Applied Memetics LLC

  • Scheduling Technician

    Job Locations US-VA-Fairfax
    Job ID
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    Applied Memetics LLC (AM LLC) is seeking a Scheduling Technician to provide on-site technical support to the Veterans Affairs (VA) administration. The successful candidate will support the Office of Information Technology (OI&T) to identify and remediate existing and future vulnerabilities.


    Key Role:


    Must have experience with both manual and automated scheduling systems. Experience must include the ability to schedule data into an automated scheduling tool and validating data following input. Must have experience in creating standard and ad hoc reports as directed by senior staff. Maintain responsibility for designing, developing, and maintaining detailed resource-loaded schedules for implementation, developmental, and operational systems. Work with developmental and operational teams to develop detailed schedules and assist with keeping these schedules current. Use or recommend automated tools, including Microsoft Project and Primavera or program mandated software. Develop and or modify project schedules and the integration of multiple project schedules into an overall master program schedule, maintain the overall master program schedule, and link project schedules with the overarching program, investment portfolio, functional area, or other Integrated Master Plans (IMPs). Provide hands-on development of layered schedules and IMPs that address how an acquisition project is progressing and how the project contributes to overarching requirements and objectives and maintain status on linkages and dependencies with related projects. Assist with maintaining and developing the environment for the overall master program schedule, the integration of multiple project schedules into an overall master program schedule, and defining and implementing schedule software, including Microsoft Project, Primavera, or specific program mandated software, and the management of processes and procedures and implement schedule version control processes, policies, and procedures.



    Background: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is the Federal Government's second largest cabinet agency with 320,000 employees. When viewed from an information technology (IT) perspective, OI&T is one of the nation's largest consolidated IT organizations with: 

    -$3.1 billion budget (FY12) 
    -Nearly 7,500 employees 
    -More than 300,000 desktop computers 
    -Approximately 30,000 laptop computers 
    -Nearly 450,000 email accounts 

    The Continuous Readiness in Information Security Protection (CRISP) program began as a VA-wide initiative launched in March 2012 to address MWs by concentrating on: 

    -Managing appropriate access control for users and reducing out-dated personnel clearances 
    -Testing contingency plans for data breaches 
    -Providing information security training for users, contractors, volunteers 
    -Developing initial baseline configurations 
    -Improving data-center web application security





    • High school or GED
    • 2 years of experience with programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity within the federal government required
    • 1 year of experience with managing a schedule for an engineering program involving hardware and software development and multiple sub-components
    • Ability to demonstrate successful completion of an advanced level of Microsoft Project or Primavera Course
    • Ability to facilitate and coordinate efforts with key government and non-government stakeholders
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision
    • Ability to obtain a security clearance
    • Demonstrates strong quantitative, analytical and conceptual thinking skills
    • Must work well within a time sensitive environment

     **Experience working in Federal Government environments is preferred.**




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