Project Manager - Federal Financial Systems

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Project Manager - Federal Financial Systems
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Work Hybrid
Silver Spring,  MD 20901
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Project Manager – Federal Financial Systems

Silver Spring, Maryland

@Orchard LLC is actively seeking to engage an experienced Project Manager for a new project, anticipated to last up to 5 years in support of NOAA’s financial and business management modernization initiative. This role is in support of The National Ocean Service (NOS) the Management and Budget Office (MBO), the Office of Coast Survey (OCS), and the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS).

As the Project Manager, you will be the primary client interface and oversee the following.

The implementation of the Financial Management and Data System (FMDS). The BAS/FMDS Program will encompass dedicated DOC business applications for:
  • Core Financial Management (including loans, financial statements, and interfaces) 
  • Acquisitions Management 
  • Property Management (personal, real, and fleet) 
  • Enterprise Data Warehouse and reporting (to include data from BAS, Grants, Travel, and HR/Payroll) 
  • Data Archiving Solution 
  •  All related administrative system interfaces 
 The primary goals of the BAS/FMDS program are to deploy: 
  • Single Instance, Single Configuration of Essential Mission Support Systems 
  • Enterprise-wide, standard data warehouse 
  • Modernized Financial, Procurement, and Asset Management Systems 
  • Modernized Data Platform 
Specific duties and responsibilities include.
  • Develop and update every quarter, a Work-Plan including the work planned for the subsequent quarter, to be reviewed with the Task Manager.  
  • Provide project management for each task to ensure that tasks are performed efficiently, accurately, on time, and in compliance with the requirements.  
  • Arrange monthly progress meetings with the NOS COR and NOS Technical Point of Contact. Monthly Progress Meetings cover, at a minimum, the following information: 
    • Discussion of work completed, work in progress, and work planned. 
    • Identification of risk areas with recommended corrective actions.
    • Status of all outstanding risks identified in previous meetings and resolutions.
    • Any additional information or changes pertinent to the Government in administering the performance of this effort or as requested by the COR.
    • Submittal shall coincide with monthly invoices.
 Your background will include the following.
  • A certification or education in project management or policy with at least three years supporting NOAA budgeting and finance. 
  • Extensive experience using NOAA financial systems (CBS/EBS) and NOAA financial reporting systems (MARS/FMDS/EDW), and performing analysis of the financial data to help NOAA management make more informed financial decisions. 
  • Experience managing a financial software development project using Agile, including requirements gathering, creating cost and schedule estimates, sprint management, product testing, User Acceptance Testing, user training, and help desk management. 
  • Experience managing projects within NOAA Line Office OCFOs that span multiple OCFO branches (strategic planning, formulation, execution, accounting) to improve accountability, transparency, and performance in a NOAA Line Office budget. 
  • Experience leading audits or external controls (prime vendor or sub).
    • Experience creating requirements for FMDS panels and dashboards and using FMDS to monitor and manage historical and ongoing NOAA projects. 
    • Experience presenting NOAA process and transaction information to internal and external auditors. 
    • Experience conducting NOAA Management Control Reviews in compliance with NOAA Finance guidance. 
    • Experience preparing and reviewing NOAA Prepared By Client (PBC) items for delivery to the NOAA external audit firm. 
    • Experience presenting to NOAA Leadership and external auditors on NOAA financial transactions. 
Established in 2010, @Orchard LLC, also known as, Talent Orchard has an exceptional reputation, providing staffing solutions to time-sensitive, talent scarcity issues to deliver better talent management ROI.  Our specialty lies in the critical area of program talent acquisition and resource management, not in one narrow skillset, but across many areas of technical and functional delivery. To learn more about our other exciting opportunities, visit our Jobs Page at

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