Specialties consist of all Engineering Disciplines, Project Management, Project Controls, Information Technology, Energy Efficiency and Business Professionals.

Job Summary

The  Program Portfolio/Program/Project Analysts will support the DHS in the following activities: 

1. Assist with defining requirements

2. Provides input to project scope, schedule and budget based on an understanding of the program life-cycle.

3. Assist in maintaining changes to project baselines

4. Monitors deliverables; assess documents, plans and applications; conducts quality reviews of projects and tasks.

5. Prepares presentations and other materials to support project functions.

6. Leads activities to identify project risks and assist in the development of mitigation plans.

7. Drafts correspondence, reports, white papers, minutes, spreadsheets, communications products, briefs, and other documentation.

8. Maintains and tracks action items and participates in meetings.

Technology Center Division: 

The contractor shall assist program managers in their execution of programs within the RDT&E process encompassing: research related to building knowledge and understanding of (1) how to harness emerging capabilities for homeland security use; (2) how to securely use emerging capabilities; (3) how emerging capabilities may become threats/risks to homeland security missions; and (4) detect, counter, mitigate the misuse of capabilities.

• The contractor shall assist with defining research requirements; provide input to project scope, schedule and budget based on an understanding of the research project lifecycle.

• The contractor shall assist in maintaining changes to project baselines; monitor deliverables; assess documents, plans and applications; conduct quality reviews of projects and tasks.

• The contractor shall prepare presentations and other materials to support project functions.

• The contractor shall assist in identifying project risks and developing mitigation plans.

• The contractor shall draft correspondence, reports, white papers, spreadsheets, communications products, briefs, and other documentation as needed/requested. Participate in meetings; maintain and track action items from meetings; draft meeting minutes after each meeting.

• The contractor shall support the development of procurement requests to include having and applying practical knowledge of the acquisition process as outlined in the Federal Acquisition Regulation in order to formulate various acquisition approaches. Assist in drafting various documents supporting a procurement. Will be relied upon to provided technical and procurement guidance to junior contractor staff on the team.

Technology Scouting and Transition Division:

The contractor shall provide services to support TST. The contractor shall assist program managers in their execution of programs within the RDT&E process encompassing: technology foraging and scouting; research and development; test and evaluation; systems & operational analysis and engineering; operational testing and integration; information management; technology transfer, transition and commercialization; and risk management and mitigation.

• The contractor shall assist with defining requirements; provides input to project scope, schedule and budget based on an understanding of the program lifecycle.

• The contractor shall assist in maintaining changes to project baselines; monitor deliverables; assess documents, plans and applications; conduct quality reviews of projects and tasks.

• The contractor shall prepare presentations and other materials to support project functions.

• The contractor shall lead activities to identify project risks and assist in the development of mitigation plans.

• The contractor shall draft correspondence, reports, white papers, minutes, spreadsheets, communications products, briefs, and other documentation. Maintains and track action items and participates in meetings.

• The contractor shall support the development of procurement requests to include having and applying practical knowledge of the acquisition process as outlined in the Federal Acquisition Regulation in order to formulate various acquisition approaches. Assist in drafting various documents supporting a procurement. Will be relied upon to provided technical and procurement guidance to junior contractor staff on the team.

• The contractor shall execute the S&T technology scouting process; conduct research on currently available technologies to commercial, government, and research institutions, develop and summarize recommendations in written and oral formats; work collaboratively in a team environment; generate clear concise scouting reports in a timely manner.

• The contractor shall evaluate the technology scouting process and recommend appropriate modifications and adjustments to improve efficiency and effectiveness.

Required Qualifications

  • For Senior role: BA/BS + 10 years of relevant or Master’s + 5 years of relevant experience
    • (For Mission and Capability Front Office Support, if no degree, then 14 years of experience required or a 2-year Associate's Degree and 12 years of experience) 
  • For Mid-level role: BA/BS + 5 Years of relevant experience or Master’s + 3 years of relevant experience 
  • For Jr-Level Role: BA/BS + 1 Year of relevant experience
  • Previous government DHS, Security Affairs or related experience required 
  • Program Management experience, experience managing projects in a matrixed environment and coordinating across mission spaces
  • Active PMP or Certified ScrumMaster preferred
  • Active Secret Clearance preferred 

RCS is an equal opportunity employer that prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type. RCS recruits, hires, and promotes for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship status, disability, military status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, genetic information or age. All terms and conditions of employment such as compensation, benefits, work assignment, availability of facilities and privileges of employment are administered on the same basis of equality.