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Portfolio Analyst, Federal Employee Program (Portfolio Management Office)

Resp & Qualifications

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES: 
Under the direction of the Manager, FEPOC Portfolio Management Office, the principle duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Process Management

  • Compliance
    • Supports compliance of the standard PMO processes and ensures adherence to them.
    • Understands and facilitates adherence to processes supporting PMO services.
  • Stewardship
    • Executes existing processes as written and provides feedback on potential opportunities for improvement 
    • Supports stewardship of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) by soliciting feedback from users and mentoring on how to follow the procedures. 


Portfolio Management

  • Oversight
    • Supports oversight of the FEPOC PMO portfolio.
    • Supports collection of portfolio metrics and preparation of reports and analyses
    • Facilitates FEPOC PMO portfolio oversight activities to monitor and control portfolio performance.
  • Strategy
    • Awareness of corporate strategy.
  • Reporting
    • Assembles and validates pre-defined reports
    • Provides verbal presentations of report content
    • Designs and prepares simple reports
    • Develops graphs and charts as appropriate to support reporting, including metrics, trends, anomalies, etc. represent very detailed data at a summary level. 
    • Supports and implements presentation formats and scenarios to help convey information to executives. 
  • Tools
    • Maintains high quality of information within the PPM tool.


Data Analysis, Reporting, and Presentation

  • Analysis
    • Performs standard data analysis, draws conclusions, and makes recommendations for risk mitigation.  Data includes:  Schedule, Resource, Milestone, Issues, Risks, Dependencies, and Financials. 
  • Facilitation
    • Contributes in portfolio review meetings, including capture of meeting minutes and tracking of action items to resolution
  • Financial Management
    • Supports project financial reporting at the portfolio level and contributes to the analysis and escalation
  • Resource Management
    • Supports preparation of resource management reporting and contributes to the analysis and escalation
  • Schedule Management
    • Supports management of PMO enterprise schedule/calendar.
    • Supports milestone-level integrated schedule oversight.
    • Understands project work breakdown structures and supports portfolio-level schedule management.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Required: 

  • BS Degree in Business, Finance, Computer Science, Project Management, or Management Information Systems or directly related equivalent experience
  • 0 to 2+ years relevant experience in roles requiring project/portfolio management, resource & risk analysis, financial project management and metrics reporting. 
  • Familiarity with Project Portfolio Management tools (e.g. CA Clarity PPM, HP PPM, Planview PPM, etc.)
  • Familiarity with Enterprise Reporting tools (e.g. Cognos, Business Objects, etc.)
  • Beginner or higher proficiency with MS Project, PowerPoint, SharePoint, InfoPath
  • Intermediate or higher proficiency with MS Excel


Abilities/Skills: 

  • Accountability
    • Strong sense of accountability
    • Takes initiative
    • Requires supervision
  • Analytical
    • Strong analytical skills; passion for understanding data; curiosity, thirst for knowledge; desire to investigate root causes of data patterns and trends. 
    • Able to identify relevant data points to analyze
  • Aptitude
    • Quick learner; can easily learn new business and technical tools and processes. 
  • Communications
    • The ability to communicate clearly and effectively; must be able to clearly articulate complex data.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills – able to communicate very detailed information at a summary level. 
    • Excellent oral and written communications; an ability to present and discuss technical information in a way that establishes rapport, persuades others, and gains understanding.
  • Flexibility
    • Effective in a highly dynamic environment; able to handle changing priorities.
  • Interpersonal
    • Ability to build collaborative and trusting relationships with peers and all levels of management
    • Solid teamwork and interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate and persuade customers, employees, and management at all levels and thrive in a cross-functional environment. 
  • Leadership
    • NONE
  • Organizational
    • Solid organizational skills; ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously.
  • Process Discipline
    • Ability to learn, execute, maintain, and identify inefficiencies in a process
    • Process discipline tempered with flexibility based on business acumen
  • Technical Skills
    • Strong technical skills, with ability to build and maintain tools for process automation, data integrity/validation, reporting and executive presentations as well as ability to leverage tools for hands-on data analysis.

Department

Department: Portfolio & Release Management

Equal Employment Opportunity

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is an Equal Opportunity (EEO) employer.  It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Hire Range Disclaimer

Actual salary will be based on relevant job experience and work history.

Where To Apply

Please visit our website to apply: www.carefirst.com/careers

Closing Date

Please apply before: 5/5/2018

Federal Disc/Physical Demand

Note: The incumbent is required to immediately disclose any debarment, exclusion, or other event that makes him/her ineligible to perform work directly or indirectly to Federal health care programs.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position successfully.  Requirements may be modified to accommodate individuals with disabilities.

The employee is primarily seated while performing the duties of the position.  Occasional walking or standing is required.  The hands are regularly used to write, type, key and handle or feel small controls and objects.  The employee must frequently talk and hear.  Weights of up to 25 pounds are occasionally lifted.

Sponsorship in US

Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without Sponsorship

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