Project Manager

Program/Project Management Washington, District of Columbia Job ID: 2017-317


This key project management position is located in Washington, DC supporting the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The ideal candidate will work with the customer and manage the STG staff on the contract to maintain the configuration management framework, CMDB, and security configuration baselines for computer, unified communications (voice, video, data) devices and network infrastructure that supports a 24/7 availability within the environment. This agency supports over 1,100 Users and over 7,000 assets located in multiple locations in the Washington, DC area; as well as major offices in New York, Chicago and Kansas City.


  • Manage a team of five or more direct reports for federal government contract (hiring new staff and subcontractors, performance evaluations, processing forms for new hires, education/training reimbursements, timesheets, and invoices.
  • Experience managing contract budget using Earned Value Management (EVM) for monthly and annual reporting
  • Foster Communications and collaboration amongst CFTC counterparts, and STG back office for contract administration, project accounting control, human resources, quality management, integration planning and interfaces for overall TO Operations.
  • Ability to support Performance-Based Service contracting (weekly reporting metrics)
  • Will need to conduct or support market research and analysis as required by the COR or applicable technical managers on the contract to support CFTC in determining whether commercial items or non-developmental items are available or could be modified to meet CFTC’s needs.
  • Support the CISO office in enhancing and improving CFTC’s IT Security Program, based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) policies and guidelines.
  • Provide recommendations to the COR and technical managers (TM’s) regarding the development of advanced policies, procedures and strategies to ensure information systems’ reliability and accessibility and to prevent and defend against unauthorized system access.
  • Prepare and deliver awareness briefings to the CISO to ensure that systems, network, and information users are aware of and adhere to systems security policies and procedures.
  • Review and provide comments/recommendations for completing incident response reports (according to US-CERT reporting requirements) and data collection to the CISO, as needed.

Other Responsibilities of the contract team:

  • Conduct risk and vulnerability assessments of planned and installed information systems to identify vulnerabilities, risks and protection needs and conduct systems security evaluations, audits and reviews in support of the CFTC IT Security Assessment and Authorization program.
  • Develop and maintain security assessment and authorization artifacts, including risk assessments, system security plans, plan of actions and milestones (POA&M) and security assessment reports.
  • Participate in network and systems design, upgrades and configuration changes to guide IT staff toward best IT security practices and compliance with federal laws and regulations.
  • Provide technical analysis of security patches, issues and mandates necessary to support the Commission’s ongoing effort to improve IT Security.
  • Provide operational support for organization and facilitation of Change Control Board (CCB) meetings. Including lifecycle management of a change request (CR)
  • Track and monitor CCB issues and provide updates for them as appropriate.
  • Support the execution of release management tasks, including application builds with test and production deployments utilizing Microsoft Visual Studio and Sybase PowerBuilder.
  • Provide assistance for the documentation of the change management (CM) processes and procedures for all build and deployment processes.
  • Use ConfigWise to maintain baseline configuration and setup alerts for unauthorized changes to the CFTC environment.
  • Track and monitor baseline configurations for servers and infrastructure devices using CFTC’s CM tools.
  • Identify configuration items (CIs), analyze the current cataloging/identification system, and make recommendations for improvement.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology or related field
  • Minimum of 12 years of experience with 9 in a technical discipline
  • Clearable for CFTC specific Public Trust security clearance if applicable
  • PMP certification
  • Preferred CISSP and ITILv3 Certifications
  • Possess excellent written and oral communications skills.