Master Scheduler - VHA Community Care

Location: Washington, DC
ERPi is seeking consultants and senior consultants with experience developing, maintaining, and conducting analysis on integrated master schedules (IMS) and integrated master plans (IMP) for business and IT programs in either a federal government or health care setting.  The role will provide project scheduling support across the continuum of: integrate all program activities, associated interdependencies, durations, and resource requirements to construct and maintain a program level IMS. The role will provide subject matter expertise and reporting in scheduling, critical path analysis, and program coordination, and support and mentor government and contractor employees in the development and maintenance of program IMP and IMS, and develop briefings on specific IMS and IMP processes. The role will provide what-if analysis using standard schedule analysis methodologies and potential courses of actions with forecasts and risks assessments due to program changes or external influence showing an impact to critical path. The role will perform analysis on business and IT contractor IMS submissions to ensure compliance with program and contractual requirements.
 
The project scheduler role will be part of a larger program implementation support services contract in support of an enterprise-wide transformation of VA’s health care delivery system called VHA Community Care. The program will provide Veteran patients with greater access to care through an integrated network of VA health care facilities and community providers in a manner that is easy to understand, simple to administer, and meets the needs of Veterans, community providers, and VA employees. The VHA Community Care Program Implementation Support contract will adapt commercial best practices and principles from payers and providers to help modernize VA’s clinical and business processes and capabilities to successfully transform VA community care and improve the Veteran, community provider and VA employee experience.
 
This role requires a combination of experience with developing integrated master schedules (IMS), experience with Microsoft Project and Primavera, and a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
 
Role Description:
o   Provides subject matter expertise in project management and project scheduling.
o   Tasks may include performing: integration of all program activities, associated interdependencies, durations, and resource requirements to construct and maintain a program level IMS, providing subject matter expertise and reporting in scheduling, critical path analysis, and program coordination, and support and mentor government and contractor employees in the development and maintenance of program IMP and IMS, and develop briefings on specific IMS and IMP processes, providing what-if analysis using standard schedule analysis methodologies and potential courses of actions with forecasts and risks assessments due to program changes or external influence showing an impact to critical path, performing analysis on business and IT contractor IMS submissions to ensure compliance with program and contractual requirements.
o   Excellence in oral and written communications (briefings, presentations, and client ready documentation). A writing sample will be a requirement of the interview process. 
o   Manage day-to-day client relationships and communications and represent ERPi at client progress meetings and briefings.
o   Prepare progress reports and client briefings.
o   Prepare quality client deliverables.
o   Excellent teamwork.
o   Help to plan and execute program within client governance structure.
o   Support client growth initiatives by identifying additional opportunities and scoping/responding to follow-on tasks.
 
Required Skills and Experiences:
o   BA/BS Degree
o   Project Management Professional or Associate certification
o   A minimum of 2 years of experience in project scheduling.
o   Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills.
o   Experience in Microsoft Project and/or Primavera scheduling software.
o   Strong analytical skills with ability to define, collect, and analyze data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, and make logical decisions.
o   Strong organization and prioritization skills.
 
Additional Skills Desired
o   Federal consulting experience
o   Health care consulting experience
 
Education and Certifications Requirements
o   Bachelor’s degree
o   Master’s degree desirable
 
Company
Professional growth opportunity with a provider of management consulting services to U.S. federal health care agencies, including the Veterans Health Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, and Defense Health Agency. This opportunity represents the chance to engage in helping to transform some of the world’s largest healthcare provider and payer organizations, and work with some of the largest and most complex systems challenges through providing project planning and scheduling services to federal health care agencies. The work environment is highly collaborative, client-facing, and is staffed with some of the brightest and most capable technical and management consultants in the industry.
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