Schedule Analyst


Location: Herndon or Springfield

Overview and Deliverables: Schedule Analysts work with systems engineers and program/project managers to provide leadership of schedule management activities: developing schedules, collecting and reviewing project and program data for updating and maintaining schedules, conducting critical path analysis, identifying dependencies, conducting predictive analyses, and providing comprehensive visualization/reporting. Provide definition, planning, and maintenance for robust tools and services to accomplish schedule activities, employing capabilities such as MS Project/Project Server, Primavera, or similar tools. Lead and oversee regular reporting of schedule information to designated review activities and for leadership awareness. 

Mid-Level (6 to 12 years experience)

Duties may include: 

  • Create, manage, maintain, and operate an automated enterprise schedule activity using government approved schedule tool (e.g. Microsoft Project/Project Server), to allow for the integration and assessment of schedule files and schedule data from Segments and Offices to support the Program schedule.  
  • Participate in Engineering Program meetings both internal and with NGA/NSG, and schedule presentations for projects, programs and activities, by providing reports, Gantt charts, and other visualization products, clearly communicating schedule expectations and/or status.  
  • Identify system development milestones that drive phasing of capabilities to meet enterprise epics or equivalent planning timeframes.  
  • Develop, manage, and maintain connection of strategic-level and enterprise-level effectivities with lower-level Program/Segment/Project effectivities and milestones.  
  • Oversee program/segment/project scheduling, executable technical roadmap development, incremental reviews of schedule milestones and activities, and maintain schedule baselines as directed to ensure an informed enterprise level schedule.  
  • Assure critical path analysis and alternative scenarios are available to identify schedule change impacts, associated risk, and develop mitigation plans.  
  • Collaborate with the Enterprise Release Management to facilitate coordinated capability releases.  
  • Work with Enterprise MBSE tools to provide input and extract data. 

Skills/Position Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, or related science, technology, and mathematics (STEM) degree. Midlevel experience with IT technical development project or program scheduling.  
  • Demonstrated proficiency in management and operation of Microsoft Project and Project Server for definition, maintenance and reporting of project/program schedule information.  
  • Previous IC or DoD program/project experience. 

Desired Skills: 

  • Demonstrated proficiency in management and operation of Primavera or similar scheduling tool/service for definition, maintenance and reporting of project/program schedule information 
  • Experience in government or industry in establishing, managing, and/or leading a tool-based, schedule management and reporting process.  
  • Experience in government or industry in IT and Information Systems program management, or development and maintenance support procedures or processes.  
  • Experience in government or industry leading schedule management for developments using traditional or Agile and Scrum based methodology or application of methods.  
  • Project Management Institute-Scheduling Profession Certification (PMI-SP), AACE PSP Certification, or Microsoft Project/Project Server Certification  
  • Demonstrated experience overseeing and directing automation of scheduling tasks through preparation of macros, scripts or custom procedures.  
  • Previous NGA and/or NSG/ASG program/project experience.  
  • Experience with IMS as defined by DI-MGMT-81861 Integrated Program Management Report  
  • Experience implementing MIL-STD-881D Work Breakdown Structures for Defense Material Items 

Senior-Level (12 to 18 years experience)

Duties may include: 

  • Create, manage, maintain, and operate an automated enterprise schedule activity using government approved schedule tool (e.g. Microsoft Project/Project Server), to allow for the integration and assessment of schedule files and schedule data from Segments and Offices to support the Program schedule.  
  • Lead overall response for Engineering Program meetings both internal and with NGA/NSG, and schedule presentations for projects, programs and activities, by providing reports, Gantt charts, and other visualization products, clearly communicating schedule expectations and/or status.  
  • Identify system development milestones that drive phasing of capabilities to meet enterprise epics or equivalent planning timeframes.  
  • Develop, manage, and maintain connection of strategic-level and enterprise-level effectivities with lower-level Program/Segment/Project effectivities and milestones.  
  • Oversee program/segment/project scheduling, executable technical roadmap development, incremental reviews of schedule milestones and activities, and maintain schedule baselines as directed to ensure an informed enterprise level schedule.  
  • Assure critical path analysis and "what-if" scenarios are available to identify schedule change impacts, associated risk, and develop mitigation plans.  
  • Collaborate with the Enterprise Release Management to facilitate coordinated capability releases.  
  • Work with Enterprise MBSE tools to provide input and extract data. 
     

Skill/Position Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, or related STEM degree.  
  • Senior-level experience in IT technical development project or program scheduling experience.  
  • Demonstrated proficiency in management and operation of Microsoft Project and Project Server for definition, maintenance and reporting of project/program schedule information.  
  • Demonstrated previous IC/DoD program/project experience. 

Desired Skills: 

  • Master’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, or related STEM degree.  
  • Demonstrated experience in management and operation of Primavera or similar scheduling tool/service for definition, maintenance and reporting of project/program schedule information. 
  • Demonstrated experience in Government or industry in establishing, managing, and/or leading a tool-based, schedule management and reporting process. 
  • Demonstrated experience in Government or industry leading schedule management for developments using traditional or Agile and Scrum based methodology or application of methods.  
  • Project Management Institute-Scheduling Profession Certification (PMI-SP), AACE PSP Certification, or Microsoft Project/Project Server Certification.  
  • Previous NGA and/or NSG/ASG program/project experience.  
  • Demonstrated experience with Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) as defined by DI-MGMT81861 Integrated Program Management Report. 

Expert-Level (18+ years experience)

Duties may include: 

  • Create, manage, maintain, and operate an automated enterprise schedule activity using government approved schedule tool (e.g. Microsoft Project/Project Server), to allow for the integration and assessment of schedule files and schedule data from Segments and Offices to support the Program schedule.  
  • Lead overall response for Engineering Program meetings both internal and with NGA/NSG, and schedule presentations for projects, programs and activities, by providing reports, Gantt charts, and other visualization products, clearly communicating schedule expectations and/or status.  
  • Identify system development milestones that drive phasing of capabilities to meet enterprise epics or equivalent planning timeframes.  
  • Develop, manage, and maintain connection of strategic-level and enterprise-level effectivities with lower-level Program/Segment/Project effectivities and milestones.  
  • Oversee program/segment/project scheduling, executable technical roadmap development, incremental reviews of schedule milestones and activities, and maintain schedule baselines as directed to ensure an informed enterprise level schedule.  
  • Assure critical path analysis and "what-if" scenarios are available to identify schedule change impacts, associated risk, and develop mitigation plans.  
  • Collaborate with the Enterprise Release Management to facilitate coordinated capability releases.  
  • Work with Enterprise MBSE tools to provide input and extract data. 

Skill/Position Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, or related science, technology, and mathematics (STEM) degree.  
  • Expert-level experience with IT technical development project or program scheduling.  
  • Demonstrated proficiency in management and operation of Microsoft Project and Project Server for definition, maintenance and reporting of project/program schedule information.  
  • Previous IC or DoD program/project work experience.  

Desired Skills: 

  • Demonstrated proficiency in management and operation of Primavera or similar scheduling tool/service for definition, maintenance, and reporting of project/program schedule information 
  • Demonstrated experience in government or industry in establishing, managing, and/or leading a tool-based, schedule management and reporting process.  
  • Experience in government or industry in IT and Information Systems program management, or development and maintenance support procedures or processes.  
  • Experience in government or industry leading schedule management for developments using traditional or Agile and Scrum based methodology or application of methods.  
  • Project Management Institute-Scheduling Profession Certification (PMI-SP), AACE PSP Certification, or Microsoft Project/Project Server Certification  
  • Demonstrated experience overseeing and directing automation of scheduling tasks through preparation of macros, scripts or custom procedures.  
  • Previous NGA and/or NSG/ASG program/project work experience.  
  • Experience with Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) as defined by DI-MGMT-81861 Integrated Program Management Report  
  • Experience implementing MIL-STD-881D Work Breakdown Structures for Defense Material Items. 

Clearance: Candidates need to be TS/SCI-cleared with polygraph. 

Incentive: ASG will pay $5000 for referrals to candidates successfully placed into these positions, payable six months after hire. 

ASG is an EO employer – M/F/Vets/Disabled