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LMP SM Project Control Office (PCO)

LMP SM Project Control Office (PCO)

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Associate's Degree
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8570 Compliant 

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SMS is a fast growing, veteran-owned business that's has supported Federal Government's IT initiatives for over four decades.  We work side-by-side with our Federal clients as a trusted, long-term partner to offer innovative advice and leadership to solve their most pressing and complex problems. We orchestrate people, strategies, technologies and best-of-breed business processes. The SMS advantage in management and technology consulting includes deep domain expertise in complex networking design and unifying communities of interest. 


We have strong capabilities in design & build, planning, governance, quality management, security, analytics, virtualization, operations and business process improvement. For 40 years, SMS has brought customer satisfaction to Federal clients and formed lasting alliances with leading technology companies and talented small businesses to deliver joint, leading-edge, cost-effective services and products. 

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Job Description:  Create and maintain project schedules for a number of projects within the organization.  Using Microsoft Project (MS Project) and displaying a thorough understanding of scheduling and project management, the Project Scheduler creates, manages, and maintains project schedules.  Schedules must be regularly updated to meet reporting deadlines with inputs gathered from a number of sources. The Scheduler will provide a deep understanding of accepted scheduling techniques using MS Project and Project Web Access (PWA). Project Scheduler will work with team leads and/or functional and technical experts to identify and specify key milestones and project deliverables, produce reports using project data and assist with the understanding of project, scheduling and PWA concepts and implementation.  The Project Scheduler will monitor project status, providing weekly status, including schedule variances, to the Program Office and participate in program reviews as needed.


All applicants must be U.S. native or naturalized due to security clearance requirement. 


Required skills: Must have DOD clearance.  Must be highly proficient in Microsoft Project, preferably Microsoft Project Enterprise.  Must be able to manage multiple, complex project schedules simultaneously.  Proficient with advanced functions of Microsoft Project, especially Enterprise MS Project professional and PWA, as well as macro development, import/ export techniques and automated updates through external files/tools is required. Experience and knowledge of Project Management methodologies is expected.


Desired skills:

  • Able to work amicably and effectively with subject matter experts and other technical personnel to resolve scheduling conflicts and effectively research and resolve data conflicts.
  • Able to coordinate with team leads and/or technical and functional experts to ensure key milestones and dependencies are properly identified and specified.
  • Able to work efficiently within deadlines to ensure accurate and comprehensive reports including schedule variances are provided within the timeframe needed.
  • Able to efficiently work independently and in a team as the situation requires.

Education: Minimum two (2) years’ experience as a project scheduler. Minimum two years’ experience using MS Project 2013.  Bachelor's degree or equivalent (three to five years related experience with significant training in project scheduling).


SMS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


SMS is a veteran-owned network integrator established in 1976.  With an employee retention rate averaging over 5 years, our ability to hire quality people and retain them in a rapidly evolving IT market proves why we are a world-class information technology company. At SMS, we place a high value on quality of service, customer satisfaction, and best-of-breed policies and practices. As a result, SMS is proud to be ISO 9001:2008 Registered and a CMMI Level 3 certified company, ensuring that we continue to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers, partners and employees.