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Project Manager (PT - FSMA Implementation) III

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POST DATE 8/18/2016
END DATE 10/17/2016

CNI Technical Services, LLC Silver Spring, MD

Silver Spring, MD
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Part Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree
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The FDA, Office of Foods and Veterinary Medicine (OFVM) requires administrative and technical support for the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). FSMA requires FDA to produce over the next three years multiple new regulations, guidance documents, and reports to Congress and to implement significant change in how the FDA Foods Program carries out its day-to-day work. This will require mobilizing and managing a major effort within FDA and working closely and effectively with many partners and stakeholders.
The Project Manager III supports the development and management of FSMA through economic studies on subjects critical to the mission of the Agency. To meet the challenge of implementing FSMA, this position assists the FDA in producing a number of regulations, guidance documents and reports.
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge / quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative / motivation, cooperation / relationships, problem analysis / discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral / written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability / dependability, flexibility and ownership / accountability of actions taken.

Assists the FDA program manager with project planning activities including collecting information, developing project plans and timelines, and determining resources. Serves as project manager for projects from early stages to completion. Establishes project plans using Project Management software, including setting timeframes, milestones, and an agreed upon endpoint. Provides meeting minutes and routine reports and notices to project team leaders and team members, and meeting scheduling as appropriate. Documents discussions and other records of follow-up actions in an appropriate timeframe following a meeting.

Documents milestones and timeframes for deliverables to track progress.

Develops project plans and time lines for each assigned deliverable using appropriate software.

Develops and drafts documents to support FSMA implementation, as well as other documents such as but not limited to presentations for staff, project plans, flowcharts, etc., as needed by the OFVM.

Reviews written materials produced by other FDA groups to ensure consistency of style and content.

Ensures that assignments are completed in accordance with standard templates appropriate to specific types of documents.

Gives updates on working group deliverables and other routine reports by the requested deadline.
Performs formulation and execution of economic analyses on assigned topics.
Determines the economic data needed to conduct the economic analyses.

Develops data and analyses to show the impact and cost of regulatory actions and programs.

As required, conducts industry studies, studies of the value of health and safety benefits, and reports on consumption and sales of FDA-regulated products.","EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree and a minimum of seven (7) years' related experience, or equivalent combination of education / experience.

Exceptional organization skills with ability to effectively manage multiple projects and priorities
Knowledgeable in utilizing workplace project management methods
Excellent communication skills (both oral and written); solid presentation skills
Ability to plan and oversee projects through the use of project management software tools
Skilled in the use of Microsoft Office Suite of products (e., Word, Excel Outlook, Project, etc.)
Ability to schedule, plan and lead meetings

To be considered for this posiition candidates must be able to pass a though government background investigation to work in a position of Public Trust. This includes being either a USCitizen or Perm. Resident Alien. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professiona1journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.